Sorry for the confussion I must seem to ooze but I am trying to grasp the use of <SkipRearm> and it's impact on my imaging.
I am attempting to image in the same manner as I did with XP... One 'master' image which can be installed on any computer that the image was intened for and be updated over time (normally 3 or 4 times a year).
From what I have read elsewhere my understanding is that once I have created an installation from scratch I need to set <SkipRearm> to 1. This would prevent the 'master' image created from the sysprepped Windows install from rearming and using up one of 3 rearms. If this 'master' image was used to create an 'master' image there would be no issue with rearming.
I have problems understanding the following:
1. Does <SkipRearm> need to be set to 0 for a 'production' image? If so do I need to keep 2 images, one 'master' (skiprearm = 1) that can be updated and one 'production' (skiprearm = 0) that is actually used to image other computers?
2. If the 'production' image needs to use SkipRearm = 0 then is it possible to manually rearm the 'master' image when installed on a computer? This would leave me with a single image that can either be updated or used.
I currently support about 40 computers and the computers are imaged for users. We use MAK volume licencing with Windows Ent SP1 x64.