Is it time to change our imaging method??
This our scenario. For system imaging we've traditionally built a hardware specific image and used 3rd party imaging software such as deploycenter or currently clonezilla. Its a very much hands on approach but has so far been a reliable if slightly labour intensive form of imaging.
We are now using Windows 7 as standard. We've ran into a few issues, mainly regarding the sysprep utility. It would seem every time we try and 'sysprep /generalise' the image a second time, ie after modifying the image we're getting an error message and sysprep is not working. Its something we are looking into and suspect it could be something to do with KMS and licensing. Never had this problem with XP sysprep.
It may be time though to start getting a bit more radical with our imaging process. I know Windows 7 has a built in imaging tool called ImageX and DISM etc. How many people on here use the Microsoft way of imaging? I am presuming you can have a single disk image that can be loaded up with applications that can be deployed to different hardware. I presume individual drivers for specific kit can be configured along the line? Or is it a case of only being able to push out a copy of windows to different types of hardware with applications being installed as packages afterwards?
Thanks in advance for any advice!