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PC-imaging makes it possible to install an operation system of a device completely automated via the network. The computer simply needs to be known to the network and a PXE Boot must be adjustable. A PXE Boot is a network-based charging process of a rudimental boot kernel.

Hardware Requirements

The usable hardware is restricted to the common Dell devices because of the implemented driver. Those are the Dell OptiPlex Series 755, 760, 780, 790, 7010, 7020, 5040, 5050 and 5060.

Variations of the Imaging

The computers in the PC-rooms are installed with software distribution.

For the installation of a work place, there are Images provided in the network system, which also install a software distribution.

For the set-up of a computer without software distribution or automated integration into the Active Directory, there are further Images provided. However, they need to be configured after installation due to the missing automation.

The imaging results in all data on the hard drive being deleted irrevocably.

Since the introduction of NVMe SSDs in connection to Windows 10 (series 5040, 5050 and 5060), the imaging is only possible in the UEFI mode.