Working with Sysprep

Although Sysprep has been mentioned several times in this and the previous chapters, specific instructions on its use have not yet been provided. Primarily, this is because you really should understand all the built-in options available to you before you work with Sysprep. By using Sysprep, you can create prototype computers that are fully configured and then create images of these computers so that you can quickly deploy many computers at once. But Sysprep is special because it creates only an image; it doesn't handle the remote operating system installation. Thus, the use of Sysprep assumes that you have disk-imaging software, such as Norton Ghost from Symantec or Drive Image from PowerQuest, that can handle the remote OS ...

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