Sysprep.exe - Windows 2000 Resource Kit Utility
SysPrep is a tool designed for corporate system administrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and other personnel who need to deploy Microsoft® Windows® 2000 on multiple computers. After performing the initial setup steps on a single system, you can run SysPrep to prepare the sample computer for cloning. SysPrep assigns a unique security identifier (SID) to each target computer the first time the computer is restarted. SysPrep also creates a Mini-Setup wizard that runs the first time the target user reboots the computer. This shortened GUI-mode setup takes five to six minutes instead of 45 to 60 minutes and prompts the user only for required and user-specific information, such as the End User License Agreement, Product ID, and user name and company.