I would like to find some guidelines or best practices stuff in order to help me with the deployment of Windows 8.1

For our current method with Windows 7, we used SYSPREP with offline drivers for multiples machines in a local folder ex. C:\Drivers.

Now it seems that it won't work anymore with Windows 8, and when we ask for help in the Microsoft forums we are pushed to products like MDT,WDS and SCCM.

Does anyone here had a successful Windows 8 deployment ?

Thank you in advance for your input