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

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Cloned Windows VM unable to sysprep

I've cloned 300+ VMs from existing environment to new farm as a Production VM without an error. Once I clone one of them from production to another farm (for a DR site), when I run the sysprep it ...
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Azure: “Disallowed by policy” error trying to capture a VM

I'm working through some guided labs studying for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification test. The labs instructed me to: Create an ARM VM with Visual Studio (OK) Run SysPrep on the VM "...
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SysPrep Licensing Issues when creating a Windows 10 Build 1607 Image with Unattended.xml in Audit Mode?

My intent is to make re-deployment/provisioning of our Oracle POS faster so when one goes down it can be easily redeployed into the field. The POSs run an older build of Windows 10: 1607. I pulled a ...
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Correct way to run scripts in automated, unattended Windows installation

I have some custom scripts that I have written to customise Windows 10 such as removing bloatware and setting file explorer options via Registry Editor that I use to apply to all users and/or the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express Sysprep

I'm trying to figure out the SQL Server 2012 Express Sysprep. I have not found any good guides online specifically for express and the link and information I find is confusing or conflicting. I must ...
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How long should Sysprep take on AWS Lightsail?

As you may imagine, this is not an idle question. "A few minutes", is what the documentation says, but for my 16 GB RAM, 4 vCPUs, 320 GB SSD instance we're now at 1 hour. I have several ...
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why windows sysprep is failing

I am seeing that windows sysprep process is failing for windows 10 1909 VMs. The VMs are cloned from a parent VM using Vmware cloning technology and then sysprep is invoked on these clones. I can see ...
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Answer file for clonable windows installation

I would like to create a windows image that can be cloned to multiple different computers, with different (known) hardware. And I would like Windows to resize the partitions after cloning. I read that ...
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How can I properly sysprep a Win10 VM in Azure to avoid any questions being asked at startup?

The default Windows when creating a new VM in Azure is Win10 1809. I am trying to follow these instructions for using an unattend file: https://bartsimons.me/sysprep-generalize-windows-image-without-...
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Sysprep: Does it remove Windows Credentials from an user account?

I have an automated process that's supposed to build out an image and have that image deployed with a user that is setup to run a service. The user needs access to an azure network file share. In ...
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Unattended machine join to domain

My company would like to use a Syprep image and an autounattend.xml file to deploy new machines or rebuild old ones with a USB stick. We do not want to use SCCM. I will push us to use WDS in the ...
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HTTP proxy settings in unattend.xml only take effect after a user has logged on

I am creating a Windows "golden image" that will be rolled out to a network which does not have direct Internet access. Instead, HTTP/HTTPS traffic must be carried over a proxy server. When running ...
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Windows 10: Provisioned app not installed properly, correct version but 0 bytes app and data

I'm trying to provision an application as part of an image prepared in audit mode and then syspreped and then captured. The app is sideloaded since it is a Line Of Business app and the version of ...
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Sysprep - Win 10 1903 - language packs

Microsoft in their infinite wisdom appear to have changed their approach to multi-lingual support in Windows 10. Whereas a normal user can install language packs via the language settings, this breaks ...
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Unable to connect to an Azure VM (sysprepped image)

I created a Server 2008R2 VM in Hyper V, ran Sysprep on it, then uploaded the VHD to Azure via Azcopy. Then I converted the VHD file into a managed disk, and created a VM from the managed disk. Now ...
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Install windows updates along with PXE install

Here is the problem. I do testing.. I need windows, not by choice, for testing purposes. I need physical hardware to do my testing. To do this, I install windows from PXE. The problem with this is,...
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Windows Answer file is not activating the product key

I'M trying to enable the product key of our Windows Server with an answer file. The answer file is created with Windows System Image Manager.Is finishing the Answer file without errors but when i ...
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Cannot SysPrep Windows 10 Enterprise (spring creators update): “A fatal error occurred…”

I have been creating our Windows 10 "golden image" from a VM, but since I installed the "Spring Creators update" I now cannot SysPrep it. Typically, this is the process I would follow, using ...
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What steps are needed after cloning from a image Ubuntu to new system? (sysprep, unconfig)

I have an imaged (clonezilla) system image of a Ubuntu setup with a bunch of settings. Now I am wondering, what needs to be changed if I use the clonezilla image to create always new systems from this ...
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Windows 10 broken after running newsid

I know newsid was retired by its creator Russinovik almost 10 year ago and so it is definitely a bad idea to run in on windows 10 machine. Anyway I received two new computers which probably were ...
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Win10 SysPrep ERROR: Failed DeleteInstance AntiSpywareProduct.instanceGuid

After tons of AppX and "Tile Data Model Server" service headaches, I've now found this in our Windows 10 (Enterprise) SysPrep logs: ERROR: Failed DeleteInstance AntiSpywareProduct.instanceGuid{GUID} ...
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Windows 10 app provisioned to non-existent user

I created an image of Windows 10 1709 and now I want to run sysprep so I can upload to WDS. Sysprep fails: Package Microsoft.BingNews_4.21.2212.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe was installed for a user, but ...
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How can I migrate my windows 10 to new hardware using sysprep?

