I don’t sysprep… However, on that same note… my co-worker was messing around with Windows Deployment Services which requires sys-prep.
I remember him getting aggravated about the 3 reboot limit thing… I told him, ok build the image over again… and we will just upload it to FOG for safe keeping. If you need to restart, we can restore it (THEN) in 15 minutes.
And now, we’ve ditched WDS in favor of FOG, and because of the awesome compression and upload / download times in FOG Trunk, we often find ourselves doing a pre-upload of images lol… Uploading what we have before we do something risky that you can’t come back from cleanly.
Once we verify that what we did works, we delete the early image of course. But, we have reverted to early images a few times.
Yeah, I found the speed difference in snapshot vs. upload is well worth building it in a VM, but I suppose if that’s your style then go ahead.