As such, we have adapted to these tough economical times by offering our Customers a range of training delivery options: on-site, open enrollment and online webinar-style training.
Ghost Solution Suite v.2.5.1
While most Users of Symantec Ghost are familiar with its basic use for machine-to-machine cloning and imaging, few have the experience to implement the full power of the Suite. Our new two-day, GSS v.2.5.1 workshop is a must for personnel charged with implementing Ghost within their environment. With hands-on procedures throughout the two days and thorough, easy-to read documentation, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to take advantage of the full power of Ghost Solution Suite.

Best Practices for Windows 7 Migration and Deployment
Windows 7 Migration & Deployment training provides Participants with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully migrate and deploy Microsoft Windows 7 to large numbers of computers. Using interactive procedures and hands-on exercises, Participants learn how to plan for a Windows 7 deployment, how to install and configure all components of the Microsoft Deployment Toolset, how to use the Microsoft toolset, and how to integrate these tools with the Universal Imaging Utility (UIU) to create hardware-independent Image files. BRI offers a 5 day Win 7 and GSS on-site or open-enrollment program as well as a 3 day Win 7 only option for those wanting to focus on the Microsoft Tools.

Hardware-Independent Imaging is one of the more recent technology phrases linked to software cloning/imaging, migration and deployment. Binary Research was there first (in so many ways with the development of Ghost, the exclusive, worldwide distribution of the Universal Imaging Utility, Ghost training...). We lead the way in the Hardware-Independent Imaging space. Drawing on that expertise, this on-line Training Series is designed for the IT Professional seeking to learn to do HII for themselves. The sessions provide the opportunity to see and learn to use the best three toolsets in action - all working towards the creation of HI Image files. We cover Symantec Ghost Solution Suite (and DeployAnywhere), the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (and Windows 7) and the Universal Imaging Utility.

Serviced Areas

  • All US, Europe and New Zealand

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Annette Dow
  City Milwaukee , WI
  Zip Code 53217
  Address 5215 N. Ironwood Road, Suite 200
  Phone Number (414) 961-7077
  Tollfree 888-446-7898
  Fax 414-961-1716

Business Representative

Annette Dow

CEO

A New Zealander, Annette "happened" into the computer industry. Her pre-IT industry background included Probation Officer, Lecturer in Business development & Entrepreneurship, Lecturer on a Masters Business Management program and running her own company focused on development of training programs and assessment & development of senior business managers. Then came "Ghost" ...and America... and Binary.
These days Annette “commutes” between the UK and the USA offices. She focuses on worldwide management and development of the two operations She also conducts Lectures in Australasia advising developers on the intricacies of getting into the USA market, while seeking out potential products for distribution.

Products & Services

Originally developed by Binary Research, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is the industry’s most widely used corporate imaging and deployment solution. It provides OS migration, OS and software deployment, PC "personality" migration (user settings, data, and profiles) , hardware and software inventory, and secure system retirement.

These capabilities combined with a central management console allow IT staff to easily manage the entire PC lifecycle, accelerate tasks, and reduce systems management and support costs.

With Ghost Solution Suite, Administrators can quickly deploy or restore an OS image or application onto a PC and easily migrate user settings, data and profiles—all without having to physically touch the PC.

Ghost helps reduce information technology costs and assists with maintaining a consistent and compliant desktop and server environment by streamlining and automating IT tasks from acquisition to disposal.


The Universal Imaging Utility (UIU) simplifies your Microsoft Windows deployments (Windows 7, Vista and XP) by enabling one hard drive image to work on any cloned computer – desktop or laptop.

As the world's first (and still the only) cloning tool that works alongside any Windows imaging package, the UIU includes a library of device drivers so your cloned computers boot properly.

Your single hard-disk image can be deployed confidently to any Windows computer:

* whether they're desktops or laptops
* regardless of your imaging package (Symantec Ghost or Altiris, Acronis, ZENWorks, System Center Configuration Management (SCCM) , Windows Deployment Services (WDS) , imageX, etc.)
* and regardless of manufacturer (HP, Lenovo, Gateway, Dell, Toshiba, and on and on) .
As cloning software has evolved, the System Administrator's burden of creating, storing and maintaining multiple Image files has become increasingly difficult. You are faced with the choice of juggling dozens of Images or doing extensive post-cloning configuration to get the computer to boot.

