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

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ESX + Sysprep.inf + Template= unhappy computername

I am trying to create a template in ESX that I can automate with PowerCLI. Everything works great so far, but because I have some specific settings, I had to create my own sysprep.inf. Now, the ...
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How to determine sysprep status

I have a requirement to be able to determine how far Windows is through a sysprep sequence. After running sysprep /generalize we are creating an image of the OS which is then being used to create ...
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Windows Disk Image (sysprep) with multiple domain accounts

I have not a simple problem. I would like to make personalized sysprep (Windows disk image) for more than 50 windows domain account. Suppose I have more than 50 computers with the same parameters, ...
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Sysprep Windows 7 laptop with the display ON

I have a Windows 7 image on a Lenovo laptop that I've prepped for imaging from Audit mode. On running the actual sysprep the display turns off so I can't see what's going on. I can hear the ...
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Anybody seen this? Reboot loop when entering Audit Mode?

We have a production system in place that requires users to enter Audit Mode a few times during a computer refurbishing process. Most machines we get are in OOBE mode when we get them, and the ...
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Windows System Image Manager - Extended Attributes Error

I'm trying to create a basic answer file for an image I'm working on to get the computer to automatically join the domain upon reimage. I've got the Win7 Pro 64 bit install.wim file extracted from the ...
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What does sysprep do on Win2k8 with /audit?

Windows 2008 R2 host running Hyper-V. I meant to run "sysprep /audit /reboot" on one of the virtual machines, but ended up running that on the host (doing this through 2 layers of RDP - bad idea). The ...
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How can I skip the sysprep step and just capture an image?

Ok the problem is, I am troubleshooting a problem with network connectivity when booting into the PE capture media (and only that PE). I only know how to use the capture media for SCCM, so each time ...
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Automate the OOBE setup steps for Windows 10

I am not sure if this is possible. I have been reading a bit about answer files but that seems to be more for the actual installation of windows to me. This is the process we currently use: Install ...
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Windows 7 (32-bit) Sysprep not running Unattend.XML but no error in logs

I am trying to Sysprep a Windows image that will run on identical hardware. The issue I'm facing is that the Unattend.XML file is somehow not running whatsoever, but the logs itself do not say ...
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Unattend.xml getting overwritten during first boot

I'm building images for OpenStack with KVM using these tools: It works beautifully in generating a Win2KR2 image, and I get a qcow2 image that boots nicely using Horizon and a KVM compute node, ...
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use sysprep for windows custom deployment, but leave settings like keyboard, start menu the same

I am trying to create a "base/reference" installation of Windows 8.1 which I can use to deploy to other computers with different hardware. After a lot of research, I was pointed to sysprep and ImageX ...
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OS Deployment via PXE - Preparing and Using Images in Many Small Environments (MSP)

I've got a project going on which I'm running into a bit of a roadblock on. I'm interested in learning if there is a better alternative to what my MSP does for OS deployment, currently. Most of our ...
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Multicasting Windows 7 Image

I am trying to deploy some new machines with windows 7 for the first time in our computer labs. We used to use third party imaging software and then run sysprep after the image was copied(XP), but it ...
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Sysprep answer file to minimize disk changes

I going to be creating several Hyper-V virtual machines that are virtually identical (and all running on the same hardware). In the past I've done this by building a single VM, patching & ...
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Windows 10 Deployment: Sysprep failed to validate

I am attempting to capture a reference image of a Windows 10 machine. It is Windows 10 Education x64. I did a clean install and then added the apps I needed. Now when I try to run sysprep sysprep....
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Windows 2012 Post-sysprep Powershell script not running

I have 2 templates 1 x Windows 2008 R2 1 x Windows 2012 R2 I have sysprep'ed both templates, Generalize / shutdown, etc, etc On both templates have I the following post-sysprep script that should ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Standard User Default Profile: Local Group Policy or Sysprep?

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine that will be hosting three Windows 7 Pro 64-bit VMware Player 7 virtual machines. I have the first VM completed and am about to create the first standard user on ...
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Disable Bing search entirely from IE when using sysprep

I'm creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 image for our product (an all-in-one appliance installed on server hardware) and I am having incredible trouble with getting Bing removed from Internet Explorer. ...
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Add-Computer fails to run just after server is sysprep'd

I've developing a PowerShell 3 script to automate the deployment of a XenApp Windows 2008 image to a Hyper-V 2013 host. The basic steps are this: Create and boots VM - script goes into wait loop for ...
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VMware Sysprep with Custom Unattended.xml

I was looking into using VCenter for deploying VMs and wanted to take advantage of the built-in template features and the ability to make use of unattended.xml files. I have a Windows 7 template that ...
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Sysprep rearm set to 1 and shouldn't have been. Any workarounds for automatic activation prior to the 30 day period?

I work for a fairly large school. We are deploying 850 tablet PCs to students starting tomorrow (Windows 7 Enterprise with a MAK). We have imaged all of these machines with our standard student image ...
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Duplicate name on server after running sysprepped image

Hello we are currently rolling out over 300 new machines with windows 7. I have created an image of the models we are using and sysprep has run perfectly and there is random name generated for each ...
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Sysprep OOBE Windows 2012R2, hideEula not working

I want to sysprep a Windows 2012R2 image that I can use as a VMWare Template. I already have a working unattended ISO installing Windows 2012R2, but now I want to use that (or another answer-file) for ...
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Run logon command as administrator Windows 10

I've looked around and couldn't find a answer to this exact question. I am working on building a Windows 10 image to push to a bunch of computers using Clonezilla and I am trying to get the unattend ...
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How to deactivate onedrive and telemetry in Windows 10 by using a sysprep answer file

We are using the Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB ISO for our company and it does almost all we wanted (no universal apps, no unwanted services, no EDGE, etc). Unfortunatly, Telemetry is still on and ...
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Recovering a badly sysprepped Windows Server 2012 R2 image

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 image in Azure. It has been curated by a number of people in my org. A lot of software installed and configured etc. The VM it was created from was then sysprepped ...
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Server 2012 SysPrepped Image Prompts to Approve Eula after Domain Join

I am trying to upgrade our base web server image from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012. Our cloud vendor allows us to SysPrep an IAAS instance, image it and then restore it. I have this part all ...
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What are the supported Sysprep workloads for Windows Server?

Is there a definitive list of what Windows Server roles/features and what installed software can and cannot be sysprep'ed? Plus there are some things that support a limited sysprep. For example, ...
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How can I tell if there is a prepared SQL Server install on a machine using PowerShell?

How can I check in PowerShell if the SQL Server install on a machine is just a prepared install (done before a sysprep) or a full ready to go instance?