Windows 7 Thread, Having trouble capturing image in Technical; I have been trying to capture an image from one laptop of a batch of 36. I would like the ...
22nd October 2012, 04:05 PM #1
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Having trouble capturing image
I have been trying to capture an image from one laptop of a batch of 36. I would like the image to have all drivers retained and software, so that I can push to the other 35 - surely this is childs play to WDS/MDT2012, but I can't seem to find the right command line for sysprep to execute. They are Win 7 64 bit. I don't want to use the '/generalize' tab, as this apparently strips the drivers. I understand that it also needs to run in order to strip other things like IDs etc. So is there a way to capture my image as-is, so I can have it ready for the other identical laptops? BTW, I wasn't able to run the basic PE install from WDS/MDT for various reasons, otherwise I would have tried the capture process to create it for me (haven't tried that yet however on any image).
I've read articles regarding using 'unattend.xml', but how does that prepare the volume for capture? :-( Any thoughts...?
22nd October 2012, 04:17 PM #2
You need to generalize but you need to use an xml config file to tell it to leave the drivers:
Sysprep nearly working but drivers going?
Customizing Windows 7 unattend.xml « PC LOAD LETTER
Originally Posted by Tunster
You'll want to use the Windows AIK to make your own XML though that targets x64.
Last edited by SYNACK; 22nd October 2012 at 04:18 PM.
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22nd October 2012, 04:39 PM #3
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Thanks Synack - have just been doing some more reading and I think I have mis-understood the '<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true' line - I thought it had something to do with disabling the Digitally Signed Driver issue on 64 bit OS - oh well, something else new I have learnt today...will try the command line as suggested.
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