I used WSIM to create an answer file for my Windows 7 beta disk so I could run an unattended installation
I used several sources, msfn and firegeri's guide and everything looks fine until I start to install it. In vmware first, for testing purposes.
During installation or "offlineServicing" step I get a strange error that is not so well documented.
"Windows could not not apply unattend settings during pass [offlineServicing]"
A section of my answer file looks like this. Here is where everything crumbles
<settings pass="offlineServicing"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" 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"> <DriverPaths> <PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="6a7b2ae4" wcm:action="add"> <Path>H:\Distribution\Out-of-Box Drivers</Path> </PathAndCredentials> </DriverPaths> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:h:/distribution/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>
As you can see I removed the "credential" string. The same thing happens if I don't remove it.
Does anyone have a clue?
I post this here because is the same for Vista, no difference what-so-ever when deploying it and the tools used.
I used WAIK 3 beta for this.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by atolica, 15 February 2009 - 02:47 PM.