I have about 18PC's that we are phasing out from XP and replacing with Windows 7Pro machines, that have Office 2013 home/Biz and some client/server based software. the PC's on the network are all static IP addressed, and connect to Windows 2008R2 DC. The new machines are already preinstalled with office 2013 and windows 7 pro- just not registered. I would really like to get one of the Windows 7 machines entirely done, and functional and then clone it to the other 17 machines we have to install into the network. I'm wondering if there is a good imaging software that I could do this with. I know I would have to change machine name, ip address, a couple specific .ini files that are PC specific, network printers for specific PC location. All of that is relatively quick and easy.
I have not used imaging software before, so I have no idea if this would work or not or what pitfalls there may be? Does it work if the PC I'm cloning has been joined to the domain before imaging software? Imaging Software recommendation?