Domain Join Problem with Imageunattend.xml file for image
we have been playing around with Windows 7 and unattended installs. With much research and reading we are 99% there!
We have managed to get WinPE to be totally unattended, apart from being able to select a particular image from a list (I like this option, since it will allow us to choose wim's containing 'difficult' to deploy software (e.g. Prodesktop 8!).
We have also managed to automate most of the oobe part of installation with Windows 7, however, we have stumbled across a problem with automating the domain join.
We CAN get the ImageUnattend.xml file to auto add the machine to the domain, but we would also like the ability to choose the computer name, (for setting up new classrooms). I do not particularly want to pre-stage the accounts in AD.
The machine completes the automated oobe, then when it reboots, looks to have joined the domain.
When we try to logon, we get a confusing error message:
I think this is due to the timing of naming the computer (which 'I think' occurs after the unattended domain join). The domain join puts an account in AD, after which we type in the computer name which is different to the record in AD, which is causing the problem. Is it possible to setup the computer name during WinPE, or before doing the domain join?