We used to use Ghost and now have switched over to RIS. The best part is the ability to set up a computer with admin credentials in 5 minutes and walk away. The user can then log onto the machine in approximately 20 minutes because it is part of the Domain.
Biggest hangups with RIS:
- There are 6 Hals, so there are a maximum of 6 different images that need to be created (depending on your environment). For us, we had to create 3 different images.
- The other big hangup for RIS is trying to use a ghosted machine to create the image. You are much better off recreating the image entirely on RIS. I had to manually hack what HAL was used and I'm not sure if I did it correctly.
Biggest benefits with RIS:
- All images are located on a network share. You can easily add or delete files from the image.
- Setting up an image is only 5 minutes of work, then you can walk away.