So, my mainboard of my office pc is now dead (finally) and I have been given a new pc with better spec. I am trying to move my windows & all my applications along with it(which is still intact in ...
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Sysprep didn't change the SID

I'm trying to join a 2012 R2 server to a domain controlled by another 2012 R2 server. The domain is a test domain, but it works. I joined a different server to this domain. But I've been trying to ...
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Applying OOBE to captured WIM

Im trying to deploy an OOBE image using MDT Sysprep Task sequence. I have no problem capturing the "golden" image (with all necessary programs and what-not) but the main point of the confusion is how ...
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DPI settings never survive Sysprep Windows 10

I need to set 200% scaling for our Win 10 customers on 5k 27" but every way i've tried to do it has reset to 100% after sysprep to OOBE causing them to have tiny text on first boot. I've tried: copy ...
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how do I disable “Allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices” blade

This posters issue is a good description of the issue I want to address. I'm building an image based on Windows 10 Enterprise IOT. When the devices with this image are built in the factory they show ...
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Sysprep: Deploy image created in VirtualBox - Workflow?

I would like to deploy a reference installation of Windows 10 Pro with software and user settings to my physical clients. I have a couple of questions concerning this process: Can I start the ...
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Capture/Sysprep Image or Modify it with MDT?

I hope serverfault is the right place for this question. If it's not, please let me know where the right place is! Anyway, I have a WDS server which I am using to push Windows 10 images. However, ...
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Putting this installation of Win10 Pro on multiple machines

I have 6 machines which all run Windows 10. They are networked up to 2 servers running Server 2012. They were all hardened to meet CIS Guidelines by an engineer who didn't take into account what they ...
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Windows PXE Boot freezes in KVM

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WDS/DHCP Service and an Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 as a qemu/kvm host where is running a Windows 7 vm as an image to capture for WDS (syspreped). Now when i want to ...
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KMS Activation for Windows and Office Fails

I have cloned and deployed several PCs with similar hardware as they are of the same model. The steps are as follows: Computer A: Install Windows Install applications/drivers/updates Capture Image ...
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Accept License terms with sysprep and unattend.xml Windows Server 2016

I am trying to create a Windows Server 2016 Datacentre template for cloud deployment using sysprep and unattend.xml. After syspreping, on first logon I am still getting License terms screen where I ...
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Generate sysprep unattend.xml After Run

Is there a way to generate the unattend.xml file after running sysprep manually? I would like the just automate the processes of running sysprep oobe non-generalized restart without having to accept ...
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Packer - AWS Windows 2016 SysPrep returns exit code 1

When attempting to SysPrep an AWS Windows Server 2016 instance using Packer the following error is thrown: Build 'amazon-ebs' errored: Script exited with non-zero exit status: 1. Allowed exit codes ...
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Recover from accidental Sysprep on only AD DC

Being total "genius" on newly deployed environment I ran: sysprep /oobe /generalize /mode:vm /shutdown on the wrong VM during creation of a new AD environment. To make matters worse it was run on ...
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Error during sysprep

I have a recurring problem using sysprep on our Windows 10 machines. I use sysprep with an answer file. When I send our windows image on machines with almost the same hardware, everything works ...
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sysprep Windows 2008 not enabling service

I have following unattend.xml file for Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-...
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Capturing WIM process hangs in MDT Litetouch

I'm trying to capture a WIM of my reference machine. I setup a Sysprep and Capture task in MDT, ran it and used the default UNC path which is in the captures directory of my deployment share. The ...
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Capture Linux OS image using in-built application?

I have an issue. I want to know if I can capture any Linux OS custom image using an in-built app? Example - I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image? ...
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Windows 10 - Sysprep keeps adding language and keyboard layout

I have a very frustrating problem with my sysprep image. Everytime, I choose fr-CA as keyboard layout in my sysprep answerfile, I always end up with canadian french (Multilangual standard), english US ...
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Sysprep'd VHD uploaded to Azure stuck on language selection in boot diagnostics.

I am attempting to upload a VHD to Azure (resource manager) from our internal WDS in order to maintain continuity with an internal platform between Azure and out local VMs. I've been able to ...
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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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SysPrep windows 2012 r2 for VM cloning

I'm trying to SysPrep a 2012 r2 std edition VM that I built which has IIS already configured for my website as well as some additional applications already installed and configured the way I need them....
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Deploying a windows machine with ansible and sysprep

I was wondering if you could help me? I'm trying to deploy a windows server 2012R2 base image using the vsphere ansible module. I have created a Vsphere template where the guest machine has WinRM ...
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Sysprep for EC2 instances

AWS' documents on creating a custom image reference using sysprep as one of the steps in the creation process. They don't actually specify if it's a required step or if it is run automatically as ...
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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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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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SysPrep Windows 10 Pro Error (0x0f0070 & 0x0f00d8)

So I seem to be experiencing an issue where Windows 10 and Windows Store apps (I am assuming) are interfering with Sysprep /oobe /generalize. When I attempt to run the above command, I receive the ...
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Is there a way to prevent Sysprep from destroying your IIS installation? [closed]

Ok, so that may sound a bit cataclysmic, but at least in many cases this is true. I have done a lot of searching but not found a great thread that has it simply stated like this. In fact, the KB ...