I am trying to find a utility to deploy a standard computer system image that is completely built up & customized. I do not want to use Symantec Ghost due to it's issues & cost factor. Ideally, what I would like to find is an open source utility. I have tried out VMWare Personal Backup Assistant. It has it's own issues that I am ready to give up on it. So far, there are only a few options out there. Another is Acronis TrueImageWorkstation. However, the problem with it is the cost factor.
Have you ever used DriveImage XML or VMWare Personal Backup Appliance? Also, do you know what TrueImage licensing is for bulk licensing? I see on their website that for the business class that it is $79.99 per system imaged. I do not believe that is a cost effective solution. Symantec Ghost is much cheaper per system imaged.
yes I have tested them before and I use vmware virtual machine also, I like TI because it does it easy and it does it good, I have not had the same experience with ghost. the rest is upto you. good luck.