Erase sysprep count

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by GreyOwl09, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. GreyOwl09

    GreyOwl09 MDL Novice

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    we have following problem. we did 3 time a sysprep generalize and now the sysprep don´t work anymore.
    is there a way to reset the counter for sysprep. we are using windows 8.1 update 1.

    we already tried following, without any result. we are not able to do a sysprep.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\
    CleanupState:2
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus\GeneralizationState\

    GeneralizationState:7

    msdtc -uninstall
    msdtc -install


     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afaik they introduced 1000 rearms to Win 8/8.x for the reason to prevent from running out :g:.
     
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  3. GreyOwl09

    GreyOwl09 MDL Novice

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    It shows on slmgr /dlv only 0 rearms left on my system and i don´t run 1000 times a sysprep on my machine
     
  4. GreyOwl09

    GreyOwl09 MDL Novice

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    This is what i found

    Windows 8 has a maximum number of 3 rearms before the image can no longer be sysprepped
     
  5. GreyOwl09

    GreyOwl09 MDL Novice

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    i´m not in audit mode
     
  6. TheOldScout

    TheOldScout MDL Novice

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    #6 TheOldScout, Oct 30, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014
    Lifted from MS... Sysprep must be used only to configure new installations of Windows. You can run Sysprep as many times as required to build and to configure your installation of Windows. However, you can reset Windows activation only up to three times. You must not use Sysprep to reconfigure an existing installation of Windows that has already been deployed. Use Sysprep only to configure new installations of Windows.
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    You can bypass the 3 counts in win7 if you used SkipRearm entry in unattend file when you run sysprep

    i don't have a clue about checking the count
    maybe it has someting to do with the reg key mentioned in the OP
     
  8. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Why wouldn't you be in Audit mode?? Are you using Generalize each time you sysprep?
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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