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    Will try that tomorrow

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    Have a look at the webcast below from the guys at ITidiots. It talks through setting up a lite touch installation with Windows 7 and they talk about the locale settings and how to configure this as it all defaults to US settings.

    Very good video, it really helped me out when trying to set this up as well.

    ITidiots71: Lite Touch Deployment of Windows7 - Home - ITidiots.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84 View Post
    I ran into the same problems making a WDS answer file with the Languages . I found that WDS doesnt work fully with en-GB so you have to keep some bits as en-US. I managed to get it working using the following:

    Code:
                <SetupUILanguage>
                    <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                </SetupUILanguage>
                <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
    Hope that helps
    Dave
    Dave

    After setting your answer file to en-GB what did you use to change your keyboard and locale settings? I have followed your answer file settings but I'm still faced with US settings right through the OS despite it all being set to en-GB

    Rob

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    In the answer file that you use to start the image process it does not matter what language settings you set, because if you don't specify a domain name username and password for the deployment it will always ask for language settings. If you set the language settings to GB and specify domain name username and password it will start win pe with the gb settings. I have read somewher that this is by design.

    For the actual image deployment setting the language settings in the imageunattend.xml file works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackers8923 View Post
    Dave

    After setting your answer file to en-GB what did you use to change your keyboard and locale settings? I have followed your answer file settings but I'm still faced with US settings right through the OS despite it all being set to en-GB

    Rob
    Heres my unattend.xml which i have applied to my images:

    Code:
    <?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">
                        <Order>1</Order>
                        <Path>net user administrator /active:yes</Path>
                    </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>true</CopyProfile>
                <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">
                <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
                <InputLocale>2057:00000809</InputLocale>
            </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">
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                        <Value>PASSWORD HERE</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <LogonCount>2</LogonCount>
                    <Username>administrator</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <AdministratorPassword>
                        <Value>PASSWORD HERE</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </AdministratorPassword>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Password>
                                <Value>PASSWORD HEREValue>
                                <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <Description>Local Administrator</Description>
                            <DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Administrator</Name>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <RegisteredOrganization>Archway School</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Archway School</RegisteredOwner>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://ict_dept_jmo/e/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    That sets the language, keyboard locale, enables local administrator account, and asks you for nothing more than the computer name before automatically logging you in as administrator

    When i image a machine with the above applied i set the name when it asks, wait for logon, add it to the domain and log in once to the domain after moving the computer account into the correct OU so that the GP printer settings and prelogon settings are applied, Also have a boot unattend.xml to do all the pre install stuff too, all i do is select which image to intall and from there everything is automated up until it asks me the PC name and then logs in
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Heres my unattend.xml which i have applied to my images:

    Code:
    <?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">
                        <Order>1</Order>
                        <Path>net user administrator /active:yes</Path>
                    </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>true</CopyProfile>
                <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">
                <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
                <InputLocale>2057:00000809</InputLocale>
            </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">
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                        <Value>PASSWORD HERE</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <LogonCount>2</LogonCount>
                    <Username>administrator</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <AdministratorPassword>
                        <Value>PASSWORD HERE</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </AdministratorPassword>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Password>
                                <Value>PASSWORD HEREValue>
                                <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <Description>Local Administrator</Description>
                            <DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Administrator</Name>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <RegisteredOrganization>Archway School</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Archway School</RegisteredOwner>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://ict_dept_jmo/e/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    That sets the language, keyboard locale, enables local administrator account, and asks you for nothing more than the computer name before automatically logging you in as administrator

    When i image a machine with the above applied i set the name when it asks, wait for logon, add it to the domain and log in once to the domain after moving the computer account into the correct OU so that the GP printer settings and prelogon settings are applied, Also have a boot unattend.xml to do all the pre install stuff too, all i do is select which image to intall and from there everything is automated up until it asks me the PC name and then logs in

    Fantastic VMT

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