I am system administration newbie. I am responsible for installing and configuring Windows XP on 14 computers that need to be 100% identical.
What I want to do is install XP and configure it based on what I need (usernames and passwords, no firewall, no windows search, set the desktop background, set the screen saver, etc) on one computer and then some how install this customized XP on the other 13.
I know about Ghost and Acronis but I was wondering if there was a cheaper way to do this task. Maybe something built into Windows itself? I know alot of people have to do this day in and day out but don't have the money or budget for those tools.
Any help will definetly be appreciated.