There are a number of automated installation methods you can use besides (Remote Installation Services (RIS). You can still use an automated installation script, or a bootable CD-ROM. If you're using Sysprep in conjunction with a current version of Symantec Ghost, you can use an external USB drive as the a portable storage medium for you drive images. These drives come in a variety of sizes from 40 - 300GB, are relatively inexpensive, and are available through major drive manufacturers such as Maxtor.
This was first published in July 2004