We have a debate going on in our group about the best way to provision new computers. Currently, we are loading the OS onto a vm and capturing it with ImageW, no applications or drivers, just the OS and all current updates. We sysprep\generalize the image and then shut it down to capture with ImageW and deploy the resulting TBI file along with an unattend.xml in our provisioning templates.
We have a person in our group who feels the best way to provision computers is to do a scripted install using Microsoft's installation WIM file. The theory is that this is "Microsoft's recommended" installation method and that it will lead to a more stable OS down the road with less issues.
Research that I've done only states that it can be done either way, but that their "preferred method" is using SCCM with no real preference given to using the WIM or a thin image method.
Does anyone have any information that would suggest one way is superior to the other?