The Importance of Sysprep

At work recently I ran across one more reason why sysprep is such a valuable tool for the deployment of Win2k and WinXP boxes on a network. If you use an imaging tool such as Ghost to create base images for your deployment, make sure to run sysprep before you save the image. If you don’t use sysprep, you may still be able to add machines (duplicated from your base image) to a domain, however, other problems may occur. [Read more…]