Sysprep image deployment


Z

Zeno

Hi....

Need some help here....

I'm sortof new to sysprep and trying to figure out how it works.... Our
co. needs to deploy WinXP to over 500+ desktops we plan on using ghost
images (all computers are the same hardware)

What I've done so far is build the master WinXP machine and required
software our co. deskptops need...

I've read some bits and peices here and there and sortof have a rough
idea of what to do... but I'm not 100% sure

Now after I've built the master machine with all the required software
do I run sysprep on the desktop and then use ghost to clone the
image....?

Then once the image is done I assume I can use a ghost image to clone
it to new machines and then run the sysprep command on the new desktops
..... is that correct?

What I don't understand is where the sysprep.inf files come into
play.....?

Thanks for your help.........
 
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J

JP Breton

Hi,

Answers to your question below:

Now after I've built the master machine with all the required software
do I run sysprep on the desktop and then use ghost to clone the
image....?

Exactly

Then once the image is done I assume I can use a ghost image to clone
it to new machines and then run the sysprep command on the new desktops
..... is that correct?

Exactly


What I don't understand is where the sysprep.inf files come into
play.....?

To need to copy on your master computer, the sysprep file directly on
c:\sysprep. There are couple of file that needs to be copied in that
folder. Check the help file: ref.chm
When you will run sysprep.EXE, Sysprep will prepare the computer to be
imaged.

1. Sysprep.exe will execute, it will also populated sysprep.inf.
2.The computer will shutdown.
3. Now, you will need to take an image of the PC with Ghost.
4. Once you will deploy your image on new computer with Ghost, sysprep will
start and will read your sysprep.inf.

LEt me know it those info helped you.

Regards

JP
 

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