How do i use the sysprep utility in windows XP?

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
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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    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!!


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    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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    Check for \support\tools\ 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 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.;en-us;314479

    Help and example of a Sysprep Installation :

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