Posted 29 November 2010 - 07:19 PM
I think what you are wanting to do is quite impossible, and I say this for many reasons and the biggest one is how much storage capacity does your university have to offer up, and what media will these driver disks be shipped out to the students and faculty. Each and every computer is built very differently depending on the person's personal taste.
It is best in my most professional recommendation, that you only support the staff this way and order computers with matching specs. Supporting the student bodies computer needs is by far a feat that I would never do at a university.
You will run into Macintosh Operating System based computers, Unix based workstations and servers, Linux based workstations and servers, various versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 7 and 32 and 64bit Versions, and what not.