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Deploying Windows 7 image

I am using a Windows 7 PE disc to boot my machines and then load a WIM image off a USB HD. I have a script that formats the drive and then applies the image. The format takes a long time. How should I be doing this process to make it as fast as possible. I will need to pump out a lot of machines in a short period of time. 20+ systems. over the course of a couple weeks. Thanks for any pointers.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Well, that's a good question. This is why I asked the my question, to get some good ideas. Quick format - that is what I was thinking, I will try that first. I will also look in to WDS - assuming you mean Windows Deployment services. Thank you!
Lee W, MVP

Yes, WDS.  I have instructions for installing it on 2008 (it's very similar on 2008 R2, but there are some added features once installed).
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/installwds2008.asp

You can create a multicast in 2008 /2008R2/2012 and deploy it to all systems at once.
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Thanks!
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