Help, confused by windows 7
Hey guys, I have come here for help as I am bit lost as to what I am trying to do in our environment. Maybe if I explain what I do with Xp in our environment, you guys could offer a way to get what i need from Windows 7.
For the past few years we have been deploying XP in this fashion.
1. build a laptop with XP from scratch. install drivers, software, etc. tweak local admin and remove extra accounts after testing.
2. use the sysprep utility to seal my image, generating a new SID, and running a mini-setup on boot.
a. the mini-setup: installs plug and play devices to navigate through mini-setup, prompts for a computer name, has the product key already added, and joins our organizations domain based with an account we created just for such purposes.
3. using Ghost to capture the image and store it on a network share.
We do not use any of Microsofts deployment tools so I am not really familiar with it.
I am wondering how I can acheive these same objectives in my answer file with Windows 7. I have heard rumors that Ghost does not work with Windows 7. Is there another utlity I should use instead of Ghost.
Thanks for any help you guys can give.