CrucibleWDS is a free imaging / deployment / cloning program. It supports cloning Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Linux It can be installed on either Windows or Linux. A free Ghost alternative. Free Ghost software. Supports unicast and multicast. Can be used with 1 computer or 1000's. Uses a simple web interface to deploy clients, clients can also be imaged directly from a boot menu by selecting an image from a pxe menu.
- Managed computer imaging solution
- Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Linux, OSX
- NTFS support
- Multicast and Unicast
- Web Interface
- Simple Installation on Windows or Linux
- Focused on schools and small business
- Automatic computer renaming after imaging
- Well documented
- Ext support
- LVM Support
- Extended/Logical Partition Support
- Clone to smaller drives
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This is a really good piece of software. I'm setting it up at work (deploying it with Linux). It's pretty amazing. I would donate money if I had money to donate with.
This software is a real alternative to Acronis, Ghost and other mass-cloning solutions. After installation there was a minor issue regarding NTFS permissions oft the NFS-shared folders -- it took about 10 minutes to solve this after reading a thread in the support-forum. The Manual is rather short, it is reduced to the important thins -- there is no Need of studying hundreds of pages bevor doing the first test installations. Well done!