This may seem like an odd question but here it goes...
What is the benefit, if any, to running partition actions as part of your template prior to deploying an image to a machine? For example...most templates out there have you complete the following actions prior to the "Deploy Image" action...
- Delete All Partitions
- Create Partition
- Mount Disk
- Make Bootable
- Format Partition
Are these steps really necessary? Is there any reason why you can't just go directly to the "Deploy Image" action after entering WinPE?