After reviewing that article, I was interested in the opening statement
When a Church unit receives a new computer, it will come preconfigured with tools that allow Church headquarters to remotely manage and secure the machine. It is therefore important to use the image the computer ships with instead of building one.
Following that Statement are sections of Install Instructions including top-level items:
(After walking through a typical Windows OS install wizard, name computer, user account etc..)
--Install the latest Java Runtime
--Install the computer management software (TEM)
--Install the local unit security software (Sophos Anti-Virus)
--Set up optional items.
----Install any additional applications you downloaded earlier such as Adobe Reader, Open Office, CutePDF, and Google Chrome.
--Uninstall unused software.
----Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Lenovo machines)
----Bing Toolbar (Dell machines)
----Windows Live Essentials 2011 (remove all components)
----Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Control
What exactly is the image that is coming with these computers? The start of the document is a pretty strongly worded admonition not to use your own image, but the image that comes with the computers doesn't seem to provide any kind of image that I'm familiary with, like already having software installed, etc...
I get that much of the software changes and is out-of-date pretty quickly, but if I had to roll out the 13 clerk computers I receive a couple years ago with this method it would take a very long time.
For that matter, why aren't the steps basically, restore all their documents, restore MLS, and Install TEM.... Select from the list of software you want to install and leave the computer on for a couple of days and it'll all be installed for you by the Management Tools.