Windows 10: Sysrep - cloning to identical 50 machines

  1.    12 Jun 2018 #1

    Sysrep - cloning to identical 50 machines


    I have read your , very well done, "Windows 10: Customize Windows 10 Image in Audit Mode with Sysprep" tutorial .
    I have just a couple of questions:

    1) Is there a way to deploy the image cleaned by sysrep to 50 identical machines avoiding the first starting initialisation steps? Is there a way to included in the image also a second local not admin account ?

    2) With Windows 10 version 1607 I have to use/force the GPO to deploy the /unattend:customize.xml file? Am I right?

    Thanks
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  2.    12 Jun 2018 #2

    If there are no answers here, you can try community.spicworks.com -- I think there is a server forum -- simply indicate wanting some more input to your question set. Let both boards know you have two threads on The 'Net :)
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       12 Jun 2018 #3

    I think the process used by OEMs of having cloned drives available for a number of identical computers would fit the bill, probably use some type of hardware for the cloning. I have an Eaxer USB dock for hardware cloning, can't be connected to a computer but clones drive 1 to drive 2 exactly. If cloning 500GB to 1TB it creates identical partitions, can't manipulate them which leaves unallocated space on the bigger drive. But it does take awhile.
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  4.    15 Jun 2018 #4

    Berton, as you implied, one can fix the unallocated problem, however, I add: it does involve some geek-work.
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