I have not found any threads on Windows7 unattended problems so I am starting one myself. I have just tried to create an unattended Windows 7 beta1 installation DVD by copying the autounattend.xml over from my Vista installation dvd and it ran quite well.
The only thing I had to remove was the <ProductKey> value.
However, there is a problem with the Administrator user. In my autounattend.xml I have the following code:
<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>4</LogonCount> <Username>Administrator</Username> <Password> <Value>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> </AutoLogon> <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Description>Administrator</Description> <DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>Administrator</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> </component>
This works fine in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 however, the unattended setup will stop with a wrong user/password message. Thats because Windows 7 created an Administrator_ploc (strange name, hah ?) user instead of just activating the Administrator user and setting the proper password to that user.
Anyone else has this ? Happens all the time, even with plain passwords.
All the other stuff like setupcomplete.cmd, WPI etc. seem to work fine. (limited testing so far).
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