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Anyone got any good tutorials on creating answer files for windows 7 sysprep?
bart21 (17th May 2011)
Prepare a unattend.xml.
This file is used by sysprep to minimize the amount of information that needs to be setup after imaging, such as region, timezone, agrement.
To create this file we have used a free microsoft product called "Microsoft Windows AIK" installed on our Win 7 machine.
Insert a windows 7 DVD then run "Windows System Image Manager".
In the "Windows Image" right click and select new image, browse to DVD:\sources and select "install_Windows7 PROFESSIONAL.clg".
In the "Answer File" section right click and create a new answer file.
In the "Windows Image" section under the components find x86_Microsoft-Windows-Inernational-Core(version)_neutral and right click add to oobeSystem.
Under the components find x86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_(version)_neutral and right click add to oobeSystem.
Back into the "Answer File" location expand components - oobeSystem, and select x86_Microsoft-Windows-International-Core.
Set everything under the settings on the right to "en-UK".
Select x86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup in the Answer file. expand to AutoLogon and set Enabled to true, LogonCount to 1, and username to administrator.
expand password and set value to the local administrators password.
Below AutoLogon select OOBE and set HideEULAPage to true, HideWirelessSetup to true, NetworkLocation to Work, and ProtectYourPC to 1.
Below OOBE select UserAccounts and Set the AdministratorsPassword to the same as above.
We now need to create a local user to stop the menu showing during setup, this user will not be required for any other purpose so the password can be set to a long complicated password which we will never need to use.
Right click on LocalAccounts and insert new local account, give the new account a description, display name, group = administrators, any name you like that does not already exists on the machine. Expand the local account and select password and set it to a long random string of chars/numbers/upper and lower-case characters.
Click File - Save Answer File as.... and save it in the previously created folder structure as: C_drive\Windows\System32\Sysprep\unattend.xml
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