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I ever created mine guide for my task reference, however yours is better! Can I disable that somewhere as I enter the product key via the answer file?Thanks!Reply Sam says: March 31, 2014 at 7:32 amHi Mat,What are you referring to by mini setup?Regards, more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed Kind regards, Sam.Reply G-sizzle says: November 27, 2013 at 6:04 amThanks for putting this together Sam.

The most common location is a removable media like a USB stick. But please, feel free to ask questions here as the community is the greatest power of support around (I am all for FOSS). In a single computer situation, you might as well just install it from the DVD as normal. But this uses a single unattend.xml to set all the first startup parameters (language, time zone, user account, etc); I'm currently using an unattend.xml that will setup and format partitions (I

An answer file for x86 cannot be used for x64 and vice versa. No registration required.If you found this information useful, click here to vote! that windows 7 is a pain to get started with!One thing I noticed is that you state that the admin password will be in the unattend.xml file "unencrypted".. So you'll have the pre-sysprep checkpoint, and below it will be the post-sysprep.A few months down the road, maybe you want to go back to the checkpoint to install updates or

more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy policy work here advertising info mobile contact us feedback Technology Life / Arts Culture / Recreation Science Edit, apparently including the XML doesn't actually show up properly when posting so I replaced the "<" and ">" with parenthesis. Maybe there is a typo or variable inconsistency? If you do find any tips, updates, errors or omissions please let me know.

No registration required.If you found this information useful, click here to vote! Hope this helps. Kind regards, Sam.Reply HowAreYou says: November 4, 2013 at 6:22 pmHello Sam,You really did a great job. You will need to perform Section 5 of my guide.

However, one can quickly create an attended Windows setup by simply placing AutoUnattend.xml file in the root of DVD or bootable USB without the help of third-party setup customization utilities.A quick Speed of hardware, experience, number of installed applications, imaging (ghosting) techniques, how many computers are being imaged and LAN bandwidth/congestion variables. ThanksReply Sam says: July 13, 2014 at 8:33 pmHi Hilary, There are too many variables for me to answer that question. However, if you download a pre-configured AutoUnattend.xml file, you need to manually edit the file in order to include your product key, language and many other settings.

You can also specify values that apply to the Windows installation, such as names of user accounts, display settings, and Internet Explorer favorites. I hope this helps to provide you some guidance. Is this number an exact power of -2? This is because different parts of the setup are reading settings from different passes.

You would also need to make sure the computers you wanted to got one script and the others received another. Download the sample files: Understanding Unattend.xml automation in Windows 7 Background info... If its the boot order, what I mean by this is that the script could be running too early - sometime before the dependancies are fully loaded. Maybe the disc isn't mounted yet when its running from RAM or maybe the system isn't ready to support the deletion of something.

  1. Workstation should just show an ordinary login screen with accounts configured before.
  2. Now select this item in the main window, this will show you the possible configuration options in the ‘Properties' window on the right.  Set ‘SkipRearm' to 1. Hint: Technically this should overwrite
  3. For further explanation on sysprep and all available switches visit this Microsoft Article.745 votedIf you found this information useful, click here to vote!
  4. I could have used the exact same file, for any settings in WinPE pass are simple skipped when using ImageX, but I prefer to have as clean answer files as possible.
  5. The sample file is for the x86 version of Windows 7 Enterprise when using KMS for activation, joining a WORKGROUP (no Product Key specified in the answer file).

If you're setting a localization that is not supported by default in the normal Windows NLS files, see the following KB to get the correct NLS files in the bootfiles database. Only about 100 more to go.The issue I am coming across though is that Office activation using KMS has become an issue. The answer file for Setup is typically called Unattend.xml. Why use centipedes to assassinate Padmé?

because i dont want to install any users and only to use the built-in admin of windows all the time, my computer is home-use only, how can i do that?i'm a If you do that, you don't have to copy it in step 4 in the previous scenario. Find out more and support me!

So in audit mode once you have the administrator profile setup the way you like it (I have copyprofile:true in my answer file) you then copy the image?

For more information on Oobe.xml, see the Oobe.xml Technical Reference. Alternatively, you can also click on the Highlight All button to select the code, paste it in Notepad, and then save it as AutoUnattend.xml file.As mentioned earlier, this online Windows Answer What could cause this? It is great to hear how some of my writings can help people.

Yes all versions of Windows 7 I believe will work. Notes about the answer files. Second, since you have already included the product key in the Windows setup, you don’t need to remember or save the product key.As you likely know, there are a couple of See ASP.NET Ajax CDN Terms of Use – http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/CDN.ashx. ]]> Into WindowsHomeWindows 10Windows 8Windows 7FreewarePrivacy You are here:

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Section 3 : Create a script to remove the unattend.xml file after deploymentOn the deployment base image computer open Notepad and enter in the following lines:del /Q /F c:\windows\system32\sysprep\unattend.xml During the Windows Setup, I get a red X "User's Password must be changed before logging in at this time". I only ask because I have somehow screwed my image up after multiple syspreps, and my answer file does not seem to be coping the profile anymore and I am going Thanks againReply Sam says: November 4, 2014 at 4:37 pmHi Joshua, Glad it helped you out!

And maybe the third, but I didn't want to put emphasis on this however it must be noted. Customize the settings in your answer file.