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sysprep and capture

Can we sysprep and capture image of virtual machine to USB in hyper v, If so what is the process?
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Gaurav SinghSolution ArchitectCommented:
yes you can do it..you need to have Win PE boot..

REfer http://serverfault.com/questions/171517/creating-windows-7-images-with-hyper-v
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
I read this document before, I still could not figure it out. Is there any way I can connect you on this
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Gaurav SinghSolution ArchitectCommented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What do you want to do with USB ?

as USB is not supported in Hyper-V.

Have you looked at the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Only if the USB is mounted as a share or you have attached the USB to one of the pricy hyper-v adapters. Hyper-V does not Natively  support USB Drives since that would introduce a hardware compatibility issue when moving from Hyper-V Host to another Host
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
@Andrew, We are trying to capture the image of virtual machine. To do that we can use WDS and capture in directly to network. But we have limitations with network. So we want to capture image with USB and maki it as bootable device. Also We use that USB to boot other physical machines. Is there any way we can capture virtual machine image to CD/ DVD or USB?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
attach the USB to the host machine and then add the drive to the virtual machine as a physical drive.
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
to Do that the USB should be in offline mode right. I used different USB drives but i can not make them offline.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
then share them on the host machine and then capture to the network share.
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
How can we do that?

Thanks
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
on the host open an elevated command prompt

net share sharename x:\   (where X: is your usb drive)

boot the VM using a windows PE or installation iso get to a command promptmt
net use * \\hostscomputername\sharename
change the capturedir to point to your OS directory
Dism.exe /Capture-Image /ImageFile:Z:\Image_of_Windows_10.wim /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name:Windows_10 /compress fast
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
I will try this

Thanks
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew and Johnson. I am using MDT to create bootable media now.
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