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VM - SYSPREP Failure!

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VM - Sysprep Failure Sysprep: Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machineWhile trying to sysprep a machine this morning I ran into an issue with running sysprep. Below is the process I was going through. I would open a command prompt and run sysprep  I would then run sysprep with OOBE  
Every time I was getting the same error
Sysprep - Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine


So the first thing I checked was the "Remaining Windows Activation Count" via "slmgr /div". It looks like I have 3 more activations remaining.

The next thing was to check the "GeneralizationState" Registry Entry. If it is not already set to 7, change it to 7. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus


After changing the "GeneralizationState" DWORD to 7, sysprep is now working!