hi guys
I'm new to this forum so I apologize if this is a repeat... I'm trying to do a few things with some installations. I have an installation on Windows XP Pro that I want to reseal to give to an end-user... I want the sysprep to be partially automated, but I want the user to be able to specify the user name for himself/herself... also, I want to enter in the MS Product Key so that the end user does not have to do this.

I've only figured out how to automate the product key entry in mini-setup, but the mini setup doesn't allow the user to set up a user name (as in the windows welcome mode).

Lastly, I want to be able to clear out all existing user accounts in the windows install. I've tried logging in as "Administrator" to delete the last remaining user, but windows wont allow me to...

so in summary, I would like to have this prepared win xp install with no user accounts which will allow the user to specify a user name during the setup and also not have to specify the windows key

any help would be appreciated - thanks!
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Hy,
you must have an sysprep.inf File that must be in the C:\sysprep Folder where all the other sysprep Files stored.
In the the sysprep inf File you must delete all the Informations that you will have that the user have to give in.......

An Examble:

Original sysprep inf:

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
OemSkipEula=Yes

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword="test"
EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
AutoLogon=Yes
AutoLogonCount=1
OEMSkipRegional=1
OEMDuplicatorstring="testinstall"
TimeZone=110
OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
ComputerName="ComputerName"
UserName="Your User"
OrgName="Your Firma"

[Display]
BitsPerPel=32
Xresolution=1024
YResolution=768
Vrefresh=60

[RegionalSettings]
LanguageGroup=1
Language=00000407

[OEM_Ads]
Background=logo.bmp

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

[TapiLocation]
[Sysprep]

[SysprepMassStorage]


[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup=XP-INSTALL

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes


When you delete the settings under:

[UserData]
OrgName="Your Firma"

then User whould asked for it in the MiniSetup

Hope i can help u
Answered 12/09/2004 by: littlerambo
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hi - thanks for the reply - I thought I would get more replies, but this was the first...

this would definitely work with sysprep.inf if I wanted the mini setup - but I want the windows welcome setup because mini-setup won't let the user specify a user name for his windows account - and sysprep.inf only seems to work for mini-setup =(
Answered 12/09/2004 by: owl
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