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clivebuckwheat

Need help debugging my Sysprep.xml file please

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Every time I attempt to run it, I get Windows cannot parse or find the sysprep.xml file.

I have put it in the right place.

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Sysprep

All this sysprep.xml is needed to do is copy the profile, activate the administrator account and auto activate windows, and run an install at first login


?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" 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">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" 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">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>net user administrator /active:yes</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-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>
</SkipAutoActivation>
</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">
<FirstLogonCommands>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<CommandLine>cscript //b c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipkPRODUCT KEY REMOVED</CommandLine>
<Order>1</Order>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<CommandLine>cscript //b c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato</CommandLine>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<CommandLine>C:\WINDOWS\ClaraLaptop.vbs</CommandLine>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
</FirstLogonCommands>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:d:/sources/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

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I've found some help here:

http://blog.brianleejackson.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-start-to-finish

Extract

Copy or move your sysprep.xml file to : C:\windows\system32\sysprep.

Now to run sysprep, navigate to that sysprep folder, hold SHIFT and right click and select “Open New Command Windows Here”. Next, input the following commands:

sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:sysprep.xml

I hope that will help you!

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It seems you need to add some parameters, and at the line:

<SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation> 

Have you see the example?:

http://www.brianleejackson.com/download/7_sysprep/7_enterprise_x86_sysprep.xml

You can also find help inside "Windows AIK for Windows 7 chm".

Maybe you can install your sysprep.xml at the root?

sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\sysprep.xml

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For sysprep and/or setup to pick up the unattend.xml file automatically it needs to be named unattend.xml or autounattend.xml depending on where you store it.

Check the Implicit Answer File Search Order section

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744269(WS.10).aspx

If you use the /unattend:filename.xml to sysprep you can use any name.

/ Johan

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Check this out, maybe you posted your code wrong, which is why we recommend you post your XML file as an attachment, but of course edit out your product key.

?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

Should be

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

:P

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Check this out, maybe you posted your code wrong, which is why we recommend you post your XML file as an attachment, but of course edit out your product key.

?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

Should be

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

:P

I'm still getting uanble to parse can't find the xml file. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. This is mission critical.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" 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">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" 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">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>net user administrator /active:yes</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-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>
<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">
<FirstLogonCommands>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<CommandLine>cscript //b c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk PRODUCT KEY REMOVED </CommandLine>
<Order>1</Order>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>2</Order>
<CommandLine>cscript //b c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato</CommandLine>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Order>3</Order>
<CommandLine>C:\WINDOWS\ClaraLaptop.vbs</CommandLine>
<RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
</SynchronousCommand>
</FirstLogonCommands>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:d:/sources/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

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Please attach the XML file and not paste into the post.

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The XML seems to be valid. What does the Panther logs say?

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The XML seems to be valid. What does the Panther logs say?

where do I find the panther logs?

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Hello

You can find the logs inside "%systemdrive%\Windows\Panther", and also the unattend.xml used for the silent install.

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You probably also want to get the setup*.* log files from %windir%\inf as well.

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I got the sysprep to run by using the full path.

C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep.exe /shutdown /oobe /generalize /unattend:"C:\Windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep32.xml"

but now it stops at the eula agreement can anyone take a look at my sysprep32.xml file and tell me what I need to add.

sysprep32.xml

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Look up this code:

            <OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>2</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>

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Look up this code:

where do I add this in?

            <OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>2</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>

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Hello :rolleyes:

Set inside pass oobeSystem:


<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">
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>2</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>

You can find more info here:

*Edit: Example for Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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I get an error when I try to open the xml file in Windows image manager from the waik kit. What is wrong?

10:52 AM : Error opening C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Windows 7 Wim file\sysprep32.xml.

10:52 AM :

10:52 AM : System.ArgumentException: The specified setting cannot be applied to this configuration pass.

Parameter name: value

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFileSettingOverride.set_AppliedConfigurationPass(ConfigurationPass value)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFileComponentSetting.MergeSettings(Node componentNode, Collection`1 nodesToRemove, MergeXmlEventArgs mergeArg, Boolean failOnError)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.ReadSettingsFromUnattendNode(Node unattendRoot)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.DoLoad(Boolean useImagePathInAnswerFile)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile..ctor(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.OpenAnswerFile(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.MainForm.OnFileOpenUnattend(Command command)

10:52 AM :

10:52 AM : Error opening C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Windows 7 Wim file\sysprep32.xml.

10:52 AM :

10:52 AM : System.ArgumentException: The specified setting cannot be applied to this configuration pass.

Parameter name: value

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFileSettingOverride.set_AppliedConfigurationPass(ConfigurationPass value)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFileComponentSetting.MergeSettings(Node componentNode, Collection`1 nodesToRemove, MergeXmlEventArgs mergeArg, Boolean failOnError)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.ReadSettingsFromUnattendNode(Node unattendRoot)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile.DoLoad(Boolean useImagePathInAnswerFile)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.AnswerFile..ctor(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface.Cpi.OpenAnswerFile(String path)

at Microsoft.ComponentStudio.MainForm.OnFileOpenUnattend(Command command)

Hello :rolleyes:

Set inside pass oobeSystem:


<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">
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>2</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>

You can find more info here:

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Hello

When you use Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) for check your unattended file choose before your version Windows catalog!

My example were for Windows 7 Ultimate x86.

Yours is Windows 7 Professional.

Try to set your unattended xml "at his place" ( source Windows folder) and don't set on the desktop! And choose the appropiate catalog file.

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ok that fixed it but now I get Windows cannot parse error and the machine goes into a continual reboot. See screen shots.

Of the error

Windows Image manager

and my attached sysprepfixed.xml file.

I am using Windows 7 PRO 32 BIT

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sysprep32fixed.xml

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Hello

I see it's better to use:

<InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>

Because it seems that this value sometimes fails:

<InputLocale>en-us</InputLocale>

For your folder name where you install all the files for Windows 7 Pro, try to give a little name, like "WinPro" (don't use space)at the root of your HDD.

It seems that there is an error inside the last line for the catalog file inside sysprep.xml:

It must be like this:

install.wim#Windows 7 Professional

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should I put 0409:00000409 for all instances of en-us?. Do I change these below also?

<SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale>

<UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>

<UserLocale>en-us</UserLocale>

I put the wim file in C:\Winpro7

I still getting the parsing error with the rebooting loop

The last line of the xml file is

<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="catalog:c:/winpro7/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

sysprep32fixed.xml

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No, it's OK! Just for InputLocale.

And if you want to launch the vbs file change:


</RunSynchronousCommand>
- <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Path>WScript.exe c:\windows\ClaraLaptop.vbs</Path>
<Order>4</Order>

You can see inside this example the last line (example):

http://www.brianleejackson.com/download/7_sysprep/7_enterprise_x86_sysprep.xml

"OfflineImage" is the source of your Windows Image Professional

Have you check this line with WISM?

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With WSIM you can load source install.wim, and you have this line:


</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/winpro7/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

Don't forget to save your new sysprep.xml

I've made with your informations: source folder: "C:\winpro7"

I hope that will help you!

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Worked great.

1. now the next hurdle is the auto activation is not working.

2. Also I am creating a admin user in the sysprep process, how can I make it part of the administrator group right now it is only a standard user.

sysprep32.xml

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