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Windows 8.1 unattended install fails, could not parse. Very frustrated

Windows 8.1 unattend parse pather fails answer asnwer file 8.1 WADK

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 Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file (c:windows\panther\unattend.xml). Error message during setup is the error I am getting.

 

I am not using MDT, WS or anything fancy for deployment just Windows 8.1 x64 Pro DVD media,  WinPE for Windows 8.1 and the Windows 8.1 ADK.

 

I am using the Windows 8.1 WADK/Windows Kits for Windows 8.1 for Image Manager for creating my answer file, using deployment/imaging tool for creating and editing my images, and using the same Windows 8.1 DVD media for my catalog as in my WIM. 

 

I have done the best research I'm able to do at the moment and for this issue it all comes back to removing/editing the "IEWelcomeMsg" line.

 

I have left at false and removed the line as all have mentioned, however I'm still getting the error "windows setup: windows could not parse or process unattend answer file (c:windows\panther\unattend.xml). A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist".

Is there something I missed? From what I can tell for now, nope.

Side bar: when creating an image for Windows 7 and i had IE10 installed, I would get the error, same steps taken as mentioned above by posts in forums, nothing worked/buckus/nada, except uninstalling IE10.

Windows 8.1 comes with at least IE10, so to work around that???? Is there an update causing this? When I create an image, its fully updated for the time.

Once again many hours wasted and very frustrated, and I have a roll out coming up soon.

Any help to enlighten what might have been over looked would be beneficial.




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I was able to grab a couple log files off the pc's that will not finish the setup process due to the error.

 

So far the what I have found:

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setupact.log:

 

015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                         [setup.exe] ValidateSMIPass: load SMI settings; status 0x00000001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x060432] IBS    The provided unattend file is not valid; hrResult = 0x80220001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x060565] IBS    Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:The provided unattend file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] is not a valid unattended Setup answer file; hr = 0x1, hrSearched = 0x1, hrDeserialized = 0x0, hrImplicitCtx = 0x0, hrValidated = 0x1, hrResult = 0x80220001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendErrorFromResults: Hit an unattend error; dumping any info we have about the failure...
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendDumpSetting: ------Unattend setting error / warning------
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendDumpSetting: Error code = 0x80220001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendDumpSetting: Pass = specialize
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendDumpSetting: --------------------------------------------
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBS    UnattendErrorFromResults: Error text = Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist.
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x0600c2] IBS    Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:An error occurred while finding/loading the unattend file; hr = 0x1, hrResult = 0x80220001[gle=0x00000490]
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                  IBSLIB PublishCriticalError: Publishing blocked message [Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist.]
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Info                         This installation is blocked from completing due to compliance failures or invalid input; this is not an internal error.
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x070042] DIAG   CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: Called with notification for Error published by ErrorHandler
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info                  DIAG   CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: Setup was started from Phase 4. Disabling Diagnostics [DiagnosticDataSend] in this scenario
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x090095] PANTHR WdsExitImmediate called!  Execution will stop, and the queue won't be saved.
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x09008c] PANTHR SeqExecute -- stopping, since WdsExitImmediate() was called
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2015-04-28 13:04:02, Info       [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
 
****************************************************************************************************************************
setuperrlog:
 
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error                        [setup.exe] SMI data results dump: Source = Name: Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer, Language: neutral, ProcessorArchitecture: amd64, PublicKeyToken: 31bf3856ad364e35, VersionScope: nonSxS, /settings/ShowMenuBar
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error                        [setup.exe] SMI data results dump: Description = Setting is not defined in this component.
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error                        [setup.exe] SMI data results dump: Source = Name: Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer, Language: neutral, ProcessorArchitecture: amd64, PublicKeyToken: 31bf3856ad364e35, VersionScope: nonSxS, /settings/IEWelcomeMsg
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error                        [setup.exe] SMI data results dump: Description = Setting is not defined in this component.
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x060432] IBS    The provided unattend file is not valid; hrResult = 0x80220001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x060565] IBS    Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:The provided unattend file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] is not a valid unattended Setup answer file; hr = 0x1, hrSearched = 0x1, hrDeserialized = 0x0, hrImplicitCtx = 0x0, hrValidated = 0x1, hrResult = 0x80220001
2015-04-28 13:00:52, Error      [0x0600c2] IBS    Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:An error occurred while finding/loading the unattend file; hr = 0x1, hrResult = 0x80220001[gle=0x00000490]
*******************************************************************************************************************************************************
 
oogling for the codes, all lead back what I have researched before to Windows 7 issues with "IEWELCOMEMSG" or issue with name of machine being joined using SCCM, MDT or WDS. The machine is not being auto joined to a domain and not using MDT, WDS, or SCCM.


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I have failed to mention step(s) when applying my image. As mentioned I use WinPE, map a drive to a standard network share on a 100MB connection, and use GImagex or standard imagex command lines to apply the image from that share.



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Post your autounattend.xml file with code tags if your doing unattended install.
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Posting your XML may help, if someone were to see something "wrong" off the bat.

