If you're looking into a way to do this for multiple machines, and want help automating it, consider using MDT 2010 (free), which is an MS tool for doing this, and is licensed for use in enterprise/business environments. It's also not going to remove features or modify the Windows source in any way, which will be a problem for you if you ever try to get support from MS on the installations of Windows on those laptops (technically it violates the EULA, and they *will* deny you support).
Am I correct that by the current terms of the license that is not allowed because I'm doing it at/for work?
You are correct, however - similar to nLite/vLite, the RT7Lite EULA specifically states:
5. RT 7 Lite is free for personal use only; you cannot use it for any company or business purposes
OK. Thanks. That's what I thought. I'll stick to trying to do it without 7lite/vlite/etc.
I do have MDT, but man does it seem hard to use.
I really just want a basic wizard to take care of all of the language, initial user, recommended settings, time zone prompts, etc. After that I have most the applications' silent installer settings.
It seems that the answer is to combine an unattended.xml file with my windows install media, but I've been trying to do this on and off for weeks and I'm now more confused than ever.