I'm wanting to reinstall our workstations here (18) and think that cloning is the best way to go about it.
Problem is, I have no experience with cloning.
I want to :
Clone to a USB HDD or server (Windows Server 2003).
Still use our OEM XP licences.
Still use our OEM Office 2003 licences.
Clone McAfee TOP Advanced as well.
Create mutiple clones. (For different departments)
Update the clones every now and then. (Windows / Software updates)
Not have to first install cloning software on the machine I want to clone.
Not have to install new drivers after deploying a clone.
Not have to pay for the cloning software.
Preferably start deployment remotely or when booting the machine to deploy the clone on.
Because we are using 3 different types of HP workstations I believe I have to run sysprep before cloning to remove certain drivers. Or better yet, create 3 different clones.
I have found a few sites with free cloning tools, but would like to know your experiences before trying them all out.
Some guidance would be greatly appreciated.