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Here I am :D

Below I have attached my Unattend files. Thanks to Exhaler's (cheers mate) method of using two files for the routine,

it finally works as intended.

The AutoUnattend.xml finds itself in the root folder of the DVD. It contains:

- The WindowsPE pass with language and locale settings, name and organisation, the product key (1st time), accepts the EULA and picks my Vista version "Home Premium" (32Bit).

- The Specialize pass skipping auto activation and checking for the appsroot.txt (using the well known command)

- The OOBESystem pass to enter Audit Mode (by using Reseal - Thanks for that one Hannubys, that was the winning line ! )

- The AuditSystem pass for Administrator AutoLogin

- The AuditUser pass holding the arguments for numerous applications with "silent" command line switches (Firefox, Thunderbird and TotalCommander (packed with Winrar, SFX Archive (silent mode) )

The Unattend.xml goes to \install and contains:

- The OOBESystem pass to fill out user, system and country locales all again, the time zone, picks the network location, "ProtectYourPC" level, hides the EULA (again), fills in the serial (again, 2nd time) and creates a user "Sony" (with password).

- The Specialize pass for another time zone setting (maybe I can remove one of them, testing lateron)

The testing environment was virtual so far. I am using a vLited image (loads of stuff removed, SP1 slipstreamed aswell as all hotfixes and security updates "post" SP1. Also I included nForce chipset drivers) of Windows Vista SP1 x86 HomePremium. The installation was simulated in VirtualBox, a freeware VM by SUN. I got no errors so far and find myself on the logon screen with user "Sony" when everything is done. The initial login successfully loads up the desktop showing 3 links (Thunderbird, Firefox, TotalCommander), either of them working.

The only thing I actually have to do manually (on purpose) is to select the partition I want to install Vista onto, during the early setup. Exactly the way I always wanted to have this thing working.

Any feedback is much appreciated :)

Autounattend.xml

Unattend.xml

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I have followed SonyXp's guide and it worked like a charm, for installing the apps that is. Now i get an annoying window at the first boot after installation (and if I don't respond it's persistent)

Anyone knows what I'm doing wrong? I'm fairly new at making Unattended Installations btw (my first one was 2 months ago at school, a windows XP)

Here is the window:

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AutoUnattend.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<servicing></servicing>
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<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>nl-NL</UILanguage>
<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>0813:00000813</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>nl-NL</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>nl-NL</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>nl-NL</UserLocale>
</component>
<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">
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
<ModifyPartitions>
<ModifyPartition>
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
<Active>true</Active>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
<CreatePartitions>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Type>Primary</Type>
<Order>1</Order>
<Extend>true</Extend>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
</Disk>
</DiskConfiguration>
<Display>
<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
<DynamicUpdate>
<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
</DynamicUpdate>
<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value>
<Key>IMAGE/NAME</Key>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>true</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
<UpgradeData>
<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
</UpgradeData>
<UserData>
<ProductKey>
<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
<Key>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</Key>
</ProductKey>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
<FullName>Domien Van Rompaey</FullName>
</UserData>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" 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">
<SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>
</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">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>cmd /c "FOR %i IN (C D E F G H I J K L N M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %i:\AppsRoot.txt SETX AppsRoot %i: -m"</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<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">
<Reseal>
<Mode>Audit</Mode>
</Reseal>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="auditSystem">
<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>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<LogonCount>5</LogonCount>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="auditUser">
<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">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>10</Order>
<Path>cmd /c %AppsRoot%\Install\OfficeReady\setup.exe /adminfile CUSTOM.MSP</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>20</Order>
<Path>cmd /c %AppsRoot%\Install\Firefox\Firefox-Setup-3-0.exe -ms</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>100</Order>
<Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%\Install\Unattend.xml</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>9</Order>
<Path>cmd /c "FOR %i IN (C D E F G H I J K L N M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %i:\AppsRoot.txt SETX AppsRoot %i: -m"</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/vistawork/dvd/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

Unattend.xml:

<?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>0813:00000813</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>nl-NL</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>nl-NL</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>nl-NL</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">
<AutoLogon>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<LogonCount>5</LogonCount>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
<Display>
<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
<DPI>96</DPI>
</Display>
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>
<RegisteredOrganization>Privé</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>Domien Van Rompaey</RegisteredOwner>
<ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
<TimeZone>Romance Standard Time</TimeZone>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/vistawork/dvd/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

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Finally got myself some time to come back to this topic....

