Switching between File-based (WIM) and Block-Based imaging in Winclone 6

Winclone 6 can clone and restore in 2 different modes: file-based (WIM) or block-based.  The differences are covered in the kbase article here. By default, Winclone 6 creates images using file-based imaging. If there are issues with the meta-data on a file (such as corrupt permissions, date, etc), Winclone may fail to complete the clone….

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Certificate Request User Guide

Certificate Request is a macOS utility app to request and install X.509 certificates from Active Directory. This user guide explains how to use Certificate Request and how to acquire generated certificates to configure common services. Requirements Certificate Request requires macOS 10.12 or later and a network connection to an Active Directory system (Windows Server 2003…

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Boot Runner and 3rd Party Graphics Cards

The Boot Runner selection screen appears on top of the macOS login window. If you are using a 3rd party graphics card that does not show the standard Mac selection screen when holding down the option key during initial boot, you can still use Boot Runner successfully since it appears over the Login Window.

Boot Runner 3 Setup Guide

Overview Boot Runner 3 supports physical startup volumes as well as virtual machines, making it easy to offer selections of any combination of macOS, Windows, Linux, and other systems installed natively or in a virtual machine. Boot Runner 3 also includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easier for end users to find and…

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Forcing EFI or Legacy Booting with Package Install in Winclone 6

When restoring a package, it is sometimes useful to force EFI or Legacy booting after the image is restored.  Winclone normally detects the type of booting based on the hardware and Windows version, but if Windows is not booting correctly, you can force EFI or legacy booting.  Here are the steps: Create a Winclone package…

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TCM Reset Password

User Password Reset by Account Owner If a user should forget his or her password for TCM Console, it can be reset by the account owner by going to the ‘users’ page in the browser application and entering a new password for the relevant user. Emergency Password Reset for Account Owner If the account owner…

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TCM Setup Guide

TCM User Guide TCM from Twocanoes is a client-server application that sends commands (such as reboot, screenshots, unix commands, and more) from a server running on a central Mac to client Macs. This guide documents the initial setup and administration of TCM. TCM User Guide Overview Installation Configuration TCM Console Configuration Server Setup Account Setup…

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TCM Actions

Lock Screen TCM keeps the focus where it is needed. With a single command, send all the selected Macs to the Screen Saver. Open App Makes sure everyone is on the same page by instantly launching an application. Open Web Page Forget short links and hard URLs. With a single press, all the Macs open…

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“Feature not available in this edition” warning in Winclone Basic

If you receiving a “Feature not available in this edition” error in Winclone, you can try these steps: Disk to Disk cloning is not support in Winclone Basic.  Make sure you are selecting your Boot Camp partition in sources, then click the Save Image icon in destinations. Click the button in the lower right corner…

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Slow Cloning and Restoring times

Winclone 6 is able to clone and restore your Boot Camp partition in either file-based (WIM) or block-based format.  File-based imaging can be slower than block-based due to the large number of files and the number of file operations when cloning and restoring. If you have a Mac with a physical disk versus a SSD…

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