Sysprep? Cloning to identical computers

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  1. 10Gauge

    10Gauge Registered Member

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    12 new Dell boxes
    All came with XP home and all that junk (AOL crap etc) that I don't want.

    I want to get rid of the hidden boot partition and
    do a normal install on each of them using our
    volume license of XP Pro, SP2, updates and MSO
    and then clone to the other 11 identical computers.

    Can someone give me the short version of how to do this ?

    Use Sysprep, I'd guess, to set the SIDs etc before I connect them to the 2k3Server domain, right ?
    (mainly, I need to know what I need in the .inf file - switches etc)

    TIA
     
  2. beenthereb4

    beenthereb4 Registered Member

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    This should get you started: (sysprep.inf)

    Code:
    ;make changes as required
    [Unattended]
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    UpdateInstalledDrivers=yes
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    
    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=35
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    
    [UserData] 
    FullName=XP User
    OrgName=XP Professional
    ComputerName=*
    
    [Display] ;Change display settings to desired settings
    BitsPerPel=32
    Xresolution=1024
    YResolution=768
    Vrefresh=75
    
    [Identification] ;Domain or Workgroup settings.  
    JoinDomain=XXXXXXXXXX
    DomainAdmin=XXXXXXXXXX
    DomainAdminPassword=XXXXXXXXXX
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    
    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    
    [SysprepCleanup]
    
     
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