I need to know the "better" way for doing PC's deployment, the PC's will be running Windows Vista and 7 and need to clone a lot of this particular configuration. My first thought was, doing a general configuration of a PC (one for Vista x86, other x64, other one Windows 7 x86 and finally a Windows 7 x64), doing a sysprep and clone it.
Using these images over and over again, I need to install many software in every PC, (different in each PC, from list of 20 programs or so) and configure their profiles; enable administrator account, etc. Is there a way doing it easier? I'm stuck with this process, it's very slow and I think there should be a better way of doing it, apologize for my English, and many thanks for any help.
P.S.: Is there anyway of not losing all the user configuration of the local administrator account while doing sysprep?