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Give us your FOG success story. Please include only information that you feel comfortable sharing as we would like to use these to promote FOG. Also feel free to post your company’s name and web address if you like.

Computer Ressources Center, Université Rennes 2, FRANCE

Here at the Université Rennes 2, (a 17000 + students, liberal Arts public institution based in Rennes, Bretagne, FRANCE) we've been using FOG since february 2009. Change of imaging solution was taken, essentialy for the web based functionnality of FOG and the reuse of our previous development work. Thanks to the FOG linux-based kernel, this change was completed in only two months. We really appreciate the efficiency of FOG particularly the multi-cast functionnality for classroom deployement ( 230 stations, 14 classrooms)

Thanks you so much for creating such a powerful and evolutive tool, precious for public institutions like ours Keep up the good work.

The "Micro" team, at the Computer Ressource Center


  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 3
  • User since: Version 0.26
  • Desktops: 1000 (and growing ...)
  • Laptops: 300 (and growing too ...)
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: REMBO and Partimage
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: NO
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

Taminmin College, NT, Australia

Taminmin College ICT Services began evaluating the FOG project in January 2009. Over the time we have moved from using FOG for booting each client via GPXE on CD/USB due to requirements with our upstream SCCM service to now in June 2010 being able to successfully migrate away from the upstream service and deploy DHCPD on CentOS 5 to allow for complete network management of our desktops and laptops. By moving FOG over to our primary workstation management solution we have gone from needing two weeks to overhaul our IT labs to having the job complete within 2 days. This has been primarily due to increased speed in downloading the image and Active Directory integration.

ICT Services staff also maintain an active interest in contributing to the FOG project where possible.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.26
  • Desktops: 550
  • Laptops: 650
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Ghost Version 7.0
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: YES
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: YES

Corderius College Amersfoort, The Netherlands

We are currently testing the FOG server in our location. The great advantage is the possibility to manage all the hosts in one browser application.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Desktops: 400
  • Laptops: 144 (and growing in the near future)
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Clonezilla
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: YES
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO (Is done by Skanix Illusion)
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: YES
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: YES
    • Uses User Tracker: YES

DuPage High School District 88, IL

The developers of FOG work for school district 88 located out of Addison, IL. Although FOG is in no way associated with District 88, it was written with the needs of this school district in mind. FOG has significantly decreased the amount of time needed to service PCs as well as make new computer deployment much easier.

  • FOG Servers: 2
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 2
  • Geographic Locations: 3
  • User since: Version 0.01
  • Desktops: 1400+
  • Laptops: 130 (and growing to over 500)
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Ghost Version 7.0
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: YES
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: YES
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: YES
    • Uses User Tracker: YES
  • Website: http://www.dupage88.net

Theo Thijssenschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School, Netherlands

This is a small school located in The Netherlands in a village called Waddinxveen. We are very, very happy with FOG, altough it's a small school and network, using FOG saves us very much time! Without FOG we had to quit for sure and the school had to hire a payed IT service, as the school has a very small budget, this would be a bad thing! The school IT services are done by TuxBrothers.net for free, this is a OpenSource community with volenteers for working at school in spare time. At school we use two "master" images with all software and all profiles on board. So we only have to manage two computers and the rest is done by FOG. On the server side we are running on 3 Linux (CentOS) machines and clients are all win xp.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 1
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.24
  • Desktops: 50+
  • Laptops: 24
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Acronis
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO (Is done by Skanix Illusion)
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO (is already included in image)
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO (Is done by Skanix Illusion)
    • Uses User Tracker: YES
  • Website: http://www.theothijssenschool.nl (Dutch)
  • Website: http://www.tuxbrothers.net (Dutch)

Tiroler Fachberufsschule fuer Buero, Innsbruck, Austria

Since our proprietary imaging software was outdated we decided to test FOG, and it perfectly fulfills our needs. We image about 100 clients in unicast as well as multicast mode. On server side we are running Ubuntu Server 9.04 (FOG) and Debian Lenny (DHCP) for imaging. Thank you for this great software!

