Lots of laptop imaging

I need to image 50 identical laptops for a client.
I don't have much space to work and they can't be wired to a network unless I bring in new equipment.
what have you found to work best in this situation?
nickthecomputerguyAsked:
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wullieb1Commented:
Create a master image and in your case use a DVD as pulling one over WiFi would be tedious.
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wullieb1Commented:
Sorry you could also use a USB key, or a number of USB keys, to do the installation.
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nickthecomputerguyAuthor Commented:
Both are really good ideas.   What are the best programs or methods to make bootable DVD for this purpose?
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wullieb1Commented:
If it were me i'd do the basic build on a laptop and use a VM with MDT installed and capture an image using that. This will create the relevant .wim file for you that you can rename as install.wim which can then be burned to DVD/USB.
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nickthecomputerguyAuthor Commented:
I would probably have to go with USB because the image would be too big for one DVD because it is Windows 7, office, Acrobat and a few other programs.
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wullieb1Commented:
Yeah the USB option would load quicker as well.

It really is a pity you couldn't get some space and equipment to do this as you could setup MDT2012 to do this sort of thing for you across multiple machines at the same time.

All you would need is a server/desktop (could be virtual) that you could use temporarily and a switch, preferably a Gigabit one.
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nobusCommented:
USB is fine, but slow, unless you have USB 3
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