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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-sysprep on Windows Guest



On 05/25/2012 03:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 03:34:40PM +0800, Wanlong Gao wrote:
>> On 05/25/2012 03:30 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 01:47:53PM +0800, Wanlong Gao wrote:
>>>> Hi Rich, folks,
>>>>
>>>> I wont to start doing the windows guest support for virt-sysprep,
>>>> Any thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> What do you think should be prepared on a new cloned windows guest?
>>>
>>> The main thing is to be able to run Microsoft's sysprep tool
>>> on a Windows guest.
>>>
>>> Chris wrote some code to do this already in this branch of oz, but
>>> it's very complex:
>>>
>>> https://github.com/clalancette/oz/tree/win2k8customize
>>>
>>> See in particular:
>>> https://github.com/clalancette/oz/blob/win2k8customize/oz/Windows.py
>>>
>>> People will also want to set the hostname (--hostname option) and run
>>> scripts (--script option).
>>
>>
>> So, it's no necessary to support windows in our virt-sysprep because
>> it already has a tool to do the same thing for windows, right?
> 
> Windows has a sysprep tool which does the right thing for all Windows
> guests, and it's impossible to know what that tool does or replicate


You mean it's not a Open Source project?

> it.  However it requires a multi-step process to run sysprep on a
> guest, so we should make that easier for users if we can.


Could you explain more detailedly to me since I'm not familiar with
the stupid Windows system ?

Thanks,
Wanlong Gao

> 
> Rich.
> 



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