I have installed Microsoft Security Essential on Window 7 and sysprep to create master Image.
Issue: After Applying the Window 7 Image, Again system is asking to install Microsoft Security Essential Software again.
I solved the issue by modifying registry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Client" "OOBE"=dword:00000000. from 1 in master Image. source - MSEOOBE
When I install Image directly , OOBE registry value is persisting and no issue.
But in my deployment scenario, I will install Win 7 and Login to Audit Mode. In audit Mode OOBE registry value is 0 as expected. But after running Sysprep /generalize /shutdown /oobe in audit mode problem occurs.
When i boot to normal window again OOBE registry value changes to 1. Which introduce issue of installing Microsft Security Essential Software again which i don't want user to install.
Please help me to persist particular registry even after running sysprep or anyother smart ways to update the same registry values.