Casper Suite – Worth it?

Casper Suite – Worth it?

I have been using DeployStudio for a year or so now and Netrestore before that. After visiting another campus, I found they used Casper Suite from Jamf Software. After looking into the cost, it is significant. Especially when compared to our current free alternative. I wanted to know, who out there uses Casper and if [...]

Snow Leopard Tests

Snow Leopard Tests

I got my hands on Snow Leopard and decided to test some important features that work properly in the current version of Leopard. This is what I’ve found working and not working so far. Once again, these are things that are important in our environment. Working: Joining Open Directory by hand. Joining Active Directory by [...]

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

In order to multicast our restore, we need to embed the Windows image inside our OS X image. To accomplish this, create an image of your syspreped XP partition using Winclone. At the time of this writing, you couldn’t download Winclone from their site so I had to Google for a download link. I have [...]

DeployStudio 101

Andrew takes you through the first steps in setting up DeployStudio. The basics are covered and by the end, you should be netbooting, creating and restoring images.

RIP Netrestore

Netrestore is no more. Mike Bombich has retired his awesome software. I don’t blame him, he really needs to rewrite the program from scratch. What will we use instead?! DeployStudio to the rescue. I have been testing this and it looks like a great solution. I will modify my tutorials to use this soon. I [...]

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