Applies to:

Windows Server 2012

Windows 8

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP

 

So you are building a new image of Windows, and you want to deploy it to your environment.

You have been using unattend.txt/sysprep since Windows NT 4.0/2000/Server 2003 days or a 3rd party imaging software

And on Vista/Server 2008, you switched out to unattend.xml/syprep.

You passed by the Microsoft BDD (Business Desktop Deployment) toolkit. 

That is alright, now you could save yourself time when building new systems (laptops, workstations or servers), and continue doing your other work by using the "Microsoft Deployment Toolkit”.

 

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25175

and a nice intro guide from Jeff Stokes, one of my fellow PFE (Premier Field Engineer) buddies at:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeff_stokes/archive/tags/mdt/

or check out “The Deployment guys”

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/