Today, unlike the 1990's, cloning is no longer a special feat. We feel that way about true hardware-independent imaging. An Image created on one Windows-based computer should work on any other, regardless of make or model, without you having to search for and archive a library of thousands of device drivers, create a Sysprep file, program an XML answer file or perform IT magic to get your systems to work.

The good news is that the UIU does all this for you! The result is an Image that works cleanly on all your Windows computers - whether they are desktops or laptops.

The UIU plays an integral role in reducing the growing burden on IT departments. By simplifying the task of Image creation and deployment, personell are able to focus on more critical and strategic tasks. Troubleshooting blue screens or tracking down missing plug-n-play IDs are not in that category. Let the UIU, a simple, one-of-a-kind solution, handle that.


Our new two-day, GSS v. 2. 5. 1 workshop is a must for personnel charged with implementing Ghost within their environment. With hands-on procedures throughout the two days and thorough, easy-to read documentation, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to take advantage of the full power of Ghost Solution Suite.


This session describes how to use the Ghost Boot Wizard and when to choose one boot option over another. Using step-by-step procedures, the Trainer demonstrates the tasks needed to create and test bootable media.

The Ghost Boot Wizard is used to create boot packages, which are Ghost files made available on bootable media. Bootable media can be a boot disk, a Ghost image file, an ISO image, or a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) Image.

Boot packages are used for cloning operations. For example, a boot disk can be created for GhostCasting, or a boot Image created for use with PXE applications or the Microsoft Remote Installation Service. The Ghost Boot Wizard guides Users through the process of creating different types of bootable media and helps locate the drivers needed to create a boot package.


This session describes how 3Com Boot Services works and shows how to install, configure and use the components necessary for automated network booting.

3Com Boot Services is a boot management solution, providing all of the utilities and services needed to configure a network for network booting and pre-operating system (Pre-OS) booting.

The utilities and services are included on the Symantec Ghost Solution Suite CD/DVD. The installation program installs a PXE server that connects client PCs via their network cards when there is nothing on the hard drive and no other boot mechanisim available. The result is a convenient method of booting into a DOS or Windows Pre-Boot (WinPE) network environment without requiring floppy disks, a boot CD or external bootable device.


The GhostCast Server sends and receives Images to or from one or more computers, using a method of delivery that is usually faster than accessing a mapped network drive.

The primary disk imaging functions of Ghost still take place in DOS, using the ghost. exe executable file. However, a client computer still needs a way to communicate with a server, whether the server is the Ghost Console, a GhostCast Server or even another client in a peer-to-peer connection. The most efficient way of communicating is via one of the GhostCasting protocols; multicasting, directed broadcasting or unicasting.

Once an Image file is captured, the GhostCast Server enables the delivery of the Image to multiple computers simultaneously through a single IP multicast transmission, which minimizes the impact on network traffic.

This session describes how GhostCasting works and includes procedures for both capturing and deploying Images.

The GhostCast Server enables the delivery of an Image file to multiple computers simultaneously through a single, IP multicast transmission, which minimizes the impact on network traffic.

The GhostCast Server sends and receives Images to or from one or more computers - this method of delivery is usually faster than accessing a mapped network drive.


The DeployAnywhere task step can be included immediately after the Clone step, to deploy an image and retarget it for the clients in a single task. Alternatively, the DeployAnywhere step can be retained as a stand-alone task so that the Clone step does not have to be repeated when all that needs to be done is update a few missing drivers.

This session describes how to capture an Image using the GhostCast Server, and then deploy that Image to a range of target computers using the DeployAnywhere re-targeting feature.

The DeployAnywhere feature within Ghost Solution Suite provides the ability to retarget an Image to suit a computer that has different hardware from the model computer from which the Image was created. This means a generic image can be deployed to a range of different computers, perform a re-targeting of each client automatically, rather than requiring a separate image for each client hardware set.

