Well all you really need is ML OSX Server, and ally the tools are there, then just google deploying macs with OSX server deployment tools and you will be set. Send me a pm if you get stuck and we can coordinated show and tell session.
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RE: Windows 7 OEM & FogClient
[quote=“noviceuser, post: 9019, member: 868”]So I have a question… it has worked in the past with XP however with Win7 it doesn’t.
We purchase HP machines from our vendor and so each has it’s own Win7 Key. However since it is an HP they have their “special OEM key”. With XP we were able to rip that serial using jellybean or whatever program and then put that key in our sysprep and everything would work as advertised.
With Win7 however it will not accept that key. I am assuming we may be able to still do it if we started with the installed OS (the one with the bloatware) however when we tried that in the past it adds ~40 minutes to the image upload/download (for some strange reason).
Anyone know of a work around for this?? I may just be going about this the wrong way.
Also with Windows 7 and doing snap-ins and printer management on Win7 boxes whenever we push a snap-in or a printer it doesn’t install and instead invokes the “interactive services” screen which then normally comes up with an error etc. It works fine on XP, only does this in Win7. From what I’ve understood this is because of the way User0 is not used anymore in Vista (we have none of those) and Win7 so if the program isn’t updated it will not work properly. It doesn’t always push printers and/or software and now constantly keeps bugging users with the interactive services pop-up and I cannot find a way to get it to stop.
Anyone have any ideas there?[/quote]
I am thinking that you need to talk to your Microsoft people and get a volume key, so that you can use that volume key on your deployments Because with the OEM keys you are going to have that problem.
RE: Mac images
[quote=“Darren George, post: 9094, member: 375”]Thank you for your response, we are using deploystudio but we are looking from a belt and braces point of view, a back up scenario off the main network so we can use the fall back images, hope this makes sense, everything involving Macs seems to be money orientated so having fog provide this scenario would be great
I do a lot of Mac Deployment Solutions, some of them with Deploy Studio. FOG as good as it is, and as much as I would love to be able to image Mac/PC’s is more of a solution for PC/Windows than anything else.
There are a couple of tools for Mac Deployments I can recommend. But I have a solution that I have built that is rock solid and it comes with every mac. If you want PM me and we can talk about it. Just so we dont clutter in here, unless no one else minds. It’s all open source…
FOG + Linux Deployment Solution
As part of my job as a system integrator, I have come to rely on FOG a lot, not as much as actually using it to deploy images as far as I recommend my customers to go this way with their Image Deployment solutions. In this scenario I have to Install Linux, configure it, then drop FOG, configure it… I could image a solution and pack it with me, but I was thinking if It would be difficult to just have a Linux + FOG deployment I could either run from a CD, Thumbdrive or just install it on a machine that is going to be my defacto FOG Server.
So I have a question (or a suggestion)… You know how FreeNAS is basically its own distribution of Linux, for NAS purposes. I have been wondering if there is something I could do with FOG + Linux that could work the same way. Instead of everytime I want to set up a new FOG environment, wouldn’t it be easier (less complicated) to have an install that sets up Linux + Fog to do just that imaging, with non of the other junk that comes with the OS. Just the few featured tools you need, like a browser, mysql and fog (etc). Is there a distro like this or would this be something difficult to do, or how would it be the best way to do it. I am up for encapsulating fog on its own distro for those of us the roll it out on occation.
What do you guys think?
RE: FOG 0.33 - What's coming?
[quote=“Blackout, post: 4686, member: 1”]Any in particular?
Most of the core basic functions work (imaging etc) for all O/Ses with the exception of NTFS Re-sizable partitions.
With the latest updates (about a week ago, all in init.gz) these options work as intended, but there are still some bugs to work out with advanced format drives.
Right now I’m doing a lot of testing to get it all working - this eats up a lot of time waiting for Windows in VM on my slow ass workstation
Various GUIs need their POST save functions ported from the old code. i.e. FOG Configuration page
I’ve devoted today to FOG dev, we will see what happens :)[/quote]
I know how it is… You rock sir, thanks for replying
RE: FOG 0.33 - What's coming?
[quote=“Blackout, post: 1084, member: 1”]A quick update, it was decided to release FOG 0.33 at the end of February.
Hopefully there will be an RC released soon for testing.[/quote]
Just wanted to ask if there could be another update on the state of .33. Thanks!