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    Unttended File (URGENT)

    hey guys nned a little help, I made my base image for windows 7, now need to make the Unttended File


    What companents and features do I have to add in WAIK to make it automate?
    there is loads of stuff

    Is it possible to make it so we can type in a computer name?
    Do want to muck around renameing computers after being deployed

    We have other wds images (xp)
    If the windows 7 in automatted will it skip the image slection screen? dont want it to and need it not to

    Our support company setup our vista image, dont know how they set it up really
    Seems when ever I used their image, I still had to select the time, date etc and add a user and so on, even in the wds msc there is a Unttended File location path enabled, even not joining the domain, when the text files tells it.
    Is there only meant to be one file? seems there is three one folder and one where the vista image sits, so 4 inb total, so confussing how they done it

    Dont care about it really, has far has I know it can go into the recyle bin

    Once I have setup the Unttended File with your help, how do I sysprep it? with xp you just put it into the folder that contines sysprep fi;les form the deploy cab in the main root of c

    Where do I put the Unttended File in Windows 7 to work

    Why the hell have the made it much more confussing thaqn xp sysprep

    Also how can I tell if any of our servers have the kms services on it? dont know if we have using mak or kms product key in our vista image, so dont know how its been setup. Dont want to install another kms service if we have one already on our servers, so it will conflict (plus dont need two of course)

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    Already gone through this pain full experience, and found away to achieve it. Read this blog.
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    Hope this helps sorted it for us we can now image name machine then it adds to the domain.

    If any thing is unclear i am happy to help.

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    ok have made one but sysprep doesnt like and says 'Windows could not parse or process unttend answer file [sysprep.xml] The specified file does not exist

    Anyone know if I have done any part of the answer file wrong?

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="generalize">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" 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">
    <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="specialize">
    <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">
    <RunSynchronous>
    <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>net user administrator /active:yes</Path>
    <Order>1</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    </RunSynchronous>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" 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">
    <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>
    </component>
    <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">
    <CopyProfile>false</CopyProfile>
    <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
    <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
    <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" 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">
    <InputLocale>en-gb</InputLocale>
    <SystemLocale>en-gb</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-gb</UILanguage>
    <UserLocale>en-gb</UserLocale>
    </component>
    <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>
    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
    </OOBE>
    <UserAccounts>
    <AdministratorPassword>
    <Value>notreal</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </AdministratorPassword>
    <LocalAccounts>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>notreal</Value>
    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>The Ockendon School</DisplayName>
    <Name>The Ockendon School</Name>
    </LocalAccount>
    </LocalAccounts>
    </UserAccounts>
    <RegisteredOrganization>The Ockendon School</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>The Headteacher</RegisteredOwner>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpifflineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/image/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>

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    OK never mind had to run the cmd has admin

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    Think i forgot to put Disable The UAC in my blog sorry.

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    ok that completely didnt work

    Made the image

    Restarted and it started to go through sysprep

    Came up with an error to do with windows shell setup

    Pressed ok and it restarted, now keeps saying it cant keep, restart the install

    Wished I saved the image to the server


    Any idea how to join the computer to the domain in the syprep file?

    Also of course to you have any idea what the problem is

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    joining to the domain using sysprep is easy but doesn't let you specify the machine name, it just generates a random name.

    Is this error on the machine you set the image up on?

    When you gathered did you gather the entire drive, not just the windows partition?

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    you say it generates a random name when adding it to the domain, is this the same case has workgroup?

    Also what would happen if I was to wipe the computer name link in attended file?

    Yes whole hard drive was copied, only had one partition (Got rid of the 100mb partition windows make during the install

    Was the same computer, I didnt actually image the computer, just let it sysprep when it rebooted to test if it works


    Reckon you can email you sysprep so I can look at where im going wrong on mine email is davep @ live . com if you dont mind

    and i'll edit it for my details from that

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    will zip down my folder structure and send it to you now.

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    hey thanks that looks good confused on the addtdom file through

    $credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PsCredential("ockendo n\add2dom", (ConvertTo-SecureString "PassWordHere" -AsPlainText -Force))
    Add-Computer -DomainName "ockendon.thurrock.sch.uk" -Credential $credential
    shutdown -r


    Has you can see I know where to put the password, and domain but I dont know where put he username

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    the username we use here to add to the domain is add2dom you might use administrator so

    $credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PsCredential("ockendo n\administrator", (ConvertTo-SecureString "PassWordHere" -

    and make shure UAC is turned off before running

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    ahh sorry thought that was a command to add it to the domain

    ok thanks again

    How would I make the 64 bit versions of this?

    Just change the x86 to x64 in the sysprep file

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    i would assume so but have not tried it myself.

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    Some staff laptops have 4GB so may has well install 64bit allround the network, expect for the computers that dont have 64bit cpu

    Right lets test this, I bet it works this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep000 View Post
    ahh sorry thought that was a command to add it to the domain

    ok thanks again

    How would I make the 64 bit versions of this?

    Just change the x86 to x64 in the sysprep file

    You have to create a whole new answer file using the amd64/wow64 components, instead of the x86 components.


    We have our answer file set up so that it just asks you to give a PC name during the initial startup, then logs in as a user, runs PowerShell to add it to the domain, and then reboots itself.

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