How do you deploy Windows 7?
So i’ve seen a lot of different ways that people deploy Windows 7. Some sysprep, some don’t. Some use WAIK with almost every option, others use a bare minimum config. I’m going to make this thread so everyone can share how they deploy Windows 7 to their workstations.
This is how I do it, but everyone is different;
If it helps at all, I found a web site that builds the answer file in a more “user friendly” mode than the Windows kit. Here’s the link:
I have built window 7 with the help of [URL=‘http://technical-support.igennie.co.uk’]Technical Support[/URL] and provided my two files for window 7 development they are Microsoft Development ToolKit_x86 and Microsoft Development ToolKit_x64 for 64 bit computer.
I build a single ‘Master image’ in virtualbox. Using IDE Hard Drive @ 100gb partition. Once I have installed windows 7 I take a snapshot and do so after/before any major changes (allow me to roll back if system messes up). Once I have completed this stage I will use WAIK to build an Unattend file for use with sysprep also generalize option chosen so i can deploy [B]one image [/B]to all desktops/laptops in my school.
and I now include step 8 from [URL=‘http://fogproject.org/forum/threads/windows-7-deployment-fog-sad2-driver-tool.380/’]this great guide [COLOR=#000000]this allows me to have a complete unattended install (Win 7 SP1 doesn’t have all nic drivers)[/COLOR][/URL] so no longer do i have to install the NIC driver on newer machines before FOG can continue its Auto Join Domain feature
Edit: forgot to mention that before sysprepping/uploading I always run chkdsk /f from command prompt