NetRestore 3.3.4 review

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NetRestore is a software deployment tool developed in AppleScript Studio.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1232K
Developer: Mike Bombich
Price: $0.00
Updated: 14 Dec 2006
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NetRestore is a software deployment tool developed in AppleScript Studio. You can use NetRestore to restore a master disk image to a computer's hard disk while that disk image is hosted locally, on a network via AFP, or on the internet via HTTP.

NetRestore can also be used in conjunction with NetBoot to fully automate the deployment of a lab full of machines. NetRestore was designed to be very easy to use, yet flexible, powerful, and extensible.

Here are some key features of "NetRestore":
Restores a disk image to a hard drive via block-level or file-level copying
Despite its name, NetRestore clones local hard drives and restores disk images located locally or across a network.
Pre and post-restore customization tools to set computer specific information such as the open firmware password, computer name, network settings, etc.
Full automation
Easy configuration
Includes a helper tool for easily creating master disk images and NetInstall-Restore image sets (for use with a NetBoot server)
Includes an enterprise-level database management and administration tool to manage machine-specific information and provide reports about the machines that you manage. This management tool also integrates with Apple Remote Desktop's Postgres database.
Open source and FREE.

What's New:
Fixed a bug that would cause subsequent restores from a mounted AFP sharepoint to fail with a read-access error.
Fixed a bug that would cause NetRestore to fail when using an ASR multicast configuration.
Updated the documentation to reflect support for Universal NetInstall-Restore sets.

NetRestore Helper
Fixed a bug that would cause ASR scanning of the master image to fail if both post-processing options were checked.
Fixed a syntax error that could cause the NetBoot NFS sharepoint to not get mounted.

Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 or higher for NetRestore PHPServices
ARD 3.0 or higher required for ARD integration
Intel-based Mac + Windows XP required for dual-boot deployment.

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