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Symantec Ghost Solution Suite

4.5 / 5 3 reviews

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IT Professionals: Midsize and Enterprise Organizations


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3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
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  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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About Symantec Ghost Solution Suite

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is an award-winning software solution for imaging and deploying desktops, laptops, tablets and servers. Ghost Solution Suite 3.1 includes the Deployment Solution 6.9 console and its core capabilities for operating system deployment, migration and cross-platform management. Combined with key functionalities from Ghost Solution Suite 2.5, like Ghost Cast Server and DeployAnywhere, Ghost Solution Suite accelerates and simplifies imaging and deployment.


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Symantec Ghost Solution Suite Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Long time user

Sep 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to use. Flexible options. Have used for many years. Enterprise and consume editions. Very pleased.

Cons: Compatibility can be an issues sometimes, but you have this with any software. Back can be slow based in the size of drive and data that needs copied.

Symantec Ghost

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We used Symantec Ghost on our computers we had at college both in the labs and throughout the public locations on campus. Using Ghost greatly simplified the setup and maintenance of public use computers. The suite made it fairly easy to update the various images for the different computers we maintained as well and allowed us to deploy images en' mass over the network. The initial setup of the system and server was a bit complicated, but once that portion was complete, using the suite was straightforward. For lab management, or public computers that need to be maintained regardless of who uses them, I would recommend looking into Symantec Ghost Suite.

One person can setup 100 PCs at the same time in 10 minutes using Symantec Ghost!

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speed, support for wide variety of hardware, wizards make even complex tasks easy to master.

Cons: Requires a good understanding of TCP/IP and networking fundamentals to use effectively.

Overall: In the past I worked in a university where classroom PCs needed to be refreshed after every course, that means wiping the drives clean, reinstalling the operating system, drivers, updates, applications, and configuring everything to be the same as the other PCs in the classroom. As you can imagine that process takes several hours to do just 1 PC but with Symantec Ghost I can create a baseline image in a few minutes and push that image to the PCs I want simultaneously and the whole process just takes about 10 minutes (your mileage may vary depending on your network speed, number of PCs, size of image, etc.).

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite provides several tools to manage the above tasks such as the Ghost Server, Ghost client boot media, Ghost Explorer to view and edit image files without having to rebuild them. Once you understand the concept of multicasting, the software is pretty straightforward to use: Create an image of your baseline PC, Create bootable CDs, discs, or USB sticks for your client PCs you want to image, start a Ghost multicast session on the Ghost server and give it the image file you want to push, boot the client PCs to the session you created and sit back and watch 10 or 100s of PCs get all their needed software in a few minutes.

Recommendations to other buyers: For organizations that need to install operating systems on large numbers of PCs or organizations that require refreshing their computers' operating systems often such as training centers and labs, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is a must have product that significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to manage that process.