Was wondering if others could provide some feedback. I've been tasked with setting up a WDS server to deploy images to workstations over the network. I've gotten it up and running, captured my first image, and just finished deploying it to a workstation.
My question is, for an image (.WIM file) that is approximately 16 GB in size (various files and applications are included in this image), is a deployment time of 40 minutes or so pretty typical/normal (time it takes during the expanding windows features, installing drivers, etc... phase)? I realize there could be other factors such as network utilization, etc... but my thoughts are that the image size obviously contributes to the amount of time it takes as the Standard Windows 7 install (just the install.wim without any applications, etc...) is pretty quick and takes maybe around 10 minutes to deploy.