We have a few new Windows 7 PCs for development - they need development software, all the .NET frameworks from 1.1 upwards and such like - all of which always install components to the primary drive regardless of the main application location - plus .NET 1.1 needs a fair bit of meddling to get right after install - so doing this once is preferable.
All PCs are the same spec, same model, same components, same drivers etc.
Ideally I would like to be able to take an image of the one PC I have installed everything on, and then restore it onto the others. The "control" PC has all aspects of the development environment configure to suit our setup, as well as the necessary system changes to accommodate .NET 1.1 on Windows 7 / IIS 7.
An attempt with Ghost 14 left me with the infamous BOOTMGR missing error, I read somewhere that 15 would fix this - I re-imaged using 15 and I get the same.
Does anyone have any idea what I could use to take an image of the fully installed PC and restore it successfully - using the Windows Deployment Services seems out of the question as I would then have to configure and install all applications individually on each PC, as I understand it, which would somewhat defeat the object of the image in this instance.
I have tried a few time with Ghost 14 and now 15, and have spent hours looking around the Internet for any help, but to no avail. All solutions seem to be vague,. or just merely suggest WDS.
Any help would be most grateful.