Sysprep in dualboot configuration

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Good afternoon,

    Are we having fun yet?

    We've gotten some new Dell 380s in-house and we're making them dual boot
    32bit-64bit. The goal is to sysprep these two configurations so that we can
    mass duplicate the images.

    The 32bit is loaded on C: and the 64bit is loaded on D:.

    Sysprep 2.0 went fine on the 32bit side. And of course, it didn't work very
    well on the 64bit side. It's hard to tell if it failed because of the
    location and/or because of the operating system it was trying to run in.

    Question
    Rumor is that sysprep will not run properly on anything other than c:. Is
    that true?
    If so, is there a work around?

    Thanks for any assistance in advance,
    Wes Higgins
    UGS - A PLM Company
    =?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=, Sep 14, 2005
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  2. All,

    Sysprep 2.0 failed on a vanilla 64bit system on C:.

    Still looking for a work around for operating systems on other partitions
    and 64bit.

    Wesley

    "Wes Higgins" wrote:

    > Good afternoon,
    >
    > Are we having fun yet?
    >
    > We've gotten some new Dell 380s in-house and we're making them dual boot
    > 32bit-64bit. The goal is to sysprep these two configurations so that we can
    > mass duplicate the images.
    >
    > The 32bit is loaded on C: and the 64bit is loaded on D:.
    >
    > Sysprep 2.0 went fine on the 32bit side. And of course, it didn't work very
    > well on the 64bit side. It's hard to tell if it failed because of the
    > location and/or because of the operating system it was trying to run in.
    >
    > Question
    > Rumor is that sysprep will not run properly on anything other than c:. Is
    > that true?
    > If so, is there a work around?
    >
    > Thanks for any assistance in advance,
    > Wes Higgins
    > UGS - A PLM Company
    =?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=, Sep 14, 2005
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  3. Hello Wes,
    I am pretty sure it needs to be on the c drive.
    It doesn't work properly when it's on other drives.
    I cannot locate where this is documented however
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <
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    <Wesley
    <
    <"Wes Higgins" wrote:
    <
    <> Good afternoon,
    <>
    <> Are we having fun yet?
    <>
    <> We've gotten some new Dell 380s in-house and we're making them dual boot
    <> 32bit-64bit. The goal is to sysprep these two configurations so that we
    can
    <> mass duplicate the images.
    <>
    <> The 32bit is loaded on C: and the 64bit is loaded on D:.
    <>
    <> Sysprep 2.0 went fine on the 32bit side. And of course, it didn't work
    very
    <> well on the 64bit side. It's hard to tell if it failed because of the
    <> location and/or because of the operating system it was trying to run in.
    <>
    <> Question
    <> Rumor is that sysprep will not run properly on anything other than c:.
    Is
    <> that true?
    <> If so, is there a work around?
    <>
    <> Thanks for any assistance in advance,
    <> Wes Higgins
    <> UGS - A PLM Company
    <
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Sep 15, 2005
    #3
  4. Good morning,

    That version of sysprep fails in the 64bit o.s. Is there a sysprep for the
    64bit o.s.?

    Wesley

    ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:

    > Hello Wes,
    > I am pretty sure it needs to be on the c drive.
    > It doesn't work properly when it's on other drives.
    > I cannot locate where this is documented however
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    > --------------------
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    > <All,
    > <
    > <Sysprep 2.0 failed on a vanilla 64bit system on C:.
    > <
    > <Still looking for a work around for operating systems on other partitions
    > <and 64bit.
    > <
    > <Wesley
    > <
    > <"Wes Higgins" wrote:
    > <
    > <> Good afternoon,
    > <>
    > <> Are we having fun yet?
    > <>
    > <> We've gotten some new Dell 380s in-house and we're making them dual boot
    > <> 32bit-64bit. The goal is to sysprep these two configurations so that we
    > can
    > <> mass duplicate the images.
    > <>
    > <> The 32bit is loaded on C: and the 64bit is loaded on D:.
    > <>
    > <> Sysprep 2.0 went fine on the 32bit side. And of course, it didn't work
    > very
    > <> well on the 64bit side. It's hard to tell if it failed because of the
    > <> location and/or because of the operating system it was trying to run in.
    > <>
    > <> Question
    > <> Rumor is that sysprep will not run properly on anything other than c:.
    > Is
    > <> that true?
    > <> If so, is there a work around?
    > <>
    > <> Thanks for any assistance in advance,
    > <> Wes Higgins
    > <> UGS - A PLM Company
    > <
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=, Sep 15, 2005
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  5. To get the Sysprep.exe to function on a 64bit system, I had to:

    - Login on the 64bit system
    - Find the "64bit Windows 2003 Server Standard[or Enterprise]" cd
    - Pull the Setupmgr.exe to a local folder
    - Run the Setmgr.exe and use it to create a new "Sysprep.inf" that the
    Sysprep.exe
    would understand in the 64bit o.s.

    More tests are being ran to verify the results.
    Wesley

    "Wes Higgins" wrote:

    > Good morning,
    >
    > That version of sysprep fails in the 64bit o.s. Is there a sysprep for the
    > 64bit o.s.?
    >
    > Wesley
    >
    > ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello Wes,
    > > I am pretty sure it needs to be on the c drive.
    > > It doesn't work properly when it's on other drives.
    > > I cannot locate where this is documented however
    > > Thanks,
    > > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    > >
    > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    > > --------------------
    > > <Thread-Topic: Sysprep in dualboot configuration
    > > <thread-index: AcW5ccy2ReV98byHSTuCo/mSZoYX7w==
    > > <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 134.244.208.84
    > > <From: "=?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=" <>
    > > <References: <>
    > > <Subject: RE: Sysprep in dualboot configuration
    > > <Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:18:06 -0700
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    > > <
    > > <All,
    > > <
    > > <Sysprep 2.0 failed on a vanilla 64bit system on C:.
    > > <
    > > <Still looking for a work around for operating systems on other partitions
    > > <and 64bit.
    > > <
    > > <Wesley
    > > <
    > > <"Wes Higgins" wrote:
    > > <
    > > <> Good afternoon,
    > > <>
    > > <> Are we having fun yet?
    > > <>
    > > <> We've gotten some new Dell 380s in-house and we're making them dual boot
    > > <> 32bit-64bit. The goal is to sysprep these two configurations so that we
    > > can
    > > <> mass duplicate the images.
    > > <>
    > > <> The 32bit is loaded on C: and the 64bit is loaded on D:.
    > > <>
    > > <> Sysprep 2.0 went fine on the 32bit side. And of course, it didn't work
    > > very
    > > <> well on the 64bit side. It's hard to tell if it failed because of the
    > > <> location and/or because of the operating system it was trying to run in.
    > > <>
    > > <> Question
    > > <> Rumor is that sysprep will not run properly on anything other than c:.
    > > Is
    > > <> that true?
    > > <> If so, is there a work around?
    > > <>
    > > <> Thanks for any assistance in advance,
    > > <> Wes Higgins
    > > <> UGS - A PLM Company
    > > <
    > >
    > >
    =?Utf-8?B?V2VzIEhpZ2dpbnM=?=, Sep 15, 2005
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