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C H A P T E R 3 Designing Image-based Installations with Sysprep Use the System Preparation tool (Sysprep), included with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, to perform image-based installations when you want to install identical operating systems and software configurations on multiple computers as quickly as possible. By carefully planning and designing your imagebased installation, you can accommodate hardware and software differences among computers, minimize enduser interaction duri
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  CHAPTER 3 Use the System Preparation tool (Sysprep), included with the Microsoft ® Windows ® operating system, to perform image-based installations when you want to install identical operating systems and softwareconfigurations on multiple computers as quickly as possible. By carefully planning and designing your image- based installation, you can accommodate hardware and software differences among computers, minimize end-user interaction during installation, and reduce the number of images you have to manage. In This Chapter  Overview of Image-based Installations..................................................................92Identifying Inventory Requirements for Image-based Installations.......................97Defining Disk Images..........................................................................................106Designing the Image Delivery Process................................................................114Designing Preinstallation Tasks for Image-based Installations............................121Designing Automated Setup Tasks......................................................................126Creating Disk Images..........................................................................................141Creating Startup Media for Destination Computers.............................................153Deploying Disk Images........................................................................................157Additional Resources...........................................................................................158 Related Information ã For more information about planning Sysprep installations, see “Choosing anAutomated Installation Method” in this book. ã For more information about unattended installations, see “Designing UnattendedInstallations” in this book. Designing Image-basedInstallations withSysprep  92 Chapter 3 Designing Image-based Installations with Sysprep Overview of Image-basedInstallations  Image-based installation is a method of copying, or cloning, preconfigured operating systems and softwareapplications onto clients and servers. You can perform image-based installationsof the Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Professional operating system and the Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2003,Standard Edition; Windows ® Server 2003, Web Edition; and Windows ® Server 2003, Enterprise Editionoperating systems by using Sysprep and a third-partydisk-imaging program.Image-based installation is a suitable deployment method if you need to: ã Install identical operating systems and software configurations on multiple computers. ã Install an operating system and software configuration as quickly as possible. ã Perform clean installations of an operating system, rather than upgradean existing installation. ã Minimize end-user interaction and post-installation tasks. ã Install operating systems on computers that have similar hardware and compatiblehardware abstraction layer (HAL).In addition to these deployment solutions, you can customize an image-based installation to accommodatedifferent hardware and software requirements; this allows you to use one disk image to deploy several differenthardware and software configurations.As a deployment solution, image-based installation requires substantial up-front planning and design. Thischapter is designed to help IT professionals in medium and large organizations plan and design an image-basedinstallation using Sysprep and a third-party disk-imaging program. It is assumed that you have already designedthe client and server configurations that you want to deploy in your organization. This includes designing theconfiguration of all networking, directory services, and security components. You will use this client and server design information throughout this chapter to customize your image-based installation.This chapter does not discuss image-based installation from an operations standpoint. In other words, the planning process and design decisions that are discussed in this chapter apply onlyto corporate deployments and rollouts; they do not apply to ongoing operational tasks such as reinstallation after a hard disk crash or reinstallation due to software or hardware failure.  Creating Disk Images 93 Image-based Installation Design Process Designing an image-based installation involves a design team and a deployment team. The design team isresponsible for assessing your current environment to identify inventory requirements, defining disk imagerequirements, and designing the overall deployment process, including the image delivery process, preinstallation tasks, and automated setup tasks. The deployment team is responsible for implementing alldesign decisions, including creating disk images and startup media and deploying the disk images. Figure 3.1shows the process for designing image-based installations. Figure 3.1 Designing Image-based Installations Note For a list of the job aids available to assist you in deploying image-basedinstallations with Sysprep, see “Additional Resources” later in thischapter.  94 Chapter 3 Designing Image-based Installations with Sysprep Image-based Installation Background To perform an image-based installation, you first set up a master installation — a computer with the operatingsystem, software applications, and configuration settings that you want to install onto the destination computersin your organization. Then you run Sysprep, which prepares the master installation so that you can create a disk image (that is, a functionally identical replica of its disk) that can be copied onto multiple computers. Next, youuse a third-party disk-imaging program to create the disk image of the master installation. Finally, you copy thedisk image onto your destination computers.You need two tools to perform an image-based installation: Sysprep, which can be found on any Windows XPProfessional or Windows Server 2003 operating system CD; and a third-party disk-imaging program, which youmust purchase from a third-party vendor. The Sysprep tool consists of three separate programs: Sysprep.exe,Setupcl.exe, and Factory.exe. However, you only run Sysprep.exe; Setupcl.exe and Factory.exe are secondary programs that Sysprep.exe runs as needed. To obtain Sysprep, open the Support\Tools folder on anyWindows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003 operating system CD, and then open Deploy.cab. For moreinformation about using Sysprep, see the Microsoft  ® Windows Corporate Deployment Tools User’s Guide (Deploy.chm). Deploy.chm is included in the Deploy.cab file in the Support folder on the Windows Server 2003operating system CD.You run Sysprep on the master computer before you create an image of the master computer’s hard disk.Sysprep configures various operating system settings on the master computer to ensure that every copy of themaster computer’s disk image is unique when you distribute it to a destination computer. Specifically, Sysprepconfigures a master installation so that unique security identifiers (SIDs) are generated on each destinationcomputer. Sysprep also configures the master computer’s disk image so that every destination computer starts ina special setup mode known as Mini-Setup . After you copy a disk image onto a destination computer, Mini-Setup runs the first time you start the destination computer.You use the third-party disk-imaging program to create an image of the master computer’s hard disk. You alsouse the disk-imaging program to copy the disk image from the master computer onto a shared folder or a CD,and from the shared folder or CD onto a destination computer. Note You can run Sysprep from the command line or from the graphical user interface (GUI). When you run Sysprep from the command line, you canuse various command-line parameters to control the way Sysprep runs.When you run Sysprep from the GUI, you use check boxes andcommand buttons to control the way Sysprep runs. This chapter assumes you are running Sysprep from the command line.
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