For Windows, this task uses Sysprep to remove the computer name (SID), the operating system license, and some hardware-dependent drivers. You should always run this task before creating a disk image and if you want to use DeployAnywhere for hardware independent imaging. Sysprep also disables the built-in administrator account and clears the admin password. For Linux, this task runs a preimage script to remove the configuration-related settings and prepare the computer for imaging.
To prepare for image capture
See Creating an image.