WDS - help using one image for multiple machine models

Hi All,
Im new to WDS, we have just setup our first image for a laptop,

my question is; is there a way we can use just a few images that be configured for multiple different model types?

I.E. if I create one image with bog standard Windows 7 Pro x64 with all the software we need, and then proceed to use that for all models of laptops/PCs, is this possible?

If it is, where would I add the hardware drivers for that particular model Laptop/PC and at what stage? could I just add the driver packages to the boot/capture wims and that will load them onto the machine, or would I have to add them onto the machine manually?

Thanks,
Sean
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
>>I.E. if I create one image with bog standard Windows 7 Pro x64 with all the software we need, and then proceed to use that for all models of laptops/PCs, is this possible?

Yes though you need to 'inject' the drivers for the newer models into the boot image.
Adding Drivers to Images on Windows Deployment Services



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RBG ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your help, Glad about that!
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