How do I sysprep a machine regardless of the cloning solution I am going to use
Posted on 2011-02-17
I asked a similar question to this one a few weeks ago , but now I know what I need to ask. I need to be able to sysprep a brand new machine that I am putting Windows 7 on. I havent done this is a long time. I hear the process is much easier in Windows 7. I am going to list the steps that I think I need and then you guys can tell me if I am doing it correctly.
Install a new copy of windows 7 on a reference machine
Install all the windows updates
Install all necessary applications
Download WAIK ( Do I really need WAIK????)
Now I run sysprep from the reference machine
This is where I get stuck. Presumably , once sysprep is complete, I can clone the reference machine to an external disk drive or usb and use either one to install on mutiple computers without worrying about sid duplication. Please tell me if I am on the right track , or if there is a better way to do this. By the way, the cloning solution I am using is open source clonezilla.