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    Exactly, this is prestaging.

    When the machines are booting via PXE, press the PAUSE button on the keyboard. You'll see a section that shows the Machine's GUID and MAC. If the GUID is unique for each machine use this, otherwise use the MAC address preceeded by an extra 20 zeros (this is when you are pre-making the accounts in AD).

    Basically you delete the AD accounts that you have now for ygg-tg01-01...30 and recreate them filling in your choice of unique field, before you deploy the image to these machines.

    When you PXE boot via WDS, the WDS server matches the machines to the known accounts in AD by the unique identifier you've chosen (GUID or MAC).

    All that needs to be done then is setup your sysprep so that it joins the domain and renames the machine automagically.

    Here's my sysprep.ini
    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Unattended]
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword="*"
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
    AutoLogon=No
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=85
    OemSkipWelcome=1

    [UserData]
    ProductKey=*****-*****-*****-*****-*****
    FullName="School"
    OrgName="School"
    ComputerName=%MACHINENAME%

    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    SystemLocale=00000809
    UserLocale=00000809
    InputLocale=0809:00000809

    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

    [Identification]
    JoinDomain=%MACHINEDOMAIN%
    DoOldStyleDomainJoin=Yes

    [Branding]
    BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

    [Proxy]
    Proxy_Enable=0
    Use_Same_Proxy=0
    The two part %MACHINENAME% and %MACHINEDOMAIN% are what link sysprep to the data held in AD.

    This is specifically for our XP builds.
    Last edited by mortstar; 9th September 2009 at 09:19 PM.

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    and similar to RM's build CC3 build
    Aww.. you miss it.

    You can get extremely close with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) e.g. PXE/USB/CD boot a machine, couple of minutes later fill in the computer name, pick the OU, supply a password...

    The problem is that MDT has a very steep learning curve (IIRC the only other person I've seen mention using it on here said the same) and there's not that much relevant information floating about on the net. I think it's lovely in a geeky sense but it's not necessarily economic i.e. you'd be lucky to save the time you spent on it.

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