Do you guys have any reasons why a Virtual Machine Reference Image is better then a Physical Computer Reference Image? Does Microsoft Azure totally throw out any work I put into capturing an Windows Image using a Virtual Machine Reference(or Physical)?
Previously I have captured (with many failed attempts) Windows 10 WIM files using a Physical Reference Computer using SysPrep and then deploying in WDS on Microsoft Server 2012.
A week ago, I decided to create a Windows 10 Reference by using a virtual machine (in Virtual Box)
Ive created a Start Image and did a snapshot. I captured that using Dell's Image Assist and now have a WIM file. It is now time for me to start working on installing the applications that our company will be using.
At this point though, my manager asked why I'm using a VM Image vs creating the image on a actual computer and capturing it. He was confused how this will work and if it will have issues due to drivers needed. He also said we are thinking about moving to Office 365 and will possibly be using the tools (Azure to deploy).