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Are there any solutions that work faster than Ghost?

We are setting up a training center and installing the necessary applications on Win2k Pro. (We call it baseline.) Then we let students play with the computers. We want to roll back to the baseline as fast as possible. Is there any solution faster than Ghost? And, different PCs need different names and IPs. Is there any way to run some script from a centralized computer and broadcast a command through the network? Thanks.

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Another option aside from Ghost may be a product like GoBack, which lets you roll the system back to a specific point in time -- applications, documents and all. As far as networking goes, allocating them IPs is simple enough: it's called DHCP, and can be done from a central Windows NT, 2000 or even Linux server.

This was first published in October 2002

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