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Windows 7 Deployment and Imaging on Windows 2008 Domain

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Experts I need your help!

I would like to upgrade 18 computers in our computer lab from XP to 7.  

I would like to do this via imaging.

I have been reading about  Windows AIK and MDT 2010 and think that these tools are the way to go.   I really like that I will be able to inject packages and drivers into the WIM file so that I do not need to create a new image, big time saver.  

My main question is will I have any trouble if the reference computer is connected to a domain, since I will need all the computers that receive the ref image to be connected to the domain as well?  

Also, I will need the system to have a unique computer name so that it does not conflict with other computers in the domain.

Finally, if you have any other helpful information on this topic please share.

Thanks experts.
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are all of your computers already connected to domain ?
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The computers are connected to the domain.  

However, my goal is to re-image them with a new reference image that is in development.  In the end I hope I am able to connect the reference computer to the domain so that every image that is created from that reference computer will be connected to the domain.  I also hope it is possible to give the computer a different name each time it is cloned.

Thanks.
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senad earned 1500 total points
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Did you get/read Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 documentation ? :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyID=f1bae135-4190-4d7c-b193-19123141edaa&displaylang=en

It's all well explained - step by step ----
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Thanks.
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