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  1. Nevermind, I'm an id***. I didn't know that sysprep caches the answer file at C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml. Replacing this XML with my modified one fixed it.
  2. Hi everyone. I have captured an image after using "sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown /unattend:answerfile" in audit mode. I now want to be able to modify the answer file in WinPE after deploying the image so that it changes the computer name and joins to the domain during "mini-setup" using credentials that are given by the user in an AutoIt script that will run in WinPE. I have an AutoIt script that automatically changes the correct fields in the XML file already, under Credentials I have "Username" and "Password" being modified. I also have it modifying the ComputerName field. The problem is that it doesn't change the computer name or join to the domain. The answer file was created using the WAIK and the only manual modifications that are made are through the script, which only change the values of the nodes listed above. Can anyone help me figure out why this isn't working? Modifying the answer file after running sysprep and having those new settings apply during the specialize phase is possible to do, right? Here's my answer file with identifying information removed: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <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> <UILanguageFallback>en-us</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-us</UserLocale> </component> <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> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation> </OOBE> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>password</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Description>ADMIN USER</Description> <DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>Administrator</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <RegisteredOwner>Owner</RegisteredOwner> <RegisteredOrganization>Organization</RegisteredOrganization> <TimeZone>Central Standard Time</TimeZone> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>Password==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <Username>administrator</Username> <LogonCount>10</LogonCount> </AutoLogon> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <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"> <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard> <DisableOOBAccelerators>true</DisableOOBAccelerators> <EnableLinksBar>false</EnableLinksBar> <Home_Page>http://www.homepage.com</Home_Page> <ShowMenuBar>true</ShowMenuBar> </component> <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"> <WindowsFeatures> <ShowInternetExplorer>true</ShowInternetExplorer> </WindowsFeatures> <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> <ComputerName>ComputerName</ComputerName> <RegisteredOrganization>Organization</RegisteredOrganization> <RegisteredOwner>Owner</RegisteredOwner> </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> <Credentials> <Domain>Domain</Domain> <Password>Password</Password> <Username>Username</Username> </Credentials> <JoinDomain>domain.edu</JoinDomain> </Identification> </component> </settings> <settings pass="generalize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" 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"> <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:e:/sources/install_windows 7 enterprise.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi"/> </unattend>
  3. Same issue with the hotfix, unfortunately. Thanks for the try though.
  4. This is indeed Windows 7 SP1; installed from an MSDN copy of Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (64-bit). I will try installing the hotfix when I get some time tonight. Thank you for your suggestion! Edit: The article you linked references SCSIport devices - I am running an SSD with a SATA (3 gb/s) connection. Should this still apply?
  5. I have an nVidia GeForce GTX 460 with the most recent drivers from their website, version 270.61. I also used a couple of previous versions with the same result as well.
  6. I hate to be a pain, but this still isn't working. I merged the files but still receive an error when running the command "xperf /tti -i standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl -o summary_sleep.xml -a suspend" D:\TEMP>xperf /tti -i standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl -o summary_sleep.xml -a suspend xperf: warning: applying restriction of access for trace processing XPerfCore: Could not load addin '' [0x80004005]; ignoring XPerfCore: Could not load addin '' [0x80004005]; ignoring No action available xperf: error: suspend: unknown action. Available Action: xperf -help <action> [<action> ...] for detailed help If no action is present, dumper will be invoked.
  7. I hate to be a bother, but I was linked to this thread in a thread that I created in the Windows 7 forum to help resolve an issue I am having with sleep/standby. When I put my PC to sleep, it will not resume. It appears that all fans begin to spin, hard drives spin up, but I receive no video output. I also am not able to ping my PC. Someone suggested tracing the process, but it looks like no data is really even made that would be helpful. If anyone here is knowledgable on the subject, could you please read my posts on the thread I linked below and help me if you are able? Thank you in advance for any assistance.
