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Why is OOBE running on every boot of a sysprep`d virtual machine?

In an attempt to minimize the disk space used by a bunch of Windows VMs I'm about to work with, I've tried to create a base image in the hope of using differencing disks. I'm nearly there but OOBE ...
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WS2008R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password, I'm completely locked out

After running sysprep to OOBE and generalize a master disk for cloning, at first run it prompted only for language/region and a machine name, then proceeded on to the CTRL+ALT+DELETE to login screen. ...
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Does Running Sysprep Remove Applications Previously Installed

I have a virtualized copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 installed with some applications already installed on it (not server roles) and I would like to re-deploy it on a number of other servers across my ...
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1answer
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vSphere Client vCenter Template Customization Specification Using Windows Sysprep Unattended Answer XML File

I'm trying to setup a vSphere Client vCenter v5.0.0 Build 455964 Template Customization Specification using a Windows Sysprep unattended answer XML file for Win2008R2. However I didn't know how ...
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unattend.xml file and the running of SetupComplete.cmd

I have the following contents in an unattend.xml file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings ...
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1answer
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Editing Sysprep Unattend.xml after Sysprep

I have an image of a Server 2008 R2 system which has been Sysprepped and was shutdown prior to its first boot. Now, it would seem I screwed the XML file up as it fails halfway through the Serialize ...
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3answers
218 views

SharePoint crashed after sysprep

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that ends up being replicated multiple times a week for development purposes. Each time the server is replicated, the machine name changes. This completely ...
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1answer
266 views

Joining an Active Directory domain in the middle of a sysprep auditing?

Is it possible to sysprep a Windows 7 image by installing it on a reference machine, then after entering audit mode, joining the computer to the domain. Then after I finish sysprepping, it will ...
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sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs

I'm trying to set up a template Server 2k8 R2 (Standard) VM in our VMware ESXi environment, we'll need to deploy a whole lot of them and I want to (a) streamline and (b) standardise the server build ...
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1answer
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remove Product Key to Force Reactivation after Deployment

I have a VM configured with internal software that needs to be sent to an outside party for evaluation. As it stands, the user who configured it also activated the software with a company issued MSDN ...
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1answer
220 views

Sysprep question

I want to move a VHD I have on my Hyper-V server to another Hyper-V server I am setting up. For this to happen, does the VHD need to be sysprepped? Furthermore, I am downloading an OVF of a VM I have ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Pre-Activated Template (SYSPREP)

I am trying to configure a template image for Windows 2008 R2 that is pre-activated. I have read through numerous sources that say to use the Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP\SkipRearm option, however ...
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Sysprep unattended join with Win7/S2008R2 failing

This started out as an issue trying to deploy out VM's through VMWare vCenter - they previously were working flawlessly and then after I applied a few Windows updates they stopped working so ...
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What does sysprep with the generalize option do on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I want to create a template of Windows Server 2008 R2 for virtualization. Therefore I use the sysprep tool by Microsoft. This works fine. I just wonder what the generalize option is good for. Thanks