I am not sure if I am confused as to the purpose of MDT.
We need to deploy a standard Windows 7 build to about 100 new computers, and more as time goes on.
Having followed a whole bunch of documentation, tutorials and white-papers etc, it seems that MDT will always go through the full processes of
- installing windows
- installing applications
Whereas what we need is a simple "take image of reference machine" followed by "clone image onto target". This should be much faster than the full installation routines followed by MDT.
Should I be doing something else with the captured WIM from MDT? Can I simply put it into WDS somehow as a "ready to copy" image?