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Question: sysprep and winbom.ini

I was wondering if someone could send me an example of a winbom.ini file. I cannot find one anywhere and I need to see a starting point to learn it. Specifically loading drivers during sysprep.

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Preferred Solution: sysprep and winbom.ini

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I recently put an old computer back into service from 2007. It was from dell and *think* factory preinstalled with windows xp. There are two user accounts and an admin account. The admin account and one of the user accounts was almost never used. When I opened these accounts, I found a shortcut to winbom and sysprep folder shortcut in both admin and seldom used user account "recent" folder and they were also in recents folder from an account called "user" (guest?).
Would these files have been run by dell at factory and still in the recents folder since no documents ever get looked at on the those accounts? Or would this folder be empty?
Thanks for the help!

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Hello,two weeks ago my network adapter and my soundcard ran away. I brought the laptop to an IBM premium partner, where the mainboard was changed with a notice all would be ok, but with a hint of the service technican that I should try to recover; the problem is still not solved.  Yesterday I recovered from a very old version, when the network adapter and sound card worked properly. Since then my sound card works, but only with cracks. That is of course not acceptable. The network card does not work anyway.  When I boot my laptop with the ACCESS IBM button I get an error message from FACTORY.EXE "Failed to install network adapter -- check WINBOM"I checked them, but there is no factory.exe on my hdd, as well as there is no winbom.ini on my hdd. I only found the and empty entry winbom in the registry. In the system manager there is no network adapter listed (instead of the wireless ones). No way to install one. I do not know what to do now. May someone think there is a solution available for my thinkpad or should I sent it to IBM/Lenovo? The machine is a T43p 2668 PEG. Cheers,Herwig













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Answer:"Failed to install network adapter - check WINBOM"

Nobody has an idea, right?

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I have just finished re-installing windows xp/updates and all software etc.
I was starting to run ERD Commander 205 and whilst it was checking the network connections the following message came up "Failed to install network adapter check WINBOM" the only option was to click ok and then I quit the program (I did not make any changes) now my pc will not re-boot to windows XP...... all I get a the screen asking me to either "start windows normally" ..... " start windows with last known good configuration" or to start in the various "safe modes" I have tried all the options on offer and the only one that works is safe mode/with network I have googled "Failed to install network adapter check WINBOM" and have not found anything that is understandable, one comment was made about having to "install the network adapter" is that correct...if so how do I find that and how do I do it......... sorry I am not very tech minded when it comes to that sort of thing
 

Answer:Failed to install network adapter check WINBOM

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I have windows 7 pro 64 and i want to transfer my disk to a new computer. I tried to use the Sysprep but after a bit it say a fatal error occured and it stop. No other informations. I would like some help please.

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On the 4th attempt to sysprep a Windows 7 Enterprise system, I get the dreaded, 'A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine.' 
The setuperr.log shows:
2010-08-04 13:57:58, Error      [0x0f0073] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn't update the recorded state, dwRet = 31
2010-08-04 13:57:58, Error      [0x0f00ae] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup external providers; hr = 0x8007001f

I've seen articles referring to the Windows Software Licensing Rearm program may have issues running more than three times in a single Windows image and to add <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm> in the /unattend file...  but this did not help. 
The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service has also been disabled which is often referred to in other posts.
The KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947212/en-us indicated that the resolution is to re-create the image for the machine... This is very frustrating. I'm hoping that there is
a better resolution???
How do you sysprep a machine more than three times to avoid this error?
Thanks!! 
930193

Answer:Sysprep - Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
 
This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:
slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. Generally speaking, to sysprep the image on a single computer for multiple times, you need to configure the
Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP |
SkipRearm to 1 in the unattend.xml file. I am assuming whether you configure the
Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC |
SkipRearm to 1 instead of SPP, the SLC setting is deprecated and should not be used.  
As a work around of this problem, please type: regedit in the Start Search box to open Registry Editor, set the value of
GeneralizationState under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus to
7, then run sysprep again.
If the same issue still persists, please unistall the MSDTC and Reinstall it, then try the sysprep.
To uninstall MSDTC :- msdtc -uninstall
To reinstall 
MSDTC :- msdtc –install
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Hey everyone, I hope you're doing fine.
Well, I'll keep this short and to the point.
I want to run sysprep on my Windows 10 Pro (x64) PC and I've faced many errors till now which I somehow managed to dodge , Now I've come across another problem. i have no clue about this so please help me

Setupact.log :-

Pastebin- http://pastebin.com/ri2cc4Li

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2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP === Beginning of a new sysprep run ===
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2016-03-01 12:17:21
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Warning SYSPRP WinMain: File operations pending
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'OOBE'
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'GENERALIZE'
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Hey everyone, I hope you're doing fine.
Well, I'll keep this short and to the point.
I want to run sysprep on my Windows 10 Pro (x64) PC and I've faced many errors till now which I somehow managed to dodge , Now I've come across another problem. i have no clue about this so please help me

Setupact.log :-

Pastebin- http://pastebin.com/ri2cc4Li

Code tags:

Code:
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP === Beginning of a new sysprep run ===
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2016-03-01 12:17:21
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Warning SYSPRP WinMain: File operations pending
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'OOBE'
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'GENERALIZE'
2016-03-01 12:17:21... Read more

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hello,

1st sorry for my english (i'm french guy).

I made a sysprep and all parameters are corrects.
but after the reboot I have always the sysprep preparation tools box.
for me the sysprep is correct but I don't know what's happended.


in attachment my unattend.xml

regards,
and thanks by advance.
didier

Answer:win7 after sysprep reboot always with sysprep box

Hi Didier, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It looks you have sysprepped your PC in Audit Mode. When Audit Mode starts the sysprep window is always shown. Also, if you have not chosen to exit Audit Mode, PC will after reboot be back in Audit Mode and the sysprep window shown.

To exit Audit Mode and enter the normal setupmode (OOBE or Welcome mode), you need to select System Cleanup Action: Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) and Shutdown Options: Shutdown (or reboot) and click OK:

Kari

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 please any one help me i am struggling last 3 day  with sysprep command, I want to sysprep the windows7 system which is genuine professional version and updated with Microsoft patches, i installed all applications and drivers to that system, When i doudle click sysprep icon selected oobe /generalize/reboot Then it give error  a fatal error occured while trying to sysprep the machine  then i checked log file in prefeth folder 2009-11-24 16:17:22, Error      [0x0f0073] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn't update the recorded state, dwRet = 31 2009-11-24 16:17:22, Error      [0x0f00ae] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup external providers; hr = 0x8007001f please help me........

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Our organization has recently received a number of Tablet devices (over 100) which we require a standardized image to be deployed to them all, the obvious thing to this was to create a standard image using sysprep however when i run sysprep I get the message
'Sysprep was not able to validate your windows installation' and to check the logs when i check the logs i find a message saying 'sysprep will not run on an upgrade OS' I have recently updated to windows 8.1.
I have found an article relating to windows 7 which suggested deleting the 'upgrade' key from the registry however this solution has not worked for windows 8.1
Can someone help? I do not have the time nor patience to have to start the image from scratch.
Thanks
Kev.

Answer:Sysprep message "Sysprep was not able to validate your windows installation"

Hi,
Sysprep must not be used on upgrade installation types. Run Sysprep only on clean installations.
For more information, please refer to this article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721940(v=ws.10).aspx
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Ok, so I'm a bit confused about sysprep.

I'm not sure how exactly its going to help us, as I've been told it won't really help us consolidate our one image per model setup we currently have going on, but I have been told that it will help a few things on the server side. Inputting the key and all that is nice and all, but we already have all of that information put in to the image...same with changing admin password and all of that. So not exactly in full understanding of how this is going to help.

Can somebody help me just with a basic understanding, and the more complex questions can come later?
 

Answer:Never used SysPrep, need some help

What's the problem you're trying to resolve?
 

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The motherboard in my friends PC died, so I replaced it with a new motherboard and CPU, but XP locks up when trying to load drivers for his old motherboard. The old motherboard was based on a VIA chipset and the new one has an Intel chipset, so XP locks up. I havent really used Sysprep before, so I don't know if this can fix the problem. Can Sysprep be run from the recovery console? What commands would I need to use? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Can I do this with Sysprep?

