XP Deployment with SYSPREP


G

Guest

I have yet to get a good solid answer about this, so I hope you guys can
help. We purchase about 35 laptops a month to deploy within our building.
We take one of the machines, build it up with the correct settings and
software and make it our template. I then Ghost it, running SYSPREP first
with the following SYSPREP.INI:

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

[GuiUnattended]

AdminPassword=d9cd13973a50cfaa73251aa2b4314b9051ff55e5499bb00577550175661f2335
EncryptedAdminPassword=Yes
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=35

[UserData]
FullName=""
OrgName="XXX"


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

[Identification]
JoinDomain=UAW-GM

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

I also have the following command line switches to use:

-reseal -mini -activated

When I reboot and/or push that image out to other machines, it sometimes
asks for a reactivation and sometimes it doesn't.

Our goal is to have a solid image, that resets the SID, and doesn't require
activation. We don't want the activation, because we re-image these machines
quite often and thus will eventually have to make the call to activate and
that isn't efficient. Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
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G

Guest

Use Sysprep with the following options and see it it helps...

sysprep -mini -PNP -reseal
 
T

TheMachineRNC

Are you using XP Volume Licensing? I believe that's the only legal way to
Sysprep and not need to activate Windows. Additionally, it's different
media from out of the box XP Pro.
 
G

Guest

We use a disk-imaging product (Drive Image) having rejected the volume
install/sysprep route as too complex and too time-consuming.
 
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G

Guest

It sounds like you're looking for the -activated switch. Try that or use
-factory and select the Pre-Activated checbox.

Good Luck

Derrek said:
Use Sysprep with the following options and see it it helps...

sysprep -mini -PNP -reseal


MIS OPERATIONS said:
I have yet to get a good solid answer about this, so I hope you guys can
help. We purchase about 35 laptops a month to deploy within our building.
We take one of the machines, build it up with the correct settings and
software and make it our template. I then Ghost it, running SYSPREP first
with the following SYSPREP.INI:

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

[GuiUnattended]

AdminPassword=d9cd13973a50cfaa73251aa2b4314b9051ff55e5499bb00577550175661f2335
EncryptedAdminPassword=Yes
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=35

[UserData]
FullName=""
OrgName="XXX"


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

[Identification]
JoinDomain=UAW-GM

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

I also have the following command line switches to use:

-reseal -mini -activated

When I reboot and/or push that image out to other machines, it sometimes
asks for a reactivation and sometimes it doesn't.

Our goal is to have a solid image, that resets the SID, and doesn't require
activation. We don't want the activation, because we re-image these machines
quite often and thus will eventually have to make the call to activate and
that isn't efficient. Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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