Sysprep is the name of Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment.

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What does audit mode in Sysprep do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the audit mode of SYSPREP practically useful in Windows deployment? The MS docs say when you should use it, and for what, but I can't find any description of what ...
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Windows 7 Pro sysprep not working

I'm trying to sysprep a Windows 7 Professional machine, prior to grabbing an image for mass deployment on identical hardware, and am having a hard time getting sysprep to work (at all). I've created ...
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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
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Can you “swap” the Sysprep answer file in Windows 7

I have a load of new Lenovo laptops which I am due to distribute in my company. We are distributed in multiple locations and I want to ship the laptops "boxed" and untouched by IT hand for ...
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Sysprep failling after reboot into OOBE

I'm trying to configure an image for deployment to other machines. I've configured the machine, then I run sysprep, choose generalize and OOBE. Sysprep does its thing, then reboots. Then when 'setup ...
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Sysprep without audit mode?

In preparing a (windows 7) machine for cloning, does one need to run it in audit mode before installing/customising? I have a customised machine I would like to sysprep and clone, without having to ...
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Sysprep on Windows 7 for a non-windows admin?

I'm needing to use sysprep to deploy some Windows 7 machines. I can't find any resources that explain this very easily. In particular, I've loaded all of the programs I want for the image onto a ...
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Automatically set drive letters after SysPrep

After syspreping a machine all drive letters are reassigned. How do I prevent this from happening or automatically reasign drive letters after sysprep?
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How to preserve sysprep from changing Default User settings

I'm having diffculties configuring 20 new Dell Vostro minis here. I set up one of them with my preferred OS, applications and settings, especially the Visual Effects Settings of Windows XP. I set them ...
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Moving Vmware Workstation VM to another host causes reactivation

I need to find a solution for developers using virtual environments with VMWare Workstation 7. We develop in different and incompatible environments. Presently almost a week is lost when modifying a ...
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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sysprep for Windows 2003 R2 SP2

I cannot seem to get sysprep to work on Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I've downloaded multiple version from Microsoft's website. This doesn't appear to update anything: ...
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Using VMWare Converter to clone a Win7 VM

I have a win7 VM running in VMWare Server that I built from scratch. I wanted to use this VM as a baseline and use Converter to clone it. However while using the Converter tool, it says it can't find ...
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SYSPREP Windows 7 After language bar install

I had a sysprep file that worked fine with windows 7 ent. However I installed chinese simplified and now after the sysprep runs it comes up with a box to choose english or chinese. I have it set to ...
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Is the audit mode of SYSPREP practically useful in Windows deployment?

Supposedly, using the audit mode in sysprep allows you to maintain fewer images, as you can customize a base image (during audit mode passes) for the various departments or user roles you might have ...
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How do I provide sysprep a list of servernames and IPs

I would like to have sysprep make a call out to a server somewhere (SCCM, MDT, etc) that provides an answer during bootup to get the computer name and IP address to use. Any pointers on which ...
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Can I sysprep a bootable VHD without using any virtualization technology?

I booted from a VHD on my laptop and hoped to sysprep this image, but it didn't let me do it. I got a fatal error during the process. I used the following command: sysprep /generalize /shutdown. My ...
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How do I force Windows Server 2008 WAIK/SYSPREP to ask for the computer name?

I'm trying to generate an answer using the Windows Automated Installation Kit that will allow me to SYSPREP a machine image to: Automatically set the Product Key Automatically set the Timezone ...
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When using the Windows Automated Installation Kit do I need install.wim?

I've prepared an unattended install answer file using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) so I can sysprep a Windows 2008 image. This obviously required install.wim from the Windows source ...
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NewSid program for linux?

i was reading this question http://serverfault.com/questions/62993/how-to-rename-machines-after-image-install and I was wondering what you do for a linux machine. I am a windows guy and am clueless ...
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Are there any known issues with NewSID and Windows 2008 server? [duplicate]

We have a scenario where it's not possible for us to use Sysprep with Windows 2008. Has anyone had any issues using NewSID to generate new SID's on cloned Windows 2008 images? Update: According to ...