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Sysprep not working correctly.  Want to fully automate setup of image and keep auto login, but mini setup comes up with req fields

Posted on 2008-10-21
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I am trying to use Sysprep with a Windows XP Pro image, but I want to fully automate everything, so it automatically boots into the OS on a spcified user I created.  But I am having an issue that I run Sysprep and put in all the information need to fully automate like windows xp pro key, names, workgroup, etc, and seal it to generate new SIDs, but when I turn the syspreped image on, it does not automate anything and the mini setup comes up asking for all the names, workgroup, and product key etc.  Then when it finially boots up, it has administrator in the username field and all the auto login entries I put in the registry are gone for the new user I created.

Anyone know why it is not working?  I have done sysprep many time before and never had this issue.  Thanks!
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Is this sysprep the same with other sysprep?
How about the process of creating that image?  Did you tick in the box to ask it running the mini set up when you run sysprep.exe?

By the way you tell me, It doesn't seem to go through the sysprep at all.
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by:slavetonone
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You mean is it the same with the Syspreps I have done in the past?  It is simular but not exactly the same.  My image is of a VMWARE esx virtual machine, in the past I usually do this with physical boxes using Ghost.

I guess its really NOT an image just a Windows XP Pro virtual machine.

No I did not click any of the check boxes in the sysprep.  I just click seal when I am done configuring everything and it completes and shuts the computer down.
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Well, You think you have to tick on the checkbox where it say  "use mini setup" else it won't work.  I always have that checkbox tick and have no problem with the image using the sysprep.inf

Please give it a go.  Tick it and change the combo box to reboot then click on Reseal.

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