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I have a working sysprep process for my new windows 7 image that deploys to different hardware and joins my domain and activates via KMS.

I have however some issues during the process I would like to iron out.

1.  When I boot the machine after applying my generalized image the sysprep window pops up.  I added a /quiet to the sysprep command line and this made no difference.  How do I stop the sysprep gui appearing after starting up for the first time.

2. I have 2 unattend.xml files that I use to control the generalize stage and another to control the OOBE stage.  The issue is the OOBE stage goes through the driver installation step.  I know this is because I am running sysprep /generalize /oobe and the generalize step detect drivers but I need to stop it from doing this on the oobe stage.

3. I have a setupcomplete.cmd file in the c:\windows\setup\scripts which correctly runs the commands I need.  It remains in place however.  Will this file be ran at each logon or will it only be processed if sysprep is running.

My process from start to finish is.
- Run basetofactory.cmd (attached)
- Snapshot the machine to an image to be deployed to the new hardware
- boot the new machine and allow sysprep to install the drivers
- run Factory_to_EndUser_(OOBE).cmd (attached)
- this will copy a new unattend_oobe.xml file with all the domain joining and run sysprep with /generalize /oobe to seal the machine for the end user
unattend-Generalize.xml
unattend-OOBE.xml
Base-to-Factory--Generalize-.cmd
Factory-to-EndUser--OOBE-.cmd
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by:MarkBourn
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Looks like I have resolved the driver issue on the second stage by adding
<DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>true</DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>
to the unattend_oobe.xml

Just need to work out why the sysprep gui ignors my /quiet on the first boot and clarify if the setupcomplete.cmd will not rerun once sysprep has finished its oobe phase.
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Michael Pfister earned 500 total points
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Setupcomplete.cmd will only run once.
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