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Hey all,

hoping someone can shed some light on this bizarre problem...

This...

				<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>

seems to cause my machine to turn off during install.

It only happens if that code is in my autounattend.xml file.

Any ideas? :blink:

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Hi zedox !

I have the same problem but have not found the solution yet. In addition, right before the PC (VmWare 1.0.4) shuts off there is a short blink of an error message. Something like "Failed to initialize ...."

It is not visible long enough to read it and I did not find any error in setuperr.log afterwards.

Are you by any chance using Vista + integrated SP1 (build 6001) yet ? I am and I am thinking it may have something to do with using the beta SP1 ...

Bye,

Alex

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You are correct...

I get a message that says something similar to...

"Interactive logon process failed to initialize

Please check the error log for more information"

I'm installing Windows Server 2008 RC0 which does include Service Pack 1.

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Hi Zedox,

yes, I also verified this by using a normal RTM Vista image with the same answer file. There the error does not appear and the PC does not shut off.

Since Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 share the same codebase I guess it is a beta problem or did you find a solution for this "interactive logon process`" failure yet ? Does your logfile contain any information ? Mine does not ...

Bye,

Alex

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My log file does not contain any errors either. Server 2008 beta 3 worked with the autounattend.xml. Can't remember if that had Service Pack 1 though.

I've searched everywhere and can't find anything...

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You are correct...

I get a message that says something similar to...

"Interactive logon process failed to initialize

Please check the error log for more information"

I'm installing Windows Server 2008 RC0 which does include Service Pack 1.

I recorded the error on my webcam, since it flashed by so quick. The exact error:

Modal window title:

Logon Process Initialization Failure

Text:

Interactive logon process initialization has failed.

Please consult the event log for more details.

The solution icecubes gave doesn't really work for me. It just makes the machine reboot instead of shutting down. Either way, I get the following error when it boots again:

Modal window title:

Install Windows

Text:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

Same thing happens if I use sysprep to reboot into OOBE instead of audit mode.

This wasn't happening before I integrated SP1 using this guide.

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Found a solution in this other thread.

Turns out that calling audit mode from the specialize pass is obsolete when SP1 is integrated into the install.wim.

Where do you read that in that thread?

Wabaunza figured it out in post 14. My findings confirm his.

In the OOBE pass in WSIM, insert the Windows-Deployment\Reseal component, and set the Mode property to "Audit". Then in the AuditSystem pass, insert Windows-Shell-Setup\Autologon for the Administrator, as usual. Also make sure to insert Windows-Shell-Setup\UserAccounts\AdministratorPassword compoent in the AuditSystem pass. Set the same password there. Finally, get rid of the command in the Specialize pass that boots into audit mode. That no longer works with Vista SP1. We'll have to get FireGeier to update his guide.

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