Server 2008 R2 Where is Sysprep


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You have a 2008 R2 Server to sysprep, but your not sure where sysprep is.


1. Thankfully in Server 2008 R2, there’s no messing about, its in c:windowssystem32sysprep. (Note: to regenerate a SID don’t forget to tick “Generalize”).

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Server 2008 – It’s in the same place.

Server 2008 sysprep

Server 2003 – As with Windows XP, you need to get it from the Windows install CD, its in the

2003 sysprep

Once the files are extracted you can run sysprep (Note: setupmgr.exe is used to create the unattended / answer files for sysprep.)

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