I am creating 3 Virtual Windows XP machines for 3 developers who will be building a custom SQL db for us. They need the machines to have Office 2007 installed so they can test the db with Access and other software.
What i need to do is create a Virtual XP machine with all the relevant software and updates then clone it. FWIW, I deployed a sysprep image last year for about 10 OEM Dell machines purchased simultaneously. that seemed to work pretty well but there were a few hangups with user profiles etc. again, i am wondering if there isn't an easier way to clone when you are working with Virtual PCs other than the obvious lack of need to use imaging software. I have only ever built one VPC at a time....including our BES Server 2003 that is currently running on our SBS 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed.
I'd love to see a walk through guide of some sort on creating the base image and sysprepping it etc. if you can point me in the direction of a sysprep/virtual lab prep resource, i would greatly appreciate it. FWIW, i am a member of Technet so if there is something Technet specific you know of, i can access it.