What exactly does EwfSysprepSpecialize do? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    i would like to ask what EwfSysprepSpecialize does exactly do.

    So far, i know it seems to be an entry point within the ewfcfg.dll and must be related somehow to HORM and EWF. It does not activate the Ewf protection for any volume. Also, it does not bring the system into hibernate.
    I experienced, that whenever the call Rundll32 ewfcfg.dll, EwfSysprepSpecialize was NOT executed before i activate Ewf, the system does not automatically restart. Whereas when this mysterious routine was executed before, the system automatically restarts.

    Here someone gave the hint to use it, but i can't find any documentation about it.

    Is there any expert who can provide me some information about this secret?



    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:22 PM

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  • There is something similar here. I believe when sysprep is called, the routine clears out the EWF overlay partition.

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:10 AM
  • Error: wmi reported an error while getting an instance of class EwfVolumeConfiguration

    1. open cmd as administrator

    2. rundll32.exe ewfcfg.dll,EwfSysprepSpecialize

    3. reboot !!


    Friday, September 29, 2017 4:55 AM