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Hi,

I work in a school and we have 100 of PC'd with Windows 7 and we use a WDS server to re-image the machines. I want to know  how to do 2 things:

1 - I know with the WDS is has this thing of 3 times sysprep that you can't sysprep a image more then 3 times - Question: Where I can find out how many times a images has been syspreped? if just 2 times can I really sys prep again for the 3 times without and problems after update it.

1 - How do a get some videos that explain how to open an image with DISM or WDS so I can update my image and closed it without any future problems? Easy steps...?

I hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers,
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Use MDT 2012 Update 1 vs just Plain WDS.. Use WDS as your transport methodology ONLY!


Show Rearm count slmgr /dlv

Reset the Rearm count:
Note: this works but is not a Microsoft Suggested Procedure
if sysprep has been run:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\    CleanupState:2
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\   GeneralizationState:7

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After done with the registry, do the following :

   
Start -> Run : msdtc -uninstall (wait few seconds)
    Start -> Run : msdtc -install (wait few seconds)
    Restart the machine
    Check the registry for the right registry keys values
    sysprep with the new XML answerfile.

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http://www.system-center.me/miscellaneous/sysprep-your-windows-os-for-more-then-3-times/

Dism Videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dism+windows+7&oq=dism+&gs_l=youtube.3.0.0l5j0i10.55431.60365.0.63726.9.7.2.0.0.0.109.520.6j1.7.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.LRlpa-Y7zYg
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