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Windows 7: Sysprep tool

24 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro - 64 Bit
Sysprep tool

hi there

i am reading the book 70-680 from microsoft

but when i am trying to use the sysprep tool, i am stucked. i running Windows 7 entreprise version in danish on Vm-ware workstation.

i install win 7 like normal, i update it and install it like i want. change desktop etc.
i run the cmd as admin and type:
"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /audit /generalize /reboot"

when i enter the audit mode i delete teh former user profiles, and check the system is as i made it.
i use the sysprep tool again and type in cmd with admin rights:
"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /generalize /shutdown"

with when i type the ^^ it says it cannot run sysprep. and need to exit.
when i reboots ( or make a shutdown and then turn my PC on again ) its just saying "installation starting the services"
its here i am stucked..

so i do anything wrong ? or is it because its a virtuelt enviorment ?

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24 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center

Your syntax is wrong. The generalize switch should come before boot options (audit / oobe).

"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /shutdown"
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29 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro - 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Your syntax is wrong. The generalize switch should come before boot options (audit / oobe).

"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /shutdown"
ok well i tryed that on a new system.. and well when i have installed and fully updated windows i run CMD with admin and type:

"%systemroot%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /audit /reboot"
i have tried with and withput generalize commando. but it comes with the same error:
"There was a serious when trying to run sysprep on the computer"

what now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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