So I have a basic Windows 7 image that I have prepared and sysprep'd on one machine and I've used Landesk Provisioning to send it over to a different machine. I have validated that my provisioning process works so I'm ready to continue working on my image so that I can get it more polished. To do this I understand that I need to be in AUDIT MODE in order for me to continue working and to be able to create a customized default user profile. My problem is that I can't get into Audit mode on the image that I pushed down.
I launch sysprep and select AUDIT MODE, then reboot. What comes up is bit disturbing. I see what appears to be a sysprep'd flavor of windows loading and once the GUI loads I see the following in the upper left hand corner of the screen:
"<in bold font type> C:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /reboot
LANDesk Provisioning Install"
I also have the little sysprep circulating progress bar in the middle of the screen, which shows:
"Sysprep is working, Processing generalize phase Sysprep plugins"
This goes on and on for a while then the system reboots and I see that windows is once again configuring the computer.
The computer reboots yet again and my computer is being setup for first time use.
<remember that I've already been through this with my provisioning process and I'm just ready to enter the audit mode>
after the last reboot I get greated with SETUP WINDOWS, where I have to choose the country, time and keyboard layout. I hit next and have to create a user account...this is just like my initial install process and its all wrong because I've already been through it.
I then hit CTRL-SHIFT-F3 to get into audit mode and the damn computer restarts again only to prepare my computer for first use, again!
after the last reboot I am unable to login to the computer as the password for the local admin account won't work.
I suspect that something is left over from my provisioning template which is screwing with my sysprep process but I don't know what to do about it.
How can I get back into AUDIT MODE on a Windows 7 system that was sysprep'd and deployed with provisioning?