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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