I built an image of Win7 64bit to deploy out to desktops in my environment.
1. I have the OS on Audit Mode and install updates/software and make changes to settings for the OS/apps as these come out.
2. After I run the sysprep on the Audit mode OS, capture the syspreped img, then install the syspreped img on new machines ready to be deployed, I find that many settings have to be re-applied. These settings include.
a. I have to re-activate Windows
b. I have to re-activate Office 2010
c. Two boxes that I unchecked for the Windows Update get re-checked and Install new updates should have been set to Every Thursday; but it get reverted back to daily (althouh on this scrnshot it does say Thursday; but for my main img it does not)(The boxes just below - Recommended updates and Who can install updates)(See screenshot).
BTW... The sysprep command I'm using is:
sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xml