Running Sysprep to prepare and shut down your master server

Now that our master server is prepped how we want, it is time to run the Sysprep tool itself. To do that, open up an administrative command prompt and browse to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep. Now you can make use of the Sysprep.exe utility inside that folder in order to launch Sysprep itself.

As with many executables that you run from a command prompt, there are a variety of optional switches that you can tag onto the end of your command in order to make it do specific tasks. From your command prompt window, if you simply run the sysprep.exe command, you will see a graphical interface for Sysprep, where you can choose between the available options, as shown in the following screenshot: ...

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