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  1. Midiboy, I feel your pain. I have escalated this to Microsoft since we have some reps where I work and they hopefully have been looking at it this weekend and can have an answer as to why the SP1 slipstreamed build is so jacked up and a solution. As a backup plan, I am going to use my 100% functional Pre SP1 build with my XML that has been working on all vendors hardware for months now. I am going to install SP1 standalone silently after OOBE at login screen, adding a runonce reg key to install using setupcomplete.cmd to execute and using one more autologon launching a VB window up about the install and forcing a restart after the first part of the install. lol this sounds like the best way to go, it's only 444MB so not to bad. I'll let you guys know if these Micorosft guys come up with anything. Does anyone know if it is suggested to install after OOBE or is it better during audituser phase or another phase?

  2. Can any of you post your working Autounattend.xml with Vista Enterprise SP1? I am trying to figure out as to why it does not install on different vendors with my pre sp1 xml. It errors out when using this command in the specialize phase: %WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit. Thanks

  3. I created unattend.xml and put it in the root of the DVD. I used this setting %WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%DVDRoot%\Unattend.xml in the last audit user pass runsyncronuous command of the Autounattend.xml. I ran Vm 2 times to test the above settings and they work perfectly for me. I uploaded a copy of my basic unattend file below. Thanks to Wabaunza for pointing the the settings in a previous post.

    Alucke,

    Glad to help but the real test is on a physical machine. Can you give this a shot and see if it still works. Thanks

  4. Midiboy still no luck, I looked into the OOBE.xml this is really for branding and customization for if you want the windows visible. I created a new Unattend.xml which I am pointing to in the last audituser pass runsynchronous pass with %WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%Install\Unattend.xml. Trying to tweak this to work and have it read at the end. See if you can do anything with this as well.

  5. Hi guys,

    this is really a strange error. I tried it with vmware workstation 6.02 now instead of vmware server but again, the system will shutdown after specialise phase but only with the x64 Windows Vista version. The x32 version runs fine now, no error, no shutdown.

    You guys are all using 32 bit versions ? Are you all using Vista + SP1 install DVDs ? Are you all using the new WAIK 1.1 for Vista SP1 and W2K8 or the previous version ?

    By the way:

    In the technical help file for the WAIK Microsoft recommends to use the following component to go into audit mode:

    Microsoft-Windows-Deployment\Reseal >  oobeSystem

    ForceShutdownNow = false
    Mode = Audit

    Microsoft does not mention the sysprep /quiet /audit command as a recommended way to go into audit mode. So maybe this does not work anymore since SP1 when using that command from specialise phase ?

    I tried the above in my autounattend.xml instead of using sysprep /quiet /audit but this only works from oobeSystem mode, not from specialise mode.

    This means that Windows Setup will go from specialise mode to oobe mode and then boot into audit mode. This works fine. However, afterwards, when rebooting to oobe mode again from audit mode, Windows will stop and ask for Computername, user, etc. even though all those settings are already in the autounattend.xml.

    Seems like Setup only uses those setting for the first oobe pass and not for the second.

    Does anyone have an idea how to make Windows Setup use the settings for oobe pass in the autounattend.xml for the second oobe pass after Setup went from specialise -> oobe -> audit mode phase ?

    Bye,

    Alex

    Midiboy, Yes I am using 32bit version with sp1 integrated from Microsoft and WAIK 1.1 2008 version. In specialize phase Windows-Deployment one of my RunSyncronous Commands has %WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit - I noticed I had the WillReboot Option set to never in WSIM. Hmnnn Changing this to Always to see what happens. I'll let you guys know my results.

  6. I started from scratch this morning right after my previous post. Extracted the Vista Enterprise SP1 ISO to my iso folder, copied my install folder, appsroot file and my autounattend.xml from my previous (Pre-SP1 working Enterprise build) to this iso folder. I executed WSIM selected my autounattend.xml, selected the install.wim from sources and saved it. then ran my script to make an iso and loaded up a new vm with this. The interesting this is it still shutsdown where it has always crashed, but I launched it again and it then goes through the rest of the passes from the autounattend.xml. This is a Microsoft Virtual PC bug I am guessing because I have made three new builds modifying the install.wim and it continues to shutdown but when restarted continues as it should. Guess autoreboot does not always work (Microsoft Product) I attached my XML hope this helps.

  7. I have the same problem with Vista Enterprise with SP1 slipstreamed from Microsoft:

    If you use the OEM disk files WIM unmodified and use your current XML then it works.

    If you use the OEM files then modify the install.wim and in the specialize area of the xml it only works with the two runsynchornous commands only in there. I found anything else in specialize phase will hang the install throwing out the error message and shutting the machine down. Think I am going to burn the OEM Vista Enteprise Disk Tomorrow and see if it shutsdown during the sysprep screen where the I used to get the interactive logon error.

  8. xrikazen,

    I am using the CopyProfile setting (true) in the specialize phase. I was just wondering if there was a different way of creating a profile ahead of time like in XP when you just copy it in the $OEM$\Docs\Default User folder and then during the install that would copy over. So I guess regtweaks to customize the profile then the unattend will copy the profile is the only way to go?

  9. Is everyone creating the default user settings they want via registry tweaks then using the WSIM to copy the profile over to the default user?

    Is there another way of possibly creating the default user profile like in XP you could create the profile then copy it over to the $OEM$ folders area and it would just copy it over during the installation.

    Is there something similiar to this or a better way of creating the customized default user profile?

    Is it possible to do a vista installation then customize the profile and then capture the image with imagex, then use this new wim image in your unattend and then set the copy profile setting to true and accomplish the customized default user now?

