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funkymunky

Vista Enterprise unattended issue

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Hello Everyone.

Forgive my ignorance, I’m new to the sysprep/deployment world and I am struggling at the 1st hurdle. I have always just ghosted system’s in the past and corrected later errors, if they occurred.

I am trying to deploy multiple systems using Vista ENTERPRISE 32b to multiple HP desktop machines that came pre-installed with Vista Business (this will be important later). I have used SIM to make an unattended answer file using the Install.wim from the vista 32b disk and a guide on an unattended install.. booted with the Vista DVD and USB key with the file and it was used..everything went fine. When the process is complete however.. Windows BUSINESS is installed and completed! I have tried multiple ways, checked that my serial key is indeed the Enterprise key, checked the image for Enterprise (it is) and I can’t work out why it is configuring Business.

What am I doing wrong guys??

Thanks for any pointers (I've taken the s.key out)

J

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Can you run imagex /info <.wim file> against that WIM to see what is actually in there? Assuming you have a WIM with only Enterprise, it's not possible to install Business from it. Sounds like either an answer file issue, or an incorrect image # used in the WIM file.

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Can you run imagex /info <.wim file> against that WIM to see what is actually in there? Assuming you have a WIM with only Enterprise, it's not possible to install Business from it. Sounds like either an answer file issue, or an incorrect image # used in the WIM file.

OK heres the results:

ImageX Tool for Windows

Copyright © Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

WIM Information:

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GUID: {c8cc932e-e1bf-46f3-8919-051f0fceb143}

Image Count: 1

Compression: LZX

Part Number: 1/1

Attributes: 0xc

Integrity info

Relative path junction

Available Image Choices:

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<WIM>

<TOTALBYTES>2004656792</TOTALBYTES>

<IMAGE INDEX="1">

<NAME>Windows Vista ENTERPRISE</NAME>

<DESCRIPTION>Windows Vista ENTERPRISE</DESCRIPTION>

<FLAGS>ENTERPRISE</FLAGS>

<WINDOWS>

<ARCH>0</ARCH>

<PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft« Windows« Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>

<HAL>acpiapic</HAL>

<PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>

<PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE>

<LANGUAGES>

<LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>

<DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>

</LANGUAGES>

<VERSION>

<MAJOR>6</MAJOR>

<MINOR>0</MINOR>

<BUILD>6001</BUILD>

<SPBUILD>18000</SPBUILD>

</VERSION>

<SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>

</WINDOWS>

<DIRCOUNT>8526</DIRCOUNT>

<FILECOUNT>47615</FILECOUNT>

<TOTALBYTES>7967933100</TOTALBYTES>

<CREATIONTIME>

<HIGHPART>0x01C85BDF</HIGHPART>

<LOWPART>0xA863CE82</LOWPART>

</CREATIONTIME>

<LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>

<HIGHPART>0x01C85BFF</HIGHPART>

<LOWPART>0x03229276</LOWPART>

</LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>

<DISPLAYNAME>Windows Vista Enterprise</DISPLAYNAME>

<DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>Windows Vista Enterprise</DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>

</IMAGE>

</WIM>

??? This looking good?

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I would double check the PID in your autounattend file, as it is these items which ultimately determines which OS version is installed. But then again, if Enterprise is the only image in the WIM (it appears that you exported it from the original) I wouldn't know why Business would get installed.

Also, modify your answer file (remove the product key) and attach it to a reply. Do not paste the file into the post or copypasta from it in IE. This was we can look directly at the file itself.

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I would double check the PID in your autounattend file, as it is these items which ultimately determines which OS version is installed. But then again, if Enterprise is the only image in the WIM (it appears that you exported it from the original) I wouldn't know why Business would get installed.

Also, modify your answer file (remove the product key) and attach it to a reply. Do not paste the file into the post or copypasta from it in IE. This was we can look directly at the file itself.

Thanks for the help.. I thought I was on the right track.. but still not close enough. Yup is the original wim, from the Vista DVD. I thought i already attached the file in the original post.. but here the answer file:

autounattend.xml

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Any extra thoughts? I tried it again today.. no joy. Business installed again. I wondered if it was becuase the Key I am using is "Windows Vista KMS" (but I have also tried our MAK key too) from our VLS Center.I am about to try a 64b version, to see if thats an option?!? I am really confused as to where business is coming from. I have even tried a fresh 32b Enterprise ISO from Microsoft again.. still business. Im about to give up on this whole business :(

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Here's a question - what happens if you go about running the Vista Enterprise setup manually (remove partitions, format, install, etc all manually from the DVD during the setup program)?

