I actually discovered the book you recommended (Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 1: Migrating to Windows 7 using MDT 2010 Lite Touch and WDS) and am slowly getting smarter from it, however since my arrangement is one device each at 300 sites and our company does not use DHCP what is the best way to build a bare metal deployment. I didn't see that scenario other than using PXE. Likewise we don't allow IP helper on our routers. And since PXE requires DHCP...well I hope you see my concern. Really trying to avoid making a DVD image again if possible. Open to anything y'all can suggest.
We CAN multicast the image out via Satellite to reside on another server, but again how does a bare metal system get built from that?