FOG – network computer cloning and management software

FOG is a free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP and Vista. FOG ties together many open-source applications and adds an attractive web interface.

This software does not use boot disks or CDs, as all of the work is completed via TFTP and PXE.

FOG management is done via an easy to use web based graphical user interface. The software uses PXE and Partimage.

It is recommended that FOG is implemented on a dedicated server for optimum results.

Features include:

  • Imaging / cloning and network management solution.
  • Tracks user access to computer.
  • Installs and manages printers.
  • Install applications remotely via snapins.
  • Automatic user log off.
  • Remove viruses.
  • Wipe hard disk.
  • Restore deleted files.
  • Memory resting.
  • Scan hard disks for bad blocks.
  • Runs across multiple machines.

Website: fogproject.org
Support: Documentation
Developer: Chuck Syperski, Jian Zhang
License: GNU GPL v3

FOG is written in PHP and C#. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C# with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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2 comments

  1. FOG is a huge crap, a nigthmare to use: one day you capture your image from client without problem, the next day the whole capture system is f****d up because of ???: you don’t know because logs are useless, the doc is painful to read and not up to date…. Maybe the worst floss i’ve ever seen. Gtfo this ****.

    1. Rather than litter your comment with profanity, try presenting a cogent argument why FOG doesn’t meet your requirements. Else comments just get piped to /dev/null

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