AOMEI Image Deploy OverviewSometimes we need to deploy/restore Windows image files to multiple computers or clone system disk to multiple computers in a same LAN to install system on a batch of computers quickly. Originally, if there are 30 computers, we only can use bootable CD/USB to deploy/restore computers one by one. That would add much extra work because of computers’ different hardware configurations. For example, some computers do not have CD-ROM drive, which will take a lot of time to install OS. Under this circumstance, AOMEI Image Deploy can help you solve the problem easily. AOMEI Image Deploy is an image deployment software and network clone software. It supports you deploy (restore or clone) system image or system disk image to multiple computers through network in a LAN, which can solve the installation and configuration system problem of a batch of computers.
Supported operation systemsMicrosoft Windows XP (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows Vista (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2(all editions) Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (all editions)
Use of AOMEI Image DeployPreparation of client computers: 1. Check the cable connection between server and client computers, ensure that they are in the same network segment in a LAN. 2. Verify that the client computer connected to the LAN and the network card of client computer supports network boot (PXE boot). 3. Get into all client computers’ BIOS to open PXE function, set up the first boot as network boot. 4. Verify that the disk sequence number for installing system in client computers are same (for example, install systems to disk 0), to avoid the data loss caused by installing system to other hard drive (you’d better move out other disks and only keep the disk for installing system). Preparation of server-side computer: 1. Before using AOMEI Image Deploy, you need to have a system image file or system disk image file. You can install AOMEI Backupper and use it to backup your system or your system disk to gain the image file (the backup system should be the system which you want to deploy to multiple client computers). 2. The system image file made by AOMEI Backupper should be put into a network shared folder or NAS, and the network shared folder or NAS should be on the same network segment with the client computers’ network segment. 3. Install and launch AOMEI Image Deploy. Attention: the server-side computer could be a common PC, or a server machine. 4. If your server computer is previous version of Windows 7, the program will prompt you to download and install Windows AIK/ADK so that you can create Windows PE. If you do not want to download AIK/ADK, we suggest you use Windows 7 or higher version as the server-side computer to install AOMEI Image Deploy.
AOMEI Image Deploy operation stepsStep 1 1. Use “Create Windows PE automatically” or “Create AOMEI bootable Windows PE ISO manually” to create Windows PE ISO file which has AOMEI Image Deploy program included. Note: Select “Create Windows PE automatically” and then click “Next”, the program will automatically create Windows PE ISO file in the installation directory of this program. Select “Create Windows PE automatically” and then click “Make WinPE”, it will bring the interface where you can manually create Windows PE ISO. You can click “Add Drivers” to add device drivers into the Windows PE ISO if need be. Then finish creating Windows PE ISO step by step. When it is done, back to the main interface, and click “Browse” to select the ISO file created. 2. Check “Enable DHCP” if needed Note: To make AOMEI Image Deploy work normally, there has to be and one only DHCP server within LAN, because many DHCP servers will lead to AOMEI Image Deploy client IP address distribution messed up. “Enable DHCP” is the built-in DHCP server setting function. If no DHCP server in your LAN, you can use this “Enable DHCP” function. Step 2 Entering the second wizard page, AOMEI Image Deploy program will prompt “The service has started, waiting for connect…”, then you can walk to the client computers and start them up. Note: Client computers have to wait to boot till the prompt “The service has started, waiting for connect…”. Otherwise, client computers cannot boot successfully.> To boot client computers: must enter BIOS, set the Network Boot as the first boot device or directly let the client computers to boot from Network. If your BIOS is UEFI mode, you should set “UEFI and Legacy” or “Legacy Only” to boot the client computers. (If your BIOS does not support UEFI, you can ignore the operation step). Then wait for all the client computers to boot up successfully, namely all the status of the client computers in the AOMEI Image Deploy program display list is “Client computers connected”, and then check the option “I confirm all the client computers which need to be deployed are online.” and click “Next” to enter restore setting page. Step 3 The “Select backup image file” option can only select the system image file or disk image file created by AOMEI Backupper with a filename “.adi” in the Network Shared folder or NAS. Click “Browse” to open the page to select an image, and click “Add share or NAS device” to add network share directory or NAS share directory, and select the system image file or disk image file with a filename “.adi” from there. Step 4 “Select client computers”: select client computers that need deploying image file from the list. “Destination disk number”: specify which the disk of the client computer you need to deploy the image to (the disk number started from 0-256).
FAQ & ContactAOMEI Image Deploy FAQ 1.Q: Why the “Local IP” and the “Server IP” showed in client computer have different network segment and also the connection status is “None”? A: Maybe there are multiple DHCP servers in the LAN. Please just keep one DHCP server and Disable others. 2.Q: Why you just can restore one disk of the backup image which has several disks? A: If the one disk backup image has multiple disks, the software just support