Following on from the chat earlier today, Microsoft have kindly sent us the transcript from the session. They would also like to thank you, our members for making it a very "busy" session ;)
- Q: Whats your preferred method to actually deliver the images?
A: Well, it depends upon your needs, generally. A lot of people will go with the simplicity of a CD image for large scale deployments, but in a recovery scenario they might use something like RIS. Remote installation Services allows easy deployment. File shares are also a common way, although I prefer a management tool like Ghost or Powerquest to aid the deployment.
Q: How better is sysprep now than in W2K?
A: The biggest changes made to sysprep since W2K are improving the ability to deploy a single image throughout by allowing for a single chipset. Also, bug fixes are nice. For instance, you dont have the master machine that wont shut down. Also, the interface is improved so you can use the GUI, etc....
Download: Chat transcript: Installing WindowsXP