I may be wrong here, but I think it's too late to run Sysprep, since you already moved the hard drive over. You can first try to boot in safe mode and remove all old drivers. If that doesn't work, try booting from the XP CD and running a repair install. It's a good idea to use the same service pack level CD as was installed on the hard drive.
 

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Question: After sysprep

Hi guys,

I used sysprep to change my mobo and my system is up and running *yay!*
My previous Mobo had a Silicon Image SATA controller and now I have a SI Controllers shortcut in my Control Panel. I am not sure how to remove the driver, since there is no uninstall and Driver Cleaner does not list SI-Image drivers.

Also, I have an unidentified device in my Control Panel (nForce 4 mobo) which has a device ID: ACPI\ATK0100 any ideas what this may be? I have the nVidia drivers installed as well as the Realtek drivers for my Asus A8N-E.

Any suggestions/ help is greatly appreciated and no "fresh install" is not really and option at this point.
 

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Question: sysprep

I am wanting to use sysprep to duplicate my pc once I get all my updates and certain apps installed and create a image file after doing this..I get to the point of doing the sysprep reseal option and creatiing a sysprep.pif file but how do I go about creating the image and getting it somwheres where I can load it onto a cd or dvd so that I can use this to just write the image back to my drive when I need to reformat instead of reinstalling everything one by one spending hours on end.. looking for tutorials from beggining to end as well as any insight on the matter.. I cant find what Im looking for as far as google search goes so hoping some one here has some hands n experience doing this.. thanks,,,
 

Answer:sysprep

It sounds like you want to use Ghost instead.
 

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Question: Using MS SysPrep

Hi,

I need to figure out how to make a master image (using ghost backup exec) with the Microsoft Sysprep software. My only goal is to generate a unique SID when I image a new pc or re-image a current pc. If I understand correctly, I should be able to configure the image to prompt for certain information and it will generate a unique SID using Sysprep.

Running AD 2003 envinronment and Windows XP machines. I have read technet documentation and it is confusing to say the least. I've tried a couple different times to no avail. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Answer:Using MS SysPrep

Sysprep takes care of the SID when the computer is restarted. You don't need to worry about it not generating a new sid unless you specify it not too with the nosidgen option.
 

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Hi. I'd appreciate bit of help
I'm trying to make my life bit easier and automate installing WinXP on multiple machines.
I'll begin with what i can't use - can use RIS, because we have freebsd server, not W2k3. So i'm considering either answer files or using sysprep. But the thing is all the computers don't have a floppy or cdrom, just a hdd. Which (i think) rules out using answer files, because the only way you can use them that i know of is copy them on a floppy and use them during the installation.
So i've come to using sysprep - which should be usable in the conditions we have here, but i'm wondering about few things:
1) is it even usable for OEM version of WindowsXP? Is there a way to include multiple product keys in the sysprep.inf? Or how does it work - as i see it, sysprep.inf includes product key for the machine i'm about to sysprep, but that would make it unsable for installing on other machines, which apparently have different product keys.
2) is it possible to use the UDF file with sysprep?

Just few facts about the environment:
-network of approx. 40 PCs atm
-machines with WindowsXP Pro
-no fdd, no cdrom (but available if needed for installation purposes - i can connect fdd,cdrom - i'l like to avoid using fdd, because it'd only cause me to do more swapping (of fdd, as i see it i won't be able to avoid swapping/using cdrom)
-FreeBSD server, so RIS is not a possibility

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Answer:help with sysprep&co

When I did my sysprep, I set it up so that it would ask me for the CD-Key for each new machine that was sysprepped, so I know that can be done. Pretty easily too, I think it was something like just not giving it a cd-key at all. Then it'll ask for one.
 

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Question: Sysprep for XP

Is there sysprep for XP? If so, (cant find @ MS) where can I download?
 

Answer:Sysprep for XP

Have a read of this M$ article
 

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ok...here is the scenario I have an image which is syprep prior to imaging so when i reimage it runs the sysprep.inf , here is the thing i need it to do is promt for area code and only area code everything else needs to be auto, any ideas ?

Kidem
 

Answer:How well do you know Xp sysprep?

Anyone found or know anything that could help me out?
 

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This is a strange one: I was working on a computer that fried. Turned out to have a bad power supply and a destroyed motherboard. It was still under warranty from eMachines. They sent it back and the motherboard was replaced, maybe the hard drive, I'm not sure.When it came back, the USB ports didn't work, so they sent it back again and the motherboard was once again replaced.I went over to install a new power supply so that the thing wouldn't crater again in less than a year. But I noticed that the Sysprep dialog was up on the screen. Further inspection found that the computer was registered to "Owner." I contacted emachines by chat and the first tech wanted control of the machine. I gave it to him. He clicked on something and killed the internet connection. I restarted the machine and the second tech asked me to disable sysprep in MSCONFIG. It wasn't there. So she took over the computer and I watched as she tried to figure out what to do. She opened Control Panel and then scrolled through Add/Remove Programs. It wasn't there, either.After a long pause, she linked me to a Microsoft page that showed how to remove Sysprep from the host computer! Now, this seems to require renaming a registry hive, and I'm not anxious to do any such thing on a functioning computer. The owner says that he had an earlier conversation with them and they told him to just close the window every time Windows starts.So I'm wondering *finally gets to the point*,... Read more

Answer:Anybody Know Sysprep?

Sysprep can be used to put an image of the hard drive on the client computer.

I'd suspect that the regedit would cure it, but first I'd backup the registry and would be sure that I could recover it even if the system wouldn't boot (either through the Recovery Console or with a Bart PE/UBCD).

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Question: Sysprep help

Hi.
I am new to all the Sysprep thing...
I have a computer that has Windows 7 and I want to make an image from that computer.
I have ghost, but I know that I need to do sysprep...
1. I wand to delete all the system information like users, resets registry and all of that to make a like new Win 7 just keeps the programs that are already installed. Is sysprep does that?

2. Let's say I did sysprep and made an image out of that Windows with ghost, but now I want to embed this image to a newer computer but this image does not has the drivers for that newer computer... Is there a way to impact this image to have also install this driver ,let's say a LAN driver?

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Question: Win XP Sysprep

I never ran into this problem before. I'm setting up a ghost image of windows xp for my job. I set up the master profile. Set up all the icons and all the software that's going to be used with this machine and then copy that profile to the default user profile so everyone will get the same settings.

Every time I used to run the sysprep on previous images, it used to keep all the settings for the Desktop and all the icons intact.

But for some reason today while I'm setting up an XP image, after setting up the software and the Icons on the desktop. I run the sysprep on the machine and when I reboot to check the Image all of my settings are gone.

Does anyone has any idea of why this is happening?

Just in case I'm just resealing the machine, nothing special or answer files set up.
 

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Question: Win XP Sysprep

I never ran into this problem before. I'm setting up a ghost image of windows xp for my job. I set up the master profile. Set up all the icons and all the software that's going to be used with this machine and then copy that profile to the default user profile so everyone will get the same settings.

Every time I used to run the sysprep on previous images, it used to keep all the settings for the Desktop and all the icons intact.

But for some reason today while I'm setting up an XP image, after setting up the software and the Icons on the desktop. I run the sysprep on the machine and when I reboot to check the Image all of my settings are gone.

Does anyone has any idea of why this is happening?

Just in case I'm just resealing the machine, nothing special or answer files set up.
 

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Question: sysprep

hi can pl tell me how to run sysprep in windows xp.and whats the purpose of it .can u pl explain that above ASAP(as soon as possible).

Thanks&Regards,
srinu...
 

Answer:sysprep

Basically it's a tool used to deploy Windows OS on a large number of computers.

