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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-sysprep on Windows Guest



On 05/25/2012 04:47 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 03:52:53PM +0800, Wanlong Gao wrote:
>> On 05/25/2012 03:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> 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?
> 
> Definitely not.  In modern versions of Windows, it is included (under
> %systemroot%/System32/sysprep).  For older versions you had to
> download it as a separate tool.
> 
>>> 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 ?
> 
> It's pretty complicated.  Probably the best thing is to read
> Microsoft's documentation on how to use it:
> 
> https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=sysprep+site:microsoft.com
> 
> in conjunction with the Oz code:
> 
> https://github.com/clalancette/oz/blob/win2k8customize/oz/Windows.py
> 
> It's not easy, which is why we haven't got around to doing it so far.


Yeah, I see, thank you.

Wanlong Gao

> 
> Rich.
> 



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