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How to get around the 3 times sysprep limit

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We sysprep our images for deployment but need to update drivers, apps etc. on a regular basis. With the new three times limit on sysprepped images it means we have to build one from scratch after every 3 images.
Newsid 4.0 doesn't work from the GUI so is there a tool or other method to get around this nuisance?
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Whenever you are about to sysprep, make two images  instead of just one.
One before the sysprep, and one after the sysprep.

Keep the one 'before' sysprep in a safe place to be used next time.

Once sysprep,  only use the second image for installation, not for preparing new images.


Always revert to the previous image (before you ran sysprep), apply the updates,
create a new image, ....


Consider trying  Conezilla and drbl-winroll  for changing the SID
http://www.clonezilla.org/


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If you VISTA right click on NEWSID and "Run as Administrator" - it works perfectly
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Sorry that should have been:-

If you are using VISTA, right click on NEWSID and "Run as Administrator" - it works perfectly
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