I currently admin a small variety of Mac's at work. We have some G3/G4/G5/MBP/iBook/eMac/iMac. I've noticed that each system is configured slightly different and wanted to come up with some disk images of full installations pre-configured.
I would install the OS and non licensed software, custom scripts, and configuration. Then take a snapshot image of the drive and save it to an external.
In a nutshell, what I need to know is how many different images I am going to need.
Is this a horrible idea, and I should just reinstall on a per-computer basis?
Can I have a single images for all the G5's, another for the G4's, another for the G3's, etc?
Can I have an OS specific image that works across all machines? i.e: Tiger/PPC and Leopard/Intel
I would like to do this with as few images as possible, for maintenance reasons, but I understand there may be some underlying issues that would cause this not to work.
The installations will be done with Retail disks as well, and not model specific disks if that matters at all. If anyone can shed some light on what some options for this would be, it would be greatly appreciated.