Sysprep help needed on an imaged drive Windows 7 Professional on Server 2011 Standard
Posted on 2011-10-25
I am still new to the server installation world. I'm learning bits and pieces as I have the opportunity. That's just to let you all know I'm quite green to the server field.
Speaking with another technician I was helping do a server install (I was in NC, he was in NH), I asked why he didn't just have me clone each drive with Norton Ghost and install the drives in each of the 15 machines he was working on. He mentioned a potential issue in a domain environment with (I think it is called) a security descriptor. He said each system was setup with sysprep so you had to go and make your selections with username, time zone and all when the system started. However, all programs needed for that store were installed on the system.
Simple question (to me anyway). How do I do that so that when I install the drive and turn on the system, it begins a process just like a Dell would when you first pull it out of the box?
Thanks for your expertise.