Windows 7 autounattend assistance
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:24 AM
I have been using Windows SIM to create the autounattended file and Windows 7 DVD did boot on start-up prior to adding the xml file
Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:13 PM
"Use the ProductKey setting in the Microsoft-Windows-Setup component to specify the Windows image to install during Windows setup…
And later: " Use this ProductKey (specialize pass) setting to specify a different Product Key to activate Windows."
So you should be putting the product key in the WindowsPE pass to select the image to install and activate. The ProductKey setting in the Specialize pass will be used to try to activate Windows if it is different from the one in the WindowsPE pass. The specialize pass ProductKey should not be needed.
More information on Unattended deployments can be found on the Springboard Series pages on TechNet.
Hope this helps,
Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro
This post has been edited by WinOutreach4: 11 March 2013 - 01:15 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:14 AM
Anyways, try putting the install key in UserData in the windowsPE pass, for example:
<UserData> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <Organization>C House</Organization> <ProductKey> <key>HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487</key> </ProductKey> </UserData>
I am presuming you are actually using Windows 7 Pro (thats what CLG you have specified), if it isn't you can find all the Windows 7 install keys here:
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