The domain join process uses the image unattend file to pass data that is collected within Windows PE to the subsequent phases of Setup.exe. If an image is associated with an image unattend file, the domain join and computer name settings will be made directly to this file. However, for this to occur, you must properly the file correctly (see the Sample Unattend Files
). Specifically, this means as follows:
- For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 images. The image unattend file in the $OEM$ structure (Sysprep.inf) must have the setting DoOldStyleDomainJoin=Yes, and it must have (at a minimum) the [Networking] and [UserData] sections, even if they are empty.