I have just acquired a job as an IT manager for a consulting firm that has about 25 workstations (60% laptops, 40% desktops). There is no uniformity among the machines and most have administrative rights. I want to wipe all the machines and install a base system setup via ghost. I have not done this before and I am looking for some guidance on it. Any good suggestions or webpages would be appreciated!!
Here are some of my questions:
* What should my bare minimum of applications be? Just Windows, Office and Virus Protection?
* I want to setup Group Policy for these machines and administer them from the server... any good websites on doing this?
* How do I handle ghosting the OS between different machines with differing device drivers???
I know its a broad question, but any help would be appreciated!