@teemue

try adding

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%\Install\Unattend.xml

instead of

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%\Install\Unattend.xml

to autounattend.xml

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Why use the unattended.xml cant autounattended.xml do all this?

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@ricketendo64

Are you using just autounattend.xml on SP1?

Does it install applications ok?

Can you post your config?

Thanks :)

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Why use the unattended.xml cant autounattended.xml do all this?

Yes it can. :))

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No, I have not found hot to use autounattended.xml to install my apps yet, I was just wondering why we needed to use both auto+unattened.xml

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Finally got myself some time to come back to this topic....

@teemue

try adding

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%\Install\Unattend.xml

instead of

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /reboot /unattend:%AppsRoot%\Install\Unattend.xml

to autounattend.xml

I did use that:

<Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /reboot /unattend:%DVDRoot%\autounattend2.xml</Path>,

But never finish the install.It goes Forever...

Why is it not working for me?

Regards

Those here are my XML's:

AUTOUNATTEND.XML

autounattend2.xml

Edited by Raspro
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Why use the unattended.xml cant autounattended.xml do all this?

Yes it can. :))

Can you pls elaborate?

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If you are doing a DVD boot, you will name your unattend file autounattend.xml and place that on a USB stick or floppy. Can be placed in root of dvd also but you can't modify that easily and continue with install. If you are doing a network share install you name it unattend.xml and if you are doing a WDS installation, you name it imageunattend.xml.

I use autounattend.xml and place that on a floppy where you can add all passes.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
- <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
- <settings pass="windowsPE">
- <component name="Microsoft-Windows-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">
- <UserData>
- <ProductKey>
<Key>sssss-nnnnn-aaaaa-ccccc-kkkkk</Key>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>
<Organization>National Snack Food Assaciation</Organization>
<FullName>ANONYMOUS</FullName>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
</UserData>
- <ImageInstall>
- <OSImage>
- <InstallFrom>
- <MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
<UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
</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">
- <AutoLogon>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<LogonCount>1</LogonCount>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
- <OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
<SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>
- <FirstLogonCommands>
- <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<CommandLine>%systemdrive%\install\install.cmd</CommandLine>
<Order>1</Order>
</SynchronousCommand>
</FirstLogonCommands>
</component>
</settings>
- <settings pass="specialize">
- <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">
<ComputerName>COMPUTER</ComputerName>
<DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>
</component>
- <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" 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">
<SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/documents%20and%20settings/david/desktop/vista%20unatt%20vlite/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend

Here is a simple working example to automate

your install and additional applications like your

favorite web browser etc. It uses a the "use configuration set"

option value = "true" which for some reason is not

mentioned in any documentation that I know of.

It allows you to use $oem$ folders just like XP and

works without sysprep.

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Edited by Tripredacus
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Hi,

Is this still valid with windows 2008 R2 SP1 ?

I'm doing the exact same things but with no luck. See my attempt here

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If you are doing a DVD boot, you will name your unattend file autounattend.xml and place that on a USB stick or floppy. Can be placed in root of dvd also but you can't modify that easily and continue with install. If you are doing a network share install you name it unattend.xml and if you are doing a WDS installation, you name it imageunattend.xml.

I use autounattend.xml and place that on a floppy where you can add all passes.

Do you run the Audit passes as well?

If that's the case, how does that work with only one unattend file? My understanding this far is that if you're going into audit pass via

oobeSystem|Reseal[mode=audit]

then the rest of oobeSystem pass is ignored and marked as "hasProcessed" in the cached answer file in Panther dir. When revisited next time it's ignored since it's marked as been processed?

I've tried doing everything in one file but all my goodies in oobeSystem was ignored after auditUser. If, however the audit passes are skipped, then it works with one file since no pass is revisited twice.

How does your answer file look like?

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