First time image creator - where to start and finish with KACE included?
Good evening all - I'm once more traveling into unknown territory and google is failing me at this time. I want to create a Windows 7 image that I can push out with KACE but I am having some trouble. One of the sites I used to set it up was:
This seemed like a great start and I got the USB made and installed all the programs I needed on the windows 7 blank machine. I went into Sysprep the first time and got stuck in a boot loop. Read the comments further and I had put the machine on the domain when I did a sysprep, OOPS. Oh well, let's start over. I formatted the machine and started over (since I couldn't get past the boot loop error even with MMC and cmd console).
I went through and reinstalled all the updates and programs and tried sysprep once more without being on the domain, SAME ISSUE!!!! I formatted, installed, went into a DIFFERENT sysprep and BOOM SAME ISSUE!!!!!
What am I doing wrong? Where can I find a better step by step? Am I missing something in thsi tutorial I'm just not understanding?
I am open to using a third party software to package up the image, if peopl ehave found that to be an easier solution.
Also - Should the KACE agent be a part of the image or is it best/better practice to just deploy the agent once the machine is deployed in the environment?
Once I GET the image, is there a way I can push this out using a k1000 or is that a different device that supports the imaging? It's not IMPERATIVE that i push the image via kace since the comp always starts in our hands either way, but figured it would be a cool party-trick if it's not too time consuming.
Again - Thank you for your help in learning this new little space, as I think this should truly be more simple than I've made it :(
Side note - There is not an issue with running out of rearms since it's coming off a fresh windows 7 disk for the image.
Another Note - I have not tried messing with this: 3. Renaming or deleting "Panther" folder on c:\windows\system32\sysprep\