I've been called in to deal with the IT infrastructure of a small non-profit organisation that is going through a restructure. They have 6+ Mac Minis, an iMac, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro and a Mac server (not a Mac Pro, a silver desktop box).
I'm presented with the need to take backups of hard drive content, and then re-image them with 10.8, reinstalling Microsoft Office 2011.
With 10+ computers, downloading the OEM OS version 10+ times via Recovery, and then updating seems slow and pointless.
How can I re-image all these Macs in a sane way? Coming from a Linux background, this all seems overly complicated.
Bonus points if someone can point me to some free software that will help me administer all of these. I watched Google's talk on the matter, but there didn't seem to be anything out of the box.