What's the best way to do a large clone operation.

So I'm doing a rather large rollout for a local school. Most of the client machines are core 2 Duos. They were all running XP. Im doing a fresh installation of Windows 7 Enterprise x64. We have an open volume license. There are also some software additions needed to be made. I attempted to just clone the machines to a USB and use that but I don't have enough storage space, at least that's what Clonezilla was telling me. We have a Server 2012 R2 on site. I'm wondering if there is a faster or more stable way to do these clones. There are about 3 different make/models of machine but the majority of them are all Dell Optimplex 745 and 755. At this point I could use clear direction and some steps to take to ensure I can at least start this project tomorrow and be able to continue the rollout when I'm ready. Thanks in afvance for your help.
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You have to complete install on one of each model, then using the winrm to clone it to the windows 2012 deployment role. stripping the SID.  Then using the boot from network to load the OS image onto the system.

This is a rather .......... short window of time to do what you want.


JoemtAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply arnold. The first you link provided is for 2008 Server, does this work the same way with 2012 r2? Also the WDS program is that similar to DISM or a separate software altogether?
You can see whether the write up can be extended to the version you have.

Are you talking about adding drivers to the image using dism?

It is somewhat covered in a question along a similar path.
Here I am ms technet guide to wDS 2012 setup/consideration....


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JoemtAuthor Commented:
Thank you! Looks like that is the step by step process I was looking for. Not sure if I will begin this project today or not due to the size of the job and limited time I have had to prepare but this information will be vital to me!
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