Best way to distribute a Windows image for a small company [closed]

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Best way to distribute a Windows image for a small company [closed] – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, , , , .

We’re a startup software company and all our developers have MSDN premium licenses. I’d like to have a windows 8 image on hand that has all our tools (Sql Server, Visual Studio, IIS configs etc) all ready to go.
We operate our product on Azure and don’t have a sys admin in house as we only need to look after a few developer machines.
I’m looking for some advice on which tools I need to be able to construct this image and how to deploy it.
I’m more than happy to do some reading, but I don’t know what tools to look for or how to get started. A quick list of what tools / options would be a massive help.

Solution :

Free altrernative as not paying additional money?

Helps to know what you do – seriously. You basically ask whether a car has some lights.

Windows – for a LOOONG time comes with install technologies and IIRC since 2008 those are image based. WDS (Windows Deployment Service).

So, you make a master install, pull an image from that, then can install that. THAT SAID: I would as developer refuse to use such an image – there are tricky things installing develoepr tools at times, and I want to make sure any issue I have is my own fault.

I suggest you hire an admin – note that this is a “vote to close” form me because users and beginner questions are not welcome here as per specifications set up by the owners of the site , check the FAQ. You are supposed to know your tools at least vagueley when you come here.