So assume me an id*** bluffing my way through this. I'm trying to create a Win 7 and Win 8.1 clone that I can deploy on all Macs for customers.
I'm nearly there but i'm having problems with my answer files.
I have a clone I can roll out - and the situation is that it runs a script called "brigadier" which downloads the correct bootcamp drivers for that Mac (from my internet server for speed) and installs them.
It runs during "firstlogoncommands" it doesn't however reboot, and it would seem to need to do this to apply the new display settings etc.
I have my image sysprepped and generalized ready to deploy to any hardware. What I want to do is deploy it to disk and boot have it run the brigadier install, reboot and leave the end customer with the screen to create their account.
The problem at the minute is, the command line loads, but for some reason it required me to interact and close the window before it ran the brigadier command (could have been a fault with an earlier file) as mentioned it doesn't reboot...but even more annoying it does all this AFTER the first user account has been created and then doesn't give a user account OOBE again...
I thought they were supposed to run before you enter account details? Do I need to make a default admin user logon first? I don't really want any created accounts on the machine so the user sets it up as if its new out of the box, it just already has the drivers installed correctly for them.
Finally id really like to run a Powershell script before it reboots to display the user creation screen - would I run this as a final FirstLoginCommand? I'm a Unix guy really so I don't know how to run Power Shell Scripts or even what format they should be in, so if someone could help create this script so that I can send myself a push notification when the Windows setup is finished that would be perfect.
I've attached my currently incorrect file which is as far as i've got, but having read some of your posts, you guys would be able to point me in the right direction instantly really and i'll be poking around in a dark room for about 12 hours trying to guess.
So to reiterate i've got my generalized image, I've got it to read my answer file, I just need to get it setup in the right order.
Turn on computer, boot into setup, run brigadier, install all the bootcamp drivers, afters its finished, run the powershell script to send a push notification informing me its done, and then shut down. Now when an end users next turns on the computer it should give them the user creation screen - I think it would be best if the CD-Key enter is skipped here too if possible and they can change it later from system settings with "change product key".
Hopefully you awesome guys can help me get this sorted quickly!