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FireGeier

Vista unattended Guide

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If you place $oem$\$1 in the root of the install dvd everytheng inside $1 is copied to the root of

the system partition same as in XP. Place a folder called 'install"

with your applications and other commands inside $1 along with install.cmd.

The only cach is it won't work unless you select the option to "use configuration set" from WSIM.

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Testing it, will report back in an hour don't go anywhere mate ;)

10x ...

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Just to let you Know if you have WSIM open, put the share folders in the root of the DVD before selecting "use confitguration set" or it will error.

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What do you mean ? .. BTW if you have MSN min is : george.lucas.1971@gmail.com

We could talk better there ... Plz It's urgent I know ..

10x..

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Has anyone here successfully implemented the instructions for integrating drivers into their image? I can't seem to get it to work. I always get an error that Vista cannot locate the boot-critical drivers. I did manage to get the basic answer file to work though.

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Can anyone post a working link to the correct download of Business Desktop Deployment Tools 2007 (BDD 2007).

Please and thank you. :hello:

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Ok, I found the new version of BDD 2007. Microsoft has cleverly renamed the tool kit to MDT. It can be found here for those looking.

MDT Tool Kit 2008

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because the Guide instructs so!!!!

We insert a second Synchronous Command to Pass 4 specialize:

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit

EXPLANATION:

This command will boot system to audit modes, where the applications will be installed.

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Here is the truth about sysprep: it's really meant for system builders who want to clone the custem system image for rapid deploy to many computers. Also it is mostly to prerpare a computer with a preinstalled os that the custumer does not have to install but does have to answer oobe questions at first log on.

So, if you arn't preparing the computer for a custumer or planing to clone the system image you would have no need for sysprep.

Therefore the best and easyest way is forgetv about sysprep and add you programs at pass 7 first log on commands.

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Hi,

am hoping someone can help me with this issue I am having on this install of Vista. I keep getting this same error and the directory does in fact exist, as always any and all help is greatly appreciated.

The directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools" does NOT exist!

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So is this guide's section on installing applications completely invalid for SP1?

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I'm asking out of curiosity (no malice intended), but what makes you think that this guide's section on installing applications would be valid for WinVista's gold release but not for Vista SP1 ?

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I have created a Unattended .XML using Vista Unattended XML Creator. Pl. help me where to save this file.

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Working Environment Check:

Environment variables are checked...

All necessary environment variables are setted.

Checking existnece of directories...

The directory "F:\VistaWork" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\DVD" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\Distribution" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\Logs" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\Mount" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\wim" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\Updates" does exist.

The directory "F:\VistaWork\Sandbox" does exist.

The directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing" does exist.

The directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools" does NOT exist!

The directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86" does exist.

1 directories do NOT exist. So the procedure

can'b be continued.

Please check, if all necessary directories are created

properly on your system!

You will find more informations about that inside Vista guide

in "Preparation\ Prepare directories".

my system winxp sp3 ı allways take thıs error some body tell me how can ı pass thıs step

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pals....

<OEMInformation>

<Manufacturer>Intel</Manufacturer>

<Model>Customized By The Day Walker!</Model>

<Logo>%WINDIR%\system32\oobe\INTEL_BADGE.BMP</Logo>

</OEMInformation>

thou i have soecified the above for oem info.....

the details come in the properties,,but i couldnt c the logo...there

y is that so......wots the problem????

and

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>Matrix</ComputerName>

<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>

</component>

here i have specified the computer name int he file, but still the computer name doesnt get applied....

help needed, thatx /...

angel

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great job with this guide

could you also explain how to

1. change default location of the users profile folder and program files to an other partition

2. disable system restore

3. disable hibernation

4. disable superfetch Service

5. disable windows search Service

6. disable index this dirve for faster searching

7. disable scheduled defragmentation

8. how to i enable anvanced performance on disk device properties

9. after installing applications, how do i make vista unattended to install serials of those apps automatically

i reinstall vista a lot and im tired of going through these procedures every time so i would be really greatfull if someone could help to automate this or sript or batch it with unattended vista. :wacko:

thanks

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I followed your guide to building a Vista Autounattend.xml file and created the following answer file:

<?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="x86" 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>0409:00000409</InputLocale>

<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>

<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>

<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<UserData>

<ProductKey>

<Key>VMCB9-FDRV6-6CDQM-RV23K-RP8F7</Key>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</ProductKey>

<Organization>EagleWing Computing</Organization>

<FullName>John User</FullName>

<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>

</UserData>

<ImageInstall>

<OSImage>

<InstallFrom>

<MetaData wcm:action="add">

<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>

<Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value>

</MetaData>

</InstallFrom>

<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</OSImage>

</ImageInstall>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="oobeSystem">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>

<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>

<NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>

<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>

<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>

</OOBE>

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

<RegisteredOrganization>EagleWing Computing</RegisteredOrganization>

<RegisteredOwner>John User</RegisteredOwner>

<UserAccounts>

<LocalAccounts>

<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">

<Description>Admin</Description>

<DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>

<Group>Administrators</Group>

<Name>Admin</Name>

</LocalAccount>

<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">

<Description>John</Description>

<DisplayName>John</DisplayName>

<Group>Administrators</Group>

<Name>John</Name>

</LocalAccount>

</LocalAccounts>

</UserAccounts>

<Display>

<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>

<DPI>96</DPI>

<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>

<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>

</Display>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>

<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>

<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>

<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="specialize">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>EagleWing</ComputerName>

<RegisteredOrganization>EagleWing Computing</RegisteredOrganization>

<RegisteredOwner>John User</RegisteredOwner>

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>true</SkipAutoActivation>

</component>

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<RunSynchronous>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>1</Order>

<Path>cmd /c "FOR %i IN (C D E F G H I J K L N M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %i:\AppsRoot.txt SETX AppsRoot %i: -m"</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>2</Order>

<Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /audit</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

</RunSynchronous>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="auditSystem">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>

<Enabled>true</Enabled>

<LogonCount>5</LogonCount>

<Username>Administrator</Username>

</AutoLogon>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="auditUser">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<RunSynchronous>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>10</Order>

<Path>cmd /c REGEDIT /S %AppsRoot%\Install\Regtweaks.reg</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>20</Order>

<Path>cmd /c %AppsRoot%\Install\Flash\install_flash_player.exe /s</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>30</Order>

<Path>cmd /c %AppsRoot%\Install\Java\jre.exe /s /v/qn</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>40</Order>

<Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /oobe /reboot</Path>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

</RunSynchronous>

</component>

</settings>

<settings pass="generalize">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>

</component>

</settings>

<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:E:/EagleWing Vista/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

</unattend>

When I attempt to install vista from DVD it displays an error just after sysprep finishes installing my apps. It says that it has something to do with interactive login. Then it shuts down my machine. Then I turn my machine back on and it continues to install Vista. I thought maybe you could give me some idea what I am doing wrong or missing or somethin....

Edited by EagleWing
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