Automate the install and configuration of software. Functions to install a list of packages is basic functionality in the "standard library" of automation tools. Or relatively easy to write your own scripts. Write your own packages to wrap things in easily installable, dependency aware, archives. For example, a requirements file to create a python ...


Debian (or GNU/Linux system in general) don't use .dll files for OpenSSL. There are no such files as libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll. On Debian Buster you can find OpenSSL shared libraries libcrypto.co.1.1 and libssl.so.1.1 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (depending on your CPU architecture).


WIM - Windows Imaging Format. Make your golden image however you'd like, capture it, deploy as desired. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Imaging_Format If you find out that you need to support disparate hardware, you can also use DISM to inject the extra drivers.

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