How to Automate the initial configuration of a ghosted Windows XP client
Posted on 2012-03-30
Our current WinXP client deployment process is as follows:
1.) Attach USB pen drive with standard WinXP SP3 ghost image to new PC/laptop
2.) Boot new workstation/laptop with bootable ghost disk, browse to .GHO image and restore to disk
3.) Boot machine up, let sysprep complete
4.) Enter TCP/IP info (IP address, mask, gateway, DNS, WINS)
5.) Rename PC and join to domain
6.) Reboot PC
7.) Log in with user account
8) Configure Outlook 2007 client wizard
9) Configure Internet Explorer setup wizard
Is there anyway of automating any/all of the boot steps?
e.g. Getting ghost to use an unattend file/startup script to run the above tasks?