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swain90

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  1. Hi All, I've just activated my Server 2008R2 RDS server and I'm ready to install device cals from my open license agreement. When I right click on my server in RD Licensing Manager and select Install Licenses I'm presented with the Install Licenses Wizard, however the License Program states it's set to "License Pack (Retail Purchase)". I could have sworn in the past I've been presented with an option to select the type of license agreement I have. If someone could offer some help that'd be much appreciated. Cheers, Swain90
  2. Hi, I'm currently using 2 different Windows Server 2008R2 ISOs to deploy on two different types of machines we have. The reason for this is due to one machine having 4 physical disks (2 of those are in RAID 1, so essentially 3 disks as far as the OS is concerned) and the other just having 1. Both setups have this XML line in them under disk configuration within the AutoUnattend.xml. <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> If I removed this XML and then ran the 3 disk configuration AutoUnattend on the PC which has just 1 hard disk, would I still get an error or would setup continue as normal? I'm trying to avoid having 2 separate image files. Cheers, Swain90
  3. Hi All, I encountered an issue with my AutoUnattend.xml file when booting from a USB Stick the other day, this was the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition". Below is a copy of my script, is there anything in there which could be causing the problem. Note- this has only happened on one machine so far, others have been OK but they're not 100% identical. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!--This answer file generated by RT Seven Lite--> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>0809:00000809</InputLocale> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> <Disk> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition> <!-- Create the system partition--> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Size>100</Size> </CreatePartition> <!-- Create the Windows partition and fill the rest of the hard disk --> <CreatePartition> <Order>2</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <!-- Modify the system partition--> <ModifyPartition> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Letter>Z</Letter> </ModifyPartition> <!-- Modify the Windows partition --> <ModifyPartition> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> <Disk> <DiskID>1</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <CreatePartitions> <!-- Use Whole Disk --> <CreatePartition> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <!-- Modify the Windows partition --> <ModifyPartition> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>LOGGING</Label> <Letter>D</Letter> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> <Disk> <DiskID>2</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <CreatePartitions> <!-- Use Whole Disk --> <CreatePartition> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <!-- Modify the Windows partition --> <ModifyPartition> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>DB</Label> <Letter>E</Letter> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallFrom> <MetaData wcm:action="add"> <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key> <Value>Windows Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD</Value> </MetaData> </InstallFrom> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <UserData> <ProductKey> <Key>HMG6P-C7VGP-47GJ9-TWBD4-2YYCD</Key> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </ProductKey> <Organization>Company</Organization> <FullName>System</FullName> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> </UserData> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Description>Extract Drivers</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\Extract.bat</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Description>Install Graphics Driver</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\GFX\Install.bat</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Description>Install Intel Management Engine</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\IntelME\Install.bat</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>4</Order> <Description>Change Security Policy</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\SecPol.bat</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>5</Order> <Description>Final Configuration</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\UnattendedConfig.exe</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>6</Order> <Description>Remove System Drive Letter</Description> <CommandLine>%systemdrive%\Install\Cleanup.bat</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>Password1</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> </UserAccounts> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>Password1</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <!--<LogonCount>3</LogonCount>--> <Username>Administrator</Username> </AutoLogon> <OOBE> <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>false</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE> </OOBE> <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <ComputerName>SSER</ComputerName> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="amd64" 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> </settings> </unattend>
  4. From the start... I downloaded this ISO; https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=11196 and trialed it on a virtual box VM, that ISO works fine. I've then used various tools to extract the boot loader from that ISO, checked the MD5 hashes each tool extracts the same boot file. Once the iso has been built and I start the VM all I get is this; I've found some tools which will allow me to add my unattended file to the iso and save, the ISO then boots up fine, however the setup process won't launch; https://i.imgur.com/KFktGSe.png [/img] I have no idea why it's not working :-\
  5. I don't even get the windows xp boot screen so it's not an issue with unattended file. I'll post some pictures/videos on Monday when I'm back at work.
  6. I've used a few programs to extract and the MD5 hashes always come back the same. I've tried a couple of utilities where I've added my answer file to the image and saved, the ISO works for booting but it seems to corrupt the install and I can't run the setup files.
  7. Hi Jaclaz, cd.img is 2,048 bytes
  8. I have downloaded the Windows Pos 2009 Embedded trial CD and gone through the installation fine. I've taken a copy of the Microsoft sample unattended file and I'm trying to make a new ISO with the embedded file, however I can't for the life of me work out how to build a new bootable ISO. I've use WinISO to extract the boot image, and I'm using imgburn (image attached). Where am I going wrong? Cheers Swain90
  9. This Microsoft link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/558124 may help you if you want to get the S/N, not quite sure you'd be able to incorporate it into the AutoUnattend.xml however nothing wrong with using PowerShell to rename the computer name?
