I am trying to make a disk image with Acronis Backup and Restore so I can image new laptops. Acronis Backup and Restore disk imaging software, will give the new computer a different SID but I do not know how to custom configure the MS Office Applications, IE8, and Windows and other Settings and have them be applied to all users who logon to the computer after joining the domain. I have tried copy the entire contents of my profile to the All Users Profile but that caused a lot of problems. I also want to remove the key from MS Office 2007 and have tried deleting some registry keys recomended in blogs but everytime I launched an Office Application it acted as if it was starting for the first time and a message said "Please wait while Microsoft Office is being configured and it takes about 3-5 minutes for work or Excel to launch even after going through this process.
We do not want to use roaming profiles.
I do log on with an account as a local administrator so most applications are available but not custom settings.
I really don't want to do a custom installation with Microsoft tools because I have not learned enough about the AIK or Automatic Installation Kit or Deployment Workbench from Microsoft.
Is there any easy, clean way to do this without negative side effects?