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Windows could not finish configuring the system (Sysprep fails when VirusScan Enterprise Patch 7/8 is included in a Windows installation image)
Technical Articles ID:   KB88020
Last Modified:  7/28/2017


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Patch 8 and  7



Recent updates to this article:

Date Update
July, 28 2017 Solution updated to reflect resolved in VSE 8.8 Patch 9 and later.


When creating a Microsoft Windows installation image with VSE 8.8 Patch 7 or Patch 8 installed into the image, if you run sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe against the image, the computer fails to boot properly with the following message:
Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.
Restarting the computer will result in the same message.





Install VSE after the computer has been deployed and brought online.


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