Where in the blue hell is sysprep?

Are you trying to sysprep a Windows Server 2012 R2 box but can’t find sysprep.exe? Have you dropped to an administrative command prompt, typed sysprep /… like you have done for years and years only to be spanked with a

sysprep is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Did you fear that Microsoft pulled the utility that you have used for generations? Me too, on all counts. I both Binged, and then broke down and Googled and could not find anyone who pointed out what is obvious in retrospect. The sysprep utility is now in its own subdirectory, and therefore no longer in your path.

From your admin cmd prompt, cd into C:\Windows\system32\Sysprep and you will find what you’re looking for.

Oh look, there it is! c:\windows\system32\sysprep

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