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    Angry annoying time zone screen

    I've managed tp get most things working with the data base option but I still get t6he time zone screen after the last reboot but before the applications are deployed.
    I think I've got the setting correct i.e. SkipTImeZone=YES and TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time.

    I've tried it in the custom settings .ini, boot.ini and within the roles part of the data base and combinations of these but the screen still appears. There dos'nt appear to be an error log associated with the failure just the screen keeps appearing.
    Any suggestion gratefully recieved as this is driving me mad.

    Edit Forgot to say I am deploying win7 x86 with MDT 2012
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    have you rebuilt the deployment share since you changed the setting? though i dont think yo need to with customsettings just bootstrap

    the lines in mine are

    SkipTimeZone=Yes
    TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time

    but it was until 30 mins ago mdt2010 and is untested atm

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    I'm also using MDT 2010 and my lines are:

    SkipTimeZone=Yes
    TimeZone=85
    TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time

    Not sure if I needed the =85 part as its been a while since I set this up. I do think you need to rebuild after editting the customsettings.ini though, I tend to find I have to

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    With MDT 2012 I have the following:

    // Locale Settings
    InputLocale=0809:00000809
    UserLocale=en-gb
    KeyboardLocale=en-gb;0809:00000809


    KeyboardLocalePE=0809:00000809


    // Timezone
    SkipTimeZone=YES
    TimeZone=085
    TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time

    That sets the timezone and the keyboard and language settings to UK
    Thats MDT 2012. You need to update the share after this.

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    My customsettings.ini is:

    Code:
    [Settings]
    Priority=Default
    Properties=MyCustomProperty
    [Default]
    OSInstall=Y
    SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES
    SkipCapture=YES
    SkipAdminPassword=YES
    SkipProductKey=YES
    SkipDomainMembership=NO
    JoinDomain=adomain
    DomainAdmin=auser
    DomainAdminDomain=adomain
    DomainAdminPassword=apassword
    MachineObjectOU= anOU
    SkipLocaleSelection=YES
    UILanguage=en-NZ
    UserLocale=en-NZ
    KeyboardLocale=0409:00000409
    SkipTimeZone=YES
    TimeZoneName=New Zealand Standard Time
    SkipBitLocker=YES
    SkipSummary=NO
    This seems to work. At what stage are you getting the screen. If it is after the build is complete and you are in the Windows install then the issue may be in your image/task sequence.

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    Well I've narrowed down the point of failure - it is all ok in the logs until the OS is loaded this is where it changes. All the logs upto this point have the correct time then they default to the Win7 default and I get the TimeZone screen.
    So the question is where does it get the time zone info from here, the logs show the time zone being gathered ok but they are not being applied at this point and where do I go from here.
    Thanks for the replies so far as they confirm I have got all the right information in the right places.
    The only point that I am unsure of is the place to have these settings at the moment they are in the data base as part of the roles settings is this ok? everything else here is applying (except something annoying when deploying serif software but thats for another time, if you'll excuse the poor pun) so what am I doing wrong?

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    Smells like the image may have been previously preped with the Windows image config tool that one uses with WDS to mess with seporate images. This shows up as an XML file somewhere in the image, others will be able to tell you more about where it is. I think that this is probably kicking in once the image has been applied.

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    Are you using hte database to populate the timezone?

    If you are note the order of priorities of your sections in the rules.ini

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    @Jamo
    Yes that was it - miss applied a rule thats all it was
    Thanks now to iron out the application problems sigh....

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    I have only set the database to install apps depending on make and model. Been very selective about the rules I have applied! Just the MMApps section for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    I have only set the database to install apps depending on make and model. Been very selective about the rules I have applied! Just the MMApps section for me
    so far all ive really done with database is apps and pc naming so mac address 112233445566 is pc01 etc

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