 

Did you validate your answer file vs your install.wim using WSIM as asked on Technet? There are times where a completely valid XML works fine on a stock image, yet will generate an error on a customized image.


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OK here it is.. This version has no IE configuration into for pass-4 specialize.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <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"> <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Local-Win7</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> <Order>1</Order> <TypeID>Primary</TypeID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <UserData> <ProductKey> <Key></Key> </ProductKey> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>Information Systems</FullName> <Organization>Village of Gurnee</Organization> </UserData> <EnableFirewall>false</EnableFirewall> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client" 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"> <Interfaces> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <DNSServerSearchOrder> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">172.16.x.52</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2">172.16.x.53</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="3">172.16.x.52</IpAddress> </DNSServerSearchOrder> <Identifier>Local Area Connection</Identifier> </Interface> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <DNSServerSearchOrder> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">172.16.x.52</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2">172.16.x.53</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="3">172.16.x.52</IpAddress> </DNSServerSearchOrder> <Identifier>Local Area Connection 2</Identifier> </Interface> </Interfaces> <DNSSuffixSearchOrder> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="3"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="4"></DomainName> </DNSSuffixSearchOrder> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-TCPIP" 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"> <Interfaces> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <Ipv4Settings> <DhcpEnabled>true</DhcpEnabled> </Ipv4Settings> <Identifier>Local Area Connection 2</Identifier> </Interface> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <Ipv4Settings> <DhcpEnabled>true</DhcpEnabled> </Ipv4Settings> <Identifier>Local Area Connection</Identifier> </Interface> </Interfaces> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client" 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"> <DNSSuffixSearchOrder> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="3"></DomainName> <DomainName wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="4"></DomainName> </DNSSuffixSearchOrder> <Interfaces> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <DNSServerSearchOrder> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">172.16.x52</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2">172.16.x52</IpAddress> </DNSServerSearchOrder> <Identifier>local area connection</Identifier> </Interface> <Interface wcm:action="add"> <DNSServerSearchOrder> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">172.16.x52</IpAddress> <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2">172.16.x.52</IpAddress> </DNSServerSearchOrder> <Identifier>local area connection 2</Identifier> </Interface> </Interfaces> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-powercpl" 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"> <PreferredPlan>8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c</PreferredPlan> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RDP-WinStationExtensions" 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"> <SecurityLayer>1</SecurityLayer> <UserAuthentication>0</UserAuthentication> </component> <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"> <CustomDefaultThemeFile>C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\mount-rushmore-national-park-flag.themepack</CustomDefaultThemeFile> <DefaultThemesOff>false</DefaultThemesOff> <DesktopBackground>C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\mount-rushmore-national-park-1080.jpg</DesktopBackground> <ScreenSaver>Bubbles</ScreenSaver> <ThemeName>Mount Rushmore National Park with Flag</ThemeName> <WindowColor>Slate</WindowColor> </Themes> <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> <TimeZone>(UTC-06:00) Central Time (US &amp; Canada)</TimeZone> <RegisteredOrganization>Village of Gurnee</RegisteredOrganization> <RegisteredOwner>Information Systems</RegisteredOwner> <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive> <ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen>true</ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen> </component> <component name="Security-Malware-Windows-Defender" 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"> <DisableAntiSpyware>true</DisableAntiSpyware> </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"> <OOBE> <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen> </OOBE> <TimeZone>(UTC-06:00) Central Time (US &amp; Canada)</TimeZone> <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive> <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet> <OEMInformation> <Manufacturer>HP</Manufacturer> <Model></Model> <SupportHours>8-AM to 5-PM</SupportHours> <SupportPhone>x. 7530</SupportPhone> <SupportURL>/isrequest</SupportURL> <HelpCustomized>false</HelpCustomized> </OEMInformation> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>bgAxAGwASgBKAEIAZAAhAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <LogonCount>2</LogonCount> <Username>administrator</Username> <Enabled>true</Enabled> </AutoLogon> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>%systemroot%\onerun\wsname.exe</CommandLine> <Description>Rename PC</Description> <Order>2</Order> <RequiresUserInput>true</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>%systemroot%\onerun\uacoff.vbs</CommandLine> <Description>Turn off UAC</Description> <Order>1</Order> <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>%systemroot%\onerun\office2010\setup.exe /adminfile %systemroot%\onerun\office2010\updates\1office2010.MSP</CommandLine> <Description>Install Office 2010</Description> <Order>3</Order> <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>%systemroot%\onerun\zcm11-x64.exe</CommandLine> <Description>Install ZCM</Description> <Order>4</Order> <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> <Themes> <ThemeName>Mount Rushmore National Park with Flag</ThemeName> <DesktopBackground>C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\mount-rushmore-national-park-1080.jpg</DesktopBackground> <DefaultThemesOff>false</DefaultThemesOff> <ScreenSaver>Bubbles</ScreenSaver> <WindowColor>Slate</WindowColor> <CustomDefaultThemeFile>C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\mount-rushmore-national-park-flag.themepack</CustomDefaultThemeFile> </Themes> <RegisteredOrganization>Village of Gurnee</RegisteredOrganization> <RegisteredOwner>Information Systems</RegisteredOwner> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-ClientNetworkProtocolImplementation" 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"> <HKLMProxyEnable>true</HKLMProxyEnable> <HKLMProxyOverride></HKLMProxyOverride> <HKLMProxyServer></HKLMProxyServer> </component> <component name="Security-Malware-Windows-Defender" 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"> <DisableAntiSpyware>true</DisableAntiSpyware> </component> </settings> <settings pass="generalize"> <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"> <OEMInformation> <Manufacturer>HP</Manufacturer> <Logo>C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\oem_image.bmp</Logo> <SupportHours>8am to 4pm CST</SupportHours> <SupportPhone>x. 7530</SupportPhone> <SupportURL>http://intranet.gurnee.il.us/node/208</SupportURL> </OEMInformation> <RegisteredOrganization>Village of Gurnee</RegisteredOrganization> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RDP-WinStationExtensions" 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"> <SecurityLayer>1</SecurityLayer> <UserAuthentication>0</UserAuthentication> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:e:/wim-winpe/win8.1-pro/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /></unattend>
Here is a version with IE for pass 4, without the IEWELCOMEMSG line. Both are the same except the 2 variations.

