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Windows 7: Cloning 180 laptops to be used for 4 days - help and guidance needed

01 Sep 2013   #1

Cloning 180 laptops to be used for 4 days - help and guidance needed

I have been given a task to clone 180 laptops to be used for a 4 day conference.
all the machines will be used in a hotel and need access to hotel internet mostly for web browsing

I created one machine installed all the software i need and I cloned it with clonezilla using a 32 gig USB drive I been able to boot off it and restore the image in about 15 minutes. I have 30 usb drives and 4 days to get them ready.

my concern is that all machines will be identical and I am worried there might be conflicts

I am new to this and have been reading about sysprep some say use it some say don't?

any guidance or tips would be appreciated

what kind of trouble should i anticipate?

Thanks in advance

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02 Sep 2013   #2

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Hello edwarto and welcome to Seven Forums.

About all I can do is point you to a tutorial that one of the Forum experts prepared. It may provide enough info to see if sysprep will work for you.

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows
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02 Sep 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

As long as they are the same and they are set to use a dynamic ip, you just need to change the pc name in control panel --> System

Although that's mainly to ease the troubleshooting.
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