We moved away from pre-installing the agent in our images years ago. Now with the "one agent to rule them all" mindset and "Change agent settings" I'm looking at pre-installing the agent again. We're a school system and do a full reimage every summer (35,000+ devices). Every minute counts during the reimage as most devices are laptops and are not hard-wired full time. I'm looking to do this to save the few minutes of agent installation time per device. I plan to install a generic agent with no schedules then configure during provisioning with "Change agent settings".
Is anyone currently doing this and have experience to share? If so:
1. Are you still removing the same HKLM keys?
2. Are you doing anything special to avoid certificate issues?
3. Are you doing anything special to help CTOS?
I'm just diving into testing this so any foresight is appreciated. Thanks!