We receive our systems from Dell with a base image that is sysprep'd to join our domain, install the Landesk agent, etc. Is it possible to include a call in sysprep.inf to fire off a specific provisioning task? I'm partial to the machine initiating the task because we have a very impatient set of clients. Once the login dialog is available they want to use it and not wait on things to "eventually show up".
I have a set of templates for Windows XP that work for machines that need to be reimaged and I'd like to call that template in sysprep.
In the xml of the distribution tasks/apps there is a part that shows sdclient and SWDPackageId=XXX where SWDPackageId = LDDB\PACKAGE\Package_Idn. I'm still trying to get a handle on how this all works so forgive my ignorance.
The included template also has a PreOS task that essentially precaches the applications in the sdmcache directory so scheduled tasks would hopefully use it instead of running the installs from the network. I'm not to worried about using/losing that.