VM customization loop

I recently had a problem with a 2008 VM that would run its customization every time it would boot. Doing some quick research people seemed to think it was a problem with the sysprep directories.

C:\\Application Data\Vmware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep

However this was a 2008 VM and 2k8 doesn’t use those directories on vCenter like XP/2k3/etc during customization. So the actual part of the fix that did work was to do a little registry editing. Removing the sysprepDecryptor.exe registry entry from the session manger key and rebooted.

Delete the sysprepDecryptor.exe registry entry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\

Value name = BootExecute

Default Value = autocheck autochk *

So delete the portion after the * in the registry.




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