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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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14 new iMac's

Being a teacher is nice once in a while...especially when 14 brand new iMac's showed up today. Here's my scenario...

Getting FCP and CS4 (site license for both programs)

Can I get one iMac loaded the way I want and all the programs installed like I want...and then clone the hard drive on an external hard drive and use that to copy to the other 13 iMac's?

This would save me a whole lot of time if it is possible.

Suggestions and solutions would be awesome. (and it would be great to have a cloned image to redo the machines at the end of each semester)

Thanks for reading
Jason
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Assuming they have firewire they should be able to do firewire target disk mode. Then you could use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to image a completely setup machine to a disk image (via a laptop or one of the other machines) and then blow that disk image into the other 14 machines one by one.

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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Carbon Copy worked like a charm.
Thanks again for the help.
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