Multicasting supports sending a single backup image simultaneously to other machines without putting greater stress on the network than by sending an image to a single machine.
This version also introduced Ghost Explorer, a Windows program which supports browsing the contents of an image file and extract individual files from it.
Ghost 6.0 requires a separate DOS partition when used with the console.
However, a version of Ghost 8.0 is included on the Ghost 9 recovery disk to support existing Ghost customers.
The first versions of Ghost supports only the cloning of entire disks.
Ghost allows for writing a clone or image to a second disk in the same machine, another machine linked by a parallel or network cable, a network drive, or to a tape drive.
Version 4.0 of Ghost added multicast technology, following the lead of a competitor, Image Cast.
This significantly eased systems management because the user no longer had to set up their own partition tables. Ghost 8.0 supports NTFS file system, although NTFS is not accessible from a DOS program.