This may help explain things:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windo...ef71-4545-b970-ce2add5e715c1033.mspx?mfr=true
 

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Question: SysPrep

I am a little confused about when and how to use the image of the hard drive. I believe I understand how to get sysprep ready but how does it grab the image of the hard drive i make? I will be using Norton Ghost (or some other free image maker) and a different guide made it sound like I am burning a copy of the drive and some how sysprep uses that to reinstall the image. I wanted to put the image on a separate hard drive so I can run sysprep and use the image of my hard drive when I had it in perfect condition. Also can I run this from a computer that doesn’t have any OS installed yet or does this only work if I am able to run sysprep? Can I just run the image on its own for a new install?

Are there any other guide that may have more detail in them?

Here are the other websites I was looking at:
http://blog.hishamrana.com/2006/02/22/how-to-image-windows-xp-with-ghost-and-sysprep/2/

http://www.vernalex.com/guides/sysprep/index.shtml
 

Answer:SysPrep

Sysprep has an option to shut the PC down when it's complete. Then, you use Ghost or something like it, to make an image of that hard drive at that point...either from DOS, or a PE environment. That image file is what you deploy to new drives/computers. Once you lay down the image on a new PC, and boot it up, you'll go through the mini-setup as if it's a new install of the OS.

You really don't need much of a guide at all. Prepare the PC the way you want the image to be, as in software load etc. I always stick a folder on C called Drivers, and put in my common drivers in there. Then run sysprep, and have it shut the PC down. Make your image from the drive at that point, and deploy. Simple as that.
 

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I am looking for the Sysprep tool for Windows XP Pro. I checked MS.com and can only find something for W2K. Can anyone assist me in locating this tool.

I was told to look in my Dell XP Pro SP2 disk under "support > tools > deploy.cab"

I am not sure what I need to do with the deploy.cab file. I was looking for an .exe of sorts to run the sysprep tool but I really am not sure.
 

Answer:Sysprep.exe For XP?

Most decompression utilities will open a cab file and let you extract the contents. If not, try WinRAR.
 

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Question: sysprep

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 Version #1
Run sysprep
Join domain
Activate windows and office

Computer B, C and so on
Deploy Image Version #1 to a machine
Run sysprep
Join domain
Activate windows and office



Run the following bat file when sysprep

@ECHO OFF

reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\Sysprepstatus" /v CleanupState /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /F
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\Sysprepstatus" /v GeneralizationState /t REG_DWORD /d 00000007 /F
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform" /v SkipRearm /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001

msdtc -uninstall
timeout 120
msdtc -install
timeout 120

rmdir /Q /S "C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther" 
del /Q "C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag "

ECHO Beginning Sysprep. The system will shutdown when complete.

"C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep.exe" /oobe /generalize /shutdown


What is the difference if I sysprep /generalize with SkipRearm=1 and sysprep /generalize with SkipRearm=0?

I have now realised that windows and office fails to activate on the kms server by itself. Any idea on how I can remedy the problem. Thanks.

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Doing a search I found someone that uses "SysPrep". What is it and where do I find it?
 

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Question: Win 7 Sysprep

hi all,

im trying to sysprep a image silent but after the image process is done and the pc reboots the (set up windows) keeps popping up.

i tried creating a answer file but that didnt seem to work.

i attached a screen shot.

thanks again
 

Answer:Win 7 Sysprep

Once the Set-up Windows is done, take out the disc and put it back in when prompted to do so.
 

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Hi,

I have windows vista and 7 images which are syspreped and work perfectly. Only thing is the desktop icons and other profile settings are reset to the default user profile settings upon restore to a new computer. I have read I need to copy the existing profile over the default user profile and set the variable in the unattend.xml which is executed by sysprep. I have followed guides on the internet to do this but nothing I do works. I get errors when sysprep starts looking at the unattend.xml.

can anyone offer any assistance for this specific task please? or are there any homebrew tools which will easily allow me to do this?

thanks

Answer:sysprep help please?

Hi have you read through this How Sysprep Works you will find other info to the left of the page

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Question: Sysprep

Is it necessary to run sysprep before I capture the image?  The image will be applied to the same hardware.

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Question: Sysprep

Wondering if sysprep affects any other drives other than the boot drive on the pc?

Answer:Sysprep

Hello Jackal,
It shouldn't... At least I've never had it bother another drive. To be safe, you could always disconnect the data cables to your other drives. That's what I usually do when re-installing or modifying OSs on my system.
Regards,
JohnPC

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Question: Sysprep.....???

How can I disable the System Preparation tool pop-up dialog box from opening on my desktop at start up?

Win XP Pro SP3.

Thank you!!!
 

Answer:Sysprep.....???

Do you see three choices?
 

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Hi,

I am trying to create a default profile for Windows 7 Professional. After customizing the image, I run "sysprep /audit /generalize /answerfile:c:\answerfile.xml /reboot". In the answerfile I have included the <CopyProfile>1</CopyProfile>

After that the computer restarts and the sysprep windows appears asking me to run OOBE.

When I run OOBE without the generalize switch, the customized profile is not copied to the default profile.

Can anyone explain me the difference between running "syspreb /oobe" with and without the generalize switch?

I tried searching on technet and other forums, but cannot find the answer I am looking for. Thanks for the replies in advance.

Answer:Please help > Sysprep

Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine ?€“ Start to Finish - The IT Bros - We Know So You Don't Have To

The important key parts:





Quote:
Step #9
Install Windows 7 (Enterprise) from CD or USB flash drive, when you arrive at the welcome screen and it asks you to create a username, hit ctrl+shift+f3.
This will reboot your machine and put your windows build in ‘audit’ mode.

Step #10
On reboot, you’ll automatically be logged in under the built-in Administrator account. A sysprep GUI box will appear, but you can close it and NOW begin to customize your profile.

Step #11
Install any software/drivers, make any profile customizations, etc.
If you need to reboot, the computer will boot you back into the Administrator account. You will be stuck in this audit mode until you run sysprep with the /oobe parameter. After doing so, sysprep will delete/clean up the Administrator account, but if you have copyprofile=true in your unattended answer file, it will copy the customized Admin account to the default profile before deleting it.

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Hi. I need a quick answer to a quick question.
How many times can Windows 7 be sysprepped before it stops letting me?

Situation I'm now in:
I have 13 images for 7 departments to build in two weeks on two machines.

My process is to build a generic base image on one, sysprep it, up it to the network share as a 'Gold'.
Then I can bring that Gold image down onto the other box and work on two images at once.

Each one will need up be upped 'Gold' again to the network, then sysprepped again, then upped back as 'Prep' to be brought down to the classrooms.

I realise I'l need to make a note of which 'gold' is built on which box, so I can easily bring that gold back down to that box and work on it at a later date if needed.

So should two syspreps be fine? What is the limit?

Answer:How many sysprep's?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xarden


Hi. I need a quick answer to a quick question.
How many times can Windows 7 be sysprepped before it stops letting me?

Situation I'm now in:
I have 13 images for 7 departments to build in two weeks on two machines.

My process is to build a generic base image on one, sysprep it, up it to the network share as a 'Gold'.
Then I can bring that Gold image down onto the other box and work on two images at once.

Each one will need up be upped 'Gold' again to the network, then sysprepped again, then upped back as 'Prep' to be brought down to the classrooms.

I realise I'l need to make a note of which 'gold' is built on which box, so I can easily bring that gold back down to that box and work on it at a later date if needed.

So should two syspreps be fine? What is the limit?


You do NOT have to sysprep win7

For the love of God (and your sanity) please download MDT 2010, its the microsoft toolkit for creating and deploying images. It will make your life WAY easier.
And its FREE!!!

Below are some good links.
http://www.deployvista.com/

http://www.cluberti.com/blog/2009/08/10/mdt-2010-and-deployment-from-a-usb-key/

http://www.deploymentcd.com/

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Question: Sysprep

Can you do Sysprep on Windows 7 like on XP?


OK so you do a clean install of W7. Then install all of your software. Now you want to set it up to clear all of the information. That way when you sell it or give it away, the person turns it on is goes through the initial walk-through process setting up the computer. But how on W7?

Answer:Sysprep

Yes, sysprep is already installed on a Windows 7 machine. However, you don't want to install any commercial software and then turn around and sell the machine with that software on it. At least I wouldn't think that you would.

