I was experimenting with the sysprep tool that was included with windows 2000 professional and got the following results:
I ran the program. Shut down the computer and reboot. The mini setup program appeared and I fill in the information as required. Rebooted the computer and the image that I was trying to create replaced my original operating system.
My understanding of the purpose of sysprep was to create an image to be used to install the OS on other machines.
Can someone tell me where I was flawed in my understanding and procedure for creating a image for distribution?