Modifying CE Images without PXE on the network

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    AvatarSecretPants
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    hi folks,

    is it possible to edit an image with some kind of standalone tool?

    We have ~2000 Wyse s30’s. CE5.

    The reason i ask is that we have Rapport but we have not/can not implement PXE for the thin clients. So it’s impossible to deploy an image to a device configure the image on the device and then pull it back into Rapport v4.4.1 without PXE.

    hence my question on the wrong forum about prep4man.. hehe.

    I saw the article on the site about PXE helpers etc, we currently use PXE for our blade’s and other servers (i’m lead to believe at least), is there a way to run dual PXE services on the same network?

    if we can use PXE, i guess we don’t need no tools..

    anyway, any help would be great!

    SecretPants.

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    Hi,

    OK, here is the answer…

    Yep, the the Wyse simple imager tool can reimage terminals one by one….but why bother…

    As far as PXE for CE, you don’t need it. Rapport uses TCP/IP for image upgrades so PXE plays no part, no need for IP helpers, here is how to do it:

    – Configure a terminal and then from Rapport select get device config.
    – Load a new image into Rapport by downloading it from wyse.com with the Rapport script.
    – Run the Packaging wisard to bundle a the image with the device configuration.
    – drag the new image to a device to deploy.

    Finally, yes you can have more than one PXE environment on your network, I have had ZENworks, Ghost and Rapport all playing nice after some tweaking.

    BTW – I thought the poll was a bit harsh in this case give its just a setup issue 😉

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    perhaps the poll was a little harsh.. 😆 but then again, i think Rapport could be much better.

    and i only created the poll becuase it was an option there.. it wasn’t supposed to be a serious one!

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    Thats cool, did i answer your question regarding not having to use PXE for CE? (thats one of the good things about CE)

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