Does Acronis Multicast, and is it better than Powercast

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Danny0, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. Danny0

    Danny0 Guest

    As it is right now i use a program called Powercast to make or cast images to computers.

    I work in a shool so we image a classroom (typical 18-20 pc's) at a time with different images.
    this is done by multicasting the image so it wont have to send the image file more than once. and all the computers will be done approx. the same time.

    However we are now running into some problems with drivers for different ethernet adapters, and want to upgrade our system.

    Now here is my question. Can Acronis do all of the above or will i be stuck with powercast?

    Danny - Sysadmin
  2. Ozmaniac

    Ozmaniac Registered Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi Danny,

    The Acronis product for your application is Acronis Snap Deploy. It will build your images and then deploy them via multicast to multiple computers.

    I know of several schools which use Snap Deploy successfully, particularly when all PCs in a classroom have the same hardware.:cool:
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Danny0,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Complete System Deployment Software.

    I would agree with Ozmaniac and recommend you to use Acronis Snap Deploy for your purposes.

    Please read more about Acronis Snap Deploy features here.

    You can find more information on how to use Acronis Snap Deploy in the respective User's Guide.

    The free trial version of Acronis Snap Deploy is available at this page.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product.

    Please also note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase.

    In case you are planning to purchase many copies, please contact our Sales Team at

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
  4. Danny0

    Danny0 Guest

    I will just be looking at how the trial version of Acronis Snap Deploy works.
    and read the user guide

    Thanks alot for your posts and answers

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