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Ever Wondered how to Clone Multiple machines at the same time instead of installing OS on each and every single computer with softwares? Here is how you can. Feb 07, · Acronis True Image (ATI) is primarily a home user product and not intended for deploying multiple PC’s in a business scenario. It can be used to do this but this is a manual process whereas if you use the Acronis Snap Deploy product, this is designed for this type of deployment. Jun 28, · The simplest way to do this is to use the Windows Media Creation Tool to slap a Windows 10 image on a flash drive (or several), and use those to install the ted Reading Time: 4 mins.
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Sep 26, · 1. Created a virtual machine (VMware) that helps us manage the “image”, updates, changes, software installs, etc. 2. Images are pushed out to a FOG server (), files. 3. FOG Server is used to image several machines at the same time using the standard image we created. It uses NFS and PXE. Jun 28, · The simplest way to do this is to use the Windows Media Creation Tool to slap a Windows 10 image on a flash drive (or several), and use those to install the ted Reading Time: 4 mins. Feb 07, · Acronis True Image (ATI) is primarily a home user product and not intended for deploying multiple PC’s in a business scenario. It can be used to do this but this is a manual process whereas if you use the Acronis Snap Deploy product, this is designed for this type of deployment.
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Deploy image to multiple computers without sysprep?
Deploy image to multiple computers without sysprep?
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Macrium Support Forum Back. Login Register. Deploy image to multiple computers without sysprep? Post Reply. Topic Details Share Topic. New Member. Group: Forum Members Posts: 2, Visits: 6. I understand that sysprep’ing a computer is normally what people do to create an image for deployment to multiple identical computers. But I have a situation where I need to clone a computer, as-is, with all the configured local accounts and software to a large number of computers.
Sysprep is not ideal in my situation because it is WAY too destructive. I understand that configured systems contain unique identifiers beyond the computer name and Windows Key , which could cause problems.
What suggestions do people have? I know I can easily create an image of my system and restore that same image on an identical computer. Is it enough to do that and just change the computer name and Windows license key? Reply Like 0. Post Details Share Post. Macrium Evangelist. Group: Forum Members Posts: 9. If you want to avoid Sysprep, then I would do a test deployment and let them run for a while to see if you run into any issues with any of your software or the OS.
There might be a way to simply fix that. I have a basic sysprep unattended file that just does the basic stuff like bypassing the OOBE, setting the time zone, creating local accounts this can be skipped, and any existing local accounts from the image get retained , and a few other things.
They expect you to use a custom Start menu layout XML file. You can definitely use an unattend file to have OOBE skip the new user creation, and existing local users get preserved.
I don’t know if you can retain a perpetual auto-login, though. You can definitely set automatic login for a defined number of reboots in a sysprep unattend file, but I’ve never looked whether that can be unlimited.
As for the themes and shortcut placements, I believe that those customizations should be retained within the specific user s where you set them up, i.
That said, it’s been a while since I’ve experimented with this because I normally need to customize the default user template so that customizations get applied to all new user accounts to support domain accounts rather than needing to retain a specific configuration on pre-staged accounts. I also found this Microsoft article with some additional background on what sysprep does if it helps.
The item about “licensing” is pretty vague, but it did remind me that I remember reading that applications might fall out of activation on the new system and also fail to reactivate if they were deployed using a non-sysprepped image. KMS activation also seems to be an issue, although it doesn’t sound like you’re using that if you’re manually changing license keys. And then of course sysprep “generalizes” the image so that it can start on dissimilar hardware, which a cloned image normally wouldn’t, although if you’re using paid Reflect you’d have ReDeploy to help with that.
Edited 19 March PM by jphughan. Merge Selected. Merge into selected topic Merge into merge target Merge into a specific topic ID Post Quoted Reply. Compression Enabled. My system needs to auto login with a standard user that is setup with a certain theme, and shortcut placement for applications. Sysprep removes all this, and the OOBE makes a brand new user, losing all the work I did to setup my system.
Unless there is a way to NOT have sysprep remove all these accounts and settings. In my experiments so far, it seems Windows is fine after restoring an image and I just change the machine name and license key.
The system is pretty basic, with a concentration on my own specialized applications, nothing domain specific, no office, one-drive, etc. Also, thanks for the heads up about the Deployment Kit License. I’ll make sure I have that in place.