To run sysprep you run C:\windows\system32\sysprep.

Sounds like what you want to do is take your box and Image it. Then install anything you want. Then, if you later want to sell it, you want to put that image back on it to get it back to day 1.

You can do that with the built-in Windows "system image" tool. You can find this in the backup program that comes with Windows 7.

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Question: Help with Sysprep!

Hi all,

Has anyone been able to sysprep windows 7? I followed the MS site of sysprep (Vista deployment) but get an error saying this OS is not supported.

Anyone know a fix?


Thanks

Answer:Help with Sysprep!

This makes me wonder if sysprep is in the Windows 2008 Resource CD. Maybe that one would work?
Raj

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Question: SysPrep Help?

I made a sysprep file with Windows WAK and it giving us issues.

We get a "A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine."

This happens when it is "Processing cleanup phase Sysprep plugins..."

Here is our file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
-<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">-<settings pass="oobeSystem">-<component language="neutral" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" versionScope="nonSxS" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" processorArchitecture="46" name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core"><InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale><SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale><UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage><UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback><UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale></component>-<component language="neutral" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" versionScope="nonSxS" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" processorArchitecture="46" name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup">-<OOBE><HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage><NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation><ProtectYourPC&... Read more

Answer:SysPrep Help?

When you validate the XML in the WSIM, does the XML validate successfully and without errors?

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Question: SYSprep

Just a few quick questions...

Do any of you on the forum here know anything about SYSPREP.
I'm trying to get our comany image configured using it and am having a heck of a time.
We are using Windows XP pro volume and I have been able to get the base install to work, but our build is not in it's 5 revision, and going back to the begining to start fresh is not an option.

The problem that I am currently having is related to the post configuration. I can create the boot environment and get up to the start point, but am getting an error when the utility is trying to edit the registry...

Any ideas???

Thanks

Answer:SYSprep

We use sysprep on our images to avoid having duplicate SID's running around. Unfortunately I did not set up sysprep, but I know we used minisetup.

Your clues just make me think of permissions. The user which is running the editing task, is it an admin?

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Question: sysprep help

I want to creat an image to use with a few computers running OEM versions of XP Pro and Office 2003. Is there an option to manually put in the OEM keys for both XP pro and Office 2003 before or after I push the image to the pc's. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:sysprep help

it should be in there already...after you installed XP, you already have the key installed and all the software keys too. How are you doing the images?

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Hi,
i have installed windows 8 on vmware. This is my "master copy" with preinstalled software. Now i want to copy this windows to my laptop or another computer pc. Is it strongly recommended to use sysprep before copy? I will not use a few copies at same time so i'm not afraid of SID conficts. The other thing that sysprep do is ripping off drivers. But this also shouldn't be a problem as win8 should reinstall drivers on first run on new hardware.

Answer:do i really need sysprep ?

It depends. I've seen drivers that crash the system when run on a different computer, so Windows never gets a chance to reinstall anything. However, that's probably a pretty rare case.

I would just go ahead and use sysprep, just in case you end up with a situation where you're running two at the same time. You may not plan to today, but in the future it might happen, then you will wish you had just taken the extra few minutes to do it.

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Question: Sysprep?

Hi,

First of all I like to say hello, this is my first post here! :party:

At moment I am trying to sysprep a customized branded installation of Windows 7 Pro 32Bit. But I dont understand what settings I need in the unattend file.
What I want is to use the settings from the local admin account (shortcusts in start menu and the taskbar) and the domain settings all ready. Because this will be installed by an external company who that does have access to our domain.
The Windows 7 sysprep does not at all work and are not configured in same way as in windows XP.

What I done is following:
1. Install with recovery discs
2. Joined computer to domain
3. Install software/drivers
4. Customized according to customer specification

All that is left is to sysprep, need it to change the computer name and regenerate SID.

I found someone in some other forum that used following unattendfile, I have modifyed it abit:

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Code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2... Read more

Answer:Sysprep?

SysPrep to move HD to another computer

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Hi I am working in an environment with wds/mdt 2012 setup for deploying images( I was using clonezilla before as imaging software). I want to sysprep and capture the image of a reference computer imaged by clonezilla then upload it to mdt to deploy later. There is only one problem, sysprep always fail when I run it. I can capture the image without running sysprep, redeploy it and it run just fine. I checked in the registry and the image state say complete which indicate that the image has been sysprep before, even though I did not run sysprep on the image. Can i keep using the capture image without running sysprep or do I need to run sysprep again

Answer:I need help using Sysprep.

Try it with a Macrium Reflect image...also Free....

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Question: Sysprep Help

Is it possible to create an HD img that sysprep doesn't get rid of networking information such as domain names, networked drives, tcp/ip settings
 

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Question: Sysprep HELP

Hi i try to sysprep a Dell latitude E6400
i install from DVD (normal installation)

i create my sysprep anwser file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SearchScopes>
<Scope wcm:action="add">
<ScopeDefault>true</ScopeDefault>
<ScopeDisplayName>Google</ScopeDisplayName>
<ScopeKey>Google</ScopeKey>
<ScopeUrl>http://www.google.ca/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
</Scope>
</SearchScopes>
<DisableAccelerators>true</DisableAccelerators>
<DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
<Home_Page>http://www.google.ca</Home_Page>
</component>
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Answer:Sysprep HELP

Hi Mathieu and a warm welcome to the Forum. Your question is a bit beyond me I'm afraid but I didn't like to see a new member waiting for a response to his first question when all the questions around him had rec'd answers. I'm sure some knowledgeable Guru will come to your aid shortly.

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Hi.
I am setting up some computers that has to be locked down tight with local GPO. They are in a non-domain network and is only on the Internet. Can I just clone the drives from one to the others without problems like dual SIDs? Do I need to run sysprep?

Answer:Sysprep and cloned OS

Unless pcs are identical you will get driver issues.

Paid versions of Macrium Reflect Free or similar allow deployment of image backups to dissimilar hardware.

Could be cheaper than the time invested in using sysprep etc.

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Question: Sysprep issue

I have created an unattend.xml file to use for during sysprep for deployment with Windows 7 64-bit SP 1. I have been able to get my sysprep to work on all of my machines except one, a Lenovo T530 laptop. I have placed the file under c:\windows\system32\sysprep and ran the following command "sysprep /generalize /oobe /unattend:unattend.xml /shutdown" as an admin and sysprep runs but what I am noticing it looks like my OOBE settings in the unattend file is not running. This includes, reactivating the admin account so I am not prompted for a new user account, the EULA is being asked which I have set it up not to, same for date/time. I have my unattend file listed below, is there anything in the file or in Windows itself that would prevent my OOBE settings not to run on my laptop?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<AutoLogon>
<Password>
<Value>QABzAGgAZQBiADAAcgAwAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</Password>
<Usern... Read more

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Question: Sysprep Problem

I cant figure out how to fix it
please help

Answer:Sysprep Problem

Hej Djbette, velkommen til de Ten Forums

Quite a lot more information is needed. Did you sysprep an existing Windows installation or a fresh clean install install in Audit Mode? What build, what edition of Windows 10? What customizations were done (zip & post your answer file, it shows this)? Complete Ssysprep command you used (list all switches)?

Kari

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I have a Lenovo T500 laptop that I am building an image on. My intent is to build a golden image for deployment across different model workstations with different hardware. I was wondering what the implications would be with regard to deploying in this manner. On the Lenovo that I am Building the image on, it has biometric software and a few other hardware specific apps. How do I work with these applications when building a golden image?

Answer:Help imaging with sysprep across different HAL's

You should be building your base image in a virtual machine - Microsoft recommends Hyper-V or Virtual PC, although you can also get a very generic build on VMWare workstation (*not* ESX) and VirtualBox as well. Model-specific drivers and driver packages should be installed JIT during deployment, not as a part of the image. You only want to put things in the base image (driver-wise) that absolutely positively won't install otherwise - those sorts of things are usually unsigned drivers.

