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    Imaged machines via WDS reverting to US regional settings and keyboard layout

    So I set up an image. All UK set. I upload to server, deploy to clients. On setup select UK settings, but then it all goes to US. What is going on?

    Will it be easiest to set a group policy to set everything to UK?

    It's really annoying. Just another thing to change when setting up!!

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    iirc you need to add a sysprep file to wds or it just picks defaults which are americanized

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    I tried to do that once... then I think I got distracted. I have a short attention span!!! Is it using deployment tools or something and making an unattend.xml file or whatever?

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    mdt is better but yes or just nick one

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="generalize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>true</DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>
                <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
                <DisableAccelerators>true</DisableAccelerators>
                <Home_Page>http://www.google.co.uk</Home_Page>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <InputLocale>0809:00000809</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>false</BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>
                <RegisteredOrganization>grangehill</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>grangehill</RegisteredOwner>
                <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:l:/sources/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    should do to start with

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    and I just need to import it into my image? Oh my god just realised how I do this. SWITCH CLICKED!! Yay! gonna try that now.

    If it fails miserably... will it corrupt my image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    and I just need to import it into my image? Oh my god just realised how I do this. SWITCH CLICKED!! Yay! gonna try that now.

    If it fails miserably... will it corrupt my image?
    no worst it will do is set some options in windows you dont want set or nothing at all

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    Yeah, it's done something weird... set a toshiba background... not added it to the domain... not checked the regional settings yet though

    Boooo still americorn
    Last edited by Joanne; 8th July 2014 at 01:59 PM.

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    use mdt its much better you can still use an image with all your software you created for wds as a base

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    mdt is better
    That has it's own problems.
    Incorrect locale setting when you deploy a Windows 7 image by using SCCM 2007, MDT 2010, or MDT 2012

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    I think I used MDT to create the xml file I used in my image... hmmmm.

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    where are you appliying the sysprep file (and the one above only works on x64 if that helps) iirc its in wds under properties of your image but its been a while since i used wds as anything other than an mdt boot system or to boot into my windows 7 diag tool

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    this is my unattended install file:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="auditSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <Reseal>
                    <Mode>Audit</Mode>
                </Reseal>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="windowsPE">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <SetupUILanguage>
                    <UILanguage>en-UK</UILanguage>
                </SetupUILanguage>
                <InputLocale>en-UK</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-UK</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-UK</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-UK</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <DiskConfiguration>
                    <Disk wcm:action="add">
                        <CreatePartitions>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <Size>300</Size>
                                <Type>Primary</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                        </CreatePartitions>
                        <ModifyPartitions>
                            <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <TypeID></TypeID>
                                <Active>true</Active>
                                <Format>NTFS</Format>
                                <Label>Windows</Label>
                                <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                            </ModifyPartition>
                        </ModifyPartitions>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
                    </Disk>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                </DiskConfiguration>
                <ImageInstall>
                    <OSImage>
                        <InstallTo>
                            <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                            <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                        </InstallTo>
                        <InstallToAvailablePartition>true</InstallToAvailablePartition>
                        <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    </OSImage>
                </ImageInstall>
                <UserData>
                    <ProductKey>
                        <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    </ProductKey>
                    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                </UserData>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    I get it to the image file by opening WDS, Install Images, right clicking my preffered image, properties, Checking the "allow image to install in unattended mode" and select my xml file which is above. It did not install unattended... it just came up with more options when loading (like renaming machine and connecting to wifi, whereas before it didn't do this)

    Just fair noticed something OBVIOUS in my xml code.... my machines are x64 and this one says x86!!!!!!!! ARGH! LOLZ. Silly meeee.

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    en-uk wont work its en-gb

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    double fail. I'm $#!+ at code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    double fail. I'm $#!+ at code.
    we have all been there im tyying to work out why a powershell script that inventorys pcs fine in other schools here just creates a blank file same code different result

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