used in deployments of NT-based operating systems
to produce a unique image for duplication. Comparable to the Win9x
", Sysprep plows through the OS resetting SIDS
, modifying ACL
's (on NTFS
partitions) and informing installed components
(such as IIS
) that they are about to be duplicated
. Each update of the OS
ships with a matched Sysprep release; thus the edition of Sysprep that shipped with NT 4.0
with Windows 2000
and Windows XP
, and vice-versa.
Sysprep is a part of the Windows OPK companion CD released by Microsoft with each cycle of the Windows Operating System.