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  • Audit mode, Disk Cleanup utility of Windows 7 SP1 and sysprep

    Hi

    In Audit mode, before running the sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot command, I have to run the Disk Cleanup utility of Windows 7 SP1 to delete any unnecessary files or this is not necessary?

    In other words, the removal of unnecessary files made ​​with the generalize option of Sysprep is the same removal performed with the Disk Cleanup utility build-in Windows 7 SP1 or not?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Last edited by balubeto; 23rd September 2012, 17:55.
    balubeto

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    Re: Audit mode, Disk Cleanup utility of Windows 7 SP1 and sysprep

    Probably not necessary but won't harm the OS.

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      Re: Audit mode, Disk Cleanup utility of Windows 7 SP1 and sysprep

      As wullieb1 said, it is not necessary to run the disk cleanup utility included in Windows 7 before you run sysprep. As part of the sysprep process and as outlined in this TechNet library resource, audit mode removes the temporary user account as well as its profile. Sysprep itself removes all system-specific information from an installed Windows image. Disk cleanup removes temporary files, empties the recycle bin and removes other items attached to the user profile that are no longer needed.

      While it would not hurt the operating system to run disk cleanup prior to running the sysprep /generalize / oobe command, it is not necessary.

      In order to better understand sysprep, audit mode and creating a standard image of Windows 7, I strongly suggest you check out the following Microsoft resources:

      From the Springboard Series on TechNet, Building a Standard Image of Windows 7: Step-by-step Guide
      Understanding Audit Mode
      How sysprep works

      Jessica
      Windows Outreach Team IT Pro

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