This document will help to explain the install process of Windows ADK and a Simple install of Ghost Solution Suite 3.1.
Please review the installation and upgrade guide before installing Ghost Solution Suite.
NOTE: There are certain prerequisites that must be met.
When using SQL Express 2012 or newer ON BOX, .Net 3.5 is needed. You must install this manually on the Windows 10 or Server 2012 or higher OS using a DISM command. If .Net is not there, your ON BOX SQL Express installation, if you choose this route, will fail. Follow the instructions in the Microsoft MSDN article here.
(Short Version - make sure to have your OS Install media, then run an elevated command prompt. use this command line, replacing the drive letter with the path to your source media: Command Prompt: DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs)
After Ghost Solution Suite extracts, the setup.exe file will automatically run. There are 4 options for install Ghost Solution Suite, For the sake of this tutorial “Simple Install” will be used and “Install PXE” will be selected.
Simple Install - The Simple Install option places all the Ghost Solution Suite Server Components - Ghost Solution Suite Server, Ghost Solution Suite Console,Ghost Solution Suite Share, and Ghost Solution Suite Database - on the same computer.
Custom Install – The Custom Install option lets you distribute all the Ghost Solution Suite Server Components
- Ghost Solution Suite Server, Ghost Solution SuiteConsole, Ghost Solution Suite Share, and Ghost Solution Suite Database - on different computers. You can install Ghost Solution Suite Server with a Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) or install it on an existing SQL Server.
Thin Client Install - The thin client install option lets you install the Thin Client view of the Ghost Solution Suite Console on your computer. You can install Ghost SolutionSuite Server with a Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) or install it on an existing SQL Server. You need not provide a license file for the Thin Client installation.
Component Install - The component install option lets you add selected Ghost Solution Suite Server Components - Ghost Solution Suite Console, PXE Server, andGhost Solution Suite Agents to the existing Ghost Solution Suite Share. You can also add Microsoft Sysprep files.