Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1301326
windows xp guest is not updated with values in the sysprep file
Last modified: 2016-02-07 09:21:38 EST
Description of problem:
run once a VM created from windows xp template, sealed with mini setup.
On the run once dialog, in sysprep field, paste sysprep.ini, with values for computer name and product key.
Inside the guest, looking at the floppy content,
the sysprep.ini indeed contain same content, as put in the sysprep field,
but the values seem to not implemented in the guest (computer name, or prduct key - that was still requested).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sealing windows xp template was done by this procedure:
Procedure 6.11. Sealing a Windows XP Template
Download sysprep to the virtual machine to be used as a template.
The Windows XP Sysprep tool is available at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11282
Create a new directory: c:\sysprep.
Open the deploy.cab file and add its contents to c:\sysprep.
Execute sysprep.exe from within the folder and click OK on the welcome message to display the Sysprep tool.
Select the following check boxes:
Don't reset grace period for activation
Ensure that the shutdown mode is set to Shut down and click Reseal.
Acknowledge the pop-up window to complete the sealing process; the virtual machine shuts down automatically upon completion.
The Windows XP template is sealed and ready for deploying virtual machines.
since the variables are substituted it looks like a windows problem. I find it weird that it wouldn't work at all...are you sure you used a correct template? what's the difference from the stock one?
I used a template, I created from a VM, after sealing it, following the Virtual_Machine_Management_Guide.
What do you mean please by "stock one"?
from the "paste sysprep.ini" I inferred you were using the custom script. Is it not the case?
oh I now understand what you've meant.
The template used from the engine directory (stock) was correct.
The difference from the stock is that I've replaced computer name, and product key values. I agree it sound like a problem in the guest side, as these 2 values do exist in the sysprep.ini floppy attached to the guest.
potentially a duplicate of bug 1301368
Closing the bug, further to bug 1302722 -
"[Docs] Remove the support statement for Windows versions that are out of support by Microsoft"