i need to install windows on a 150 computers for a bank, i've never done anything like this before, so if anyone can help me find a fast efficient way to do so, they are IBM computers all with the same hardware specifications, brand new

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    – TheCleaner
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 13:02
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    Windows Deployment Services. Don't get discouraged, it's a lot to learn if you're starting from zero knowledge.
    – jscott
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 13:05
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    Hire someone who has done this before.
    – DanBig
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 13:21
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    It's trite, but I agree with @DanBig, because there are a lot of gotcha's. It's easy enough to get something that seems to be working, but will ultimately give PCs with subtly wrong images that can cause big problems later.
    – Joel Coel
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 13:56
  • @JoelCoel, Exactly what I was thinking. If you haven't done that type of bulk imaging before, 1 problem now becomes 150 problems.
    – DanBig
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 14:08

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There's a million and one different ways you can do this. You need to find which one works for you, and your environment. As other's have stated, this question is a bit too broad.

I'd start by looking at Windows Deployment Services. If you want to go one step further, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

  • am sorry i know i didnt give out much information, am not familiar with the bank yet, they want to hire me and am a fresh graduate, so as i said never done something like this before and i realy want to learn and do it, i googled it and some people were saying i can use ghost or something like that to make an image and use it, but i was wondering if i can do it in a way that it installed in several pcs at the same moment that would save much time and effort
    – Masterloli
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 14:35
  • @user182559 Yes, that's the point of WDS, SCCM or any of these solutions. Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 14:38
  • Installing over the network/PXE boot?
    – Nathan C
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 14:38
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    @user182559 Pickup a book on MS Certification 70-415, it has intros to everything you're looking for. Might want to consider taking the cert exam if you're any good at this stuff too.
    – Chris S
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 14:39
  • ok am going to start reading about each suggestion and see if i can make a progressive of learning this in a week, thank you everyone
    – Masterloli
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 15:00

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