Sysprep issue after upgrading from 6.9 to 7.1
I am relatively new to the Altiris world, and our company recently started an upgrade from 6.9 to 7.1. Everything I reference below will be in regard to imaging Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1.
In 6.9, I had a job named "Windows 7 Image". If I opened the properties, the only Task that drives it is "Distribute Disk Image", which points to our custom Win7.img file on the network.
Any time I wanted to image a PC with this job, I would simply drag and drop the job name onto one of the computer names listed in Altiris. It would then either PXE boot the computer, or I would have to manually PXE boot. Nonetheless, the image would execute, the Windows 7 screen would pop up, and the PC would restart a time or two (presumably applying configurations). Ultimately, the process would be complete once it was at the log in screen with Administrator ready to be logged into (since, by default, this account is disabled in Windows 7).
Fast forward to 7.1
I imported the exact image that was successfully used in 6.9 into 7.1, and created a job that simply utilized this deployment task (seemingly identicaly to what was done in 6.9). So, the computer PXE boots, the image goes onto the machine, and the machine restarts. When it brings up the log in screen, there is no username entered. There is no thumbnail/avatar either, just a blank square. If I type in the administrator account and try to log in with a generic password (or what normally would have worked in 6.9), it tells me that this account has been disabled, thus making me question whether sysprep worked at all.
Has anyone experienced this before, or known of it happening to others? I am hoping there is a simple change I can make to resolve this issue and allow us to image Windows 7 successfully on 7.1.