2 Weeks ago I purchased TI Server 7.0. I haven't yet managed to get it to do exactly what I want. Tonight I hit the Acronis site looking for answers, only to see that (1), True Image Server 8.0 is now out, and (2), from reading the forums I'm guessing version 8 doesn't solve my problems any better than version 7. I'm very, very disappointed with my purchase, and I'm hoping somebody here may be able to help me out. In the first place, I specifically want to avoid installing the app if possible. I very much would prefer to do everything from a boot disk (CD or floppy - I don't care which). I'm running into the following problems: A) I want to boot from the TI CD, and write an image directly to DVD. I purchased an external DVD writer at the same time that I purchased TI7, specifically to burn images of our servers for disaster recovery purposes. From reading the forums, it appears that it's impossible to write the image directly to the DVD. I think this is terrible, and while I don't recall exactly what the website description said 2 weeks ago, as I recall this was one of the features I believed existed, and one of the reasons I chose True Image Server. If Acronis claimed this functionality was there, I think you guys are obligated to fix it. If not, than I was careless in my reading (possible). Nevertheless, it's very disappointing to me and I believe the functionality should be added to a downloadable update, available to registered customers. B) OK, so I cannot write an image directly to DVD. Workaround - write to a network location and get the image to DVD from there. A pain, but doable. NOPE. I cannot seem to get to my network shares either. I boot from the True Image 7 CD. I have a Win 2k3 domain. I am the domain admin. I have tried using the 'Computers Near Me'. I have tried using UNC paths. I have tried entering my named user account and password. I've tried using the domain admin credentials. I've tried creating a new share on a server and giving Everyone full control. I've tried both " [domain name]\username " & " [domain name]/username " for the username. I've even tried " \\[domain name]\servername\username " as the username. Whatever credentials I enter, the login prompt simply pops up, over and over again. Nothing I enter is accepted. If I go into the Options dialog, I see my NIC, eth0. It displays it's parameters, and all look fine. None are changeable, however. In another post in the forum, somebody wrote that it may work better if I remove the gateway and DNS servers from the configuration. But I am unable to edit the fields at all, so I cannot remove those entries. I can see all of the machines on the network. Considering nobody else on the forum appears to have this problem, I'm hoping this may be solvable. Help, please?