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By gd_0420 ·
i want to create a clean image of w2k to install in different pc's. can i delete the current hardware settings so that when i install the image in the new pc it redetects all hardware and if so how can i do this

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by carey.d.gish In reply to w2k install

This is from M$ KB Article Q216915

The System Preparation tool (Sysprep) for Windows 2000 is used to duplicate fully installed versions of Windows 2000. In most of the cases, the computers are identical. However, there may be cases in which the target computers are not identical to the computer from which the image was created.

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With the addition of Plug and Play to Windows 2000, some minor differences on the target computers are acceptable, but some items must be identical with the computer on which the image was created. If you have computers that differ greatly in configuration, make, or model, you should probably create an image for each computer type.

The following items can differ between the source and target computers:

Video card
Network adapter
Sound or other multimedia devices

The following items must be identical in the source and target computers:
System HAL
Windows 2000 system kernel (Ntoskrnl.exe)
Mass-storage device driverThe Hardware Abstrac

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by carey.d.gish In reply to w2k install

tion Layer (HAL) must be the same, especially when it comes to ACPI and non-ACPI computers. The mass-storage device is crucial when it is the boot device. Plug and Play cannot solve this problem because it is too early in the boot phase.

Non detailed steps for cloning W2K
Configure the workstation or server the way you want (Windows 2000, programs, and so on).

Create your Sysprep.inf answer file.

Copy the Sysprep.inf, Setupcl.exe and Sysprep.exe files to a folder named Sysprep in the root of drive C on the local hard disk.

Run Sysprep.exe and then shut the computer down.

Clone the computer.

Deploy your image.

The mini-Setup wizard starts on each cloned computer the first time it is booted.

For more details see the Unattended Installation Documentation.

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