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Sysprep Support for Server Roles

Not all server roles support Sysprep. If you run the sysprep /generalize command against a Windows Server 2008 installation with specific server roles configured, those server roles may not continue to function after imaging and deployment.

For the Server Roles that do not support Sysprep, you must enable the server role and configure the role settings after imaging and deployment.

The following table shows the list of server roles and whether or not the roles support Sysprep.

 

Server Role Sysprep Support

Active Directory Certificate Server (AD CS)

No

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

No

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

No

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)

No

Active Directory Rights Management Server (AD RMS)

No

Application Server

Yes

DHCP Server

Yes

DNS Server

No

Fax Server

No

File Services

No

Network Policy and Access Services

No

Network Policy Routing and Remote Access Services

Yes

Print Services

No

Terminal Services

Yes

Not supported in scenarios where the master Windows image is joined to a domain.

UDDI Services

No

Web Server (Internet Information Services)

Yes

Does not support Sysprep with encrypted credentials in applicationhost.config.

Windows Deployment Services

No

See Also

Concepts

What is Sysprep?

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