Microsoft has identified a critical issue affecting users of the Sysprep tool on Windows 10, version 22H2. After recent updates, admins are encountering 0x80073cf2 errors when utilizing Sysprep in audit mode to test or add drivers and applications. Devices impacted by this problem display a Sysprep validation error, hindering the completion of the preparation process. Microsoft acknowledges the issue and is actively working on a fix, promising to provide more details as they become available.
As a temporary workaround, Microsoft suggests a solution involving a PowerShell command. Admins can remove the problematic Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge package from affected Windows images by executing the provided command. Furthermore, the article highlights an additional issue related to the KB5034441 security update, which addresses a BitLocker vulnerability impacting both client (Windows 10 21H2 or later and Windows 11 21H2) and server platforms (Windows Server 2022). This problem triggers 0x80070643 errors during the update installation process. Microsoft is diligently working to resolve this issue and enhance the overall security of affected systems.