OCIO Ends Ghost Solution Suite Software Distribution

Due to maintenance costs and no foreseeable upgrade path to fully support Windows 7, the Office of the Chief Information Officer has discontinued selling, distributing, and supporting Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.

Ghost is an enterprise disk utility program for disk imaging and deployment. It was last updated in 2008 to support Windows 2000/XP/Vista; 2000/2003 Server.

Current users of Ghost are allowed to use the software suite according to the OCIO and Symantec End User Agreement. Additionally, OCIO is reviewing solutions that may serve as a replacement product, including Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and options to purchase LANDesk or Altiris, but no decision has been made.

If you have technical questions regarding Ghost Solution Suite, check the Symantec knowledge Base at www.symantec.com/business/support.