  10. Hi All, Having a bit of a strange issue. I'm using the RunOnceEX method to install some applications, however the title of the RunOnceEx box is only getting set once. So the first time I use ROEx it sets the title correctly but then the two times after this the title bar just says Windows Update. I am setting the title key but for some reason it doesn't change the title bar? Anyone have any ideas? Cheers Swain90
  11. MANY THANKS!!!!! It now reads as this and works; <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Size>20000</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>False</Extend> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>True</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Backup</Label> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall>
  12. I was hoping it would fill up the rest of the drive space the HDD is 25GB, 200mb for System, 20GB for Windows Install and i was wanting the 3rd Partition to use the remaining of the drive Edit: I've also tried setting the 3rd Partition to 1GB <Size>1000</Size> and this has made no difference
  13. Hi I am using part of a unattended xml file for the disk partitions which was kindly shared by negatiiv which looks like this; (this works fine I have no problems using this) <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> My issue is that when im trying to add a 3rd partition using the following code it doesn't work and shows the Diskparition UI not sure why ? <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Size>20000</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Backup</Label> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> As you can see the only bits I have added are the bits in red not sure why its not working any help would be greatly appriciated! Thanks Swain90
  14. Do you deffo need the driver or are you able to change from AHCI mode to "Compatability/IDE" Mode in the BIOS?
  15. There is no winnt.sif file like I said i've not done anything other than add the $OEM$ folder. If I create winnt.sif and just have ; [unattended] OemPreinstall = Yes then save it in the i386 folder should that work?
  16. As far as im aware it shouldn't matter if autologon is on or off. One method of trying to diagnose why your RunOnceEx isn't working is to run the RunOnceEx.cmd file while you're logged on the computer you're testing it on, then log off that user, log back on and if RunOnceEx is working correctly it will then start running your files to install or what ever, if it doesn't then theres an issue somewhere else. Hope this helps
  17. Hi People, I'm using a volume lisence copy of Windows XP Pro. We currently use virtual machines to teach beginers how to install a fresh copy of windows xp. Because we are using virtual machines and due to restrictuons to the users vm's I am wanting to install VMWare Tools at the RunOnceEx part of the install (just before the user gets logged on). Nothing is unattended all i've added to the original image is the $OEM$\$1\Install\<vmwarefiles> folders and files and also the cmdlines.txt and RunOnceEx.cmd files. The RunOnceEx process runs and I can get it to install from the disk but for some reason my files don't copy to the system drive even though they're in the correct path to do so "$OEM$\$1\Install\<vmwarefiles>" (or so i think). Does anyone know of a reason why it wouldn't copy the files accross to the systemdrive? Thanks Swain90
  18. You could try using nlite to strip out anything you don't need from the Windows Install disc and saving that as an image then using that image to use for your RIS?
  19. Hi, having a few problems with my RIS install. The setup completes but for some reason when it comes to running [GuiRunOnce] in the .sif file or using the cmdlines.txt RunOnceEx.cmd method I get the same issue saying that it can't find "%systemdrive%\Install\<folder>\myfile.bat". When i come to look at C:\ once the windows install has completed the "Install" folder is missing but.... the files do copy across just after the computer has finished formatting just before you get the GUI stage of the windows xp installation. Any help would be greatly appricated. Please find attached the .sif files the install is using the ristndrd.sif and rinorpart.sif files are located in the i386 and the (templatesfolder)ristndrd.sif file is located in the templates folder within the i386 fold.er (templatesfolder)ristndrd.sif rinorprt.sif ristndrd.sif
  20. After moving that folder it appears to have worked, there was also a /f missing from the title part which i have fixed, but thanks for the help
  21. I would recomend using RT 7 Lite to slip stream. Extract your image to your desktop or where ever, opening it with RT 7 Lite then when it loads all the files there's a tick box you can tick which says "Slipstream Service Pack" slipstream SP1 then save the image as an ISO again and then use 7Customizer http://www.rt7lite.com/downloads.html
  22. They are attached.....Thanks For Giving Me A hand, I used WPI for my Windows XP unattended images so i thought i'd give RunOnceEx a try proving a little more difficult Please note the oembat.txt file is named as oembat just for the batch file refference on the actual image its called oem.bat i just renamed it for the purpose of uploading it as a text file so on the actual image it is named correctly, just thought i'd let you know just in case you thought that may have been causing issues.
  23. Right ok, I didn't know that. What i had done as move the Install folder to the root of the ISO where Setup.exe and Bootmgr are. So I shall now move the Install folder to the $1 folder. But surely i should still get the RunOnceEx GUI menu thing telling me what its doing, or at least give an error when its looking at the paths to the files?
  24. Nope still doesn't work, it won't lauch RunOnceEx at all I don't get any errors, it reboots from "Checking System Performance" then gets to the Welcome Screen, then says "Prepairng Your Desktop" then loads into the desktop and doesn't run the RunOnceEx.
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