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 1
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.26
  • Desktops: 100+
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Image Cast
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: PLANNED
    • Uses Hostname Changer: NO
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO (printers are embedded in image)
    • Uses Snapin Client: PLANNED
    • Uses Task Reboot: NO
    • Uses User Cleanup: DISCUSSED
    • Uses User Tracker: NO
  • Website: http://www.tfbs-buero.tsn.at/ (German)

San Juan National High School, Philippines

My name is Sean Stanhill and I am a Peace Corps volunteer (Education) at a provincial school in San Juan, Philippines. We have a lab that was donated by the Intel Corporation, Philippines and FOG specifically has met our needs by have a uniform installation. It used to take my Filipino counterpart and I 4.5 hours per machine to install Windows (genuine licenses came with each unit) and all of the software we required for lessons an productivity. FOG has cut that time down immensely. I just got the server up and running and I had 5 machines done in 25 minutes, a fraction of the time it took before. Having uniform installations also means that instead of wasting class time troubleshooting, detracting time away from teaching and learning, we an re-image the offending machine in 10-15 minutes and have it back up and running for the student. This is a perfect solution for schools in developing countries who are lucky enough to have a lab. Thank you, to the creators, for your time and efforts. They are so appreciated.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.26
  • Desktops: 50
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Windows CD and a CD-R of Collected Installers
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

ECHO Joint Agreement School District, South Holland, IL

  • www.echoja.org
  • Administrators: Greg Furgason and Phil Miecznikowski
  • Greg.furgason@echoja.org
  • Phil.miecznikowski@echoja.org

We are a special education school district with many different buildings all over the South Chicago Land area.We have a large range of Desktops and Laptops used within the district. As computers break down and are purchased, we make sure to build an image of that model for future use. To do this we built a small form factor desktop that is easily portable and has loads of storage space. It's running Ubuntu 9.04. Combined with a KVM and a 12 port switch We are easily able to run too every building with the fog server and image anything we need too quite fast. Fog has also proven it's self with multicasting up too 8 machines at once. 8 only because that's all we could fit on the table! The last year, fog has made life easier as administrators. Though it's an ongoing learning process. At time's it can be frustrating when trying to build a good image and push the image out correctly. We find 80% of the time there is an error it is because of a setting that was missed turning off or on in the bios of the pc. REMEMBER TOO DEFRAG WINDOWS BEFORE YOU CAPTURE THE IMAGE TO FOG!!

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 1
  • Geographic Locations: 10+
  • User since: Version 0.26
  • Desktops: 500+
  • Laptops: 100+
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Windows restore disk and Symantic Ghostcasting.
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe / Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe

We use FOG for a small classroom with 8 WinXP computers used for Video/Image/Sound-editing. It's really great.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.25
  • Desktops: 8+
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: None
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: YES
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: YES
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: YES
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: NO
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

We are a medium sized Architecture & Engineering firm based out of Norfolk, Va. We a total of 6 offices in the Va/NC area, and around 600 users. We implemented FOG to replace our Altiris (Symantec) Deployment system as we constantly had to reverse engineer it to make things work. FOG has been a god send and we are now working to deploy storage nodes in each of our branch offices so that we may remotely rebuild machines from our main office in Norfolk.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 5
  • Geographic Locations: 6
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Desktops: 500+
  • Laptops: 100+
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Altiris
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out:
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: YES

Ecole Elémentaire Ruy, France

We are a little primary scholl in a french village named Ruy. We've been using Fog since november 2009 and it's fine. On the server side we are running on Linux (xubuntu) machine and clients are all win xp.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 3
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Desktops: 25
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: none
  • Uses FOG Client: NO
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: NO
    • Uses Host Registration: NO
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: NO
    • Uses Task Reboot: NO
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

University of British Columbia, Canada

At department of Cheminical and Biological Enigeering of UBC, we've been using Synmentec Ghost Enterprise 8 for years to image 100 computers in our lab every school year. A few month ago, one of the systems administrators mentioned FOG in our mailing list, we started to look into this image cloning solutions. Following the instructions of FOG User Guide on this wiki site, we built a FOG server on a CentOS 5 distribution . Though there was a TFTP connection issue caused by SELINUX, we finally tested image uploading and multicasting. The web management interface is awesome and impressive, especially the smart way to join hosts to a group by search strings is very usefull. Many other features like joining host to domain, wake up on LAN, Snapins are far more advanced than Synmentec Ghost. We appreciate all your hard work that brings the most simple and efficient image cloning solution to the IT world. Well done!

