My current base image (Windows XP) does not contain any software. After sysprep, ZENagent is installed and all my applications gets installed (which takes alot of time).

Since all my applications are in bundles. I was trying to install the ZENagent on my base image and install the application bundles I would like on the base. I then uninstall the ZENagent (just in case for future deployment, I can update the agent).

I sysprep the machine and it boots up with a sysprep error "can not update registry".

Does anyone do a similar way?

Maybe I need to cleanup the registry after I uninstall the ZENAgent?!?