We have about 20 laptops (windows xp or 7) that we're getting ready for checkout at a library. People will be using these laptops anywhere from 1 day to 3 months.
We have a few issues because of new policies enacted at our institution. First of all, the drives have to be encrypted. Second of all we'd like to easily (and hopefully quickly) refresh (i.e. re-image) the laptops before we recheck them out.
The issues we run into is that encrypted drives can't be compressed, so the images would be huge (like 150GB). The next issue we have is creating an imaging process that is simple for the library staff to use.
Any suggests would be greatly appreciated. We've looked into solutions like Deep Freeze, but we need the laptops to retain their configuration for more then just 1 reboot. We're also looking into TrueCrypt to do the encrypting for us.