I've been tinkering with WDS and Unattended Windows 7 installs for the past few days. This is the first time using WDS and Windows 7 as a unattended install, I've used Ghost + XP Unattended in the past.
I captured an image using WDS and successfully restored that image onto different machines, during installation the machines joined the domain beautifully thanks to WDS.
Next gave a fully unattended install a try.
- I made a simple XML file using the Windows Automated Installation Kit, configured WDS to use this file and tried this in a VMWare VM.
- The install works fine but the machine does not join the domain at all.
- So i tried adding the domain stuff in the unattended XML file but that also did not work.
- I also tried enabling the "Do not join the client to a domain after an installation" option under the Client tab of the WDS Server options. That also did not work.
I've been busy with this for the last 2 days and I'm about to throw my computer out of the window. So please point me into the right direction before I smash something
I have attached my XML file and substituted the domain name and password for dummy ones
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This post has been edited by Bento: 26 April 2012 - 06:42 AM