Some commenters here have complained that that other OS is smooth as silk and I should not criticize M$. An example of why I criticize M$ is here. They have made their updates so complex that WSUS+”7″ SP1 make machines unbootable…
Complex? How about M$ not having any clue except suggesting folks avoid using WSUS??! For those who don’t know what WSUS is, it is a server application that serves updates to clients and servers in a system so that each client or server does not need to download every package. WSUS keeps thing up to date, serves packages locally and helps the administrator monitor and control the system. How can WSUS break an update? Ask M$. It’s their baby.
Fortunately almost anyone in a position to need WSUS may well have good backups to fix the mess.
I would suggest avoiding the whole mess and migrating to GNU/Linux. You can install on one machine and broadcast images. You can do a fully automated installation or use the usual installer booted from CD, USB drive or the network. This does not mean your systems will be forever bootable but the odds improve substantially if M$ is not managing your IT.