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Hi all,
i am Setting up more then 1000 laptop for enterprise, all of them out of domain network.
I have made one laptop ready with all necessary softwares installed, and tried to perform sysprep imagex for builind own image.
followed the below link.
http://eddiejackson.net/web_documents/CREATING_WINDOWS_7_IMAGE_MASTER_DOCUMENT.pdf

while i am trying to copy the install.wim it give error insufficiant space at 45% complete, but the USB is 32GB....any idea what went wrong or do we really need to have higer capacity memory drive ? and after restarting the computer it reset all user policy, any suggestion to take image without reset the user policy which had been created in local group policy?
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Is the USB stick formatted in FAT32?

If yes, the process has reached the 4GB limitation for FAT32 format.

Details are in the link below.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d0d5ecc9-77d7-4699-ab36-d7321fb7705a/cannot-capture-windows-7-enterprise-to-usb?forum=w7itproinstall

"Type format fs=fat32 quick, and then press ENTER." is not correct and shall be replaced by "Type format fs=ntfs quick, and then press ENTER."

Besides, regarding the local group policies, they are not removed but the SID for the old user are removed after running sysprep.

The best way to solve is to export the local group policies before you run sysprep and import the exported local group policies after the computer is deployed.

Source: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=31

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/f2050803-5dce-4bd2-a122-e90af13df0b5/sysprep-and-local-group-policies?forum=w7itproinstall
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