Ghosting and Image rollout


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Techdewd49

I’m in the process of creating a Dell workstation Image for rolling out to my
network/domain and have the workstation just as I want it. I have installed
the apps, created a default profile and copied it to All users. I use
Symantec Ghost to Copy the Image and to roll it out. I have experimented
with sysprep, but it’s not doing what I want it to do. Here is what I’m
trying to accomplish:
When I rollout an image to a new machine, the only thing I want to have to
do is logon as administrator and input the unique product key that I have for
each machine, and then activate the OS if necessary.
I have tried sysprep and everything I have tried requires more user input
like; 1-5 username, time zone, admin password, etc. I have also tried the
sysprep.inf file, and after I reboot the Sysprep utility pops up???
Also, since this is a Dell PC, the service tag hard coded on the motherboard
needs to be unique.

So, the only things that need to be unique on each pc are:
1. SID
2. Product Key
3. Motherboard Service Tag
All other Accounts, Settings and Applications are fine.
 
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Timothy Daniels

Techdewd49 said:
I'm in the process of creating a Dell workstation Image for rolling out to my
network/domain and have the workstation just as I want it. I have installed
the apps, created a default profile and copied it to All users. I use
Symantec Ghost to Copy the Image and to roll it out. I have experimented
with sysprep, but it's not doing what I want it to do. Here is what I'm
trying to accomplish:
When I rollout an image to a new machine, the only thing I want to have to
do is logon as administrator and input the unique product key that I have for
each machine, and then activate the OS if necessary.
I have tried sysprep and everything I have tried requires more user input
like; 1-5 username, time zone, admin password, etc. I have also tried the
sysprep.inf file, and after I reboot the Sysprep utility pops up???
Also, since this is a Dell PC, the service tag hard coded on the motherboard
needs to be unique.

So, the only things that need to be unique on each pc are:
1. SID
2. Product Key
3. Motherboard Service Tag
All other Accounts, Settings and Applications are fine.

OK. Why are you telling us this?

*TimDaniels*
 
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Techdewd49

Did you read the message?

Techdewd49 said:
I’m in the process of creating a Dell workstation Image for rolling out to my
network/domain and have the workstation just as I want it. I have installed
the apps, created a default profile and copied it to All users. I use
Symantec Ghost to Copy the Image and to roll it out. I have experimented
with sysprep, but it’s not doing what I want it to do. Here is what I’m
trying to accomplish:
When I rollout an image to a new machine, the only thing I want to have to
do is logon as administrator and input the unique product key that I have for
each machine, and then activate the OS if necessary.
I have tried sysprep and everything I have tried requires more user input
like; 1-5 username, time zone, admin password, etc. I have also tried the
sysprep.inf file, and after I reboot the Sysprep utility pops up???
Also, since this is a Dell PC, the service tag is hard coded on the motherboard
needs to be unique.

So, the only things that need to be unique on each pc are:
1. SID
2. Product Key
3. Motherboard Service Tag
All other Accounts, Settings and Applications are fine.

How can I accomplish my goal?
 

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