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FOG Project

A free open-source network computer cloning and management solution

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  • Ask HN: Cleanest way to manage Windows OS?
    I heard about devbox [1] but I haven't tried it yet. Perhaps it could suit your needs. Back in the day I used "Norton Ghost" to create a full image of a just-installed windows just in case I needed to go back in time. Windows includes a snapshot feature built-in but I did not really trusted it. These days you can use a "sysprep" tool [2] to create a similar system snapshot. Make a partition and keep everything you... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Have i made my own linux distro? ^_^
    For provisioning the machines base image consider FOG it uses PXE and can remotely provision dozens of machines using multicast. Source: 7 months ago
  • New machines with bloatware.
    Same. We set up 1 device how we want to, then use FOG to clone the other devices. Source: 7 months ago
  • How to : Proxmox Windows VM to discard changes after reboot
    With standard computers, I usually deploy something like the fog project and automate the process over pxe with scheduled reboots. I guess you could do that as well with your VMs but that seems overkill. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Best procedure to run a small computer lab.
    You could setup a PXE server and automate installs. You could also clone them and reapply the image as needed. or lookup CloneZilla both are open source. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Can you auto-wipe to base image without domain?
    Microsoft used to have a free tool called SteadyState to do this, but it's been discontinued for a while. It took a different approach of undoing changes rather than restoring from image but it worked great with Kiosk mode. There are remote management tools that can wipe and reimage managed machines, most of them don't require an AD domain. As an example FOG Project. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Refurbishment process
    For imaging, this might be worth checking out as a low-cost solution: Source: about 1 year ago
  • Issues with WDS
    If you have a little experience with Linux, Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is there an "automated" way in which I can boot off and restore a clonezilla backup, without manual intervention?
    I've been trying to learn ansible/terraform but it won't work here so I think I'll look closer at the link you provided - and also - which is completely new territory for me - and see if I can come up with the easiest/best solution... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Setting up WDS at home
    There's also another option if you are just starting out and like using Linux. It's called FogProject. Very similar to MDT/WDS, except it is open source and runs from Linux. It will deploy to Windows, Linux and MacOS. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Local AD, Hybrid Azure AD, 300 Windows Endpoints
    If you are cool with open source Check out fog. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What were the ancient tools used in late 90's early 00's ?
    Oof... Ghosting, and managing isos... Desktop imaging was a PITA. was a godsend. Source: over 1 year ago
  • [Chuck S02E05] A couple of Atari techs are debating whether "Ghosting the Drive" or flashing the BIOS is the best way to fix an "overvolted" CPU.
    We’ve been using FOG (Free Open-source Ghost) for years now. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is there anyway to remotely reimage a machine that has been wiped?
    Are all the PCs in the same office? I used to reimage Windows and Linux PCs. You need one server per office, the BIOS boots into PXE (network) and finds the FOG server and the reimage can start. The webpage says that it can reimage Mac OS as well. Source: over 1 year ago
    FOG - A free open-source network computer cloning and management solution - Source: over 1 year ago
  • Urbackup (ou another) using reverse proxy
    FOG but it's not worth the setup for me personally that I just use rescuezilla. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Can anyone point me to an Imaging server guide?
    Used to use FOG at previous job. Highly recommend. Source: over 1 year ago
  • PDQ deploy
    FOG is usually recommended as the free alternative: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Multiple Configurations on Debian Linux server
    You should try FOP : Source: almost 2 years ago
  • PXE for ISOes?
    It's been years since I went down that path, but I think FOG has this (or similar enough) functionality. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • ways to skip OOBE on new computers
    If you want a good free imaging tool, check out Source: almost 2 years ago

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