Hello,

I have created an image of WinXP plus my standard apps that I want to sysprep and deploy to multiple, identical machines. I have used the setup manager MS provides from the WINXP CD:\SUPPORT\TOOLS\deploy.cab to create a sysprep.ini answer file. I hope to get to the point where, after a successful application of this drive image, the newly imaged machine will boot up, and go through the MS mini-setup screen (where you are usually asked to ok the EULA and put in the XP registration code) automatically, as I have already specified the XP registration in the answer file. After running Sysprep, and choosing the "reseal" option to generate a unique SID, the machine will reboot and go into the mini-setup, where it will ask for the XP registration (like its not seeing or using the sysprep.ini) This sysprep.ini I created along with the sysprep.exe and setupcl.exe are all at the root of the C: drive for imaging.

Any ideas?
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the .ini and sysprep files need to be in c:\sysprep
after it runs, it deletes this directory (and thus the .ini file inside it)
Answered 07/14/2004 by: FoBoT
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All of the correct files are in the c:\sysprep directory. That is:

1. sysprep.exe
2. sysprep.ini
3. setupcl.exe

Upon rebooting after running sysprep (from c:\sysprep) I am still prompted for the EULA agreement and then the WinXP registration code (which is specified in the sysprep.ini answer file) and then, following that, it goes through a few more setup questions related to computer name and other network settings which, as I said before, should be pulled from the answer file. Anyone know why this is happening?
Answered 07/16/2004 by: churchill72
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Are you using a Corporate XP Key?
Answered 07/21/2004 by: BRoadruck
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Yes, we have a corporate wide key.
Answered 07/23/2004 by: churchill72
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Post your sysprep.ini file in here, XXXX out anything that is site specific. Also, trim out any mass storage devices you may have, I don't need any of them.

Brian
Answered 07/26/2004 by: BRoadruck
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Make sure you have this in the .inf file and it will work


[Unattended]
OemSkipEula=Yes
OemPnPDriversPath=C:\i386\drivers
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
TargetPath=\WINNT

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=******
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=85
OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
ProductKey="*****-*****-*****-*****-*****"
FullName="My"
OrgName="Computer"
ComputerName=computer


You will need to fill the the info your self
Answered 07/29/2004 by: kazmark
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This is mine and it works great. See if you can find anything here that may help!

____________________________________________________

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemSkipEula=YES
TargetPath=\WINNT

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=********
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=15
AutoLogon=Yes
AutoLogonCount=0
OEMDuplicatorstring=**********

[UserData]
FullName="*************"
OrgName=*****
ProductID=*****-*****-*****-*****-*****

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

[Identification]
JoinDomain=DOMAIN

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=No

[NetClients]
MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient

[TapiLocation]

[OEM_Ads]
Background=image.bmp

[Branding]
BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

[Proxy]
Proxy_Enable=0
Use_Same_Proxy=0

______________________________________________
Answered 08/19/2004 by: cnull
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Hello,

I've just noticed your question about sysprep and the productkey. You posted your sysprep.inf file content to the messageboard and I've noticed the following:

[UserData]
ProductID=*****-*****-*****-*****-*****

This Should be:

[UserData]
ProductKey="*****-*****-*****-*****-*****"

This was a change in servicepack 1. You have to use the deployment tools provided with this servicepack!!

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Michael Waterman
Answered 09/02/2004 by: Michael_W
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Don't know if it is an XP SP2 sysprep thing but ours is called sysprep.inf, not sysprep.ini

Try and use the setup manager to generate it.

Also, the ProductKey or ProductID is dependent on what media the original XP installation was done with, OEM and Volume License media have got different names.

Cheers,
Matt
Answered 09/15/2004 by: robpow
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I noticed that you do not have the following in your sysprep.inf file.
[Unattend]
UnattendMode=Fullunattended
OemSkipEula=Yes
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
UpdateInstalledDrivers=Yes
OemPnPDriversPath=%systemroot%\system32\drivers
DriverSigningPolicy=ignore
Answered 09/24/2004 by: roysmith123
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I've currently got everything working on my sysprep unattended mode, but now I need to make it work with Ghost's capability to apply a computer name to the machine. I've had problems in the past with Ghost not joining the Domain correctly, but it would name the machine correctly. In Sysprep.inf, there is a line that states "computername=*", I realize that that means autogenerated, but in order for Ghost to name the computer, would I have to remove this, or is there some other command needed.
Answered 09/24/2004 by: roysmith123
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Where does the i386 folder go? I'm also having problems getting sysprep to run a full unattended.
Answered 08/03/2005 by: tomulcak
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I've had this working before, but I just don't know what I did to break it. We have an Enterprise key for xp. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. This is my sysprep.inf:

;SetupMgrTag
[Unattended]
UnattendedMode=FullUnattended
OemSkipEula=Yes
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
UpdateInstalledDrivers=no
DriverSigningPolicy=ignore
OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\audio;Drivers\nic;Drivers\video;Drivers\video\1;Drivers\video\2;Drivers\video\3"


[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword="password"
EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=4
OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
ProductKey="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"
FullName="xxxxxxx"
OrgName="xxxxxxx"
ComputerName=*

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

[Identification]
JoinDomain=ChemPoint.com

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=No

[NetClients]
MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient
Answered 08/03/2005 by: tomulcak
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