Fatal error in Vista Sysprep
Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:09 AM
SYSPREP /GENERALIZE /OOBE /SHUTDOWN /UNATTEND:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SYSPREP\UNATTENDSYSTEM.XML
I have also attached the referenced XML file to view.
I get a message stating, "A Fatal Error has occured" Nothing in the system log, or sysprep error log.. This happened once before, and Iwas able to fix the SkipReArm line to allow more than 3 Syspreps, but now the problem is back. I've taken out SkipReArm line, chnaged it to 0, changed it to 1, and still get the same error.
Thisng to know : I didn't write the XML file. It was given to me and I was told to use this, as is. But I'm willing to make edits to make it work. I haver no Vista DVD available.. I'm at a low level in a huge enterprise, my unit is lucky to have local support that can do what I do or nothing would ever get updated or completed. The image I'm using was taken from a laptop of the same brand, HP. I just changed the drivers and removed the VPN client, and now I'm stuck...
Any suggesstions or solutions?
Number of downloads: 7
Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:36 AM
Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:47 AM
As for the setupact.log file, I tried to open it and I get an access denied message, and a blank notepad opens up. I am logged in as the local admin, so I don't know why I'm getting access denied. I can attach it if still needed..
I am running sysprep from the user mode I think.. I don't choose Audit mode when sysprep started previously..
Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:41 PM
I may have to start from scratch, but that would require the updating of 20+ apps and a boatload of settings...I just don't understand why all of a sudden it failed again. It worked fine, with multiple syspreps on a few different machines over the past couple of months...
If I load all drivers for all machines, Vista always uses the wrong driver. It just picks any driver that "works", not necessarily the best one for each machine model....
Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:34 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:16 AM
I understand this all may sound odd, but I work for a US Gov't agency, which creates the insane limitations I have to work under. As of, the workaround we're using is always deploy the same image for all models, then manually update all the drivers and VPN stuff.. We carry no stock of pre-imaged machines either, so when a new user shows up we have to scamble to get something ready. Having to do all the drivers every time makes us put a user on the floor with no computer for their first couple of days until we get to their machine. I'm trying to get individual images for each model so we can just blast the image to a machine, get it on the network and send it out to the user..
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