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Question: Sysprep 2nd Time

I know there's a 3 time limit for sysprep on a Windows machine. How do you go about returning to sysprep so I can make some minor changes? Do I just run sysprep.exe /audit?

Answer:Sysprep 2nd Time

Theoretically you can sysprep as often as you want to, it's rearming Windows that has a set limit. Each sysprep with generalize switch uses one rearm. If Windows finds it is in state it cannot be rearmed anymore, sysprep fails, logs in C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther showing an error like this:


Code:
ERROR: SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn?t update the recorded state

In rare occasions I have to re-sysprep I boot to Audit Mode and edit registry changing two DWORD values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\:
Set CleanupState = 2Set GeneralizationState = 7
When done, give this command in elevated Command Prompt to uninstall Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator and wait at least 30 seconds:

Code:
msdtc -uninstall


The longer you wait, the better; reinstalling MSDTC too soon when it's not completely uninstalled might cause issues. Even on low end slow hardware it does not need more than a minute.

OK, then reinstall MSDTC:

Code:
mtdtc -install


Last but not least delete the Sysprep\Panther folder and reboot back to Audit Mode. You can now re-sysprep without worries.

Kari

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Question: Sysprep errors

I'm using an upgraded version of Windows 10, and I'm trying to do a sysprep on it. I've already completed the registry changes needed, but I'm still getting errors. If I could get some help on figuring out what needs to be done to fix it, that would be great.

Here is the error:


Code:
2016-08-28 09:41:16, Info [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther
2016-08-28 09:41:16, Info [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2016-08-28 09:41:16, Info [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2016-08-28 09:41:16, Info [0x0f003d] SYSPRP WinMain:Displaying dialog box for user to choose sysprep mode...
2016-08-28 09:41:21, Info [0x0f00d7] SYSPRP WinMain:Pre-validing 'cleanup' internal providers.
2016-08-28 09:41:21, Info SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Running platform actions specified in action file for phase 3
2016-08-28 09:41:21, Info [0x0f00ba] SYSPRP SysprepSession::CreateSession: Successfully created instance with mount path C:, action file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Cleanup.xml, and mode <null>
2016-08-28 09:41:21, Info SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Beginning action execution from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Cleanup.xml
2016-08-28 09:41:21, Info SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetStringValue: Get... Read more

Answer:Sysprep errors

Still getting the errors sadly, and would really like some help with this.

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Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1. Trying to create image using WAIK and sysprep. Everything working fine except this: Want sysprep to prompt for computername during firstboot. Seems to work fine. Computer reboots and logs in as local admin. Checking and can confirm it is joined to the domain with computername given during firstboot. However, when logging on with a domain account i get this error: "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust" and when checking AD it is registered with a generic "WIN-g7ek58blabla" name instead of the given name. Here's the strange thing: When putting "<ComputerName>*</ComputerName>" in unattend.xml to make generic computername sysprep works just fine... no errors on login. Ideas?

Answer:sysprep computername

Anything? Anyone?

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Hi Guys,

first of all what a wonderful site i'm glad to able to join this forum and hopefully learn allot of you guys.

I hope you can help me with the following problem:

I'm creating a image for school project using ADK and sysprep also using the DISM command line to caputure the image.

But there is one Problem, the problem is that after the sysprep the desktop icons that i configure won't be saved.

Second one: the language bar that i placed in audit mode on the task-bar dissapear after i run the sysprep command.

Also set a default home page also that changed to default (msn.com) after the sysprep.

Please tell me what i'm doing wrong?

Im using: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB

EDIT: i set in the answerfile the copyprofile to true

Answer:I don't know where to look please help me Sysprep problem

CopyProfile=TRUE only works when you use /generalize switch with Sysprep. Desktop customizations not sticking indicates you might have forgotten to use the switch.

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Question: Stuck in Sysprep.

I just set a up a PC and was trying to set it up via sysprep for some easy cloning. We had preconfigured sysprep answer files set up so i copied and pasted the whole folder from the network to the local disk drive. Turns out i got the wrong one. Now it boots into sysprep and tells me it can't update registry settings, then shutdown. So now im stuck in a bootloop with sysprep.

I've tried the windows xp repair disk, i put in fixmbr and fixboot with no luck. If anyone can give me some help it would be greatly appreciated. I feel like im missing something easy.

Thanks
 

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Question: W510 won't sysprep

I've used a fresh win7 enterprise x64 dvd to install a w510.Then, I ran system update to install drivers and windows update to get the os up to date. I have a USB key that contains system center configuration manager capture media. It basically runs sysprep and boots into WinPE to make an image of the computer.This will not work. I have tried several times, and even with only the ethernet driver installed.Sysprep basically just stands there doing nothing. The processes are running, but nothing happens.When I reboot, it seems sysprep has done some of its work - like disabling the administrator user.. but it didn't finish. I have used the USB capture media on several other thinkpad models (including T410) with great success (all x86). I have also used it on a vmware virtual machine (x64 and x86). The W510 is the only one that has brought me trouble. Any ideas?





norwegian sysadmin

Answer:W510 won't sysprep

Go to task manager and kill wmpnscfg.exeDo this before running sysprep http://www.swishertech.com/blog5.php/2009/05/15/a-fatal-error-occured-while-trying-to-sy-7http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1068-win-7-sysprep-fails/http://netguard3.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/a-fatal-error-occured-while-trying-to-sysprep-the-machine-...

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Trying to work on creating Windows 10 Image deployment without MDT. Ideally what I am thinking is that I use system Image manager to create an unattend.xml file for the main image. Then I am hoping i can use the ICD to apply Desktop Image customization package to update a post installation script. I know i can double click on the PPKG file in the image and add the customization, but is there any command line that would silently install the package?

Alternatively could i inject the PPKG file (and assuming the other files that are in that directory) into the image before I capture the image or maybe after it is deployed but before sysprep runs on first boot. Using a PE environment to deploy the image.

Been searching for command line options to do this but have not found any so far. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Working with ICD and Sysprep

You have to place the customization ppkg in > C\Recovery\Customizations\

Here is my script and the USMT with scanstate to create the system provisioning packages

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0aqg2c0z0a...0TEST.zip?dl=0

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Question: sysprep failed

Im trying to run sysprep to swap over to some new hardware(mb, cpu, ram) and whn i press enter in the cp (ran as administrator) I get a cursor box when I try to run sysprep that says it cant be run on a computer with an upgraded version of windows, and that it needs a "custom (clean)" version.

I do not understand this my original copy was installed from a oem 7 ult cd. The only thing that has changes is that I used win backup to transfer an image over to a ssd.

what do I do to to run sysprep?

Answer:sysprep failed

Open regedit and look for the following key:

hkey_local_machine\system\setup\upgrade

If you find it, delete it, then try to use sysprep again.

Also, your OEM version is tied to the motherboard, so it can't be moved to a new system. Get ready to have to contact Microsoft when you try to re-arm it.

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Hope someone can help with this. I'm creating a windows 7 x64 image for work. I want to enable WoL. I've checked all of the necessary power management options to 'allow nic to wake the computer' and 'only with magic packet' etc. but after sysprep, since the NIC drivers are reinstalled after windows performs sysprep, those settings are not saved. There are three checkboxes that I need to check on the Wired NIC. Does anyone have a script, or the knowledge of how to accomplish this after sysprep? I have tried several windows xp scripts, but those don't work with this new onboard nic. It's a NIC on the optiplex 790.

