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I have to upgrade XP to windows7.
But I need to create a DVD with all the common applications.

I installed Windows Deployment Toolkit and deployed through network (configured using the below article)
http://blog.augustoalvarez.com.ar/2009/01/31/microsoft-deployment-toolkit-2010-beta-1-using-mdt-to-prepare-install-and-capture-customized-windows-7-images-part-ii/
That also the same. we have to click next,next for all the applications even for office2010.

Your help is highly appreciated
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Hi,

Just to confirm my understanding, so what you want to do is to have Windows 7 newly installed with all the application - antivirus, office 2010, windows developement kit and many other.

OK you can do it in two ways:
1. Via image that you created with Acronis (http://www.acronis.com) or Ghost (http://www.symantec.com/business/ghost-solution-suite), both are paid. For free try clonezilla(http://clonezilla.org/)
2. Use Windows 7 sysprep, here is the step by step, http://blog.brianleejackson.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-start-to-finish

You have to install all the application you want before creating image or doing sysprep. I prefer sysprep as it will change windows SID and doing checking on hardware.
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Thanks for quick response
As of now we are cloning using Ghost

I am looking for installing using WDS. There is some setting to be done in WDS  to install silently
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Yup you can use WDS for remote deployment if you have good network. Sysprep is just kind of normal installation with all things bundle together as per your request to create DVD with all application. Syspres just fit the bill. WDS is just a service used to deploy.

WDS requires you to setup the WDS server and configure the DHCP so that the computer know where to find the PXE image during boot. The good news is WDS and Sysprep working real close. You can prepare your image using sysprep, make it available on WDS server and allow client computer to boot  and install from network.

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Sysprep is a good way of deployment. many thanks.

Is there any way we can deploy office and antivirus along with win7 using MDT
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Yup, sysprep the image with office and antivirus then use MDT to deploy the image.
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The problem is when deploying through Sysprep and the other is

Sysprep we cannot add domain. we have to take an image of workgroup pc
other one we can deploy office along with windows 7 added to domain.

I want to add domain as well

Thanks again
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i am sorry there is option to add to domain

now image cretaed by sysprep is showing error

i appreciate if you could explain how to create .wim of windows7 and add to MDT
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emm.. not aware of that requirement before.

There is a possibility to use sysprep with domain, personally I to up to that level yet (but may be in near feature), this is what i use for reference for joining domain using sysprep. http://remyservices.wordpress.com/2008/01/24/sysprep-in-depth-part-5-addition-1-customizing-sysprepinf/
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I tried sysprep after installing antivirus and office but it fails to install through WDS

Is there any problem if I install kaspersky and office and run sysprep ?

It seems like there is some issue after installing any programs

BTW
I tried only windows7 sysprep. It went like a charm.

but when I sysprep after installing any application even office it fails to deploy

Any help
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Emm.. I never kind of experience that before. I be able to sysprep ESET AV and some other applications (not office) for our server 2008 R2 deployment.

I will try to sysprep with office today, to see what really happen.
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I will be waiting
Appreciated your help
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Hi,

Creating sysprep Windows 7 with Office 2010. I stumble with the activation issues with Office 2010. In our environment we are using KMS for both Windows and Office. After digging around, i found the problem with syspreping Office 2010, http://www.winsysadminblog.com/2010/12/office-2010-and-windows-sysprep-adventures

I cannot confirm with Kaspersky as I do not have one.
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I not know if this solving your problem or not.

I hope I have enough time to do some more test.
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Can I install all the updates and do sysprep?
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Yes, that's what I doing. Completing all the service pack too.
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thanks
and appreciate if you could send me on how to create sysprep for windows XP with 2 partitions
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i away for vacation on my ipad, and not be able to access my desktop to try it. however i doubt it can be done.
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