Windows 2012 Server Image Build

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you all well and you can assist.
Guys, we are busy trying to develop a windows 2012 server image.
Im trying to get as much information as possible on server build processes.
I would like some help on what you guys do with regards to distributing your server image.
For example,

q) what stuff do you put in your image and what don't you
q) what size is your final image
q) what disk image format do you guys use as your build format
q) what utility or process do you use to extract the build
q) what process do you use to distribute your image around the world

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
q1) what stuff do you put in your image and what don't you

We put less 3rd party stuff and only things that a customer needs really. We test a lot and put only compatible software for Server 2012 .

q2) what size is your final image

This is difficult to answer, because each customer has other Software. (Between 35 - 900 GB, what I have done)

q3) what disk image format do you guys use as your build format

We use the Shadowcraft mage format. Because we have ShadowProtect IT Edition.

q4) what utility or process do you use to extract the build

ShadowProtect IT Edition. If you ask why?

- Hardware Independent Restore

- cheap if you have lot of customers (ShadowProtect IT Edition lets you back up and recover an unlimited number of servers, desktops, and laptops for the duration of your subscription )

- Use ShadowProtect IT Edition without installing any software

- very quick restore

- and many more:
http://www.storagecraft.com/products/shadowprotect-it-edition/

q5) what process do you use to distribute your image around the world
We send an encrypted Harddisk (done by ShadowProtect)
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Simon336697Author Commented:
Thanks so much
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
You are welcome.
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