How to Use Norton Ghost 8.0 Corporate Edition Full Version for Cloning and Management
Norton Ghost 8.0 Corporate Edition Full Version is a powerful tool that can help you clone systems, distribute images, and deploy software across your network. It is a suite of programs that consists of four main components: Ghost, Ghost Console/Client, Ghost Tools, and AI Builder. In this article, we will explain how to use each component and how they work together to make your job easier and more efficient.
Ghost is the core component that allows you to copy or clone a partition from one drive to another, or to a file on another partition, network drive, CD/DVD, or USB device. You can use Ghost to create backups of your systems, restore them in case of disaster, or migrate them to new hardware. Ghost supports various file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, Linux Ext2/3/4, and ReiserFS.
To use Ghost, you need to create a bootable disk or device that contains the Ghost executable and the necessary drivers for your hardware. You can use the Ghost Boot Disk Wizard to create a bootable disk or device from the Ghost CD or from an image file. Alternatively, you can use a third-party tool such as BartPE or UBCD4Win to create a bootable environment that includes Ghost.
Once you have a bootable disk or device, you can boot your system from it and run Ghost. You will see a graphical user interface that lets you choose the source and destination of your cloning operation. You can also use various options to customize your cloning process, such as compression level, encryption, verification, splitting, etc. You can also run Ghost from the command line with various switches for more advanced options.
Ghost Console is the management console that allows you to perform tasks such as distributing images or packages to systems and gather hardware and software inventory information. You can use the Ghost Console to create tasks and assign them to groups of systems that have the Ghost Client installed. The Ghost Client is a service that runs on the systems to be managed and communicates with the Ghost Console.
To use the Ghost Console/Client, you need to install them on your network. You can install the Ghost Console on any Windows system that meets the minimum requirements. You can install the Ghost Client on any Windows or Linux system that meets the minimum requirements. You can use various methods to install the Ghost Client, such as manual installation, remote installation, scripted installation, or cloning.
Once you have installed the Ghost Console/Client, you can use the Ghost Console to create tasks and groups. A task is an action that you want to perform on one or more systems, such as cloning an image, deploying a package, running a command, etc. A group is a collection of systems that share common characteristics, such as name pattern, IP range, hardware configuration, etc. You can use various criteria to create groups and assign tasks to them.
When you run a task on a group of systems, the Ghost Console sends instructions to the Ghost Client on each system. The Ghost Client then performs the task according to the instructions and reports back to the Ghost Console. You can monitor the progress and status of your tasks and groups from the Ghost Console.
Ghost Tools are a set of command line utilities that allow you to work with images and other files created by Ghost. You can use these tools to perform various operations such as creating images from partitions or files, extracting files from images, converting images between formats, splitting or joining images, verifying images, etc.
To use the Ghost Tools, you need to have access to a command prompt where you can run them. You can use any Windows or Linux system that has access to the files you want to work with. You can also use a bootable disk or device that contains the tools if you want to work with files on local drives.
Once you have access to a command prompt where you can run the tools, you can use various switches and parameters to specify what operation you want to perform and what files you want to work with. For example, if you want to create an image from a partition on drive C:, you can run this command: 061ffe29dd