  10. I can customize a profile locally for Vista then have the system copy it to the default user profile and it works great with new accounts being created. How do I go about using this profiles setting in the unattended install? I have read the guide for copying user profiles but am confused cause the current account will not have the profile configured the way I want it to copy. Is there a certain way you are supposed to copy the profile ahead of time to the Administrators profile when you mount the system prior to making the ISO so then it is copied during the unattended install? I have regtweaks that work for the profile but some things like classic style start menu folder settings etc... are a pain to figure out even with regmon so the profile is necessary. Some help would really be appreciated.

  11. Hi

    I am trying to figure out why I get the following prompt after the apps install

    System Preperation Tool 3.14

    System Preperation Tool (Sysprep) prepares the machine for hardware independance and cleanup

    System Cleanup Action

    Enter System Out of Box Experirence OOBE

    box with Generalize

    Shutdown Options

    Reboot

    Ok or Cancel

    I would like it to select Generalize and reboot automatically

    When I click on it to generalize and reboot i get a fatal error has occured when trying to sysprep

    Here is my Unattend file, any ideas or suggestion will really help:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
    - <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    - <servicing>
    - <package action="configure">
    <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.0.6000.16386" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" />
    <selection name="WCF-HTTP-Activation" state="false" />
    </package>
    </servicing>
    - <settings pass="windowsPE">
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>
    - <Disk wcm:action="add">
    - <CreatePartitions>
    - <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
    <Extend>true</Extend>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <Type>Primary</Type>
    </CreatePartition>
    </CreatePartitions>
    - <ModifyPartitions>
    - <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
    <Active>true</Active>
    <Extend>false</Extend>
    <Format>NTFS</Format>
    <Label>Local Disk</Label>
    <Letter>C</Letter>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </ModifyPartition>
    </ModifyPartitions>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
    </Disk>
    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    - <ImageInstall>
    - <OSImage>
    - <InstallTo>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </InstallTo>
    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
    </OSImage>
    </ImageInstall>
    - <UserData>
    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
    <FullName>Authorized User</FullName>
    <Organization>BLAH</Organization>
    </UserData>
    <EnableFirewall>false</EnableFirewall>
    <EnableNetwork>true</EnableNetwork>
    </component>
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>0409:00000409</InputLocale>
    <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
    <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
    </component>
    </settings>
    - <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    - <Display>
    <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
    <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
    <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
    <DPI>96</DPI>
    </Display>
    <RegisteredOwner>BLAH</RegisteredOwner>
    <RegisteredOrganization>BLAH</RegisteredOrganization>
    - <UserAccounts>
    - <LocalAccounts>
    - <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    - <Password>
    <Value>MQBxAGEAWgBYAHMAdwAyAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <Name>local</Name>
    <Group>Administrators</Group>
    <DisplayName>Local</DisplayName>
    <Description>Local Administrator Account</Description>
    </LocalAccount>
    </LocalAccounts>
    </UserAccounts>
    - <OOBE>
    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
    <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
    <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
    </OOBE>
    </component>
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
    <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
    <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>
    </component>
    </settings>
    - <settings pass="specialize">
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    - <RunSynchronous>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Description>Detection CDROM</Description>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <Path>cmd /c "FOR %i IN (C D E F G H I J K L N M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %i:\AppsRoot.txt SETX AppsRoot %i:\ -m"</Path>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit</Path>
    <Order>2</Order>
    <Description>Sysprep</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    </RunSynchronous>
    </component>
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    - <Display>
    <DPI>96</DPI>
    <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
    <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
    </Display>
    </component>
    </settings>
    - <settings pass="auditUser">
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    - <RunSynchronous>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Order>140</Order>
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Adobe8.exe</Path>
    <Description>Adobe8</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%install\Firefox.exe</Path>
    <Order>40</Order>
    <Description>Firefox 2.0</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%install\Office2007.exe</Path>
    <Order>110</Order>
    <Description>Office 2007</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\JRE_1.6.0_02.exe</Path>
    <Description>Java JRE 1.6.0.02</Description>
    <Order>80</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\FlashPlayer.exe</Path>
    <Description>Adobe Flash Player 9</Description>
    <Order>70</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\DellAssetTagger.exe</Path>
    <Description>Dell Asset Tagger</Description>
    <Order>120</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Cisco_VPN_Client_5.0.01.exe</Path>
    <Description>Cisco VPN Client 5.0.01</Description>
    <Order>60</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\ver.exe</Path>
    <Order>130</Order>
    <Description>Versioning</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Oem.exe</Path>
    <Description>OEM Duplicator String</Description>
    <Order>10</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Slamdate.exe</Path>
    <Description>Slamming Installation Date and Time</Description>
    <Order>20</Order>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Order>30</Order>
    <Path>%AppsRoot%install\Regtweaks.exe</Path>
    <Description>Applying Registry Tweaks</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Order>100</Order>
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Virtual_PC_2007.exe</Path>
    <Description>Virtual PC 2007</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    - <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
    <Path>%AppsRoot%Install\Security.exe</Path>
    <Order>150</Order>
    <Description>Applying Security Policy</Description>
    </RunSynchronousCommand>
    </RunSynchronous>
    </component>
    </settings>
    - <settings pass="auditSystem">
    - <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    - <AutoLogon>
    - <Password>
    <Value>BLAH</Value>
    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <LogonCount>2</LogonCount>
    <Username>Administrator</Username>
    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </AutoLogon>
    - <Display>
    <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
    <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
    <DPI>96</DPI>
    <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
    </Display>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/vista/iso/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>



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