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How to Set Up New Windows 7 OEM PC's in Mass


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#1 me55enger

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

I am a one-man band at a company with one small office (about 20 PC's), all on a domain, and several small remote offices (about 30), with PC's from 1 to 4 per, not on the domain. I have purchased several new PC's in order to start a desktop refresh process. These PC's are pre-loaded with Windows 7 OEM, we do not have volume licensing. My question is, what would be the best route to create a standard desktop build, and what would be the best way to install the wanted build? Since they are OEM, and no volume licensing, I'm assuming imaging is out of the question. I am looking for suggestions for complete user profile build, installing programs in mass, unattended mass installation, etc. Please give me some thoughts. Thank you.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:26 PM

Hi,

All the computers are the same model and brand? Which brand?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:32 PM

No such version as "Windows 7 OEM". Versions are either OEM, upgrade, or retail types...for all of the varying versions of Win 7.

What versions of Win 7 are installed on the systems you reference? Are the licenses all for the same version?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

Sorry, Windows 7 Profession 64-Bit OEM. All computers are same model and brand.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

Sorry, Windows 7 Profession 64-Bit OEM. All computers are same model and brand.


And the brand is?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

FWIW: Since the systems are OEM...that probably means a hidden partition on the hard drive, for restore-to-factory-default time. That may be important in your plans, maybe not.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:43 AM

Acer is the brand.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

Acer is the brand.


Ok, Acer is a big brand that uses windows 7 OEM activation. Windows 7 will activated using the BIOS information + Acer Certificate + OEM Key, in this case you can use imaging without any problem windows 7 will stay activated when you do the clone to the other machine.

Edited by SleepyDude, 06 September 2012 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

I use Norton Ghost Enterprize to do these things. It comes with GhostCast Server that will let you ghost multipule computers at one time. Then you need to use a program to change the computer name (in ghost its called ghstwalk) and that changes the SSID as well.

I am sure there are others you can use as well.

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