The nasty Sysprep Rearm 3-step limit and working around it.

If you haven’t heard of Rearm (or SkipRearm before) then this is a tricky little thing that Microsoft has introduced into Windows Vista and Windows 7, as part of the more complex activation thingys. And it is an annoying thing. Any one image can only be sysprepped three times before you get this thing kicking… Continue reading The nasty Sysprep Rearm 3-step limit and working around it.

Deploying Native Boot VHDs [6]

We have successfully completed our first ever mass deployment of computers using the Native Boot VHD technology of Windows 7. This article carries additional detail of the deployment phase of this project. The average transfer rate for the 15 GB VHD over the network was around 45-55 MB per minute equating to around 4-5 hours… Continue reading Deploying Native Boot VHDs [6]