Monday, June 20, 2011


sysprep a windows 2003 R2 image, follow the  below:

  • Insert CD1
  • go to  Support\Tools\
  • select everything and extract them to c:\sysprep ( a folder that you have created it)
  • Double click sysprep.exe.
  • Keep the default settings (Options un-selected, shutdown mode: shutdown)
  • click on Reseal
  • And press Ok

Hyper – V --- SysPrep Windows 2008 R2

1) Install WINDOWS 2008 R2 on the host machine

2) Add Hyper V role

3) Create a new VM to act as the base IMAGE

4) Mount an ISO version of windows 2008 or R2

5) Install the OS

6) Run Sysprep (/generalize switch enabled), Shutdown

7) Inside Hyper V manager, Export to a alternate location

8) After Export is done, copy the entire folder to your permanent location

9) Inside Hyper V manager, import the VM you copied.

10) Rename to a friendly name.

11) Fire the new VM up, run through the sysprep process and poof!

12) Make sure you chose "Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID)' option, this is not the default.