Windows 7 Deployment and Imaging on Windows 2008 Domain

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
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.
Question by:bgcmcfl
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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.

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    Did you get/read Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 documentation ? :

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

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