Why need to clone multiple computers overnetwork?
Clone multiple computers over network is a way to save companies much time and efforts both on the front end and back end of mass system deployment. Expanding a division or upgrading systems for an entire company can mean dozens, even hundreds of new machines that need to be loaded with the appropriate software and configured to work on your company’s network. Make sure that all of your computer’s computers have identical base configurations is important for system-wide security updates, compatibility and speedy tech support down the road.
Your technicians can painstakingly set up each and every machine one by one with the exact same settings. Or you can configure just one machine and replicate the settings and data onto the other computers. This can be achieved by cloning multiple computers over network, and that is what AOMEI Image Deploy is good at.
What’s the best solution to clone multiple computers overnetwork?
To ensure that you clone computers over network successfully, firstly, you cloud use free AOMEI Backupper Standard to clone the original master computer which is with all the applications, configurations and updates required and then save the clone as an image files on a shared folder on the network, secondly, use AOMEI Image Deploy to deploy the image on other computers on the network creating exact duplicates of the original.
AOMEI Image Deploy has easy-to-use wizard interface that provides step-by-step instructions for clone computers over network, and with built-in universal restore technology, allowing you to deploy image to multiple computers with identical or dissimilar hardware. Besides, it’s free and supports all Windows operating systems including Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2003/2008(R2)/2011/2012(R2)/2016. Next, we’ll show you details of how to clone computers across the network via AOMEI Image Deploy.
How to clone multiple computers over network with AOMEI Image Deploy?
1. Download, install, and launch AOMEI Image Deploy.
2.To boot up client computers (not the master computer), there are two ways to create bootable WinPE ISO file.
Tips: To clone computers over network, there must be a DHCP server in your LAN. If no, please tick the checkbox before "Enable DHCP".
3.Once AOMEI Image Deploy shows "The service has started, waiting for connect...", start all the client computers and wait for them to boot up successfully. Then tick before “I confirm all the client...” and click “Next”.
4. Specify the image you want to deploy and configure how to deploy it to computers. If you confirm, click "Start Deploy" to deploy image to computers.
With AOMEI Image Deploy, you can quickly clone multiple computers over network. And it is a great option to install OS on multiple computers simultaneously. But do remember to make sure that you haven't forgotten an important setting or an important piece of software, since any mistake you make will be cloned to all the client machines.
Tips:AOMEI has another program called AOMEI Backupper Network which enables you to backup multiple computers over network on one central management console. If you want to protect unlimited PCs and servers within your company, you may choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus. It offers unlimited billable technical services to clients. It also enables you to copy installation directory for portable version creation.