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    WDS Unattended answer files

    WDS Server: 2008 R2
    Clients: Win 7 Professional

    I'm new to WDS. I've got a working WDS server with a win 7 Pro image. I've added drivers and can deploy it to a client.

    I'm struggling to use SIM to create a useable unattended answer file. I've selected the image.wim copied from the DVD.

    Two main issues:-

    1) What settings do I need to configure for a standard Win 7 installation? I think I need:-
    Locale: en-GB, keyboard, language, timezone; wipe the disk and install on disk 0, partition 1. Accept the EULA. Organisation name. MAK license key. Things like that.

    2) What do I do with the unattend.xml file when it's complete? Does it go in the server properties client tab, or the install image properties general tab?

    I've read the Technet Library, but really need an idiot's guide now. I'm stuck.

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    Hi

    Have you read the stickys under this forum?

    Sukh

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    @ Sukh,

    Thanks. I looked at Grumbledook's sticky, but it applied to Vista and the comments were 10 pages long, so I gave up.

    I've just gone back and looked at Ravenadsl's post. It looks like just what I need.

    I should have looked a bit harder. I've been reading Technet and other sources on this for the best part of 3 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosh74 View Post
    That's helpful too, even though it's intended for sysprep. Thanks.

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    Np, if you get stuck you can always come back.

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