VMware image customization in progress issue

I just came across this very annoying VMware guest customization artifact. I neglected to update the sysprep directories at

C:<ALLUSERSPROFILE>Application DataVmwareVMware VirtualCentersysprep

with a current version and it resulted in a failed image customization that would not go away. On each system restart a boot time run of sysprepDecrypter.exe would occur and cause a continual loop of execution on every boot.

To correct the issue I removed the sysprepDecryptor.exe registry entry from the session manger key rebooted and it ran for the last time. I manually ran sysprep afterwards to ensure that the SUID was unique.

Here is the location to delete the sysprepDecryptor.exe registry entry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager

Value name = BootExecute

Default Value =  autocheck autochk *

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