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    Ghosting laptops

    Just finished creating an image for the laptops we have.

    Anyone got any tips on if I should just do a straight image or shall I sysprep & use unattend function?

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    Straight image? always a bad idea.

    Always sysprep with some details in it to at least get it to do most of the stuff on it's own.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    To each their own. I do not like sysprep as I find it requires too many unnecessary steps. All my images are sealed with using newsid. It is so much faster.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit
    To each their own. I do not like sysprep as I find it requires too many unnecessary steps. All my images are sealed with using newsid. It is so much faster.
    Must admit this is my approach too... NewSID works a treat and avoids all the problems with sysprep.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    We use sysprep... the only time we haven't used it was when creating an image for PCs we were giving away to staff. It was unnecessary in that case. Never used newsid before.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    If you're using the Ghost Solution Suite, you can use the console to invoke Ghostwalker which will do similar. That's what I used to do.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit
    To each their own. I do not like sysprep as I find it requires too many unnecessary steps. All my images are sealed with using newsid. It is so much faster.
    Must admit this is my approach too... NewSID works a treat and avoids all the problems with sysprep.
    Agreed.

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    What problems with sysprep?

    I know newsid is faster (because all it does is change the SID) but sysprep makes it easier to cope with diverse hardware (and this slows it down a bit because of the mini-setup)

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    Re: Ghosting laptops

    Also I found the new version of sysprep correctly deals with WSUS ids.

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