Sysprep shutting down instead of quiting using MDT DoCapture Sysprep

dlofstedt 1 Reputation point
2021-03-05T21:06:37.307+00:00

I am trying to run an MDT task sequence that will sysprep only with no capture as per https://scriptimus.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/mdt-2012-sysprep-and-shutdown/, but the computer is being shutdown right after sysprep runs and MDT then hangs at running sysprep step and never completes.

I see in the logs that it is running the sysprep command with the /quit switch and not the /shutdown switch, so I would expect MDT to simply exit sysprep when done and complete the final steps on the task sequence including lti cleanup before shutting down.

I am using the latest Server 2019 iso image from February 2021 to build this reference image.

Here are the final log entries where the deployment hangs:

Property SysprepPendingFileRenameOperations is now = OnlyRebootOnce LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
No Pending File Rename Operations (isEmpty).    LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
Cleaning up Autologon registry values   LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
The unattend.txt file was not found.    LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
Found existing unattend.xml at C:\MININT\unattend.xml   LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
Property OSDAnswerFilePath is now = C:\MININT\unattend.xml  LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
Copying C:\MININT\unattend.xml to C:\windows\system32\sysprep\unattend.xml  LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
About to run command: C:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /quit /unattend:C:\windows\system32\sysprep\unattend.xml LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
Command has been started (process ID 1412)  LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:45 PM    0 (0x0000)
ZTI Heartbeat: command has been running for 0 minutes (process ID 1412) LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:46 PM    0 (0x0000)
Event 41003 sent: ZTI Heartbeat: command has been running for 0 minutes (process ID 1412)   LTISysprep  3/5/2021 12:46:46 PM    0 (0x0000)

Regards,
DLofstedt

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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 42,826 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-08T08:10:38.887+00:00

    Hi, @dlofstedt
    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
    Are you using the latest MDT version?
    And have you tried to use other iso image to build the reference image?


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  2. dlofstedt 1 Reputation point
    2021-03-08T21:45:31.38+00:00

    Hello AllenLiu-MSFT,

    My MDT Version is: 6.3.8456.1000
    ADK and WinPE: 10.1.19041.1

    This is my first time trying a sysprep only task. To clarify, I was able to run the regular sysprep and capture from the 2019 ISO, which created the reference image (custom wim) I am using for the sysprep only task.

    Regards,
    DLofstedt

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