Scripting Ninjas is happy to announce Sysprep Creator 3.7.2

Download Link: https://support.software.dell.com/download-install-detail/6062815

Note: KACE Support Credentials are required.

Purpose:

Sysprep Creator is designed to assist with the creation of unattend.xml answer files to be leveraged by Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Instruction:

      1. Launch Sysprep Creator
      2. You will be prompted with a UI, choose the OS and Architecture to build an unattend.xml.
      3. Another UI with a total of 4 tabs appears with settings, which will need to be populated.
      4. Choose where to save the unattend.xml and if selected in step 2 the sysprep executor.
      5. Copy the unattend.xml (and sysprep_executor.exe if selected) to the machine in which you wish to sysprep.

      Release Notes:
      Due to Windows permissions, if the unattend.xml file is located at the root of the “System Drive”,
      sysprep_executor.exe will not be able to cleanup/delete it.

      3.7.2.0 [01/16/2016]

      • Windows 10 support
      • Enlarged the UI
      • Made UI look more like the K2000
      • Added a warning if an unattend.xml file already exists in the location chosen to save
      • Added a log file to %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Dell\KACE\Logs
      • Sysprep Executor empties the recyle bin and cleans up previous logs/files and archives them in %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Dell\KACE\Logs
      • Sysprep Executor Checklist - A checklist designed to make sure that System Imaging Best Practices are being followed according to
                      -The device should not be joined to a domain
                      -WMP Service should be disabled (query of WMPNetworkSvc Service)
                      -The Dell | KACE agent should not be installed
                      -No drive emulation application should exit on the device (Virtual Clonedrive, DAEMON Tools, Magic ISO)
                      -No antivirus can be detected
                              Checked via WMI
                              http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/153365-detect-antivirus/
                      -VMWare Tools should not be installed
                      -Bitlocker can not be enabled
                              Checked via WMI, if protection status is set to 0 on they %systemdrive%
                      -No reboots can be pending
                              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile
                              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations
                              https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164360%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx
                      -Rearm count has to be higher than 1
                              -See https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/f8c7833b-58f0-43b4-a93a-b1a1689ecaf5/created-windows-7-image-with-expired-sysprep-rearm-count?forum=w7itproinstall and http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2011/05/11/sysprep-skiprearm-and-image-build-best-practices.aspx for more information
                      -Valid source media must be detected (Not OEM or Retail)
                              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Pid\Pid
                              http://www.itninja.com/question/how-to-trace-windows-licenses-in-different-types-oem-open-license-full-pack-etc
                      -Machine should not be upgraded from a previous version of Windows
      • If the machine has been upgraded, sysprep executor can only quit, it will not sysprep
      • If the device has bitlocker is enabled, or antivirus is installed, the user must quit Executor and fix these issues manually
      • If none of the above are an issue, but WMP Service is running, VMWare Tools is installed, or drive emulation software is installed, a fix it button will be active.
      • If the Fix it button is used, the uninstaller will launch, but will require some interaction from the user to complete the uninstall.

      Please report bugs/feature request to corey@scriptingninjas.com and kent@scriptingninjas.com