Immediate logoff after sysprep and ghost capture
Posted on 2011-02-16
After sysprep'ing and using Ghost to capture a reference machine, Windows immediately logs off after any logon.
Here is what I did:
Copied the local administrator user profile to the default user profile and set read permissions for Everyone.
Using 64-bit sysprep, sysprep -quiet -pnp -reseal
Booted to a cd with Ghost and captured the OS drive. The image is 45 GB.
Boot the machine after capture and run through mini-setup. I had a sysprep.inf answer file and all of the settings took except for the local administrator password.
Now when anyone attempts to logon, Windows accepts the credentials (if they are correct) and within 2 seconds starts logging the user off.
This has happened on 3 machines. As part of setup, I was able to join 1 of the machines to the domain. I can see the machine remotely via its c$ admin share, but there is no 'documents and settings' or 'Windows' directories.
This is a Windows XP Professional machine.
I am looking for an explanation why we are experiencing the immediate logoffs and why I can't see the 'documents and settings' and 'Windows' directories.
Thanks in advance!