andyharvey

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  1. Oohh, I see the penny has dropped! Thanks very much for the information above, for anyone else using GimageX you need to choose the image you want to work on using the + and - buttons next to the 'Image' field in the Mount tab. For info, here are the relevant images and thier numbers Image 1 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD Image 2 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARDCORE Image 3 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERENTERPRISE Image 4 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERENTERPRISECORE Image 5 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERDATACENTER Image 6 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERDATACENTERCORE Image 7 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERWEB Image 8 = Server 2008 R2 SERVERWEBCORE
  2. Hi All I'm hoping someone can help with this strange issue. I've created a custom Server 2008 R2 build, I needed to add some files to c:\windows\system32 so here's what I did; Extracted the install.wim from the Server 2008 R2 DVD Mounted the install.wim using gimagex ensuring the read/write option is enabled (mount tab) Added the required files to the relevant folders in the mount point Ticked the box in gimagex to commit changes and unmounted the install.wim Added the updated install.wim to my custom build files Burnt the custom build to a DVD The files being added are basically .vbs scripts which are called from the unattend.xml and customise the server for our environment. When I use my custom build and choose '2008 R2 ServerStandard' from the standard OS menu everything works fine. If I choose '2008 R2 ServerEnterprise' the custom files are not added and an error message appears as the call from the unattend.xml is made. If I let the server build continue and then get to a desktop I search for the files and none of them have been added. Its almost as if a different install.wim is used for Server Enterprise, has anyone come across this issue before? Am I missing something simple? Thanks is advance Andy
  3. Sorry for the delay in responding, as advised I added the MAK key to the specialize pass and all is now good
  4. Thanks very much for the response, I'm not back in the office until Friday so I'll give it a try then and post up the result.
  5. Hi All I've been working on an unattended 2008 server build for my company and have the non R2 versions working perfectly. The problem I have is around putting our product key (MAK) in the unattended file with 2008R2. If I include the key then I get a message saying 'The unattended answer file contains an invalid product key. Either remove the invalid key or provide a valid product key in the unattend answer file to proceeed with the Windows installation.' All the other setting from the autounattend.xml are applied correctly. If I leave the key out of the answer file and let the server build complete without it and then 'Activate Windows' and use the same key it activates fine?????? Has anyone successfully intergrated thier MAK key in an unattended file being used with Server2008R2? do you put it in the same section as the non R2 versions? Any help greatly appreciated For info here is my autounattend.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Extend>true</Extend> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>SYSTEM</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <DiskID>0</DiskID> </Disk> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </InstallTo> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <UserData> <ProductKey> <Key>xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx</Key> - KEY REMOVED - <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </ProductKey> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>My Company</FullName> <Organization>MYORG</Organization> </UserData> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <OOBE> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> </OOBE> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>YwBjAGMAQgB1ADEAbABkADEAQQBkAG0AaQBuAGkAcwB0AHIAYQB0AG8AcgBQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> </UserAccounts> <Display> <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> <HorizontalResolution>1152</HorizontalResolution> <VerticalResolution>864</VerticalResolution> <DPI>96</DPI> <RefreshRate>85</RefreshRate> </Display> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Description>Turn off UAC and rename server</Description> <CommandLine>c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe c:\windows\system32\firstrun.vbs</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>YwBjAGMAQgB1ADEAbABkADEAUABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <LogonCount>4</LogonCount> <Username>administrator</Username> <Enabled>true</Enabled> </AutoLogon> <ComputerName>*</ComputerName> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <ExtendOSPartition> <Extend>true</Extend> </ExtendOSPartition> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Identification> <JoinWorkgroup>WORKGROUP</JoinWorkgroup> </Identification> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <fDenyTSConnections>false</fDenyTSConnections> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Home_Page>about:blank</Home_Page> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/install.wim#Windows Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>