K2K - What can I gain by using Sysprep and how can I use Post Install tasks on images?
Earlier this year someone else took over the duty desktop building (in Kace) and decided to use images instead of the SI's that I've used for years without issue. ( :-p ). After much discussion about agent's that can't be installed on the image, the new images were built and each has the agents installed. These 8 WIM images are being pulled down, corrected and uploaded again. I don't believe Sysprep was used on them.
My 1st question is what would be a better way that would allow us to correct such issues (ie edit or at least view the image files without actually deploying)?
I think SMal mentioned Sysprepping at one point, but I'm unclear on what that gains us over a regular WIM image. I've found a ton of info, but I'm hoping to be pointed in the right direction to save some time on research.
2nd Question: Can I use the same Kace agent post install task on the images that I use on the Scripted OS Installs? I tested one this morning and the Kace agent and McAfee didn't install but the rest of the image was fine. Both installs succeed on SI's. It seems like it might need some extra instruction or need to be timed right in order to install.
We're are at Win 7 and won't use Win 8 or 8.1 so my focus is on the Win 7 available options for now.
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