Basic Question about Deployment
I am going to deploy a Windows image to a computer which already has Windows and a number of apps installed. I hope that the deployment process will destroy all of this software on the target computer because I don’t want the new user of this computer to have access to the old data. Will this data be destroyed by the deployment process?
Thanks again, George! This is the 2nd time that you have helped me!
@castelon Yes the partition table will be replaced with the image from the source computer. Technically the software will still be written on the hard drive but no way to access the bits. But then the next part happens where FOG will overwrite the existing disk content with the source image. Effectively replacing the contents of the old image with the new image.
From a forensic standpoint if your old image had 50GB of data on it and your source image has only 25GB of data, with the proper tools, you “could” recover some of the data in the span from 25GB to 50GB range. This is because FOG doesn’t wipe the entire hard drive before putting the new image on. In most cases wiping the drive adds no value to the imaging process so FOG doesn’t do that.