Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. MDT benefits you by providing:
MDT 2010 includes new features like flexible driver management, optimised user interface workflow, and access to distribution shares from any location to simplify deployment and make your job easier. Deploy faster and easier with MDT 2010.
Improvements to MDT 2010 RC allow you to:
MDT supports the deployment of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
For more information, see http://blogs.technet.com/msdeployment/archive/2009/08/19/mdt-2010-release-candidate-is-now-available-for-download.aspx.
To download the RC bits, head to https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=14.