What are the requirements for using Sysprep to create a source image for tasks within Deployment Solution?
The System Preparation tool, Sysprep.exe, is used in Deployment Solution to prepare an installation of Microsoft Windows® for imaging.
Sysprep is a utility provided by Microsoft.* Because of this, support for its use within Deployment Solution is constrained by the requirements outlined in Microsoft knowledgebase article 828287. The following is a short list of common unsupported applications:
Please review Microsoft's support article for a comprehensive list of unsupported scenarios.
* A comprehensive overview of the Sysprep utility is provided in Microsoft TechNet article How Sysprep Works.
** Support for deployment of an image to a system with a disparate HAL is provided in Deployment Solution through the use of DeployAnywhere.