About 6-7 months ago I did a Windows 7 deployment using Windows Deployment Services. I successfully deployed the clients but I honestly still don't understand how WDS works. It seems like a really convoluted process (boot images, capture images, answer files for OOBE and Unattended, etc.). For example I want to add another image for just my laptops and I don't even think I can use the same capture boot image.
So now I need to deploy Windows 7 to 10 laptops along with our company software and settings. I went back to my WDS server and realized I had lost what understanding I had on the WDS server. I can still push the image I created 6-7 months ago but that's about it.
So should I attempt to do this with MDT instead? I have it installed but never used it. Or should I stick with WDS and find a much better step-by-step for it? I'm overwhelmed at the thought of it at the moment.
Ideally, I'd like to build my image the way I want it, sysprep, then capture and deploy. Also it would be nice if it was easy to deploy the same image in the future, update it, and capture again. This seems so difficult in WDS to me (probably because I don't understand the way it works).