Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 

Sign in to follow this  
HerbM

Will Multiple AutoUnattend files be processed on the SAME PASS?

Recommended Posts

HerbM    0

Can Multiple AutoUnattend files be processed on the SAME PASS, e.g., WindowsPE?

If there are multiple AutoUnattend files found containing WindowsPE pass items, will ONLY the items from the first (highest priority) be applied or will they all apply?

[Assume there are no conflicting settings -- if there are conflicts then I would expect the file with the highest priority to "win".]

My extensive searching and reading has found no information directly addressing this -- my testing suggests (strongly) that only the first file is used.

Reason:

I need an AutoUnattend.xml coming from the Dell Integrated LifeCycle controller to supply the disk drivers configuration AND for my own file mounted on removable media to ALSO be applied -- there are no conflicts, just both are configured to do things in the WindowsPE pass:

Disk driver config by Dell's file and Drive partitioning etc by my file.-- both during WindowsPE pass.

--

HerbM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HerbM    0

The answer is:

One AutoUnattend.xml file per pass.

Only the first which has a particular pass configured gets used.

That's what my testing and reading the setupact.log shows.

They are both 'read', 'checked', and 'seen' but only first one is used during WindowsPE pass.

It's been a tough few days, but boy did I learn a lot.

--

HerbM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×