Answer:Enable WoL after sysprep x64

VBS Script will do that for you, once image has been set:


Code:
Option Explicit

Dim colNetworkAdapters
Dim objNetworkAdapter

Dim strDevInstanceName
Dim strNetworkAdapterID

'Query for all of the Win32_NetworkAdapters that are wired Ethernet (AdapterTypeId=0 corresponds to Ethernet 802.3)
Set colNetworkAdapters = GetObject("WinMgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}//./root/Cimv2")_
.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter WHERE AdapterTypeId=0")

'WScript.Echo "Enabling WoL for the following adapters:"

For Each objNetworkAdapter In colNetworkAdapters
' WScript.Echo " " & objNetworkAdapter.Name & " [" & objNetworkAdapter.MACAddress & "]"

strNetworkAdapterID = UCase(objNetworkAdapter.PNPDeviceID)

'Query for all of the MSPower_DeviceWakeEnable classes
Dim colPowerWakeEnables
Dim objPowerWakeEnable

Set colPowerWakeEnables = GetObject("WinMgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}//./root/wmi")_
.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM MSPower_DeviceWakeEnable")
'Compare the PNP Device ID from the network adapter against the MSPower_DeviceEnabled instances
For Each objPowerWakeEnable In colPowerWakeEnables
'We have to compare the leftmost part as MSPower_DeviceEnabled.InstanceName contains an instance suffix
strDevInstanceName = UCase(Left(objPowerWakeEnable.InstanceName, Len(strNetworkAdapterID)))
'Match found, enable WOL
If StrComp(strDevInstanceName, strNetworkAd... Read more

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I need to move a HDD from a Duron to a P4.

Sysprep does not work, it freezes on boot, just a blinking cursor.

It seems to me I might have a HAL issue

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Sysprep AMD to Intel

There is a process you can use to sysprep a machine and change the HAL. Personally, I'd reinstall, but if you want to try it: here's some information
 

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Question: Sysprep for clone

Reading this thread..
Solved How can I clone Windows 10 to another PC's. - Windows 10 Forums

Discovered the way to clone a computer is to run Sysprep then make the image for the other PC. I have one other computer I would like to have an identical setup on.

However when reading the link to Sysprep I ran across this..






Sysprep must not be used on upgrade installation types. Run Sysprep only on clean installations.



Just spent two full days configuring my windows 10 installation and would hate to have to go through that ordeal again. The installation was an upgrade but it was to a clean fresh installation of window 7 and hoping I will be able to ignore the above warning.

Anyone used Sysprep with an upgrade and if so how did it go?

Answer:Sysprep for clone

Did you try removing the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Upgrade key/DWORD in the registry?

Described in Upgrade section step 2 here Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have 90 computers I want to image. Using Windows 7, there are three accounts on each, with different LGPOs that will be used. When I sysprep using the /generalize function, the LGPOs are no longer valid since /generalize changes the SID. I thought about
using registry edits instead, but I seem to run into issues with different accounts and what not.

None of these are joined to a domain mostly because we don't need it. This is the first time I've run into any particular event where joining them all to a domain might benefit, but I really want to prevent that if possible.

I could also just change the LGPOs to fit with the correct SID, but with 90 computers, that is a pretty big pain. Is there any sort of scripts I could run to do this for me, or am I out of options?

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Question: Sysprep Disaster

Well i tried to sysprep..And i got an fatal error!My driver isnt updating but my administrator account is gone.As guest, i cannot do anything.So i want to install new OS, but can i installed it as guest?

Answer:Sysprep Disaster

When you reinstall your operating system, you do so from a bootable DVD or USB key. Therefore, you wouldn't be logged into Windows and running from any account.

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Question: SYSPREP issues

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone is experiencing the same issues i am, after (apparently successfully) SYSPREPping a Windows 10 (clean) installation, and restarting it?

BTW: i have used a very simple autoanswer file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
</component>
</settings>
</unattend>
I manage to find an event just before it reboot:

The process C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe (WIN-7QI8VNFK7GM) has initiated the restart of computer WIN-4EO069BGM83 on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
Reason Code: 0x80020003
Shutdown Type: restart

I am wondering why it's thinking it is an UPGRADE?

Thanx for any help provided with this probem.

Answer:SYSPREP issues

x3mgroup said:

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone is experiencing the same issues i am, after (apparently successfully) SYSPREPping a Windows 10 (clean) installation, and restarting it?



All my tests with 10041 Sysprep have failed if CopyProfile is set to True. Did you finally manage to get it working?

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Question: SYSPREP Issues

Windows 10 Enterprise x64

So I am using the unattend.xml file below and the command.

sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:c:\windows\systems32\sysprep\unattend.xml

I use Windows PE/Ghost to capture/deploy after the shutdown.

I've had various levels of issues. Currently, the system boots, then wants to do some quick user settings then I get the error: "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on theis compuiter, restart the installation."

I hit Shift-F10, and edit the HKLM\system\status\Childcompletion to all 3's and then it will boot. One oddity I notice it auotcreates a user called defaltuser0. I have a working local admin, and another user I left on there both working.

Here is the end of my setupact file: Everything more/less seems fine within

2015-11-19 10:59:16, Info [0x0f0074] SYSPRP ProcessShutdown:Successfully enabled the shutdown privilege
2015-11-19 10:59:16, Info [0x0f0076] SYSPRP ProcessShutdown:Successfully called InitiateSystemShutdownEx to shutdown the computer
2015-11-19 10:59:16, Info [0x0f0052] SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log
2015-11-19 10:59:16, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2015-11-19 10:59:16
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture... Read more

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Question: Sysprep query

Hello,

If I run sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C\windows\system32\sysprep\customize.xml

Where does the xml file go to exactly?

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Question: Ready to Sysprep

Hey all,

I have a Windows 10 build I have customized, setup the default user, installed apps, drivers and ready to image. I have not done this since the XP platform and see lots of info on the Audit mode vs doing this the way I am used to from previous versions.

Is there still a way to use this machine as I have setup now with my customization or do I have to start all over again in Audit mode? I had planned on doing the standard, not totally automated setup whereas I still apply a computer name and so forth but setup this way to take away the need to have to reinstall all the apps, drivers and so forth.

These are in a domain environment so basically doing an image then using that image for the base build for our team to push out on machine builds.

Thanks everyone for your help!

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Question: Ghost and sysprep

I have attempted to create a clone of my desk top and use it on my laptop.

I ran the sysprep tool and when the i finished making the image windows will not restart.

It gives me three options. here are the options and what happens after I tried each one.

safe mode - (got a message that says windows installation is not complete)

last good known configuration - (get message that windows in corrupt and I need to repair the installation with the sin xp cd

start win normally - does nothing freezes at win loading screen

when i try to repair the installation i get the the screen to enter the product key, the problem is that the keyboard and mouse are not recognized or are forzen so i can't continue.

I attempted to correct this by using the answer file with sysprep. This is where you enter the information into a file called sysprep.inf(or somthing like that) this info includes the product key. Problem is taht this is completly ignored. I think this sis supposed to be used when sysprep runs normally, but if you try to repair the installation from the original cd, then the answer file gets ignored.

Does anyone have any suggestions or can you tell me what i am doing wrong?

thanks,

EC
 

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Hi,
We have created a Syspreped image of windows 7 with all the drivers that we need, I have some questions:-

1) When we install the image on a new PC, it doesn't keep the Video driver, I have got around that by putting the install files in C:\temp and then running, is there a way to keep the video driver, so That I don't need to install?

2) We might want to Strip out the Licence code,
a) Is that possible
b) What effect will it have, will it just ask for licenec code or will you have to go through a lot of the setup again?


Thanks

Steve

Answer:Sysprep help for Windows 7

Are you doing "Generalized" when you do sysprep? This would take out the drivers so that you could install it on other hardware.

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Hello all,
I am trying to run "sysprep /oobe /generalize" from command prompt (Run as administrator) on my reference machine. It appears to start and run for a while, but my reference machine never reboots. So, I checked the log it generates and it contains errors that I do not understand. Please take a look at the attachments. I could use some help. Thanks.
Kris

Answer:Sysprep problems on WES 7

Running sysprep without /reboot switch never reboots, it just shuts the PC down.

I have noticed something a bit weird that I can not explain. In about one third of the times when I've run sysprep in various machines, I get an error message and it stops, or no error message but sysprep does not work. Studying this a bit deeper, I noticed that error almost never occurs when stopping Windows Media Player Network Sharing service. For instance if I get error message when running sysprep, then stop the WMP service and run sysprep again, it usually works.

To stop this service which is started by default, type net stop WMPNetworkSvc to command prompt.

