how to clone a windows drive without sysprep
im trying to clone a windows 10 hard drive in a machine but when i do a full registeration of the host, once registered i go to the hosts tab on the web gui , click on capture and restart the host but it doesnt capture the image, instead it goes straight to the iPXE menu
but when i sysprep the machine first and then click on capture and restart the machine fog then starts to capturing process
so it looks like capturing an image only works when you sysprep the machine before ie sysprep /oobe /generalize and doesnt work if you dont do a sysprep
@robertkwild To clarify, I’m not sure if that’s what’s causing it, just an idea to try out.
You can do a clean shutdown with
shutdown -s -t 0
OK so I would need to do a clean shutdown first?
Sysprep doesn’t play a role in the MAC address detection during iPXE boot.
I’m suspecting there’s something else going on here, likely more to do with clean shutdown vs hybrid shutdown (Windows 10 default).