It's great to see powerful tools be made publicly available; winpe and imagex are powerful tools I've been using for some time to deploy systems and recover from hardware & software failures.

Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

Overview

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is designed to help corporate IT professionals customize and deploy the Microsoft Windows Vista™ family of operation systems. By using Windows AIK, you can perform unattended Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, and create Windows PE images.