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    I routinely build PC's up for clients at home, I do the same install time and time except I just use a different product key (what ever there's is) and different drivers for each model. Once I have done a machine I tend to take a image of it using ghost once all the updates are installed so I can just reimage if an issue in the future.

    Is there something like WDS (never used, only seen in play at work) where I can just inject the drivers and get it to build from a base image? Obviously I will need to have a different one for XP Home, Pro etc and just enter the key I need, is this possible?

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    I believe FOG can do this.

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    You can use MDT to do this on a laptop. You may just need to get a third party DHCP server depending on your laptop OS. You could use static IPs but it's worth the hassle of getting DHCP going.

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    I am right in thinking MDT is part of Server 2003?

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    No it's a separate download. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit You don't need a server OS to install it on.

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    Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    No it's a separate download. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit You don't need a server OS to install it on.
    you do also need to download waik which is a fairly hefty sized downlaod though 2gbish iirc

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    If you plan on deploying xp home with mdt take a look at this blog Install Windows XP Home Edition with MDT 2010 – Stephan's Blog as mdt will only import a pro o/s

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