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In the past we had ~50  XP laptops that did not have internet access or network access. So I was able to create one primary image then just swap the hard drives out if a drive went bad into any of the ~50 computers. So basically every computer was identical. We had 8 spare identical hard drives.

Now these computers are being replaced with Windows 10, Internet access and joined to the domain. I don't really think just swapping the drives out will be possible anymore or could lead to problems. Obviously since they are joined to the domain they will at a minimum need different computer names. 

Has anyone tried this, found a way for this to work or found any other problems with it. 




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This isn't something SmartDeploy is designed to do and as you stated could lead to issues.

You will want to create a virtual reference machine, then capture/deploy that to all desired machines, then during the deploy process, join the domain, provide names, etc.


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