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Windows 7 Configurator?

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I am looking for a tool which will allow me, on an existing, clean install of Windows 7,
to configure the PC, install printers, Join the domain, etc...

I'd like to be able to run it from a usb stick or a CD/DVD.... is such a thing possible?
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Microsoft has always offered tools to help in the deployment of the workstations.   Please review this link to the Microsoft Deployment tools;
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652

This pages is more specific on deployment options:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825039.aspx
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Thank you for the above... however, I am needing to perform configurations on PCs that already have the Windows OS installed. This looks to be a deployment tool for the OS itself.
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I would think, then,  a PowerShell script would work best.   The script can be saved on a USB or network location and from each workstation, you run the PowerShell script in the Command Window or PowerShell User Interface.

Are you familiar with PowerShell?
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Unfortunately, yes! I was hoping to find a pre-packaged piece... currently I am trying to rescale a set of scripts I built to do a few years back...
So In your opinion, this is a build it yourself solutions?
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Yes, it would have to be a build it yourself solution.  Too many variables in your custom setup - printers, security levels, etc.
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Would it be possible to set up a pc the way we want it, take an image of it and then apply that hard drive image to other boxes? I know this can be done, but I am unsure how that would work with licenses for Windows and Office. Any thoughts?
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