I have a stack of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets that I would like to setup with a base image, and some software for the company I work for. I know on Desktop machines I can go into Audit mode, make changes, then SYSPREP and clone the drives to all the new systems, but what would be the process on Windows 8 Pro tablets?
From here the instructions are identical to doing a PXE install of Windows on any other Windows desktop/laptop device
Use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 and use USB Media, it might be faster and cheaper than using the Ethernet adaptor. USBs are cheap. As long as your image is fresh, they won't need to get updates, but joining to the domain could be tricky...
Building images for 8 is no different than images for 7.
This way you don't have to worry about PXE, NIC drivers, server setup, WDS, or anything, boot to USB and away you go. The MDT Media export will create a ISO you need to convert to USB.
Export Media to USB w/ MDT 2012 Update 1 and boot to USB. Its that easy.