I wasn't sure whether to put this in installation or Networking - but bare with me - Cloning machines, has anyone done it in a large LAN environment? I'm wondering about final system preparation. With WinNT you need to regenerate SIDs, and you do the same through sysprep in Win2k and XP. Is there need to give seperate identifiers on any part of the setup? And further to that - Processor generation aside how good is a system at dealing with a whole new hardware setup? Will the system load correct modules automatically if they are on the hard disk image?

Note: This would most likely be done with SuSE, Mepis or Mandriva.