Windows 7 - minisetup equivilant?
I'm trying to create a good Win7 image while I've got time to do it.
For a goodly few years we've had Win XP imaging off to a fine art with sysprep and an answer file, you simply deploy the image by whatever means (we use all of Imagex, Ghost and remove-the-hard-disk-and-bung-it-in-another-pc), reboot the machine and it prompts for any items not specified in the answer file, most usefully the computer name. 10 mins flat and you have a PC correctly named (typos permitting) back in the domain, ready to go.:cool:
7 and Vista seem incredibly clunky in this regard :(- but I've followed bits of this: How To Image and Deploy Windows 7 a Complete Guide - Using sysprep and imagex and used the tool on the site to generate an unattend.xml file in which I've put all the data items, except computer name.
On reboot, there doesn't seem to be any prompting for missing items :(- instead, what I get is a randomly named machine in a workgroup with the same name as the domain I specified in unattend.xml:mad:.
Long story short, is there a way of getting 7 to prompt for a computer name on the first boot after sysprepping, like there used to be in XP?:rolleyes: