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ScorpioGeek

Unattended DVD install problem

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Hi, can anyone help me with a small issue.

So I am trying to create a network install (I have some nice script coded that puts the DVD content on an NFS share, partitions a hdd and then boots it via grub4dos).

The files on the Nfs share is a copy of the Microsoft 2008 r2 volume licensing DVD content.

When I put autounattend.xml in the root folder it doesn't get read, so I decided to put it inside boot.wim (from the DVD) and this time it worked. However after expanding files and rebooting it gets stuck at completing installation step. I left it for hours and nothing.

Does anyone know how to fix that (I'm new to this so most likely I'm forgetting something in the answer file?) I checked it and it said valid but I'm not sure.

Below is the XML file

I appreciate your help guys.thanks

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SetupUILanguage>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>true</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
<UserData>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
<FullName>scorpiogeek Ltd.</FullName>
<Organization>scorpiogeek Ltd.</Organization>
</UserData>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
<ProductKey>Volume license key of scorpiogeek ltd (this is a mak key)</ProductKey>
<RegisteredOrganization>scorpiogeek</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>scorpiogeek</RegisteredOwner>
<TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" processorArchitecture="amd64" 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>false</SkipAutoActivation>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Publishing-WMIProvider" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<fDisabledAllowList>false</fDisabledAllowList>
</component>
<component name="Networking-MPSSVC-Svc" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FirewallGroups>
<FirewallGroup wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
<Profile>all</Profile>
<Active>true</Active>
<Group>Remote Desktop</Group>
</FirewallGroup>
</FirewallGroups>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" processorArchitecture="amd64" 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>false</SkipAutoActivation>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<AutoLogon>
<Password>
<Value>cwB0AGEAZwBuAG8AbQAhACEAcwB0AGEAZwBuAG8AbQBQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</Password>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<LogonCount>2</LogonCount>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
</OOBE>
<UserAccounts>
<AdministratorPassword>
<Value>cwB0AGEAZwBuAG8AbQAhACEAcwB0AGEAZwBuAG8AbQBBAGQAbQBpAG4AaQBzAHQAcgBhAHQAbwByAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</AdministratorPassword>
</UserAccounts>
<RegisteredOwner>scorpiogeek Ltd.</RegisteredOwner>
<RegisteredOrganization>scorpiogeek Ltd.</RegisteredOrganization>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://srv1/mount/install.wim#Windows Server 2008 R2 SERVERSTANDARD" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

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However after expanding files and rebooting it gets stuck at completing installation step. I left it for hours and nothing.

At this point the OS boots off the hard drive, not the installation media. That being said, you can look at setupact.log and setuperr.log in C:\Windows\Panther to see what it might be stuck on.

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