Hi Everyone,

I am a little confused with when to use SkipRearm in my sysprep. I have it in the PC right now, that I am using to build a master image. Still in the testing process, etc.

Once I have it finalized, and am ready to capture, is that when I modify my sysprep file, and run sysprep again?
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I recommend that you use the SkipRearm setting if you plan on running the Sysprep command multiple times on a computer. My district uses an enterprise version of XP however and therefore I can sysprep any number of times. I have a pair of test machines that I have probably syspreped 40 times.

Any way, you are right, as you are testing continue to use the skiprearm=1. Then once you are ready to capture you image, alter your sysprep.inf to exclude the skiprearm.
Answered 07/11/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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Straight from the system image manager help:

Important:
Typically while creating a deployment image, you will run the Sysprep command multiple times.

To ensure that an installation of an image receives the full Activation grace period:

Set the SkipRearm to 1 while customizing your computer.

Before running the Sysprep command the final time before deploying an image, rearm the computer by setting the SkipRearm setting to 0. This resets the Activation grace-period timer.
Answered 07/18/2011 by: dchristian
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Remember that you can only sysprep a image 3 times while rearming.
Answered 01/31/2012 by: scriptingninja
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Our KKE on the topic of sysprep might be of some assistance http://www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&cat=11&id=1114&artlang=en
Answered 01/31/2012 by: scriptingninja
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