How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?



  • Hi everybody, I'm about to deploy several HP workstation with Windows 10 and a bunch of software inside (ERP, office, dropbox, etc) and I want to create a workflow for automated deployment/restore of a workstation in case of fail or software problems. Something like "take this usb drive: if something goes wrong, just plug it, reboot and wait".
    I've seen many supporter of imaging VSbaremetalbackup (like veeam endpoint) here in ML, I will really appreciate your hints; thanks in advance!



  • @Francesco-Provino said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    Hi everybody, I'm about to deploy several HP workstation with Windows 10 and a bunch of software inside (ERP, office, dropbox, etc) and I want to create a workflow for automated deployment/restore of a workstation in case of fail or software problems. Something like "take this usb drive: if something goes wrong, just plug it, reboot and wait".
    I've seen many supporter of imaging VSbaremetalbackup (like veeam endpoint) here in ML, I will really appreciate your hints; thanks in advance!

    Veeam Endpoint is not an image, it is a backup. From bare metal, yes, but a backup.

    Imaging means you have VL and the legal rights to make a single master image.

    For the clients that have imaging rights, I create a clean install on their hypervisor of choice and install everything needed.

    Then I shutdown the VM and make a backup in order to change things later

    Boot back up and then open an admin command prompt

    cd sysprep
    sysprep /oobe /shutdown /generalize
    

    After the VM shuts down, I change it to boot to Clonezilla and make an image to the local NAS.

    After the image is made, I can boot any device to a Clonzilla USB and pull down the image.



  • As above. Create a image...sysprep it....store the image somewhere. My choice was a FOG server.

    But again check your rights and licencing etc.



  • @JaredBusch said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    @Francesco-Provino said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    Hi everybody, I'm about to deploy several HP workstation with Windows 10 and a bunch of software inside (ERP, office, dropbox, etc) and I want to create a workflow for automated deployment/restore of a workstation in case of fail or software problems. Something like "take this usb drive: if something goes wrong, just plug it, reboot and wait".
    I've seen many supporter of imaging VSbaremetalbackup (like veeam endpoint) here in ML, I will really appreciate your hints; thanks in advance!

    Veeam Endpoint is not an image, it is a backup. From bare metal, yes, but a backup.

    Imaging means you have VL and the legal rights to make a single master image.

    For the clients that have imaging rights, I create a clean install on their hypervisor of choice and install everything needed.

    Then I shutdown the VM and make a backup in order to change things later

    Boot back up and then open an admin command prompt

    cd sysprep
    sysprep /oobe /shutdown /generalize
    

    After the VM shuts down, I change it to boot to Clonezilla and make an image to the local NAS.

    After the image is made, I can boot any device to a Clonzilla USB and pull down the image.

    So, it isn't possible to create a master image with OEM license? I suppose that the process should work anyway…?



  • @Francesco-Provino said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    @JaredBusch said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    @Francesco-Provino said in How do you image Windows 10 for deployment?:

    Hi everybody, I'm about to deploy several HP workstation with Windows 10 and a bunch of software inside (ERP, office, dropbox, etc) and I want to create a workflow for automated deployment/restore of a workstation in case of fail or software problems. Something like "take this usb drive: if something goes wrong, just plug it, reboot and wait".
    I've seen many supporter of imaging VSbaremetalbackup (like veeam endpoint) here in ML, I will really appreciate your hints; thanks in advance!

    Veeam Endpoint is not an image, it is a backup. From bare metal, yes, but a backup.

    Imaging means you have VL and the legal rights to make a single master image.

    For the clients that have imaging rights, I create a clean install on their hypervisor of choice and install everything needed.

    Then I shutdown the VM and make a backup in order to change things later

    Boot back up and then open an admin command prompt

    cd sysprep
    sysprep /oobe /shutdown /generalize
    

    After the VM shuts down, I change it to boot to Clonezilla and make an image to the local NAS.

    After the image is made, I can boot any device to a Clonzilla USB and pull down the image.

    So, it isn't possible to create a master image with OEM license? I suppose that the process should work anyway…?

    The image has nothing to do with the license. You can make an image without a key and apply the OEM key during first run.

    To have the right to image with a global image, you have to have purchased at least one VL copy of the OS you are wanting to make the image of. This has nothing to do with the license applied to the machines.

    As long as you build your image with an ISO that will accept the various OEM keys, you can certainly do it.



  • Thank you all guys, I've already started my experiments (successful, till last try) with clonezilla &co.!


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