We have a number of PCs that are currently spare, however we like them to remain in the LDMS database to ensure that we don't lose sight of them (since we don't have a proper asset management system). Ideally I would like to install a minimal OS on these PCs before they are put away that allows for them to run an inventory scan (and possibly OS deployment) but little else. That way we can ensure that none of the licensed software that automatically gets installed comes down and grabs a license. I have toyed with the idea of installing WinPE or Linux - The former is preferred as I already have all of the NIC drivers etc. to support our estate.
Hopefully that makes sense!
Is this something that anyone has a solution for?
Thanks in advance,