Your logs show nothing exceptional, only that IIS is not able to start because of some conflict in admin rights. Disable IIS before running sysprep?

Kari

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Hello, I have about 175 machines I deploy each year in our organization. In the past with XP, I simply created a profile and copied it to default. That always worked well from me, but from what I understand was not necessarily the "correct" way to do things, nor will it work anymore.

Everytime I've tried to read up on sysprep though, my eyes glaze over. It seems like every resource I've found goes into way more detail than I need. I also realize that I've somewhat been forced into it and have to figure out my next step. In the past, I've simply used an open source imaging tool (g4l) set up the image with a generic page, and made a few changes as necessary.

So knowing my setup, would someone here be kind enough to either point me in the direction of something very basic for what I need, or be willing to work with me a bit more one-on-one? Thanks for the help.

Answer:Sysprep (basic as possible)

This tutorial makes SysPrep easy: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

Once your finished installation is SysPrepped using Method One, use Methods 2 or 3 to create an image you can deploy using your preferred method.

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Question: Sysprep error

Hello, I have some computers in our domain that I had cloned with acronis and then changed the windows activation licence.
I work only with legal programs. Now it turns out because of the cloning all of those machines have the same sid number.
I was told that with sysprep I could force the computer to get a new sid number from the active directory. I have try so many options but still can't get it to work with giving me the sysprep error. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you

Answer:Sysprep error

Crosspost!! http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...ep-errors.html

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Once you have sysrep'd a machine, and ghosted it. Once you boot it up, is there any way to bypass the sysprep function?

Currently setting up a lab at a remote location and all the machines won't boot because of something in the 'specialize' area in the unattend.xml file. then it will just keep rebooting time and time again.

Any help?? please?

Answer:Can you bypass sysprep?

error in parsing this file... settings pass specialize OR oobeSystem failed

Something is messed up, and you will have to re-install.
it shouldn't go into reboot loops , unable to boot.

Did you get an error at one point saying ..error in parsing this
file... settings pass specialize OR oobeSystem failed?

enter windows.old\panther\unattendGC. In there you
will have logs which will show you even which entries in your file have
caused the ooobe to crash and burn and die.


Fix these and re-install.

Source:Sysprep Create Reboot Loop - Vista Setup and Install

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I dont really know much about laptops..i only use it for games and browsing stuff..but yesterday I accidentally googled something about sysprep 'which i know nothing about' and it restarted..then poof.!! there an error message that says [COLOR="Lime"]''windows could not finish configuring the system.to attemp to resume configuration, restart the computer,,after the restart its still the same....so i googled much n did this..
1st solution i found..
link '' Windows could not finish configuring the system… Sysprep fail | PepperCrew ''
Shift+f10(when im on the error screen)
Then,in cmd i typed ''services.msc'' and start all of the services which are marked: Automatic
Then,im back to cmd n typed ''compmgmt.msc'' (to enable the administrator user, or create an extra user with administrator rights).....but unfortunately i cant find
''local users n groups'' in my computer management''..like it shows in this page.. link '' How to Enable / Activate Hidden Administrator Account in Windows Vista and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal ''..
so i gave up with that solution and googled again..

2nd solution i found
link '' What next? Sysprep Error "Windows Could Not Finish Configuring the System" - Spiceworks '' a post from david 4364

1.Boot the affected system. When the error message comes up during the "starting services" phase, press Shift+F10 to open a CMD window.
2.CD C:\Windows\Panther to navigate to the folder where the logs are.
3.Tracerp... Read more

Answer:I need help with my laptop..Its about sysprep..

Are you able to boot into Windows without any difficulty? Have you attempted a System Restore?

Hope this helps,

Harry

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Question: Sysprep 2nd Time

I know there's a 3 time limit for sysprep on a Windows machine. How do you go about returning to sysprep so I can make some minor changes? Do I just run sysprep.exe /audit?

Answer:Sysprep 2nd Time

Theoretically you can sysprep as often as you want to, it's rearming Windows that has a set limit. Each sysprep with generalize switch uses one rearm. If Windows finds it is in state it cannot be rearmed anymore, sysprep fails, logs in C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther showing an error like this:


Code:
ERROR: SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn?t update the recorded state

In rare occasions I have to re-sysprep I boot to Audit Mode and edit registry changing two DWORD values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\:
Set CleanupState = 2Set GeneralizationState = 7
When done, give this command in elevated Command Prompt to uninstall Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator and wait at least 30 seconds:

Code:
msdtc -uninstall


The longer you wait, the better; reinstalling MSDTC too soon when it's not completely uninstalled might cause issues. Even on low end slow hardware it does not need more than a minute.

OK, then reinstall MSDTC:

Code:
mtdtc -install


Last but not least delete the Sysprep\Panther folder and reboot back to Audit Mode. You can now re-sysprep without worries.

Kari

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I just configured an elitebook 840 g3 laptop with windows 10.   I run MDT litetouch to capture the image and it just handgs on Sysprep.   It will not complete or error out.    Says its on task 16 of 21 for last hour.    Please help.

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Question: Sysprep Question

After sysprepping my image, when the system boots up again for the first time after sysprep, I am asked to create a user and provide a password for the new user. I expected to see the Administrator account autologin. Would anyone know why this is happening?

Answer:Sysprep Question

You have to create a temporary user. Steps 9 and 10 here.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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fatal errorfor a few days i get the following error when i try to sysprep. fatal errorthen i look into the txt file and found that WMP is the source of problem.How to fix this?

Answer:Another sysprep problem

Hi,

Please give this thread a read:
SYSPREP fails

Should that fail to help, consider running the System File Checker (SFC) using the Windows OS disc.

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Question: Sysprep tool

hi there

i am reading the book 70-680 from microsoft

but when i am trying to use the sysprep tool, i am stucked. i running win7 entreprise version in danish on Vm-ware workstation.

1st:
i install win 7 like normal, i update it and install it like i want. change desktop etc.
i run the cmd as admin and type:
"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /audit /generalize /reboot"

when i enter the audit mode i delete teh former user profiles, and check the system is as i made it.
i use the sysprep tool again and type in cmd with admin rights:
"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /generalize /shutdown"

with when i type the ^^ it says it cannot run sysprep. and need to exit.
when i reboots ( or make a shutdown and then turn my PC on again ) its just saying "installation starting the services"
its here i am stucked..

so i do anything wrong ? or is it because its a virtuelt enviorment ?

Answer:Sysprep tool

Your syntax is wrong. The generalize switch should come before boot options (audit / oobe).

try:

Code:
"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /shutdown"
Kari

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Title says it all. Anyone tried sysprepping a system yet with an unattend file and copying the over the default profile. I tried manually copying over the profile with a tool we have and while it worked with out error, it did not seem to change the default profile.

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hi all!

I have upgraded /updated (whatever it is!) from windows 8 pro wmc to windows 8.1 pro wmc using store free update.

I though I will sysprep and keep an image; in order to remove the current user profile I went into audit mode and from control panel --> user accounts successfully deleted the user account and files.

then I did a oobe/generalize to and made the install.wim using dism /capture-image.
when I tried the image on the next laptop, after the welcome screen etc I made a new user (in the new laptop); when I check the profiles I find that Adminstrator is shown in the users folder.

I was under impression that when the oobe /generalize sysprep is done under audit mode, the admin account is automatically disabled/deleted. so when I mount the wim file, I find that Adminstrator account is in the Users folder

how to remove the built-in administrator account so that the install.wim is a real installation file.

regards
neelakantan

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Background;
I've been running sysprep on Windows 7 machines for some time. My custom unattend file created for Windows 7 worked with Windows 8 and I never had a problem sysprepping it.

Enter Windows 8.1;
When the "old" unattend file didn't work, I gave it little thought and downloaded the latest ADK specifically for 8.1 and created a new unattend file, first with nothing but "CopyProfile=True" and later with all the settings I used under 7. It always failed if I had installed anything, no matter how seemingly simple it was. The only successful sysprep was with a pristine installation of Windows, updated via Windows Update, and a few drivers necessary to make the "bangs" disappear in Device Manager. Success was limited however by the fact that Windows couldn't seem to build a profile for new users, the desktop was blank, and almost nothing I clicked on worked.

