I am having a couple of issue's with WDS and XP.
WDS is setup and working correctly with no problems. I can deploy windows 7 to a pc and it shows up in pending devices which I can then approve and name the pc.
When I deploy XP the pc does not show up in pending devices and instead gets a random name.
The WDS server does not have an unattended.xml file for the boot image, only for the install images.
Before capturing the image of XP I did sysprep and created a sysprep.inf file on the root of the C drive.
I have opened this sysprep.inf file and see a computername option with a * in it for ramdom naming.
I have removed this line from the sysprep.inf file so there is now no computername in the sysprep file.
When I deploy it again it still gives itself a random pc name and does not show up in pending devices.
I am confused at this point as I have removed the naming from the sysprep.inf file.
I know everything is setup correctly on the WDS side because I can deploy vista and Win7 with no problems and they show on pending devices.
When I deploy XP it doesn't show up on pending devices on the WDS server.
Does anyone know what I have to do to resolve this ?
Do i need to create a unattend.txt for xp instead of sysprep as when I click on sysprep.exe I have a choice of xml file or sysprep.inf
Basically all I want is for my xp image to show on pending devices so I can name and approve it, then I would be a happy man.
Thnx All you Wise Folks
editied by me :
Just to note I have sysprep'd the xp machine and it is added to the domain, then I did the capture.
Should I have removed it from the domain before capturing and that is why it is not showing up in pending devices, not sure ???
Edited by mikerowsopht, 31 December 2010 - 08:05 AM.