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ghosting server

A server that contains a group of programs to be duplicated verbatim onto other PCs. It typically contains the operating system and a selected set of applications that are preconfigured. See cloning software.
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The use of Microsoft SMS and Symantec's Ghost Server to keep TCO to a minimum.
Client Initiated Tasks: Provides customers with an optional secure method to perform Ghost Server Console tasks at a workstation, thus eliminating the need for an IT administrator to return to the Ghost Server Console to perform a task and enabling clients to perform cloning, application pull tasks and user migrations from the workstation.
According to Kevin Hunt, VP Sales & Marketing, "One of the most important steps a network manager can take to lower their power cost is to shut down ghost servers that are consuming energy but not performing useful work.
Ghost servers are those servers which the business no longer needs, but which have not been switched off, and which are as a result needlessly consuming electricity, space and other limited resources.