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Hi everyone,

Can someone please let me know why do I get the error message


I started to receive this message after integrating the Hotfix for Windows Vista X Image

Then I received this message and cannot open the answer file. However, I tried to install the Vista through Microsoft Virtual PC

and it worked

It just keep on asking me to create a User account and my command line do not run and I am very disappointed. So please, if anyone can help me to go thorugh this issue and resolve it, I'd be great as my head is not working anymore and I have had it with this problem and ran out of options so I am asking for help within this Forum

Can someone also check my answer file, Can I PM someone to check and correct the answer file for me please

and the report

16:05 :

16:05 : User Name: Administrator


Processor Architecture: x86

Domain Name: ArabianHorse-PC

CLR Version: 2.0.50727.312

OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0

Current Directory: C:\VistaWork\DVD

Command Line Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager\ImgMgr.EXE"

Physical Memory for this process: 40783872

Bitness for this process: Native 32-bit

File Version Information

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Command.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformImplementation.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

Microsoft.componentstudio.componentplatforminterface.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Controls.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Serializer.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

ImageCat.EXE Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

ImgMgr.EXE Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) msil

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager\EN

imagecat.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

ImgMgr.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Command.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Controls.resources.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 msil

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\SmiEngine.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\pkgmgr.exe Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\cbscore.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing\wcp.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\WimFltr.sys Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

C:\Windows\system32\wimgapi.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) x86

16:05 :

16:05 :

16:05 : Error opening C:\VistaWork\DVD\Autounattend.xml.

16:05 :

16:05 : System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.

at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowInvalidOperationException(ExceptionResource resource)

at System.Collections.Generic.List`1.Enumerator.MoveNext()

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.ReadSettingsFromUnattendNode(Node unattendRoot)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.DoLoad(Boolean useImagePathInAnswerFile)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile..ctor(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.OpenAnswerFile(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.MainForm.OnFileOpenUnattend(Command command)

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Hello arabianhorse,

could you please tell a little bit more detailed how you were integrating the updates. And where you got this report from (location).

I could imagine that you may have to rebuild the catalog in WSIM by opening the modified install.wim. Than - based on this modified catalog - rebuild your answerfile and try again.



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Thank you for your help guys, you made my day.

I created a new answer file and problems solevd and done with.

Just wondering... why did I have to create an answer file and many options could not be used. So I made a very simple and basic answer file.

It all started after integrating the hot fix

mr-FireGeier, I used your method http://firegeier.unattended-sponsor.de/en/updates.html

and I folled your instructions strictly but it did not work. So for feedback, I wanted you to know

Finally, I wanted to really thank you greatly for your time and your help and all the great work you did. I really appreciate your input

Have a nice day both of you


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Hello arabianhorse!

Thank you very much for your feedback! I will try to reproduce your error and do some further experimentation with it. I guess that the PublicKeyToken value changes after an update integration has finished and this will cause the error message.



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How to reproduce :

Slipstream hotfixes in a clean version of Vista and use an old XML file , delete all the packages from the old XML and import the new packages, now try to save the XML


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