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How do i use the sysprep utility in windows XP?

How do i use the sysprep utility in windows XPso that i can make an image with all the settings the way we want if for our users such as wallpaper, screensaver, Internet Explorer, and other various settings.  We will be using Ghost 8.2 to make the images but we dont know how to use the sysprep utility.  We are looking for a complete answer so points are not a problem.
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csaalts
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csaalts
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d3bugg3rCommented:
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S3quenceCommented:
copy the sysprep folder from the Windows CD to c:\ (ie. c:\sysprep)
and run c:\sysprep\sysprep.exe

That will remove the SID Identifiers ready for ghosting!!

Regards

Michael
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S3quenceCommented:
You can also download from...http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c4bfb06-2824-4d2b-abc1-0e2223133afb&DisplayLang=en

This will give you more on extra switches etc... but the info on last comment s enough

Regards

Michael
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csaaltsAuthor Commented:
I am currently trying out d3bugg3r suggestion using the symantec ghost guide.  I will let you guys know what the outcome is.
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LongbowCommented:
Check for \support\tools\deploy.cab on your CD
It contains all informations about unattend, sysprep, etc.
You have a tool to create any unattend solution Setupmgr.exe
Or you can use ref.chm to create a sysprep.inf from scratch.
Just choose the options you need, give them a value and put them under the correct [Section]

Extract the deploy.cab to C:\Sysprep
Copy your Sysprep.inf to C:\Sysprep

Run Sysprep.exe if your computer is correctly configured.
Choose MiniSetup and PnP
Reboot or shutdown the computer.

The Ghost image once redistributed to other computers with type of hardware can crash XP.

You need to copy drivers on the computer before running Sysprep.exe
 and add some options.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314479

Help and example of a Sysprep Installation :
http://spa.its.uiowa.edu/ecm/imaging/Sysprep%20Setup2-RC1.pdf
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