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I have created an unattend.xml file to unattend my boot image. The problem is that I have two boot images, one for booting up to select an install image and another one for capturing and creating an install image. When I put the unattend.xml file in RemoteInstall\WDSClientUnattend it automatically choses one of my boot images so I no longer have the possibility to choose. The one that is automatically chosen is the capture image. When I remove the unattend.xml file from the folder the option to choose boot image is back. In the xml file there is an option to automatically select an install image, but thats not the case here. I can't find an option to NOT select a boot image. Here's my file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> - <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> - <settings pass="windowsPE"> - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" processorArchitecture="x86"> - <WindowsDeploymentServices> - <Login> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> - <Credentials> <Username>myusername</Username> <Domain>mydomain.com</Domain> <Password>mypassword</Password> </Credentials> </Login> - <ImageSelection> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> - <InstallImage> <ImageName /> <ImageGroup /> <Filename /> </InstallImage> - <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </InstallTo> </ImageSelection> </WindowsDeploymentServices> - <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> - <Disk> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>false</WillWipeDisk> - <ModifyPartitions> - <ModifyPartition> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> <Letter>C</Letter> <Label>Windows</Label> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Active>true</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> </component> - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" processorArchitecture="x86"> - <SetupUILanguage> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>
I have setup a WDS server with two boot images. One for capturing an image and another to load install images. That all works fine. One of the install images is Vista which was pretty easy since I only needed to copy the wim file from the DVD. Another image is an XP SP3 image that i captured which also works fine to install. Now to the real issue. I want to make several unattended images of Windows XP so I tried running sysprep and created a sysprep.inf file that defines the unattended options, but where do i put it? The WDS software on the server only allows .xml files that is used for Vista. I have read some guides about this but I'm still unsure where to put the .inf file to unattend the XP installation. Edit: I solved it.