Creating the model computer

Create a model computer to serve as a template for client computers. This is the first step in creating a Symantec Ghost image. Set up a computer with Windows and all of its drivers installed and configured as you want all of your computers configured.

If you are creating a model computer for Windows NT computers, see the Online Knowledge Base article: "How to clone a Windows NT or Windows 2000 workstation"

You may need to create a model computer for each unique hardware setup. For example, if you have some computers with SCSI disks and some with IDE disks, you need to have separate images for them. However, on Windows 2000/XP computers, Microsoft Sysprep can help you create a generic template image for different hardware setups.

Note: Ensure that Windows NT/2000/XP computers are not domain members before taking an image.