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Sysprep Image 3 Times?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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I'm running into a problem where I can only Sysyprep my corporate Windows 7 Image 3 times before I run into fatal errors during the Generalize Phase of Sysprep. According to the research I have done, Microsoft recommends you rebuild your image from scratch at this point. I was wondering what anyone else does to get around this?

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Here is the way I have things setup:
I have my master Windows 7 image
Each month I want to update the image to incorporate the latest Windows/Adobe/Java updates
After making the updates, I have been Sysprep'ing the image, and saving the Ghost files
On the fourth iteration of the image, I recieve an error during Sysprep

I have found these links:
http://blogen.creed-tech.net/miscellaneous/sysprep-your-windows-os-for-more-then-3-times/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929828

After following these steps, I added this code to my answer file:
 
<settings pass="generalize">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
        </component>
    </settings>

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This seems to allow Sysyprep to proceed, but the rearm count never goes back to three and Microsoft doesnt recommend leaving that section of code in the answer file:
 
You must make sure that the <SkipRearm> setting is removed from the final unattended file that is used to deploy computers in a production environment. If <SkipRearm> is not removed from the unattended file that is used to deploy computers in a production environment, the KMS current client count does not increase for new clients that are added to the network.

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Soooo....How do you get around this? Did I do something wrong when I was following those steps? I find it hard to believe that corporations out there have to completely rebuild their Windows image every 3rd iteration of Sysprep. Please help!  

Thanks a bunch!!

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