I have been asked to do a fresh install of Windows XP on 14 PCs. Initially I intended to set one system up completely and then Ghost it across to the others which are connected through a peer-to-peer network (all systems are identical in terms of hardware). This was particularly attractive since I also have to reinstall all software applications. My problem is that the Windows XP licences are all individual although there are group licences for the likes of Office etc. Does anyone have any suggestions on how best I can achieve this without setting each computer up individually? This is going to turn out to be a very long job otherwise!
Sorry if I didn't make it clear ... Windows XP Professional has been purchased for each computer. I have 14 disks and 14 serial numbers - I just don't want to have to sit and install it 14 times and then configure it 14 times with each of the 4 necessary user accounts and then install (14 times over) Microsoft Office, Adobe PhotoShop, CorelDraw ... etc etc. All the software applications have volume licences to cover all the computers so there is no problem with Ghosting them but does anyone know how to overcome the problem of inserting the XP serial numbers at the point of installation?