Mini-setup problems after sysprep  
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Ken





PostPosted: Mon Feb 28 09:40:03 CST 2005 Top

Windows XP Security >> Mini-setup problems after sysprep

Ok...I'm a little stuck and need some help...

I created a pristine WinXP Pro image for a high school computer lab. Used
Ghost console to sysprep and capture an image. Then sent the image back to
the same machine. It reboots into the mini-setup and stalls at the step
where you enter the machine name (as it is supposed to). However, after I
type in the machine name and hit enter....almost immediately reboots and goes
back into the start of mini-setup. Keeps doing this. I know the next
automated step in the setup is joining the domain so I'm thinking it has
something to do with a networking service problem...but I have no clue as to
how to start troubleshooting this problem.

Any ideas??

Windows XP956  
 
 
Gordon





PostPosted: Mon Feb 28 09:40:03 CST 2005 Top

Windows XP Security >> Mini-setup problems after sysprep > I created a pristine WinXP Pro image for a high school computer lab. Used
> Ghost console to sysprep and capture an image.

I didn't know Ghost Console included a sysprep option.

Assuming you're using XP SP2, you'll need to use the SP2 version of
Sysprep - by chance are you also using setupmgr.exe from SP2 to create the
sysprep.inf file? My first guess is you're using an incorrect version of
these tools to prepare the system before imaging.

Normally I use whatever version of setupmgr and sysprep comes with that
version of Windows to prepare the disk for imaging, then have it shut down,
and I use a different computer running Ghost to make the image from it.
Removable hard drive cages are your friends.

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Craig





PostPosted: Mon Feb 28 09:59:02 CST 2005 Top

Windows XP Security >> Mini-setup problems after sysprep Thanks Gordon. That makes sense. I didn't know there was a new sysprep
utility. I'm surprised it let me make the image. I did create the answer
file with setupmgr and then modified a little by hand. This did work fine
for images I did with XP last fall...which I'm thinking was pre-SP2. This
new image I did windows update to bring to latest service pack.

Does any one know if this image is recoverable? or am I stuck having to
recreate from scratch now??





> > I created a pristine WinXP Pro image for a high school computer lab. Used
> > Ghost console to sysprep and capture an image.
>
> I didn't know Ghost Console included a sysprep option.
>
> Assuming you're using XP SP2, you'll need to use the SP2 version of
> Sysprep - by chance are you also using setupmgr.exe from SP2 to create the
> sysprep.inf file? My first guess is you're using an incorrect version of
> these tools to prepare the system before imaging.
>
> Normally I use whatever version of setupmgr and sysprep comes with that
> version of Windows to prepare the disk for imaging, then have it shut down,
> and I use a different computer running Ghost to make the image from it.
> Removable hard drive cages are your friends.
>
> --

> What's a PGP Key? See <http://www.pan-am.ca/free.html>
> GOD BLESS AMER, er, THE INTERNET. <http://vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=401&page=4>
>
>
>