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Evaluate Windows 8 Pro and Office 2013 Pro?

Okay so we successfully deployed windows 7 and office 2010 pro plus a few years ago now using WDS/MDT.
GPO is fine.  Only biggest issue we now face is with IE10/11.  Thats a different problem.

Anyway, i've bought a windows 8 pro machine as a test device and a user device (they will use it briefly for taking notes).
I had planned on testing this fully and capturing and deploying an image like we did in the past.  However what caveats are there currently (we're running exchange 2010 onsite and windows 2008 domain - soon to be 2012).  

Can we lock down the machine as easily as we have done with GPO for win7?
Is it even worth it, or shall we look at windows 10....???

Many thanks
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Virtually every GPO from 7 (except those affecting a now non-existent start button/menu) should still apply.

Note: you have certain rules/requirements for creating/deploying an image.  The images should be built using volume license media (not a license obtained from a pre-installed computer - among other things, keys are now tied to BIOS on those preinstalled systems) and need to be setup initially in Audit mode and then sysprep'd and captured.


Sure thing.
Rob HensonFinance Analyst
Note, there is the offer from Microsoft that current users of W7, W8 or W8.1 will be able to upgrade to W10 for free.

If you decide that W10 is going to be your way to go, it might be cheaper to buy machines with W8 and free upgrade to W10.

Rob H