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MDT-Why target machine updates itself after capturing image???

I am using MDT to capture an image from a target machine, the image gets created and everything runs fine, however, after the capture the target machine lose most of the sittings and starts updating like if you had just installed windows 10. My OS is win10, and why would the target machine starts updating after capturing an image? thank you for your help.

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Hi, @AhmadAshparie-6411
Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
During the capture, MDT will do Sysprep of the target machine, after the capture, the target machine will restarts and enters the Windows Out of Box experience.
Here is what we can see during OOBE:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/customize-oobe#oobe-flow


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Thank you so much for the response, so if I understand correctly, if I just want to capture an image from a target machine, why would the target machine enters Out of Box experience? I just want to capture an image from the target machine for deployment, can this process of Out of Box be disabled? After capture, I do not want nothing to change on my target machine. I thank you in advance for your help.
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Hi, @AhmadAshparie-6411
Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
Sysprep prepares a Windows installation for imaging, allowing you to capture a customized installation. Sysprep removes PC-specific information from a Windows installation, “generalizing” the installation so it can be installed on different PCs.

Are you using a virtual machine as the target machine? Building image from a VM also allows you to use Checkpoint/state restores, with checkpoint you can revert back your operating system state to any saved state later which are very useful to run right before you begin the capture process.

This article may help you to understand sysprep and capture better:
https://www.anoopcnair.com/sysprep-capture-windows-10-image-using-dism/
(Third-party link, just for your reference)


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