When running Microsoft Sysprep on a Vista system, the error 'A fatal error occurred while trying to Sysprep the machine' is displayed. <P></P>The Setupper.log file (\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther ) may contain the following: <P>Error [0x0f0082] SYSPRP LaunchDll: Failure occurred while executing 'C:\Windows\System32\slc.dll, SLReArmWindows', returned error code -1073425657 <DIV class=indent>Error [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls: An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = -1073425657 </DIV> <DIV class=indent>Error [0x0f00a8] SYSPRP WinMain: Hit failure while processing sysprep generalize providers; hr = 0xc004d307 </DIV>
This error may occur if the "Windows Software Licensing Rearm" program has run more than three times on a Windows Vista system. The "Windows Software Licensing Rearm" program prevents Sysprep from running more than three times on a Vista OS installation.
The issue is described in Microsoft KB #929828. <P>To resolve the issue, the Microsoft KB suggests rebuilding the Vista operating system and then using the "REARM" command in Sysprep. This command is also described in the Microsoft KB.</P><br/><p><b>Applies To</b><br/>Error is displayed when preparing a Microsoft Vista system prior to creating an image file on Deployment Server 6.8, 6.9, 6.9 SP1.