Hey there. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good way to script configuration of windows images, so I can automatically create and initialise test environments as part of a continuous-integration-like mechanism.
I know I could build / configure / save / manage them manually but doing this for multiple products becomes unrealistic pretty quickly.
Using things like vagrant (http://vagrantup.com/) & puppet (http://puppetlabs.com/) I can script the creation and configuration of ubuntu images and such, but since we're 'MS only' I don't think it's going to help unfortunately.
What I'm looking for is something (an automation intermediary with scriptable input?) that would take an existing base image/vhd (Win7, WinServer, etc) and then configure and initialise it based on scripts, e.g.