Since this thread surfaced again, I'll give an update to my progress. Things I tried were, ubuntu server configured for pxe, then fog, then ultimate deployment appliance, switched to win2k3 server and tried uda in vmware. Was able to get success with each on some things I needed, but not all. Where I'm at now. Win2k3 server, shared folders for iso's and images. Using make pe3, created a win7 pe disk with custom programs including Acronis True Image Home, and an iso mounting program. All this works great. I will be using sysprepped windows images. The next step is to build a multi boot cd with win7pe, bartpe,etc. I'm interested to hear how other tech's manage this stuff.