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Advice on in place upgrade for multiple machines XP to Win7

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I have a project that I am interested to get opinions on. I use WDS to push fresh images down to reconditioned machines to sell on to third parties. I have been asked to upgrade several large networks. I planned on using the same method however the request is to do in place upgrades XP to Windows 7.
This concerns me as in the past I have run into issues with applications like Symantec AV becoming corrupt or else machine with issues falling over post upgrade. I understand I can run the upgrade wizard first to identify such applications but how realistic is it to upgrade machines that are already on a domain with user applications etc and will WDS do an in place upgrade.
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Have you looked at this:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee956905%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 End-to-End
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A world of pain! For other people coming across this link I did notice a youtube link which outlines upgrading to vista business first and then win 7.
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I was going to mention the upgrade path, but thought Vista was an OS too far!
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>  how realistic is it to upgrade machines that are already on a domain with user applications etc and will WDS do an in place upgrade
It's very realistic and I have done 2-step-upgrades (even 3-step-upgrades) many times. But you will not be able to automate it using WDS.
Only good news is: if you were to do it (xp->vista->7) you would NOT need a vista license for the process.
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