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  1. what I do is: boot to PE run a script that 1) prompts for the machine name 2) merges the entered machine name into the autounattend.xml via a vbscript 3) kicks off setup using the modified autounattend.xml so far this is working well for me.
  2. look at c:\windows\panther\UnattendGC\Setuperr.log and c:\windows\panther\UnattendGC\Setupact.log to see why the settings aren't being processed.
  3. If this is an exaqct copy and paste from your XML, there is an issue here: <AdministratorPassword> <Value>passwordValue> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> should be: <AdministratorPassword> <Value>password</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> Notice the missing </ in the password value field. This may be causing the problem.
  4. I have a fully automated Vista Enterprise install using Autounattend.xml and I am installing all of our line of business applications using the RunSynchronous commands. The issue I am having is with the McAfee ePO agent install. When it is installed as part of the RunSynchronous, Windows Defender blocks it from starting up at boot and I have to manually click Allow each time i restart. If I don't install it during RunSynchronous and I wait until the machine is up and running, I can right-click on the install and select Run as Administrator and it installs fine (since it is a service the installer runs in Session 0 instead of Session 1). I have looked at Defender and I cannot Enable this to run because Enable is always greyed out when looking at the application viewer. I could disable Defender in my Autounattend.xml, but I'm trying to accomplish this wothout disabling Defender.
  5. I just decided to us the RunSynchronous section under the specialize pass and it is all working fine.
  6. I use this xml created by the wsim and it works fine. -<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"> -<Identification> -<Credentials> <Domain>DOMAINNAME</Domain> <Password>Userpassword</Password> <Username>Username</Username> </Credentials> <JoinDomain>DOMAINNAME</JoinDomain> <MachineObjectOU>OU=OUNAME,DC=DCNAME,DC=org </MachineObjectOU> </Identification> </component>
  7. the issue I have is that I have a cmd with about 10 lines. The first 2 are net use commands to map drives using specified credentials and then the rest are app install commands. line 3 installs Adobe Reader 8 and that gets installed, but none of the other lines are executed. The log c:\Windows\panther\unattedGC\Setupact.log shows Setupcomplete.cmd was found and run, but no other info.
  8. are there any limitations to this file? I am trying to use it to install apps, but it runs the first 3 lines of the cmd and then nothing else. I don't see any errors in setupact.log, but it only runs the first 3 lines of the Setupcomplete.cmd.
  9. I am creating a new network distribution point for unattended XPSP2. I already have distribution points for SP1 and Win2K SP4 and they work flawlessly. SP2 installs fine from the source, but nothing in the $oem$ folder gets copied to the HD. I have several folders (drivers, hotfixes, config files, etc.) in the $oem$, but non of them are on the c drive when setup completes. My $oem$ on the other 2 distrobutions is under the i386 and works, but when it didn't work on SP2, I tried moving it parrallel to the i386, still no luck. Does anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong?