Creating a model computer

A model computer is used as a template for client computers. This is the first step in creating a Symantec Ghost model image. Set up a computer with the Windows version and all of its drivers installed and configured as you want all of your computers configured. If the computers are to be controlled from the Symantec Ghost Console, install the Console client executable on the model computer.

If you are creating a model computer for Windows NT, 2000, or XP computers, see the Knowledge Base article Introduction to cloning a Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP computer.

You may need to create a model computer for each unique hardware setup. For example, if you have some computers with different network or video cards, you must 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.