Windows 2008 Sysprep Change Hal
Posted on 2011-09-12
I recently had to migrate my Windows 2008 32-bit (Non-R2) vmware guest image to ESXi 4.1u1 from VMWare Server 1.0.10
Unfortunately the image is not booting on the ESXi box and keep blue-screening. As far as I'm aware it is because of dissimilar hardware, which is why I decided that a sysprep would fix the issue... The odd thing is, I cannot seem to execute sysprep?!
I tried using the installation CD, and in the command prompt I typed sysprep, nothing happened.
I booted off of MS-DaRT v6.5, and used its command prompt, and got an error about ActionQueue.dll missing
How does one go about sysprep'ing a windows server 2008 system after the fact, where you don't have access to the running/working environment to sysprep and shut it down properly.
Any help is much appreciated. I do NOT want to be quoted a bagillion KB articles, a simple: "go here, and do this" would earn you the 500 points!