Windows7 Enterprise Install - FOG Best practices - any?

  • I am installing Windows 7 Enterprise on an HP 280G1 with its 500gb hdd.
    As this is not a ‘factory install’ I am aware it is presenting issues after uploading to FOG and then deploying to a new client.
    It can fail to find the MBR.

    A vanilla FOG image with HP Win7Pro out of the box presents no problems whatsoever.

    Are there any best practices for FOG… re PARTITION sizes for example…?

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    Do you want best practices to to get FOG to deploy to this system? The answer is pretty different.

    If you want FOG to deploy to this system then you can either use FOG 1.2.0 stable (with current kernels) or deploy FOG 1.2.0 trun (which is a dev release of the soon to be FOG 1.3.0). You can use FOG 1.2.0 stable (I’ll assume what you have installed already??). That will work with win7 no problem. If you want to deploy win10, gpt disks, or to a uefi system you will need to be on the trunk release.

    We can go into best practices once its clear what you are shooting for.

  • Best practice - at the moment - is to use FOG Trunk and the new fog client. Things will operate so much more smoothly (and faster) for you. Be sure your FOG Server’s OS is new enough to handle fog trunk.

    And use resizable images whenever possible.

    Defrag before uploading.

    And, you’ll have the best experience if you build your image from scratch. this means deleting EVERY SINGLE partition on the computer in the “custom” area of the windows installer, then creating a new partition, accept defaults, and click next to install windows.