With traditional methods for systems imaging, each image captures a particular hardware and software configuration at a specific moment in time—static, unchanging, unmanageable. Even in the days when IT had to support only onsite Windows PCs, this approach had serious limitations. In today’s IT environments, which are far more diverse and complex, traditional methods for imaging are simply unworkable. A smarter approach to systems imaging is to layer atop the core image a set of unique drivers, updates, applications, configurations and user personality—turning a basic systems image into a viable user experience. This white paper explains how to get there in five easy steps.