Using Sysprep in Windows® 7 Deployment
What is Windows 7 Deployment with Sysprep?
Sysprep.exe is the program which calls other executable files that prepare the Windows installation. Only an administrator could run Sysprep, and only one instance of Sysprep might run at a given time. Sysprep might run on the version of Windows with which it was installed. It initializes logging and passes command-line arguments. The Sysprep actions, calls appropriate .dll files and executable files, and add actions to the log file. It checks that all .dll files have processed all of their tasks, and then either shuts down or restarts the system. Windows 7 is an advanced Operating System with excellent features. Windows 7 builds on the substantial investments using fundamentals in Windows Vista to improve security, reliability and performance. And the windows 7 Operating System also enhances system manageability and introduces the users to experience new application by delivering an operating system that is highly reliable, more secure, and optimized for today’s powerful hardware.
Discussed below are Windows 7 Deployment with Sysprep and the user of Windows 7 Deployment with Sysprep:
- Sysprep process
- Sysprep in Windows 7
- Using Answer Files with Sysprep
Sysprep is actually the System Preparation tool. It is a technology in which you could use with other deployment tools to install Windows operating systems. Before using this sysprep tool, you need to check the system requirements. Computers might have compatible HALs, and same Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support. Sysprep.exe is placed in the %WINDIR%system32sysprep directory on all installations. The Sysprep process verifies that Sysprep might run.
Sysprep in Windows7
Insert Windows 7 installation DVD, then open Windows System Image Manager. Right click and select new image under the 'Windows Image' header. You could select either the .clg file or the install.wim. Then you might create a new XML file or answer file. Go to the file menu and select 'Create New Answer File.' Then go to the file menu and select 'Save Answer File' for saving the created file. If everything is configured correctly, copy or move your sysprep.xml file to: C:windowssystem32sysprep.
To configure unattended setup settings, you could use an answer file with Sysprep. Apply settings in generalize, audit system, and audit User Configuration Passes and it could be available only by running Sysprep. When you run Sysprep, only few configuration passes are available. You must boot to audit mode by using the 'Sysprep/audit' command for applying the settings in the audit system and audit user configuration passes.
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