70-270 disk duplication

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by wassim, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. wassim

    wassim Guest

    I have a computer ( say it is computer A) on which I i have to
    install winXP pro using disk duplication.
    On a test computer (the reference computer) I copied the winXP
    deployement Tools from the CD, then launched sysprep.exe.
    Typically, the System Preparation Tool from Microsoft would create a
    Master Image. I must copy the disk image on computer A and execute it.
    However after launching sysprep.exe Windows shuts down. And when I
    restart Windows I am prompted to enter some additional info (admin
    password, etc.). Then I find myself at the starting point!

    The problem is that i can not find the Master Image File. Mspress
    says it is a compressed file that i must copy using a "third party
    disk imaging tool". So i can not copy it.

    any idea?
    wassim, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. wassim

    Arash Guest

    Hi Wassim,

    When u run sysprep with sysprep -mini -quiet -reseal -activated -shutdown

    the computer shutdowns. Now u need a thirdparty ghosting program, like
    symantec ghost. Start ur computer with symantec ghost (CD) and take a
    snabshot (ghost image) of the whole harddrive.

    Remember, if u miss starting the computer with CD, then u have to do the
    whole process again.

    Best of luck!

    Arash, Feb 7, 2007
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  3. wassim

    wassim Guest

    Thanks a lot Arash. I now understand :)
    wassim, Feb 7, 2007
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