HerbM Posted September 8, 2012 Share Posted September 8, 2012 Thanks in advance -- I have tried to search here and google to see if this has been covered but no one seems to be doing quite what I am working to do.Win2008 R2 SP1 integrated DVD source.I believe that my AutoUnattended.xml is not being found during the install (after spending a lot of time proofing,rebuilding, validating in SIM,trying the sample with minimal modifications etc) so my file must be being SKIPPED.Please confirm or correct my understanding of the location of this file.Goal: Install from DVD* source with no admin/user input.My Understanding: an AutoUnattend.xml on the ROOT of available media is be read and processed.Is this correct?I have the AutoUnattend.xml on the E:\ drive root -- I can confirm that by pressing Shift-F10 to get a shell command prompt when the Language UI dialog pops up (which also indicates my file is not be processed correctly.) The file is clearly there in the root.Language settings, OS choice, Disk partitioning etc are throwing dialogs so EITHER the file is not being found OR it has some type of error that make it fail to process.[E: is read-only but I understand that this should only affect the PRECEDENCE of the XML file if there were multiples -- I only have ONE.]I am virtually certain that this method worked at least once and that it is a supported/recommended way to provide the file.* For those interested in "Why" -- technically this is a DELL iDRAC (iLO) Server with the "DVD" mounted from an ISO file on a nearby server, and the E: drive is created on the SDCard in Flash memory to contain the AutoUnattend.xml file.The media is definitely mounted since I can see the OS DVD as F: and the XML file is clearly present (read-only) on E:\.I do not wish to pre-build a bunch of custom images for every change so wish to use the stock (MAK) DVD for this.Once this is working, I intend to write a (simple) script to modify the 10-20 things we would typically change for different installs etc. (Server type, tools loaded, disk partition sizes etc).I wish to take advantage of the fact that I SHOULD be able to get pretty much any type of OS install from ONE "stock DVD" merely by changing ONLY the XML file.Since I am going to need to edit the XML file for each install anyway, i would like to limit the changes to just that.Any thoughts? Ideas?-- HerbM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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