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Recovery Partition using Zenworks

Greetings,

I was tasked to come up with a solution for re-imaging out laptops when
our user's have them out of the country. What we wanted to do was make a
recovery partition that a user could boot to, and automatically re-image
the machine, similar to what HP or IBM offers with their hardware.

Can Zenworks offera solution to this problem?

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Re: Recovery Partition using Zenworks

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Re: Recovery Partition using Zenworks

Indeed it can 🙂

You could make use of ZENworks scripted imaging to create a rescue boot-DVD,
or have a hidden recovery partition on the harddrive.

I would prefer the boot-DVD - easier to maintain and faster recovery (read
from DVD and write to harddrive instead of read and write from / to
harddrive).

Regards,
Tor Harald Lothe

"Adam Hufnagel" <hufnagea@uww.edu> skrev i melding
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> Greetings,
>
> I was tasked to come up with a solution for re-imaging out laptops when
> our user's have them out of the country. What we wanted to do was make a
> recovery partition that a user could boot to, and automatically re-image
> the machine, similar to what HP or IBM offers with their hardware.
> Can Zenworks offera solution to this problem?
>



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addelot Absent Member.
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Re: Recovery Partition using Zenworks

Hello,

Does anyone have any tips on how to use a hidden recovery partition for restoring an image on to a computer that has no network connection.
I have managed to restore an local image thats no problem.
With the Zenpartition i could get the pxe boot and do a manual restore of the local image.

But I have been unable to include the PXE-boot software in my image so I cant use it on new computers.

Do you think it would be possible to just copy the pxe-boot files from the zenpartition /boot cd to a Ext2 partition and have it boot from it instead?

Its probably a silly question but im really new to this.

// Thanks
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mdallair Absent Member.
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Re: Recovery Partition using Zenworks

Hi,

I understand what you are trying to do but if you loose your hard drive you will loose also your hidden partition. Today most hard disk problem occur than software problem with secure workstation.

Maybe you should consider using a boot cd or dvd to do the job so you will always have a most recent image available on CD than on the local hard disk.



Martin Dallaire
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