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Sysprep Technical Reference

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7

This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

The System Preparation (Sysprep) tool is a technology that you can use with other deployment tools to install Windows® operating systems onto new hardware. The Sysprep tool prepares a computer for disk imaging or delivery to a customer by configuring the computer to create a new computer security identifier (SID) when the computer is restarted. In addition, the Sysprep tool cleans up user-specific and computer-specific settings and data that must not be copied to a destination computer.

In This Section


What Is Sysprep?

Describes Sysprep and how it prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery.

How Sysprep Works

Describes how Sysprep is used to prepare an installation of Windows for imaging or delivery to a customer.

Sysprep Command-Line Syntax

Describes the command-line syntax for the Windows® 7 version of Sysprep.

Sysprep Support for Server Roles

Shows the list of server roles and whether the roles support Sysprep.

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