I understand the purpose of SysPrep for generalizing a machine, or deploying via a script or whatever. But SysPrep refuses to run on OEM versions of Windows 7. That being the case, is there some reason not to just skip the SysPrep and deploy multiple images anyway, and then just rename each computer using Control Panel? I have heard that it is necessary to use SysPrep to change the SID of the target computer, and there does appear to be no other "approved" (by Microsoft) tool to do that, but why should it matter if the SID is the same on multiple computers?
Sysprep is required to inject the landesk client into your image. if you are using provisioning, you could also use a unattended setup. this should work with oem too.
another way you could integrate your ldms agent into your image, for this you must delete neccessary client guid's.
Sadly correct, because it doesn't solve the problem of SysPrep being unavailable on OEM Windows. Have to figure some workaround for that. So far no luck.