I would appreciate some help from any sysprep experts out there! Answers in Newbie basic please!
We are running a mixed workstation setup, with Win2000 and WinXP clients all running from a Win2k3 server with Learning Network Manager installed. Currently, with the XP machines, software installs are done in bulk to one machine, then I sysprep that machine before booting from LAN (pressing F12 key) and taking an image. The sysprep.inf file was set up for me by the ICT provider for these machines and runs the Windows setup unattended except for prompting for the Computer Name.
I need to take an image from our Win2000 machines, but am not at all confident about the sysprep.inf that I should use. Viglen created the sysprep.inf file that relates to these when we had the Classlink 2000 network. I have printed off both the new (WinXP) and the old (Win2000) sysprep.inf files to compare. I can see some obvious changes that need to be made to the old one, such as admin passwords, but am not sure about others. In particular:
a)Does the line beginning ProductID contain the product key for the workstation operating system?
b)Do I still need the following section beginning:
;The following key is only supported by Sysprep v1.1.
;This section allows a SYSPREP image to install on a machine
;with any of the drive controller types matching the
;plug and play IDs of the lines below.
;Format of this section is:
; <PlugAndPlayID> = <location of supporting *.INF file>
;Any lines ending in MSHDC.INF are for IDE drive support.
;Any lines ending in SCSI.INF are for SCSI drive support.
Also, am I right in thinking that I would still need to run the older version of the actual sysprep utility on the Win2k machines?
I don’t have any test machine to practice with.