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WDS and Sysprep Issue

Discussion in 'Software' started by BB88, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have run Sysprepwith the /generalize /oobe switches and captured the the WIM via a WDS Capture Image.

    If I deploy the WIM via WDS on one machine it works fine. If I deploy it again for testing purposes on that same machine, some of the settings have already been filled in even though I have remove all previous partitions and ran a format?

    For example, if its been joined to the domain, then when redeploying the WIM it doesn't ask for a Computer Name the second time round, even though the computer name has been deleted from the AD.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Any reason you're not using MDT? It's the next step up from WDS and still free.
     
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  3. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Can you Multicast with MDT?

    EDIT: I see you can. I will toy with it on a VM and see what I come up with.

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    As we deploy different "images" for different classrooms based on subject which have custom start menus and registry settings (not networked/configured through group policy but local), how good is MDT with custom applications that are not Microsoft?

    Or should I still create the reference image (not using MDT Applications/OOB Drivers/Packages), capture with MDT, create Task Sequence, run the Lite Touch Script and deploy it via MDT?

    Surely I should just stick with WDS alone for this, and boot to PXE and use a Capture Image to WDS, and then run a Boot Image to deploy the WIM with an Unattend.xml?
     
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  4. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Has it been removed from the domain before running the sysprep option ?
     
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  5. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    When I first created the image, it was never put on the domain. I just booted in to Audit Mode, done all my updates and such. Then ran sysprep.
     
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  6. mojorisin

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    Have you created an answer file for your WDS deployment ?

    You should try MDT2012 as Simon mentioned as it much better for deployments and a bit easier to configure
     
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  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Are your applications MSI based? if so then you should be able to script up something to deploy them with relative ease.
     
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  8. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Not using an answer file yet. See above for my concerns with MDT.
     
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  9. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Nope, mostly .exe files pointing to license files or requiring various data entry.
     
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