The Ghost machine is used to backup and restore our images for our laptops (also desktops such as the library lab). The Ghost sever is located in the Hardware area on the North Side of the Help Desk. There is a KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) switch located by the monitor for the Ghost Server and the Hard Drive Recovery Machine (please see document Hard Drive Recovery.pdf). The Ghost Server is set to number 1 on the switch.
WARNING!!! USING THE GHOST SERVER CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS AS YOU COULD POSSIBLY DESTROY ALL DATA ON A HARD DRIVE. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN USING THE GHOST SERVER.
Remote Desktop Connection
In order to connect to the Ghost Server you will first need to setup a Remote Desktop Connection with the Server. To do this you will need to open Remote Desktop Connection. On the mac side, open Remote Desktop Connection and type in ghost as the server. Click accept from any dialogues that appear.
On the windows side, open Remote Desktop Connection and type in ghost /admin as the server, then click Connect. You should now be connected to Ghost.
Please get the username and password from a supervisor.
Re-image a Dell
- Login to the Ghost Server and open GhostCast Server on the Desktop.
- Setup the session like this:
- Session name should be a. Image File should be g:\HDImages\Laptop Images\<Model Number>. Client count should be the number of computers you are imaging. (If you are imaging the C: drive only then select Partition the second partition in the list.)
- Click Accept Clients.
- You will then need to plug each laptop you want to image into a network port that is on the Ghost Subnet. (if you don't know what is on it ask a team leader.) Also ensure that power is plugged in.
- As you turn on the laptop hit F12 and select Onboard Nic as the boot device.
- After a minute or two you will be presented with different boot options. Select Image Machine. If you are doing a full re-image (both C: and D: drives); everything should be automated if you're doing a full image. Select Run Ghost without Switches if you are imaging a single partition.
- CONTINUE ONLY IF YOU ARE DOING A PARTITION IMAGE.
- On the client select GhostCast -> Multicast.
- From here enter the session name, select the hard disk, and select the second partition.
As with everything you can always ask questions! We don't expect everyone to know everything.