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re-imaging

(1) To re-install the operating system and applications on a computer. It implies formatting the hard disk and starting from scratch.

(2) To preconfigure a new PC by overwriting the pre-installed operating system with the same or different one, but combined with drivers, applications and settings required by the users. See cloning software.
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For example, using its unique shared boot image technology, Double-Take Flex now enables each user's desktop experience to seamlessly follow them around from device to device, leveraging the existing technology investments they've already made.
New features include support for hardware-independent boot images, shared images with persistence, and direct OS install to iSCSI targets.
For customers considering SAN Boot but new to iSCSI storage, we can now provide sanFly for quick set-up and test of our winBoot/i and netBoot/i solutions while also enabling an option for more advanced functionality for shared iSCSI boot images.
Using Data Instant Replay, boot images for every additional server can be made from the original boot image by copying only the minor differences between servers.
It utilizes a system that permits easy updates and copying of the boot images by placing these images on centralized storage for sharing with the six servers.
From a single golden image, Banca Intesa is able to create multiple read/write virtual boot images for each of its servers, eliminating the need for internal boot drives and host-based volume management software.
Create and deploy custom Windows 7 installation and Windows PE boot images
With netBoot/i, administrators can use a centralized workload management console to assign workloads, including their boot images, to any available physical or virtual machine in the environment regardless of hardware configuration.
Systems can be booted from CDROM or network boot images, and installed from a local or remote backup, including remote disk files or tapes.
Modules also feature an integrated high-density DRAM plus on-module FLASH which enables multiple boot images for Logic and Software Applications.
At BrainShare, ZENworks Orchestrator will be used to manage virtual machines hosted on physical servers running Xen virtualization software, accessing data and boot images from the Compellent SAN.
Without requiring an investment in specialized network cards, SBE customers can now centrally manage their Windows 2003 boot images to improve their bottom lines and improve the survivability of the business if disaster strikes.