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    Deploying Parallels Images already joined to AD

    Hello each,

    I am currently looking at deploying Parallels into the classrooms running XP on a Mac mini.

    I have created the Parallels Vm IMage and copied up onto our XRAID. I would like to be able to edit the image and then re-deploy any changes to the machines using ARD.

    The issue is that XP is already joined to the AD. How can i deploy a general image and then get each machine to rejoin using a unique name?

    Hope someone can help as this would make one easy task. I could update image on my server and then deploy to all machines in school in 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    Hello each,

    I am currently looking at deploying Parallels into the classrooms running XP on a Mac mini.

    I have created the Parallels Vm IMage and copied up onto our XRAID. I would like to be able to edit the image and then re-deploy any changes to the machines using ARD.

    The issue is that XP is already joined to the AD. How can i deploy a general image and then get each machine to rejoin using a unique name?

    Hope someone can help as this would make one easy task. I could update image on my server and then deploy to all machines in school in 10 minutes.
    It would be easier to deploy a syspreped image so that it can have a new name, SID and then join the domain.

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    Excellent. Thanks.

    How would i do this?

    I tried sysprep before and could never get my head around the reseal command and what it was for. I found it easier to deploy XP via RIS when coming from the AD than using Sysprep

    How would this make the names unique and the SIDs change?

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    You can use -reseal -mini with a suitable sysprep.inf. The setupmgr.exe can help you to create the basic sysprep.inf.

    Code:
    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Unattended]
        OemSkipEula=Yes
        InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
        DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
        OemPnPDriversPath = Sysprep\Drivers\NIC;Sysprep\Drivers\NIC2;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio2;Sysprep\Drivers\vga;Sysprep\Drivers\vga2;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio3;Sysprep\Drivers\Intel;Sysprep\Drivers\Audio4;Sysprep\Drivers\HECI;Sysprep\Drivers\vga3
    [GuiUnattended]
        AdminPassword="adminpasshere"
        EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
        AutoLogon=Yes
        AutoLogonCount=1
        OEMSkipRegional=1
        OEMDuplicatorstring="Sysprep Aug 2007"
        TimeZone=85
        OemSkipWelcome=1
    
    [UserData]
        ProductKey=Windows Key HERE!
        FullName="ICT"
        OrgName="Org"
        ComputerName=
    
    [Display]
        BitsPerPel=32
        Xresolution=1024
        YResolution=768
        Vrefresh=85
    
    [TapiLocation]
        CountryCode=44
        AreaCode=01983
    
    [RegionalSettings]
        LanguageGroup=1
        SystemLocale=00000809
        UserLocale=00000809
        InputLocale=0809:00000809
    
    [SetupMgr]
        DistFolder=C:\sysprep\i386
        DistShare=windist
    
    [Identification]
        JoinDomain=medina.school
        DomainAdmin=sysprep
        DomainAdminPassword=sysprepuserpasshere
    
    [Networking]
        InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    This is most of my sysprep.inf. Passwords and keys need changing etc. The Computername= means it will ask when first booted - so you would need to visit the client unless you let it generate one (be careful as it also stops on the admin pass section, you can't read it but can set it during this phase).

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    I will try this out. It could be just what I'm after.

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