So we just purchased 75 new HP machines (which all come with Windows 7 Pro OEM licenses) and generally when we make an image for a machine we just use the OEM image because it's already activated and just generally easier/quicker.
We've been using Clonezilla but I want to move to WDS for faster/easier deployment. If I capture a custom image that was taken straight from an OEM activated machine and use WDS to deploy it (with an unattended file, of course), will I have any issues? My guess is I won't since it's already activated and everything but I just wanted to be sure. The unattended files I will be using will be generated using WSIM from Microsoft Volume Licensing media (generating unattended files for an OEM Windows 7 Pro machine from Microsoft Volume Licensing Windows 7 Pro media).
I'm not worried about legality and licensing because we do own and are fully licensed from Microsoft (with Microsoft Volume Licensing) for every version of Windows we deploy (and we don't just buy 1 license and, we buy 1 license for every machine we deploy), I'm just worried about it working out in a technical respect.