I have installed Windows 7 and prepared to OS by configuring it and installing the necessary applications.
I want to keep a local administrator user account I created, "johndoe", so that I may login as "johndoe" on the clones I create from the image and everything in his Startup gets executed, his environment variables are set, programs configured etc. I also have a share, "johnsshare" of the directory "c:\johnsshare" with permissions set for "johndoe". This is also something I´d like to keep.
Apart from that I want the image to be prepared for cloning in a good way. Ideally so that I am asked for the new computer name when the machine starts or upon first login. Should I run Sysprep? I suspect it might interfere with my John Doe stuff above.
How can I achieve this?