how to clone a windows drive without sysprep



  • hi all,

    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

    thanks,
    rob


  • Moderator

    @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?


  • Moderator

    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).


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