BEst practice when deploying policies to an end point

I have a server 2016 domain environment  and we are going to be deploying windows 10 . What would be best practice to implement Group policy to the end points ? My school of thought tells me that creating a windows 10 image and modifying the local GPO and then packaging that image is not the best way . Should policies have better control being applied thru the Domain control GPMC ? S that very time a computer gets added to the domain the policies apply.

IS it better to have a lean vanilla image and then join to the domain and apply all policy settings for the computer and user ?  Any good advice would be appreciated.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I like your thought process, but chances are you will not catch even a fraction that you want to standardize with your base image. This method of thinking  will reduce the logon process, but chances are you are going to be tweaking as you go.  

So with that being said I would bake in as much as you  know that you know you want to set.  

With over 3000 settings it would be a daunting to try and figure it out prior to trying to build a master image.

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