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Here's a question - what happens if you go about running the Vista Enterprise setup manually (remove partitions, format, install, etc all manually from the DVD during the setup program)?

Well I tried that too.. figured it was an issue with the Disc.. but Enterprise installed fine. Its SOOOO WEIRD! I’m close to completing the 64b version of the DVD download and then I’m going to try that. I take it "install.wim" is generic and "blank"?? The unattended file dictates what version is installed?

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Presuming you actually removed the product key, I would expect the file you uploaded to look like this:

 <ProductKey>
<Key></Key>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>

but this XML you uploaded, if you actually have your real file looking like this:

 <ProductKey>
<Key />
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>

It will install Business because you have not told Setup what to install.

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Presuming you actually removed the product key, I would expect the file you uploaded to look like this:

 <ProductKey>
<Key></Key>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>

but this XML you uploaded, if you actually have your real file looking like this:

 <ProductKey>
<Key />
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>

It will install Business because you have not told Setup what to install.

Ah.. maybe I wasnt clear. Nope, I only removed the Key from the upload. The Product key is indeed in the file when I try to install the OS. The code looks exactly like this:

<ProductKey>

<Key>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</Key>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</ProductKey>

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Can you provide the %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log file after one of these failed upgrades?

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Can you provide the %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log file after one of these failed upgrades?

You mean install "Enterprise", let business install then pull that log file from that location? Sure.. I'll do it now.

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Here is the Lof file. also attached but changed to txt so I could post:

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.0.6001.18000 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_095f6148c74a7a64\cbscore.dll

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CSI 00000001@2010/8/5:15:31:10.213 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5) called (stack @0x738e8504 @0x73d68439 @0x73d462a3 @0xd01392 @0xd01ed4 @0xd017cb)

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CSI 00000002@2010/8/5:15:31:10.322 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5) called (stack @0x738e8504 @0x73d9e615 @0x73d80dec @0xd01392 @0xd01ed4 @0xd017cb)

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CSI 00000003@2010/8/5:15:31:10.337 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5) called (stack @0x738e8504 @0x73e31a0d @0x73e31794 @0xd0360b @0xd02be3 @0xd017cb)

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Blocked system sleep; prior state: 0x80000000

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Startup: Begin processing, registering for winlogon notification.

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Execute state was not set. Assuming forward primitives.

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Startup: current ExecuteState is 0

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Startup: Initializing driver operations queue.

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Startup: Initializing advanced operation queue.

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CSI 00000004 CSI Store 1296160 (0x0013c720) initialized

2010-08-05 08:31:10, Info CBS Startup: Waiting for SC autostart event

2010-08-05 08:31:15, Info CBS Startup: SC autostart event signaled

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Setting ExecuteState key to 1

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Startup: Processing advanced operation queue, startupPhase: 0

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CSI 00000005 IAdvancedInstallerAwareStore_ResolvePendingTransactions (call 1) (flags = 0000000b, progress = NULL, phase = 0, pdwDisposition = @0x101ff10

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Setting ExecuteState key to 30

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Setting ExecuteState key to -1

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Setting RollbackFailed flag to 0

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Startup: Processing complete. hr: 0x0

2010-08-05 08:31:16, Info CBS Restored system sleep block state: 0x80000000

2010-08-05 08:41:17, Info CBS Scavenge: Package store indicates there is no component to scavenge, skipping.

CBS.txt

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OK.. Im lost. For giggles I downloaded the 64b version of Vista Enterprise, burnt to a DVD and tried my answerfile.. it installed Vista Enterprise!!!!! Im completely confused. Sooooo.. looks like an issue with my ISO from Microsoft: SW_DVD5_SA_Win_Vista_Enterprise_32BIT_English_32_full_int_MLF_X14-55954

Hmmmm.. thoughts?? Im about to download the ISO again.. and also to look for another version of the ISO/DVD around the site.

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Wow - I expected far more CBS data given you're installing a whole OS. That's really, really odd.

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