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I'm planning on switching from a custom solution for our imaging to Microsoft WDS on 2008R2 servers with a 2008R2 DFL in our labs on campus.

What I need to know is how do I use a different answer file for each lab? I plan on using the .wim from the install media with just a few drivers added, so I'd have one image and control which software gets installed at imaging with different answer files per lab. As far as I can tell, I can only associate one answer file per image. Am I missing something?

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Are you using MDt or straight WDS? – Jim B Jun 13 '11 at 15:44
@Jim B - Straight WDS, but there's nothing stopping me from using MDT. – MDMarra Jun 13 '11 at 15:45
use MDT your brain will thank you :) – Zypher Jun 13 '11 at 15:53
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Run do not walk to the download site for MDT. You can set up task sequences based on any number of factors. You may need or want to set up a webservice front end to allow additonal capabilities in Ad or simply use the roles portion of the MDT database. This part of a pretty good tutorial talks about roles in the MDT database. I also would reccomend this book deployment fundamentals If you have never used the MDT before

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