2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2013 10:43 AM by greggs

    SysPrep doesn't run on OEM W7, but yet it's "required"?  Why?


      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?