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)
Already gone through this pain full experience, and found away to achieve it. Read this blog.
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.
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?
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OK never mind had to run the cmd has admin
Think i forgot to put Disable The UAC in my blog sorry.
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
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?
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
will zip down my folder structure and send it to you now.
hey thanks that looks good confused on the addtdom file through
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PsCredential("ockendon\add2dom", (ConvertTo-SecureString "PassWordHere" -AsPlainText -Force))
Add-Computer -DomainName "ockendon.thurrock.sch.uk" -Credential $credential
Has you can see I know where to put the password, and domain but I dont know where put he username
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
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
i would assume so but have not tried it myself.
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
Originally Posted by davep000
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.