I have run into a bug somewhere, dealing with sysprep and sysprep. Often my servers will say VMWare image customization in progress… (or something to that effect) during a boot up and will sometimes go through the inital sysprep. To stop it, I found this KB article from VMWare to be helpful.
Change these registry keys:
- HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
- HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\
- HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager\
Change the BootExecute entry from autocheck autochk * sysprepDecryptor.exe to autocheck autochk *