One of my job responsibilities is now maintaining laptops for sales people (they demo software). It would take me up to 2 days to perform a full installation manually, so I would like to delegate much of this work to some sort of tool. In addition, the non-technical sales people can screw up various parts of the system, so I need to redo it for them.
Imaging computers is discouraged by some people online. Being able to create different computer names would be nice, so that I could actually let all those computers on the network all at the same time.
I was a coder before all this work was dumped on me. I hope to once again regain control of my career. I would really welcome a heavily customizable / scriptable tool. I do not mind spending a bunch of time on writing a solid script, and then running it 20 times and reaping the benefits and having time to do some coding.
I also need a reliable tool, something that is well-maintained, can support various versions of Windows 7, something that is not abandoned, something that can be scripted with a powerful language.
Am I dreaming or can you suggest something that I can use?