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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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This cuts maintenance time, since the CTRC can maintain the boot images centrally, rather than at each server.
Configure advanced boot image file options, such as whether the files have extended or normal capacity.
Double-Take Flex for HPC extends Windows HPC Server customers' investments in iSCSI SAN infrastructure and provides a powerful underlying iSCSI Storage Server tuned especially for sharing HPC nodes' boot images.
Optional Add-On - Double-Take Flex also provides administrators the option of using RES PowerFuse User Workspace Delivery Software to keep track of user's unique profile changes independent of the master boot image.
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.
This software tool enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership and simplify management of their embedded network devices by accessing and booting from boot image files on a server.
The supported boot images of Android and Linux are provided in separate microSD cards for convenience.
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.