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  1. Yes. You have to create a task sequence for Windows and applications installation first. Than you run this task sequence and for the capturing process the computer must not be joined to a domain. After the installation the computer should be captured, maybe you have to reboot manually to start the capture process. After this you'll find the captured image in the "captures" folder and you could import this image as a new operating system. Now you can create a new task sequence for deploying this captured image. You shouldnt have to restart manually. My method of doing all of this. 1. Import Win7 into MDT using the source files 2. Create standard TS to deploy Win7 to a machine and deploy Win7 to the machine 3. Create a Capture TS 4. On the machine with win7 create a mapped drive to the location that your deployment share is. 5. Open the mapped drive and go into the Scripts folder and open up litetouch.vbs. This will open up an interface much like the WinPE interface for MDT. 6. Go through the steps and select your Capture TS, finish the rest of the steps and it will run the capture TS and it SHOULD restart your machine automatically and boot to WinPE and capture the wim. This is the method I use for both Windows XP and Windows 7 captures. We don't capture in WDS anymore and have even imported all of our old WDS images into MDT in the event that we would need them. Now we have WDS forward right on to MDT when PXE-booting. Once there our techs choose either the current unified image or one of the legacy WDS images. If you want WDS to forward to MDT simply disable all boot images except for the MDT one.
  2. Sounds like you need to just create an administrator account and give it a super long password.