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Hi, I'm looking for an image deploying solution to install on multiple computers. I haven't worked with one since the Ghost ages so I'm not sure if that's still a viable solution or if there's something better out there. I'm looking into sending a Windows 8.1 image to 30 computers.

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You should look into Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) which allows deployment of images and applications from central repositories to PCs. It can use DHCP and PXE to network boot from the WDS server, deploy the base image and deploy any additional applications on top. Keeps it simple and less admin work over time.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn475741.aspx
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Second Peter's comment.

MDT and WDS can deploy Windows 8.1 without any issues. It is free and very robust.  Here are some guides: http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2014/04/21/windows-8-1-deployment-labs-now-available/
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Acronis snap deploy 4. I just did an upgrade for 30 users took approx 20 min per computer.  Need to boot from Acronis CD/DVD reads image from USB drive.
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