You have Symantec Ghost 7.5 or 8.0 installed. You want to know how to initiate a task from the command line or a batch file on a Ghost Client machine.
Before you begin: All resources, for example, image files, which are used by a client initiated task must reside on the Console machine. This is because the Console only has local rights when executing client initiated tasks. This does not apply to resources which are on the client machine.
To initiate a task from the command line of a Ghost Client machine, you must enable the client user interface, enable the task to allow client initiation, and then execute the task from the command line.
To enable the Client User Interface in the Ghost Console
Click Cancel when the Ghost Console Wizard appears.
In the left pane, click Tasks.
Click the Task that you want to run from the command line.
On the General tab, check Allow Client Initiation.
To initiate a task from the Ghost icon in the system tray at the client computer To run a task from the Client computer, locate the Ghost icon at the client computer in the system tray. Left click and a menu should come up listing the tasks that can be started at that particular client computer.
To initiate a task from the client command line To execute a task from the command line on a Ghost Client machine use the following syntax:
ngctw32.exe [-console] -initiate
Note that is the name of the task you have setup on the Ghost Console and [password] is the password for the task on the Ghost Console, if you specified one for the task. The switch -console is helpful at times such as when run ngctw32.exe from within WinPE.
Note: There is no notification if the task has succeeded or failed when executing a task from the command line or a batch file. Note: The Console will not open on its own, but if you do open it, you will see that the task is running.
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