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  • Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

    Im trying sysprep to deploy win xp prof to 20 identical computers. The image of the drive is created using ghost. When the new computers boots its asking me the things like EULA, Product Key, Computer name, Domain/Workgroup? I want everything to be automatically done so that once the new computer it wont prompt to enter the details.

    This is the exact steps i did?
    1. I installed Win XP Pro + SP2 + all softwares in 1 machine.
    2.Downloaded the latest Deploy.cab frm microsoft.com and extracted to the folder SYSPREP in C:.
    3.Used following steps to create SETUPPREP.INF:
    Dbl click SETUPMGR.EXE
    Select CREATE NEW ANSWER FILE.
    Select SYSPREP INSTALL.
    Select WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL
    Select YES, FULLY AUTOMATE THE INSTALLATION.
    then filled all GENERAL SETTINGS, NETWORK SETTINGS, ADVANCED SETTINGS.
    4.It generated the SETUPPREP.INF which i have saved in C:\SYSPREP folder.
    5.Then i dbl clicked the SYSPREP.EXE which prompted me saying that computer will automatically shutdown.
    6.Then another screen came where i ticked in USE MINI SETUP and clicked in FACTORY, then the computer went off.
    7.Then i made the image of the hardrive and copeid/restored to new computers. When the new computer restarted a message box came where i clicked on SEAL and computer went off again.
    8.Now when the computer started it asked me the EULA, Product Key, Computer name, Domain/Workgroup.

    It will be lot of task to go thru each computer and enter the details, is there anyway tpo automate this.
    And also if im making any mistakes in the above steps please guide me, i will be greatful.

  • #2
    Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

    You'll need to add portions into the answer file you created.

    I'll nee to go read up on it and i'll get back to you.

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    • #3
      Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

      I think you can automate all of those last bits except the computername, that will be manual i think... i maybe wrong.
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      • #4
        Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

        Originally posted by tonyyeb
        I think you can automate all of those last bits except the computername, that will be manual i think... i maybe wrong.

        Believe it or not you can automate that as well.

        There should be a doc floating about that will tell you eerything you need to know.

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        • #5
          Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

          Cool, i thought it was just RIS or ghostwalker that could do that. Look forward to reading that doc.
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          • #6
            Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

            For starters have you looked at this??

            http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302577

            I'll try and hunt out that doc as well.

            It should be somewhere

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            • #7
              Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

              Download this, extract it and read the doc called unattend.doc.

              This gives you the entire list for your sysprep.inf file.

              I must admit i've never used the sysprep.inf. I prefer to use winnt.sif

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              • #8
                Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                If you choose NOT to fully automate the install, then it won't ask you for the serial number. Weird right!?

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                • #9
                  Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                  Originally posted by bbbngowc
                  If you choose NOT to fully automate the install, then it won't ask you for the serial number. Weird right!?
                  Unless you specify a cd key in the sysprep.inf (or whatever it is called) file then you WILL be prompted for one.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                    Originally posted by bbbngowc
                    If you choose NOT to fully automate the install, then it won't ask you for the serial number. Weird right!?

                    You must supply the correct key within either the sysprep.inf file or the winnt.sif file for it NOT to ask you for the key.

                    OP

                    Can you post your full sysprep.inf here, or PM me with it and i'll look over it for you.
                    Last edited by wullieb1; 9th August 2006, 11:34.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                      Can anybdy tell me where im following the right steps or not?

                      And following is the SYSPREP.INF which is generated using SETUPMGR.EXE.
                      ************************************************** **********
                      ;SetupMgrTag
                      [Unattended]
                      OemSkipEula=Yes
                      InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386

                      [GuiUnattended]
                      AdminPassword="password"
                      EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
                      OEMSkipRegional=1
                      TimeZone=85
                      OemSkipWelcome=1

                      [UserData]
                      ProductKey=ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY
                      FullName="MyName"
                      OrgName="MyOrg"
                      ComputerName=*

                      [TapiLocation]
                      AreaCode=0208

                      [RegionalSettings]
                      LanguageGroup=1
                      SystemLocale=00000809
                      UserLocale=00000809
                      InputLocale=0809:00000809

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

                      [Identification]
                      JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP

                      [Networking]
                      InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

                      ************************************************** **************

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                        Your sysprep.inf file looks fine.

                        I won't be able test one until tomorrow. When i'm doing some machines i'll run one through sysprep and double check the settings etc, etc.

                        Did you manage to have a look at the support document from MS that i provided??

                        http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302577
                        Last edited by wullieb1; 9th August 2006, 16:08.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                          Hi

                          Check the below link.

                          http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...c02621675.mspx

                          See section: Customizing Sysprep Installations and also what Parameters to use in Sysprep.inf for Bypassing the MiniSetup Wizard.


                          Learner-SE7EN

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                          • #14
                            Re: Help me Deploying Windows XP using Sysprep.

                            Originally posted by wullieb1
                            Did you manage to have a look at the support document from MS that i provided??

                            http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302577
                            Yeah i did checked the support docs,

                            I did aslo went thru this link http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...c02621675.mspx

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