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Anonymous
September 1, 2004 4:51:28 AM

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I'm starting to wonder....
Maybe I am trying to get Sysprep 1.1 to do something that it is not
designed to do. I posted about this a few days ago, but got no
response from anyone.

Will someone please tell me, when does sysprep copy things from the
$OEM$ directory in a distribution share into the target computer?

I suspect it might be when one first runs sysprep, prior to creating
an image to clone to other systems. If so, then I have indeed been
trying to get it to do something it is not designed to do.

--
Dennis C.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 1:47:38 AM

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Hello Dennis,

Sysprep copies and performs tasks listed in the $OEM$ folder during the
setup of the destination systems. Sysprep must be run with a corresponding
answer file of course. Once sysprep is run on the master system and a
corresponding answer is created, the image should be copied to the
destination systems and then the commands are executed during the
mini-setup.

I hoped this information helped you and good luck.
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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 5:09:36 AM

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On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 21:47:38 GMT, a-rlyda@microsoft.com (richard lyda)
wrote:

>Hello Dennis,
>
>Sysprep copies and performs tasks listed in the $OEM$ folder during the
>setup of the destination systems. Sysprep must be run with a corresponding
>answer file of course. Once sysprep is run on the master system and a
>corresponding answer is created, the image should be copied to the
>destination systems and then the commands are executed during the
>mini-setup.
>
>I hoped this information helped you and good luck.

Thank you for your reply.

In my posting of....
From: Dennis Calhoun <dcalhoun@blomand.net>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment
Subject: $OEM$ structure copying fails completely when cloning with
Ghost and Sysprep1.1
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 01:41:54 -0500
Message-ID: <tikti0pn3i0kh7e8m6h8q26neq8liu01nt@4ax.com>

..... and more in that thread, you can find more info about what I've
been trying to do. No matter *what* I try I cannot get anything that I
put in the $OEM$ folder, local or networked, to be copied to the
target computer after the image is made, copied to it and the system
booted up.

I mentioned in another post of mine that I have come to believe the
$OEM$ structure is intended to function only during an "unattended
installation" and someone else seemed to agree with that thinking. Is
that the truth of it?

Sincere thanks,
Dennis C.
!