santac

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  1. easiest way is to set a GPO to: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Network List Manager Policies\All Networks. Change Network Location to "User cannot change location"
  2. yeah VMware client
  3. I sometimes get the TFTP open timeout error for no good season. Today I tried for hours to locate the problem, and then I noticed that if you disable the boot image and enable it again, it will work again. Weird.
  4. on another note, how do you know what code that should be in the image file and in the client file etc? WAIK does not that specify that
  5. nope I already did that. It didn't work.
  6. Okey I got everything to work, but there is only one step that is not automated and it is the step where you select the OS to install. Does anyone know the XML setting for that? Thanks.
  7. Okay before I start, does it matter that the files are made for vista and not windows7, is there anything i need to edit?
  8. You probably aren't specifying your domain creds in your WDSClient.xml. Assuming you already read Cluberti's link, you should be using two separate XML files. Please paste ATTACH your WDSClient.xml. If you are still only using the one XML, that is the first thing we need to fix. Follow this link and download the samples here. (courtesy of arwidmark) Those particular domain creds go in your "WDSClient.XML" and they are done slightly differently than for the image specific XML. See how they wrap their Domain creds inside the "WindowsDeploymentServices" block. That is likely the cause of your issue. You probably still need your other domain creds (in your ImageSpecific.xml) so don't go deleting them. <WindowsDeploymentServices> <Login> <Credentials> <Domain>TSLAB</Domain> <Password>P@ssw0rd</Password> <Username>BuildAccount</Username> </Credentials> </Login> </WindowsDeploymentServices> From what I gather, WDSClient.xml is the WDS equivalent to the windowsPE portion of a DVD based installation. Basically it controls the PXE session and automates partitioning, imaging, everything up until the first reboot. Anything else would go in the OS or ImageSpecific.xml file. waithow many XML files do you need in order to get it automated? I thought i only needed autounattend and now i need two more?
  9. no the language screen comes up, and i have to click "next" (which should be automated right?) and I have to fill credentials for the client to automatically join my domain.
  10. I tried it, still didnt work... can VM ware do this? at this point i am going crazy
  11. no but you dont need to do that since you can right click install image and select unattended from there right?
  12. ok, i have spent 10 hours on this, but my windows 7 64 bit installation is still not automatic! I run windows 2008 server R2 with deployment role, and i deploy windows 7 with PXE and VM ware. I created an autoattended.xml file, but nothing happens, it just installs as normal, you have to click, please help <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="specialize"> <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> <Credentials> <Domain>larsdc1</Domain> <Password>**********Password> <Username>administrator</Username> </Credentials> <JoinDomain>larsdc1.local</JoinDomain> </Identification> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> </OOBE> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>bQBhAGcAbgB1AHMAcwBvAG4AMgAhAEEAZABtAGkAbgBpAHMAdAByAGEAdABvAHIAUABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> <DomainAccounts> <DomainAccountList wcm:action="add"> <Domain>larsdc1.local</Domain> </DomainAccountList> </DomainAccounts> </UserAccounts> <TimeZone>FLE Standard Time</TimeZone> <RegisteredOwner>user org</RegisteredOwner> <RegisteredOrganization>client org</RegisteredOrganization> <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive> </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"> <InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale> <UILanguageFallback></UILanguageFallback> </component> </settings> <settings pass="auditSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>bQBhAGcAbgB1AHMAcwBvAG4AMgAhAEEAZABtAGkAbgBpAHMAdAByAGEAdABvAHIAUABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> </UserAccounts> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>