Sysprep

How a Windows XP, NT, 2000 or Server 2003 system can be prepared for cloning to different hardware

Recovery wizard of Acronis Small Office does not recognize operating systems prepared with sysprep

It recommended to use Acronis Universal Restore to deploy the image of a Windows system to a machine with different hardware

Acronis Snap Deploy cannot generate SIDs, DNS or computer names, domain or workgroup memberships, or apply Acronis Universal Deploy to a system prepared with sysprep

Images prepared with sysprep can only be deployed "as is". No automatic modification of the deployed system is supported.

There are two components of Acronis Snap Deploy that can modify the deployed system - OS Patcher and Acronis Universal Deploy.

OS Patcher is a utility of Acronis Snap Deploy that automatically starts on the first boot of the deployed system.

OS Patcher is responsible for the following operations: