Symantec Ghost is a great solution for deploying standardized desktop images, and ideally your core operating system image shouldn't change that much. However, if you do frequently make changes, you may want to look at deploying your applications via Active Directory and Group Policy instead of altering the disk images. For more information, check out Microsoft's Step by Step Guide to Software Installation and Maintenance at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/howto/instmain.mspx.
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