My next step was to install everything in Audit Mode, which I had never had to use before and consequently forgot. This led to a successful sysprep, even with a load of third party applications installed, but I still had the problem mentioned earlier where Windows couldn't build a profile.

Reviewing articles I had previously looked at I noticed this;
If you deploy an image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 or Unattend.exe and include CopyProfile=true in the answer file, the deployment will fail with a ?location is not available? error or each new login attempt will create a new... Read more

Answer:sysprep in Windows 8.1

If you update a store app prior to running sharper, we have found that sysprep can then fail.. there are TechNet discussions about this.

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I am having issues using sysprep.inf... I can not get it to automate the minisetup or any GUI questions. This is what i am trying to do.. I make a c:\sysprep.inf folder, copy sysprep.exe, setupcl.exe, and my custom sysprep.inf (shown below) to the C:\sysprep folder... Then i run sysprep.exe and when the computer reboots it askes me all of the questions i am trying to automate (Accept EULA, product key, and more)... Anyone run into this problem??

Sysprep.inf:
;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
OemSkipEula=Yes
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemPnPDriversPath = "D\18\1;D\18\10;D\18\11;D\18\12;D\18\13;D\18\14;D\18\15;D\18\16;D\18\17;D\18\18;D\18\19;D\18\2;D\18\20;D\18\21;D\18\22;D\18\23;D\18\24;D\18\25;D\18\26;D\18\27;D\18\28;D\18\29;D\18\3;D\18\30;D\18\31;D\18\32;D\18\33;D\18\34;D\18\35;D\18\36;D\18\37;D\18\38;D\18\39;D\18\4;D\18\40;D\18\41;D\18\42;D\18\43;D\18\44;D\18\45;D\18\46;D\18\47;D\18\48;D\18\49;D\18\5;D\18\50;D\18\51;D\18\52;D\18\53;D\18\54;D\18\55;D\18\56;D\18\57;D\18\58;D\18\59;D\18\6;D\18\60;D\18\61;D\18\62;D\18\63;D\18\64;D\18\65;D\18\66;D\18\67;D\18\68;D\18\69;D\18\7;D\18\70;D\18\71;D\18\72;D\18\73;D\18\74;D\18\75;D\18\76;D\18\77;D\18\78;D\18\79;D\18\8;D\18\80;D\18\81;D\18\82;D\18\83;D\18\84;D\18\9;D\C\18;D\C\29;D\C\A;D\C\AM\1;D\C\AM\2;D\C\AM\3;D\C\AM\4;D\C\AM\5;D\C\AM\6;D\C\AM\7;D\C\AT;D\C\AU;D\C\I;D\C\IT;D\C\N;D\C\V;D\CPU;D\E\182;D\E\183;D\E\292;D\E\293;D\G\182;D\G\182\G\W;D\G\183;D\G\183\G\W;D\G\292;D\G\292\G\W;D\G\293;D\G\293\G\W;D\G\A\1;D\G\A\2;D\G\AT\2;D\G\AT\... Read more

Answer:problem using sysprep.inf

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Question: Sysprep problems

Hi can anybody help please
i have created a sysprep.inf file which contains some set-up info and product key in c:\sysprep folder on the local HDD. however after running sysprep and rebooting the machine it still asks for the product key. i dont think windows is even reading the file.
i have searched technet and tried editing the registry as one article suggested but it had no effect. does anybody have any tips.
thanks in advance.
steve
 

Answer:Sysprep problems

stevep3577 said:

Hi can anybody help please
i have created a sysprep.inf file which contains some set-up info and product key in c:\sysprep folder on the local HDD. however after running sysprep and rebooting the machine it still asks for the product key. i dont think windows is even reading the file.
i have searched technet and tried editing the registry as one article suggested but it had no effect. does anybody have any tips.
thanks in advance.
steveClick to expand...

Are you sure you're using the product key that actually came with the disk, or is it a corporate key that you aquired along the way??
 

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I am trying to run sysprep. I have the latest version for XPsp3.

I have used this tool many times with no trouble.

As long as I either have a VL (Volume License) or a pc that has Windows activated, A ghosted pc never asks for the cd key.

I am not doing anything different but now when I create an image and run sysprep no matter if that pc is activated or I install a corporate version of XP, the first boot asks for the cd key as if I did a factory sysprep,
All I ever had to do is click Reseal. This gives you a warning that it will clear the SID and shutdown which is exactly what I want and always do.

I do not use any other features of sysprep because I never had to. Does anyone know what I have to do to make the image NOT ask for a cd key when I first boot?
 

Answer:Solved: RE: Sysprep

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Hi,

Is there any way where i can encrypt the sysprep.ini file?
 

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Question: sysprep loop

I sysprepped my reference computer, using an answer file.  This file has worked for several years, and now I am getting the following message:
windows could not finish configuring the system.

I can get around this problem and get the computer up and running, however I would like to know if anyone has an idea of any setting in Windows 7  SP1 that can used to resolve this problem before running sysprep.  I vaguely remember have
this problem a few years ago, and I changed a setting and then sysprep worked fine again.

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Question: Sysprep and Ghost

I have a ghost image, but when I use it, it uses the key from the image. I need to give out each unique key to each machine I image. How do you do this with sysprep? I have all my login's and everything I need, just need to enter a unique product key on each machine. Please help!
 

Answer:Sysprep and Ghost

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Hello all

I am having issues with sysprep windows XP and service pack 2 for the purpose of creating an image to be deployed to many pc's.

I am using a product called universal imaging utility, basically it puts a set of drivers in to an image then syspreps it ready for the image to be captured.

It works fine up to the stage of deployment. When i deploy the image i get an error message saying that the system is not fully installed. Most people put this down to windows media player 11.
I have tried countless times, i have repaired the OS after imaging and tried re-syspreping, still has the same problem.
Have tried setting up a brand new clean install without media player 11 - no change
Have tried a clean install with Internet explorer 7 as the only update - no change

Please if anyone has come across this issue and knows how to fix it let me know. Need to get this sorted desparately.
thanks
Steve
 

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I am having a tricky time trying to use sysprep.
I have read documentation that says to put the pc in audit mode first then install all of your software and run it again and I have read to run the sysprep only at the very end of your build?

I am have tried it both ways with the same error: "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." And underneath this popup it says, " Setup is preparing your computer for the first use"

When I install any MS software then reboot is when this happens or when I join to a domain. I can install 3rd party software with multiple reboots with no problems?

I join it to a domain to install all the software necessary then take it back off.


I am running windows 7 x86 enterprise
Lenovo T410s laptop
2gb ram

Please advise.
Thanks

Answer:Sysprep not working???

sysprep should be ran last (right before booting into an Imaging software). I am not familiar with "Audit" mode - But there are different versions of sysprep (I assume you're using a compatible version with your OS?)


Mind pasting your .inf file to the forum?

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Question: MDT sysprep Error

Hi,

I have a HP Zbook G3 15. I am trying to take an image of the laptop using MDT & sysprep. After jigging about with the Task Sequence i finally got it to pass the windows phase of the Litetouch without any errors. However when it reboots to acutally dump the image to the server it fails with an error. Please see attached. I have managed to image our other machines and it just seems its the ZBook. Something peculiar.

Any help would be great. I have also the log file if anyone is interested. Though i have gone through it nad there are no errors.

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Question: Sysprep Problems

Hi All,

I work in an IT department and have developed a sysprepped Windows 7 Professional image using WAIK. It works well, however there are 2 things that I have been unsuccessful in figuring out at this point:

1. At the time of the creation of this image, WAIK was unable to correctly configure the sysprep file to add the Windows 7 machine to an active directory. Has this changed? Has anyone gotten sysprep to prompt for a domain?

2. I also have problems configuring the default user profile. I've tried the copy/paste method I've read on the forums here, but new users always have a black background. Anyone been able to get around this?

Thanks in advance to all help.

Answer:Sysprep Problems

Is the background image in a shared space, like in the public directory?

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