How to Create customized Windows 7 with office 2010 and antivirus softwares, irrespective of hardware platform?
Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:31 PM
Can any once help me on creating hardware independent Customized windows 7 with the Office and Antivirus software, we have some employees at onsite, for them i have to create one hardware independent os image for different model laptops.
I know the process of capturing reference computer, but how to create the same image for different hardware model systems
Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:46 PM
I'd recommend checking http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Deploying-Windows-7-Part1.html as well as the MDT help files that are available when you install.
In a nutshell, the easiest thing to do is create your image on a VM (so you don't have driver issues to worry with, among other reasons) and then let MDT inject the appropriate drivers at the time of deployment.
Also see http://www.deployvista.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryID/132/language/sv-SE/Default.aspx for some ideas on driver management.
Friday, October 05, 2012 8:59 AMNext to this, I wouldn't embed a virusscanner into your reference image, but always install client's and agents who depend on GUID's and SID's afterwards. Otherwise you might up with double entry's in your management console due to sysprep SID changes etc.
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