Is it appropriate to run Hyper-V Server on each desktop PC?

I am currently designing a rollout of Windows 7 to a shop of approximately 80-100 desks. The office is a flat network without routing between servers and desktops. There are a few Windows Server 2008 R2 servers running a 2008 domain. Most of the workstations are newer machines that were installed with Vista or XP … Read more

Sysprep Forever [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 7 years ago. Improve this question I want to use Windows in Audit Mode without continuing the Windows installation. Because: It’s clean and fast, no Metro and others packages. … Read more

Windows 7 (32-bit) Sysprep not running Unattend.XML but no error in logs

I am trying to Sysprep a Windows image that will run on identical hardware. The issue I’m facing is that the Unattend.XML file is somehow not running whatsoever, but the logs itself do not say anything about the Unattend.XML file having an error but there is still no Sysprep_succeeded.tag file in C:\Windows\System32\sysprep after reboot, even … Read more

Capture Linux OS image using in-built application?

I have an issue. I want to know if I can capture any Linux OS custom image using an in-built app? Example – I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image? Because after capturing, I want to use WDS (Windows Deployment Service) through Server 2008 R2 … Read more

Does duplicate machine SID cause problems with Remote Desktop?

I am currently working on a Windows 8.1 image for Dell Venue Pro 11 and have been having some issues with generalizing the image with SysPrep. I am not planning on placing the tablets in a domain, however if you were to login from such a tablet with a non-unique SID to a domain server … Read more

When using the Windows Automated Installation Kit do I need install.wim?

I’ve prepared an unattended install answer file using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) so I can sysprep a Windows 2008 image. This obviously required install.wim from the Windows source DVD for the purposes of creating a catalogue. Do I need to have the install.wim file on the image that is being sysprep’d or can … Read more

SYSPREP Windows 7 After language bar install

I had a sysprep file that worked fine with windows 7 ent. However I installed chinese simplified and now after the sysprep runs it comes up with a box to choose english or chinese. I have it set to use en-au for input lang. Is there somewhere else I have to change or add somthing … Read more

Sysprep unattended join with Win7/S2008R2 failing

This started out as an issue trying to deploy out VM’s through VMWare vCenter – they previously were working flawlessly and then after I applied a few Windows updates they stopped working so flawlessly… I eventually narrowed it down to sysprep, specifically when I tell it to unattend join the domain. It fails 9 times … Read more

Prepare Windows OS image in virtual environment and deploy to real environment

I need to prepare some OS typical configurations for my office I wonder, if it is possible to configure Windows OS (likely 7) in virtual machine, then do a Sysprep, and then deploy it on physical machine? Answer Absolutely. Good thing with Hyper-V is you dont need to install any third party drivers y ou … Read more

Creating WINPE boot disc for IA64 architecture

Following the steps in the Windows Deployment Services getting started guide to create bootable media. After running Copype.cmd ia64 c:\winpe there is no equivalent of in the c:\winpe\iso\boot\ folder. So as per I use efisys.bin. I’ve then burnt the ISO to DVD using infrarecorder, but the target box (HP Z600/Intel Xeon) insists on … Read more