Hi all

So im about to start the work for the windows 8.1 Pro "image creation" for mass deployment. just want to know if this is the right direction.

Installed VM Workstation 10, created .ISO from Windows 8 Pro OEM DVD, Installed Windows in VM from .ISO. Running all updates to get to 8.1, once it logs back in as default "user" name i was going to take my snapshot

is this the correct method and direction or did I already miss a step or process? I wasnt sure about the following:

why i would have any username at all since its going to eventually be a local admin account and added to a domain.


I activated windows (not sure i was supposed to do that really hope i dont have to start over but i heard sysprep can wipe that for me?).

TY all