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Sysprep & NIC Teaming

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Sysprep & NIC Teaming

Hi

I have a major headache at the moment in that I get the following error when trying to run sysprep. The following is taken from MS TechNet article Q277835.
It refers to the DL380, but I am experiencing the same problem.

SYMPTOMS
========

If you run Sysprep 1.1 on a Compaq Proliant DL380 computer, when you re start the
computer after the Mini-Setup Wizard finishes, the Mini-Setup Wizard starts
again. This process repeats in a constant loop.

CAUSE
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The Compaq Network Teaming and Configuration for Windows 2000 (CPQTEAM) utility
that is used for teaming networks causes this behavior. CPQTEAM is installed
through Compaq's Smart Start utility.

RESOLUTION
==========

To resolve this issue:

1. Run Sysprep but do not use the Compaq Smart Start utility to install the
driver for teaming the network adapters.

2. Complete the Mini-Setup Wizard.

3. After the computer is running successfully, run the Compaq Smart Start
utility to install the appropriate drivers needed for the computer.

I have removed the NIC's from the OS, and from the hardware configuration and even gone as far as removing them physically from the box.

I really don't want to have to rebuild the server not using smartstart as I have spent time and energy configuring all the apps etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Sean
1 REPLY
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Sysprep & NIC Teaming

I'm having the exact same problem. Not using Smartstart is not an option for our server images. Anyone from Compaq plan on addressing this issue?