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    Imaging Windows 7 Machines

    Hi all I just wanted to get a general feel for what people are using to deploy windows 7 with ?

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    The Microsoft stuff, WAIK, WDS, Deployment Toolkit, all free, works with xp too, after a fashion

    Just found: http://blogs.msdn.com/ukschools/arch...more-help.aspx
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    Same as mavhc

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    Yep same as above.. works fine.. deployed 8 laptops this week using it

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    We use Symantec ghost, You have to be on one of the more recent versions, because it doesn’t build the volume up right at the end. Some schools I know have had problems with this. We were lucky to have a version which Symantec sent out a free update to patch it.

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    I am using SCCM and it's pretty awesome once you get your head around it. It's only a few quid a year on top of a Schools Agreement (the CALs are included as part of the core CAL pack and the enterprise CAL pack).

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    ive given up with ghost i just dont like the newer version esp for packages takes an age to add them. For imaging windows 7 atm im using wds and i intend to look into suplementing that with mdt2010 when i get the chance

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    I image each machine by hand with a generic image (office, W7, programs required). Reason being I am ALWAYS fraught with issues when imaging. so it is my preference to do each machine by hand so I know it works. It may take longer but my bosses realise that its the way I work and accept that.

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    we use a combination of acronis snap deploy and standard acronis - boot over pxe

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    After going to an MS Technet seminar on workstation deployment and evaluating WAIK, WDS, etc. from Microsoft, I just ended up sticking with updating our Ghost licenses. Ghost just seemed so much easier and less involved than the Microsoft solutions.

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    We don't have many Win 7 machines at the moment, but of the 3, we used FOG, after correctly Sysprepping the box. Learning Windows 7 Sysprep is quite different from XP Sysprep. The only thing that FOG doesn't do at the moment is rename Win 7 machines or join the domain. I've heard that this will come with the next version though.

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