Deploying Windows 7 Pro over network after sysprep
Posted on 2011-02-25
I am ready to migrate my users to Windows 7 Pro. 90% of my hardware is like with the exceptions of a few desktops and laptops.
I have already configured an installation of Windows 7 with the programs and settings I need. I'd like to sysprep this and copy the image (i have a ghost boot disk that can copy the image to and from the network).
Are there step-by-step guidelines for doing this properly without much user interaction? I would like the product key to already be filled out (volume open license) and things like Regional Settings and time to be pre-determined in the image. The only thing I need to manually configure each time is the Hostname and possibly the domain to be added to as the image is loaded on the new workstations.
Also, if there is a better way to push the image that using ghost, I would love to know. Even if it was as simple as running a script on the current XP machines to the path of the image. But that isn't a huge concern.