Is this a bad idea? MS Security Essentials seems to be OK. This is when using mdt to capture the image. Is it best to avoid putting a virus checker on when creating a reference image?
Sophos is easy to install on first boot
i use a startup script like so and just pass the password, sophos does have an obfuscate but i couldn't get it to work :s
Code:@ECHO OFF REM --- Check for an existing installation of Sophos AutoUpdate if exist "C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\dir.txt" goto _End if exist "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\dir.txt" goto _End REM --- Deploy to Windows 2000/XP/2003 \\SERVERNAME\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP\Setup.exe -updp "\\SERVERNAME\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP" -user "DOMAIN\UserWithReadAccessToSophsShare" -pwd %1 -mng yes dir > "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\dir.txt" dir > "C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\dir.txt" REM --- End of the script :_End
It depends on the AV solution you're using. I can only speak for Symantec End Point Protection 12.x, but it works just fine being pre-rolled into an image; the only thing you have to do is run a cloning prep utility that strips out all the unique identifiers from it.
As far as Security Essentials goes, I'm surprised it works period with going through a sysprep process. MSE is a free for home use antivirus and isn't licensed to be used at schools and businesses. Just tossing that out there...
I've always been advised to miss it off the image - I have had issues with NOD32 screwing up an image in the past
TBH, the definition files will need updating anyway when you apply the image.
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