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Windows 7: Imaging question

1 Week Ago   #1
hairprogrammer

Windows 10 x64
 
 
Imaging question

Can anyone help or point in the right direction.

I work in an IT Dept. I've never been shown how to capture an image of a PC or laptop.

I have access to Official Microsoft ISO's....and i want to build several images to image laptops that we receive in at our Service Desk.

We buy the same type laptop and specs.
I basically want to build a laptop with MS Office....tweak power settings, join the domain with a naming convention incorporate so that every laptop built has a different name, and then add a couple of other apps, too!
Can anyone tell me which tools i would need...how i incorporate the serial numbers of Windows and Office...?
What software imaging tools/software i can use.
USB Key is the method i would probably go with.
Capture image and have it on a USB key to image a laptop with?

Any sites...youtube tutorials....or post here giving me a heads up as to how i would go about it. Would be greatly appreciated.
I have heard of Clonezilla....but is this a crude approach just taking an image of the whole hdd...my boss...who is not very technical...mentioned the SID or something....would prevent u from using clonezill....SID is tied to user account though?!


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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. The boss is correct if you just clone every pc will have the same SID so every pc would look the same to windows. A couple of way to do it you can create the pc then run sysprep which will run a mini install at start you can image that before it restarts. When and How to use Sysprep | The Solving


There is a better way of doing and MS gives you the tools Windows 10 deployment scenarios and tools - Windows Deployment | Microsoft Docs
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1 Week Ago   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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