I decided to throw together a really quick video walk through of how to create a universal windows xp image using fog. In this demo walk through I'm using Windows XP Professional OEM + SP3 slipstreamed. I HIGHLY.... HIGHLY suggest that you use a vanilla OEM disk and NOT a stamped disk such as a dell / hp oem disk. These oem disks come with the hologram typically. It's also important to note that you can actually sysprep an OEM vanilla image. I'm using an OEM SLP key found here - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457078.aspx , and runing oemscan.exe after the machine is imaged to fully activate it on oem hardware. To simplify things I've also included a copy of my sysprep folder (see below). This folder is ~50MB due to it including 2 driverpacks (mass storage / lan) for NT5 x86. It already has a pre-built sysprep.inf file you can edit and use for your own =) 1. Create a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box or VM Ware. 2. Make sure that the VM you create has an IDE hard drive option selected (not SCSI) and a SINGLE PROCESSOR with TWO CORES. Also make sure the lan is BRIDGED 3. Install Windows XP Pro (OEM if you don't have a VLK), or VLK if you have that license agreement and key 4. Run all updates on the computer, install any software, configure the OS the way you want / etc. 5. Capture a snapshot of the OS using the software (VM Ware has this built in, as does virtualbox) 6. Simply download sysprep.zip and unzip the file and move it to C:\sysprep (if you are using windows xp pro vlk you will need to modify the supplied key) 7. Run spdrvscn.exe and hit box #1, #2, #5 (save) and close the application 8. Run sysprep.exe from a command prompt as follows "sysprep.exe -bmsd" This will run sysprep and pull all the mass storage drivers and lan drivers down into the sysprep.inf file 9. Make any last changes you want to your image (if you are using a VM I suggest that you snapshot as you go along) 10. Install the Fog client service 11. Manually register the host by MAC address on the fog server. You can find this by running ipconfig /all 12. Once registered assign it to a new computer image in fog, and select "upload" 13. On the virtual machine run setupmgr.exe and modify the sysprep.inf to your liking (change the password / name / etc.) 14. Once saved run mysysprep.exe and tick the box that says "run mini setup" as and then "reseal" 15. Wait about 15-20 min's for sysprep to run and shut down the VM 16. Turn the VM on and smash F12 on your keyboard to PXE boot the OS. 17. FOG will now boot and capture the image. =) You are set! This image will now work on any model hardware you throw it at (well just about) The above steps are pretty cut and dry. If you have ever run sysprep.exe before on Windows XP most of this should be fairly familar to you. All that was added in this guide was we have added drivers using the sysprep driver scanner, and chanloaded mysysprep.exe instead of the standard sysprep.exe (giving us the ability to inject HAL's into the install). Required Files 1. sysprep.zip - https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6xOimbg2JqVZnhQUjRSaWFoNHM 2. oemscan.exe (only needed on oem builds of Pro. Run the .exe as a snapin or manually + reboot. It will then be activated if run on a supported oem system (dell hp / compaq / etc.) with a supported OEM SLP key - https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6xOimbg2JqVS2R6bXFad1Rka28 If you have any questions let me know. **EDIT** Thank you Boon for re-hosting / uploading these files while I was out of the states on work. thanks.