while trying to configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, I made an error using Sysprep.exe to create a boot image that would be used to boot up in to a another new installation of the Windows Server 2008 in Dell PE2650. The latter does not have a DVD ROM, and I could not use the Win 2K08 DVD to do an install. So, I tried this cute setup, while tired, hungry and exhausted I might add and created a whole set of problems on the domain controller. This morning, I restarted the domain controller only to find out that it was starting a mini-setup wizard, trying to change the SID and so forth. I to stoped it on its track before it did further damage. Anyone can suggest how I can recover to the original state , before or just after I added the WDM server role and before configuring the role? Would appreciate any help.
Note: Microsoft has KB articcle 287506 where it outlines a solution on how to disable the mini-setup wizard on which SYSPREP.EXE was used. But the solution was designed for Windows Server 2000. The artilce states that it sysprep.exe makes changes to the registry to load SETUPCL.EXE, which starts the mini-setup wizard. I tried to locate a regitry entry for the SETUPCLE.EXE. I could not find any. Which could mean that SYSPREP.EXE doest it differently in Widows Server 2008. Here is link for KB287506. Assume I have no backup of system or registry files. I am booting Win 2K08 from a VMWare. I have tried the usual "Last KNown Good Configuration". No dice. Your suggestions are appreciated. Here is a link to the KB article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287506