Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help imaging with sysprep across different HAL's


19 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Help imaging with sysprep across different HAL's

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop that I am building an image on. My intent is to build a golden image for deployment across different model workstations with different hardware. I was wondering what the implications would be with regard to deploying in this manner. On the Lenovo that I am Building the image on, it has biometric software and a few other hardware specific apps. How do I work with these applications when building a golden image?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Oct 2011   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

You should be building your base image in a virtual machine - Microsoft recommends Hyper-V or Virtual PC, although you can also get a very generic build on VMWare workstation (*not* ESX) and VirtualBox as well. Model-specific drivers and driver packages should be installed JIT during deployment, not as a part of the image. You only want to put things in the base image (driver-wise) that absolutely positively won't install otherwise - those sorts of things are usually unsigned drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help imaging with sysprep across different HAL's




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Help imaging with sysprep across different HAL's
Thread Forum
Sysprep - Windows 7 - unable to sysprep image that joins domain Virtualization
win7 after sysprep reboot always with sysprep box Installation & Setup
Imaging a NEW os to ssd. Installation & Setup
Re-imaging a SSD. Performance & Maintenance
imaging a hdd for a lab Performance & Maintenance
W7 Imaging Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33