I am new to Sysprep and need some lamen guidance.
Multiple PC's to roll out with single platform (xp sp2) same hardware and different applications on each.
I assume multiple images are the best?
I have loaded all applications under the default administrator account, registered the applcations and joined to the domain. I created a directory "Sysprep" in the root of C:\ and copied all the files in the deploy cab to this c:\sysprep directory.
I created a sysprep.inf file and placed in the C:\Sysprep directory and ran sysprep util and chose "RESEAL">Shutdown then rebooted the machine with GHOST disk to create image file.
Here comes the problems?
When I reload the image file back to the machine it started the asking questions such as time zone and password questions?
Was that Mini Setup? If so, why after creating the sysprep.inf with the util? That file was placed in the sysprep dir.
What is the difference between answer file and Unattended.txt?
Why was the machine not associated with the DOMAIN, but still in a workgroup?
Why did I have to re assign admin password?