53 votesDerek supported this idea ·Derek commented
I would also like to see a custom boot configuration made real. The ability to easier manipulate the boot media and not be tied into the Media Manager as the only way to get bootable material into the K2000 is a real need. I also am trying to get a customized Ghost boot files into the K2000 environment. For the type of imaging I need to do, and currently do with Ghost, a need for multicast bit-by-bit copying is a real necessity. Scripted installations simply will not work for doing the type of custom classroom installations that I do where multiple instructors come and make special application configurations to the gold image box. I need the ability to clone 80-100 workstations at a time and do it in a specific amount of time. I also need to Ghost clone things one or two at a time in a reasonable amount of time (I currently am pushing out 20-40GB images with Ghost multicast and it takes 30min to 2hrs.) Until this ability arrives in the K2000 it would make life a lot easier to be able to make use of the PXE boot environment since we can't have multiple PXE boot setups in our environment. That said, I can't upload my current Ghost WinPE setup to our new K2000 PXE like I could other PXE setups with tftp or something like that.