Best approach to restore workstation images
Posted on 2013-10-25
Currently we have 1 server and 20 workstations
Server is windows 2012
workstations are windows 7 pro 32bit
I also have an additional workstation I use for testing and every now and then when I am satisfied I have fixed a number of issues, made improvements or installed new applications - I make an image of the test workstation and then would like to reimage all of the users workstations so they are all up-to-date.
I want to make sure the process I am following is correct.
All of the User workstations and test workstation are 100% identical (hardware etc).
I make an image of the Test workstation and place it on Server.
We use DHCP and Active Directory.
I expect that if I reimage all of the workstations with the test ws image, they will all have the same PC Name, Login and LogMeIn (we use for remote access) identities - this would cause problems on the Domain as you would expect.
On Test Workstation - I assume I would have to: remove LogMeIn, remove from Domain - before making the image - then roll it out to user workstations, rename each workstation, join domain, reset auto-login to specific login, reinstall LogMeIn.
Is there a better approach?