A list of facts we have:

  • FOG Servers: 1 built on CentOS 5.3
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Existing DHCP Server: YES
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 1
  • Domain Control: YES with Samba 3 NT domain
  • Desktops: 100+ XP Pro, 10 Windows 7 Pro
  • Geographic Locations: Multiple Floors within same VLAN
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Ghost Enterprise 8

Henry County Public Schools, Henry County, VA USA

We stumbled upon FOG a couple of years ago and were skeptical. We set up a test server and after a little trial and error, got an image successfully uploaded and deployed. Now FOG is used daily by a team of 6 technicians. It has cut our time spent on troubleshooting, installation, deployment, etc, in half. We use FOG for imaging, snapins, and printer management. This system has taken a lot of the legwork out of all of our jobs.

We have one server on our network, but use several "mobile" FOG servers installed on laptops for large labs and computers in other buildings. We set the mobile servers' configurations identical to the main server so that the FOG client works whether they are on a small LAN connected to the mobile server, or on the main network.

Thanks so much for a wonderful product.


  • FOG Servers: 4
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 16
  • User since: Version 0.25
  • Desktops: 1000 (and growing ...)
  • Laptops: 3000 (and growing too ...)
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: ImageCast and EZGig cloning software
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: YES
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

Istituto Istruzione Superiore "Blaise Pascal", Reggio Emilia, Italy

We found FOG three years ago. We have created a vmware image to test and after only 6 months we have adopted as our immaging solution. FOG now has migrated to a real server and is used by our 3 technicians. Last year we organized a course on FOG for all technicians of the schools of Reggio Emilia. A great success! Today we are focusing on the use of snapins to customize the machines after deploying a base image developed with vmware player. Thanks to developers for an ingenious product.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 2
  • User since: Version 0.19
  • Desktops: 150
  • Laptops: 25
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Ghost Symantec
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: YES
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO
    • Uses Active Directory Join:YES

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Idaho/Nevada, USA

Our initial test with FOG was to see if we could avoid purchasing more licenses for our previous imaging solution. So far it’s working well. We are currently using FOG to maintain a small community lab of 16 desktop computers. We have used the hostname changer and join domain features with success. If all goes well, FOG will possibly be used to manage the rest of our workstations. Thank you for the simple and very capable product.


  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.29
  • Desktops: 16
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Ghost
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: NO
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, WI, USA

We discovered FOG while looking for a more manageable alternative to Ghost. We have gradually been installing storage nodes in each of our many schools. Besides our regular Windows XP and 7 workstations, we have also been using FOG to deploy slimmed down Ubuntu "Webstation" images to older desktops and netbooks.

  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 54
  • Geographic Locations: 50
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Desktops: 10000 and counting
  • Laptops: 5000 and counting
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Symantec Ghost
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: YES
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: YES
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: YES
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: YES
    • Uses User Tracker: YES
    • Uses Active Directory Join:YES

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Schweiz

We are the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.

Since 1998 we workeded with Ghost from GHOST Inc. and then with Symantec Ghost. Since we run Win7 on the clients we have FOG. Adrian Zaugg, he was an assistant from IVT installed the first FOG server because we have problem with the images under Win7 and Ghost Solution. Many thanks for his helps, without his knowledge we need to much time for change all our computer.


  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 0
  • Geographic Locations: 6
  • User since: Version 0.28
  • Desktops: 133 (and growing ...)
  • Laptops: 0
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Ghost 5.0 - Ghost Solution 2.5 all Versions
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: NO
    • Uses Snapin Client: NO
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses Active Directory Join:YES
    • Uses User Tracker: NO

Performance Computers Welland Ontario

We are Your Local Computer Guys.

We are a small retail/service store in Niagara. The store has been operating for over 10 years and for most of that time we have relied on physical media for our tools. We are using fog to inventory customer systems and generate reports. We also use it to boot many of our tools.


  • FOG Servers: 1
  • Additional Storage Nodes: 1
  • Geographic Locations: 1
  • User since: Version 0.32
  • Desktops: 8 Persistent Machines and several client machines
  • Laptops: 2 Persistent
  • Previous Imaging Solution Used: Clonezilla, and Norton Ghost
  • Uses FOG Client: YES
    • Uses Auto Log Out: NO
    • Uses Client Updater: NO
    • Uses Directory Cleaner: NO
    • Uses Display Manager: NO
    • Uses Green FOG: NO
    • Uses Hostname Changer: YES
    • Uses Host Registration: YES
    • Uses Printer Management: YES
    • Uses Snapin Client: Sometimes
    • Uses Task Reboot: YES
    • Uses User Cleanup: NO
    • Uses User Tracker: NO