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="[url=http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State]http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"[/url][url=null]xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">[/url] <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard> <DisableWelcomePage>true</DisableWelcomePage> <Home_Page>http://intranet.gurnee.il.us/</Home_Page> <CompanyName>Village of Gurnee</CompanyName> <ShowMenuBar>true</ShowMenuBar> <Window_Title_CN>Village of Gurnee</Window_Title_CN> <FilterLevel>Low</FilterLevel> <FavoritesOnTop>true</FavoritesOnTop> <NoDial>true</NoDial> <MSCompatibilityMode>true</MSCompatibilityMode> </component>
K-Mart-ian Legend to answer the question of validate the answer file, only shows item were deprecated in Windows 8, or because I'm suppressing a welcome screen.

Any help from you or anyone else would be much appreciated.

Edited by jonfrederick, 30 April 2015 - 08:18 AM.


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I merged and edited your posts because it is unnecessary to post to nearly identical XML files when you could just post what is different. In the future, use the CODE tags as Dosprobie asked, or attach the XML to the post rather than pasting it into a reply. The forum software makes it difficult to take what you posted and make an XML with it.

Your TimeZone in OOBE is invalid. You can try Central Standard Time.

Why do you have Themes in both Specialize and oobeSystem passes? The one in specialize is missing its opening tag object.

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I apologize. I didn't see an attach button in the editor tool bar (lacking of clicking on the more options button recently discovered), that attaching the file(s) actually would have been my preferred choice.

 

I digress, reason for having my theme in both, is having encountered in the past with other answer files that certain information like a theme for example is only in one pass say in OOBE, never applies, however if I were to duplicate the information in two different passes, the item applies.

 

Scratching my head on that as well, so for now I at least try to stay with what works. Always trying to improve.

 

I will edit the the TimeZone information as you suggested as well as check and adjust/remove the theme option in specialize and get back to you.

 

Thanks.

 

Slow on uptake at times.

 

 



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I also validated your (fixed) answer file against a windows 8.1 image. Those items the validator says are deprecated should be removed.

CustomDefaultThemeFile
ShowWindowsLive
SkipMachineOOBE
SkipUserOOBE

And of course, get that Theme section out of the Specialize pass and try it again.

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OK, will do. More testing tomorrow.

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Ok I have removed the deprecated items that would be allowed, as in allow to revert changes, I didn't delete and options for the remaining 2

 

Shell-Setup_neutral/OOBE/skipmachineOOBE

Shell-Setup_neutral/OOBE/SkipUserOOBE

 

Now I have a new error version: "windows could not parse or process answer file for specialize. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component (ms-windows-shell-setup)."

 

I also deleted the theme from specialize. 

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You'll need to get to the setuperr.log to find which item it had a problem with.

But I want to understand how you are using this XML. Are you using it with Windows Setup and a DVD install? The CopyProfile object is only to be used with Sysprep, not for Setup unattend.

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Yes I sysprep, install the DVD to my tech pc, tweak the admin profile, update the system from Windows Updates, no special drivers are added (providing the NIC is installed) then use the following command switches /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xml, then WinPE and capture the image if all goes well.

 

I have been tinkering with the pass remove/revert/clear and then add back, no success, same recent error message.

 

Attached the setuperr and setupact log files.

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I think I'll need an updated XML. The one I have is the original one with the errors. Can you attach (or you can PM if you want) the file that Setup is using? It says it is located here:
C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml

If you attach for public (or PM), change the ProductKey to xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.

Another thing, regarding the original XML... it has windowsPE pass in it. This is not used by sysprep or during first boot after deployment, so it can be removed entirely.

MSFN RULES | GimageX HTA for PE 3-5 | lol probloms
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Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Windows 8.1, unattend, parse, pather, fails, answer, asnwer file, 8.1, WADK

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