Users can deploy a generic Image to a range of different computers and perform a retargetting of the storage devices and network interface devices on the clients, rather than requiring a separate Image for each client hardware set.


This session compares the deployment capabilities of WDS and Ghost. A process is included for deploying computers using WDS and this process is compared with an equivalent one using Ghost tools.

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is the updated and redesigned version of Remote Installation Services (RIS) . WDS enables the deployment of Windows operating systems, in particular Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.


Session 1: Virtualization and the Master Machine

This Session introduces virtualization and the virtualization product (Hyper-V) . We provide several basic operations for using Hyper-V to work with virtual machines. Participants install Hyper-V, create several virtual machines and install Windows Server 2008 onto one of the virtual machines.

Then we cover how to build a single computer the right way to create the master Image able to be deployed to all other Windows computers. It describes how to prepare both Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual machines in the best possible way for imaging and uses Ghost Solution Suite to create an Image of the master machine.

Session 2: HII using Ghost Solution Suite, DeployAnywhere and the Universal Imaging Utility.

ession two in this series describes how to deploy the XP Image to target machines using Symantec Ghost and Deploy Anywhere and Symantec Ghost and the Universal Imaging Utility. The session also covers how to install and use 3Com Boot Services for managing machines that need to boot from the network.

Session 3: HII using Windows 7, MDT and the Universal Imaging Utility

This final session in the series focuses on imaging using Windows 7 and the Microsoft Deployment Tools. Participants learn to create bootable WIM Images and custom Windows PE Images, utilize ImageX and Sysprep and implement the MDT to deploy the Windows 7 Image files.

Also during this session, Participants run the UIU against a Windows 7 Master machine, then capture an Image of it and deploy that Image to one or more target machines using Microsoft tools.


Symantec Ghost Solution on-line training via live webinar

1-$250, 2-$480, 3-$700, 4-$900, 5-$1000

Five offerings:

The Ghost Boot Wizard
3Com Boot Services and GSS
Ghostcasting and the Ghostcast Server
DeployAnywhere
Windows Deployment Services verses GSS


Binary Research International's Best Practices for Windows 7 Migration and Deployment is a three-day, Instructor-led, lab-based program. It provides Participants with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to migrate and deploy Microsoft Windows 7 to large numbers of computers.

Using interactive procedures and hands-on exercises, Participants learn how to plan for a Windows 7 deployment, how to install and configure all components of the Microsoft Deployment Toolset, how to use the Microsoft toolset, and how to integrate these tools with the Universal Imaging Utility (UIU) to create hardware-independent Image files.


Binary Research International's Best Practices for Windows 7 Migration and Deployment is a five-day, Instructor-led, lab-based program. It provides Participants with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to migrate and deploy Microsoft Windows 7 to large numbers of computers.

Using interactive procedures and hands-on exercises, Participants learn how to plan for a Windows 7 deployment, how to install and configure all components of the Microsoft Deployment Toolset, how to use the Microsoft tools, and how to integrate these tools with the Universal Imaging Utility (UIU) to create hardware-independent Image files.

In addition, Participants are trainined in using the tools within the Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v. 2. 5. 1 to create, capture and deploy Windows 7 Images and to perform post-migration tasks.


Fasttrack Scripting Host 2010

FastTrack allows you to do anything you can do with other Scripting languages and much more:

• Logon scripts. With just a few script lines, handle the location-based connection of shares and printers, apply user settings, do cleanups, installations, etc. Also get a centralized log of all execution errors by using the Error Handler script, which gives a detailed insight into what goes on "out there".

• Offline logon scripts. With the free SmartDock application, a script can be executed when users are offline and it can also handle proxy servers, shares, etc. .
• Installations. Script all installations with simple FastTrack scripts or just wrap existing scripts. Then use the logon script to solve the classic User-Settings' problem.

• Administrative tasks. Replicate data between servers or back-up files with synchronization.
• App launchers. Write small scripts to handle launching of user applications based on script logic.
• Terminal services. Make specific logon scripts thatwill log people off if they use a certain Citrix application on client locations from which you don't want them to run it. Information on client IPs and Users is also available.