Windows 7 sysprep/generalize and rearm with WDS
Posted on 2010-08-23
I am installing windows 7 in a school lab environment with Windows Deployment Services. I need clarification on how the sysprep rearm flag is used when deploying administrative images.
1. Does the 3 ream limit apply if the machine is activated when sysprep/generalize is selected?
2. Does the ream limit follow the clones after they've been deployed or does it get reset on new hardware? This would only allow us to update and redeploy the image 3 times.
3. Does the skiprearm setting solve all of my concerns? I'm worried that this could cause licencing problems and duplicate SIDs.
Windows 7 in our environment is new for this coming school year and would like to start off in the right direction. I'm looking for a best practices scenario and any surprises I might encounter in regards to cloning with WDS and the Sysprep Rearm limit.