Sysprep not reading part of sysprep.inf


G

Guest

Hello Everyone,
I have a problem where the mini-setup is not prompting me for a machine
name on the first pass and gets hang up on trying to join the domain. Below
is the sanitized sysprep.inf located on c:\sysprep. It does not matter
whether I delete the line that contained "ComputerName", change it to
"ComputerName=", change it to "ComputerName=*", or change it to
"ComputerName=WS*". It still does not prompt me for a machine name.
However, if you power cycle the machine after mini-setup is hung, the
mini-setup now works correctly on this second pass. It dutifully display the
GUI asking for the computer name, and proceed gracefully to completion.
However, I am not all innocent in contributing to this error. The
problem only shows up after I have "upgraded" the OEM Windows XP SP2
operating system on a factory fresh Dell Optiplex with a VLK Windows XP SP2
cd from Microsoft. I did use the sysprep.exe from within the deploy.cab on
the VLK XP SP2 cd.
I know, why am I doing this? My superior specifically instructed that I
preserve all the settings on the Dell factory installs, yet still use our own
VLK. His goal is to roll out workstations where all the front line tech has
to do is just enter the machine name for the mini-setup.
Thanks in advance for any pointers you may have.

Regards,
-eric


CURRENT SYSPREP.INF:

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
OemSkipEula=Yes
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword="password"
EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
AutoLogon=Yes
AutoLogonCount=1
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=4
OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
FullName="Some Company"
OrgName="SomeOrg"
ComputerName=WS*

[Display]
BitsPerPel=24
Xresolution=1024
YResolution=768
Vrefresh=60

[TapiLocation]
CountryCode=1
Dialing=Tone
AreaCode=650
LongDistanceAccess="9"

[RegionalSettings]
LanguageGroup=1

[SetupMgr]
DistFolder=C:\sysprep\i386
DistShare=windist

[Identification]
JoinDomain=SomeDomain
DomainAdmin=SomeUser
DomainAdminPassword=SomeAdminPassword

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
 
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A

Adam Leinss

However, I am not all innocent in contributing to this error.
The problem only shows up after I have "upgraded" the OEM Windows
XP SP2 operating system on a factory fresh Dell Optiplex with a VLK
Windows XP SP2 cd from Microsoft. I did use the sysprep.exe from
within the deploy.cab on the VLK XP SP2 cd.

How exactly did you upgrade an OEM copy to VL? Did you do a a repair
and then use the VL copy?
I know, why am I doing this? My superior specifically
instructed that I preserve all the settings on the Dell factory
installs, yet still use our own VLK. His goal is to roll out
workstations where all the front line tech has to do is just enter
the machine name forthe mini-setup.

Preserve "what" settings? You are better off starting from your own
image and then incorporating the "settings" he wants back into the
image. You can tell him I said that, because he is not my superior. ;)

Adam
 

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