  8. I installed the Windows Performance Tools Kit as suggested in the thread you linked and ran the command for standby+resume. It went to sleep, would not resume as usual, shut the PC down and when I brought it up there are three files in the directory I specified: xbootmgr.log standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1_km_premerge.etl standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1_um_premerge.etl xbootmgr.log contains: [2011/04/30-02:20:44.709] Starting trace... [2011/04/30-02:20:44.803] Enabled user-mode logging to 'D:\TEMP\standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1_um_premerge.etl' for flags '0063715b-eeda-4007-9429-ad526f62696e+06184c97-5201-480e-92af-3a3626c5b140+dbe9b383-7cf3-4331-91cc-a3cb16a3b538+9c205a39-1250-487d-abd7-e831c6290539+5322d61a-9efa-4bc3-a3f9-14be95c144f8+43e63da5-41d1-4fbf-aded-1bbed98fdd1d+de7b24ea-73c8-4a09-985d-5bdadcfa9017+aea1b4fa-97d1-45f2-a64c-4d69fffd92c9+a68ca8b7-004f-d7b6-a698-07e2de0f1f5d+030f2f57-abd0-4427-bcf1-3a3587d7dc7d+49c2c27c-fe2d-40bf-8c4e-c3fb518037e7+30336ed4-e327-447c-9de0-51b652c86108+63d2bb1d-e39a-41b8-9a3d-52dd06677588+1fd7c1d2-d037-4620-8d29-b2c7e5fcc13a+e23b33b0-c8c9-472c-a5f9-f2bdfea0f156+4ee76bd8-3cf4-44a0-a0ac-3937643e37a3+67fe2216-727a-40cb-94b2-c02211edb34a+e6307a09-292c-497e-aad6-498f68e2b619+2a274310-42d5-4019-b816-e4b8c7abe95c:96:0+a6ad76e3-867a-4635-91b3-4904ba6374d7:64:0+15ca44ff-4d7a-4baa-bba5-0998955e531e+206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b+e8316a2d-0d94-4f52-85dd-1e15b66c5891+331c3b3a-2005-44c2-ac5e-77220c37d6b4+9d55b53d-449b-4824-a637-24f9d69aa02f'. [2011/04/30-02:20:44.803] Enabled regular logging to 'D:\TEMP\standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1_km_premerge.etl' [2011/04/30-02:20:44.803] Changing power state... The corresponding analysis command for sleep/standby uses the filename standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl as the file which should exist in the directory for the analysis... that file doesn't exist. When I run the "xperf /tti -i [filename].etl -o summary_sleep.xml -a suspend" on the files that do exist, I receive the following error: xperf: warning: applying restriction of access for trace processing XPerfCore: Could not load addin '' [0x80004005]; ignoring XPerfCore: Could not load addin '' [0x80004005]; ignoring xperf: error: standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1_km_premerge.etl: The specifie d path is invalid. (0x800700a1). No action available xperf: error: suspend: unknown action. Available Action: xperf -help <action> [<action> ...] for detailed help If no action is present, dumper will be invoked. It doesn't look like this is going to be very helpful either, unfortunately...
  9. Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I just tried it and received the same result. Any other ideas?
  10. I do have an nVidia card with a hyperthreading CPU, but why would disabling hyperthreading resolve the issue? I would rather not do that. Surely there's another fix.
  11. Hi everyone. I recently purchased an ASRock X58 Extreme6 motherboard. I'm not really sure how much the rest of the specs of my PC relate to my question, other than the fact that I have a solid state hard drive to boot my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit), so I will leave those off unless you need the specs to help me troubleshoot this issue. When I put my PC to sleep, all of the fans turn off, the hard drive turns off, and the power light blinks on the PC. This seems normal. However, when I wake it up, everything comes back on again except I receive no video output. I cannot ping my PC either. It's like it does not fully wake up at all. I will leave it sitting there for about 10 minutes and it will do nothing. I have to hard shut down (hold the power button down) to get it to turn off. I have altered many BIOS and Windows settings to help resolve this issue, but it has proven to be very difficult. I have updated video, network, and chipset drivers to their most recent versions. I have made sure that mouse, keyboard, and network card have permission to wake the PC. Below are the BIOS settings I have read may cause issues, with their current settings: In ACPI Config: Suspend to RAM - enabled Check Ready Bit - disabled (heard 'enabled' can cause sleep/hibernate issues with SSD; tried both and neither work) Ring-In Power On - enabled (Wake-on-LAN) PCI Devices Power On - enabled (tried both and neither work) RTC Alarm Power On - By OS ACPI HPET Table - disabled (again, heard it can cause issues with sleep/hibernate but I have tried both and neither work) As for Windows settings... I have it set to turn off the display after 10 minutes, hard drives after 30 minutes, and sleep after 60 minutes. This does not come into effect really, as I experience the same issue even when manually putting the computer to sleep. USB selective suspend, I have tried both enable and disable - same result. I do not know what Link State Power Management does, but I do know there is a BIOS option that is related to that as well. Regardless of the BIOS/Windows settings here, I still experience the same issue. I am trying to use S3 mode, to make sure it uses very minimal power and suspends to RAM. I have 12 GB of RAM and my page file is disabled. Hibernation and hybrid sleep are turned off via powercfg. Even when hibernation is enabled, I still experience the same issue. Please help me resolve this issue... It's driving me nuts and I've spent a ton of time trying to fix this problem. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might offer!
  12. Hi grabby. In order to fix the Office 2007 issue, you need to, before launching WPI, set these registry keys to "no" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\DisableScriptDebuggerIE HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Disable Script Debugger I hope this helps.
  13. I think I put this in the 7.7.0 feature requests like a day or so before it was released, but I was wondering... Would it be possible for you to add check boxes next to the entries in the config menu, and when delete is pressed, it will delete the entries that are checked? There are times when I have to condense the WPI I have on my network share so it'll fit (with just the latest versions of Office, WordPerfect, etc.) on a DVD, and having to "select, delete, yes" like 30+ entries can be kind of a pain, especially since it has to reload the config every time, which refreshes the list and puts the scrollbar back at the top again It's not really that big of a deal, but would be kind of useful in situations like that.
  14. I really appreciate all your work on this project... If there's anything you can do that would make things easier on you, then I'm all for it. WPI already soars well above and beyond my expectations. I've seen this project grow enormously since I started using it a few years ago. Thank you for everything you and Kel do.
  15. Er, sorry, I didn't fully understand your question... I thought it was something similar to what happened to me once but I mis-read it. Please disregard this post (I can't delete it).