I am managing a moderately-sized computer network for school and I have been using Norton Ghost to deploy images across the network. However, recently we have been investigating a switch to another deployment solution. The first we are trying is Microsoft's built-in tool, Windows Deployment Services (WDS). To test it, I have installed a test installation of Windows Server 2012 onto a workstation and have configured the DHCP and DNS roles accordingly. This is also configured as a DC in ADDS. I have another workstation connected NIC to NIC to the DC and connected to the domain as a client. It is running Windows 7 with MS Security Essentials installed and some other software. I have been reading the MSDN documentation for MS WDS, but I have found it a little confusing. I am attempting to simply capture the image and deploy it to other machines, and not to have to go through Windows Setup on every single machine I deploy it on. I was wondering if there was a way to do this, and, if so, how? I am also a little unclear on how it utilizes the boot and installation images and why they must be present, which ones to use, what they contain, etc. As always, any help is greatly appreciated.
To specify: To test, currently I am isolating these two workstations. One is the DC, one is the client which I am trying to capture the image from, and later I will deploy the image to it. They are on their own network, with the client connected directly to the NIC of the DC.