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Vista unattended Guide

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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 ?

I don't think, I know the audit mode instructions are indubitably not applicable to SP1 installs. Search around, many SP1 users are very frustrated that they follow this guide line by line and wonder why their install powers off or crashes once entering audit mode to install apps.

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Hello everybody...

need some help....

After XP, I now try to make my Vista Unattended....

Automation is ok, but Vista don't automatically run Install.cmd command...

All the files are copied on the root og the destination partition, but don't run...

When Y trie to lauch install.cmd, it runs normally...

What's wrong....?

I'll give you my .xml and a screen of the root of destionation partition...

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my xml :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">

<settings pass="windowsPE">

<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>xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx</Key>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</ProductKey>

<Organization>National Snack Food Association</Organization>

<FullName>ANONYMOUS</FullName>

<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>

</UserData>

<ImageInstall>

<OSImage>

<InstallFrom>

<MetaData wcm:action="add">

<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>

<Value>Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM</Value>

</MetaData>

</InstallFrom>

<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

</OSImage>

</ImageInstall>

<UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>

</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">

<AutoLogon>

<Enabled>true</Enabled>

<LogonCount>1</LogonCount>

<Username>Administrator</Username>

</AutoLogon>

<OOBE>

<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>

<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>

<SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE>

</OOBE>

<FirstLogonCommands>

<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Order>1</Order>

<CommandLine>%systemdrive%\install\install.cmd</CommandLine>

</SynchronousCommand>

</FirstLogonCommands>

</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>COMPUTER</ComputerName>

<DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>

</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>

</settings>

<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:E:/projet/Projet Vista/vista sp1/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

</unattend>

For information,

The files of the DVD

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Thanks a lot for your help...

Feuilllearouler

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You could consider using the Microsoft Desktop Deployment Toolkit to help build your unattend and app installers - MDT 2008 is specific to Vista, but if you want to support both Vista and Win7 you can consider the 2010 beta on connect as well.

Gives you a nice GUI and a way to create a task layout of all your app installs, and plus it'll inject drivers, etc - all from a GUI. You really don't have to do any xml file editing at all. Just a suggestion.

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thanks for your answer...

Y have tried Vista Update Toolkit from NewAge forum, and it's ok...

But Y still wonder what is wrong on my xml.....

my install.cmd is :

@echo off

ECHO.

ECHO.

ECHO. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECHO. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECHO. XX ............................XX

ECHO. XX.............................XX

ECHO. XX.............................XX

ECHO. XX......INSTALLATION..DES......XX

ECHO. XX.........PROGRAMMES..........XX

ECHO. XX.............................XX

ECHO. XX.............................XX

ECHO. XX.............................XX

ECHO. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECHO. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECHO.

ECHO.

ECHO.

ECHO.

ECHO.

echo installation de AVG

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\avg\setup.exe /hide /no_welcome /NOAVGTOOLBAR

echo.

echo installation de Firefox

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\fire\fire.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de Open Office

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\open\setup.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de Utorrent

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\utorrent\utorrent.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de VLC

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\vlc\vlc.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de Winrar

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\winrar\setup.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de ThunderBird

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\thunder\thunder.exe -ms -ira

echo.

echo installation de Deepburner 1.9

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\deep\deepburner.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de Filezilla

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\file\file.exe /S

echo.

echo installation de Foxitreader

start /wait %SYSTEMDRIVE%\INSTALL\foxit\foxit.msi /qn REBOOT=Suppress

echo.

echo suppression du dossier d installation

rd /s /q %systemdrive%\INSTALL

echo.

start %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -f -t 25 -c "Windows va redemarrer dans 25 secondes - ce redemarrage est normal apres l'installation de XPH Feuillearouler Unattended"

And I would find what"s wrong....

Thanks

Edited by feuillearouler
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I hope I have found......

It may be a mistake in .xml file :

<CommandLine>%systemdrive%\install\install.cmd</CommandLine>

It should be

<CommandLine>%systemdrive%\install\install.bat</CommandLine>

I hope it will be ok....I'll tell you more in few minutes....

One more thanks for all the help^you give us...

Edited by feuillearouler
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pffff.....

I don't understand what's wrong....and it's even worse than before. My folder $oem$ is not more copied on the root of the system...but if i use another xml file (The Felon's one for exemple), the folder is copied....

I think I will use New Age Os method...and still search wath's wrong at the same time....so if someone find wath's wrong....thank

Feuillearouler

Sorry, I should have open a new post...I didn't thought it should be so long....

Edited by feuillearouler
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@ FireGeier

After running the file I get this error PrepLab.cmd:

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

Instead this directory and 'this...

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In addition to variables of the system and 'this:

PETools = C:\Programmi\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools

Thank very much

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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.

Yes I also thought of tryin your suggestion out since sysprep didn't work for me currently, BUT when I first used this tutorial, it worked before hmm i can't put a finger on what happen now, after starting fresh. sysprep will load, finish or not, it will shutdown instead of restarting like it use to, i even used the autounattended.xml that worked before, its mind boggling, hope anyone can shed some light to this mysterious problem.

Anyway I dump all that and add my programs in past 7 (FirstLogon) instead of the usual place at past 6 when sysprep was used, and it doesn't seem to work.

I also remember using FirstLogon when sysprep was working, that time FirstLogon worked fine too.

hmmmmmm i'm lost...

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Hi guys :hello: I have been batteling with the unattended.xml for a while now. Finally got it to work by using FireGeier's basic unattend.

OK that said I would like to add two user accounts and ip address settings to this basic unattend. The first thing I notice when looking back through FireGeier's guide is the following:

• • • •

NOTE:

If you set "Administrator" as username, the build in administrator account will be enabled.

Always use the english word Administrator, whatever language version you're using! Only the english word Administrator will enable the main administrator account!

Please don't try to use an other than the Administrator account for this basic Autounattend.xml!

OK I have set it as FireGeier has shown - but now want to add local accounts to my xml. Does it mean that I need to remove the Administrator as user name part of the equation?

Can someone give me some help on this. I have tried just adding the local accounts as I want them but get and error on reboot.

bookie32

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Me also forbidden, your .htaccess file I imagine

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Hi i get a 403 forbidden error when i try to access any of the links. Please help!!!

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same here i get allso 403 forbidden... :(

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FireGeier_Unattended_Vista_Guide in PDF

Use this link

with this password : coucou

Thanks! That's helpful... except we also can't D/L the VU_Batchs.exe file he links from the PDF. Does anyone have that floating around to post?

Cheers,

Spratwurst

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Hallo, I am Actualy New one here

Whay cant i open the links of the guide.

I get this message

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /en/introduction.html on this server.

Please help me i need this guide to realize my Unattend Vista Installation

Waiting for somebody help

Thanks

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& Welcome

You should read further in the thread to find a pdf of the guide made by another member.

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Hi, Thanks for your great work :D

But I cant Access the Guide Please Help

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

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Hi, Thanks for your great work :D

But I cant Access the Guide Please Help

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Uhm u tried download it ?........

You have the link a few posts up.

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Hello @ all!

Following the idea of sharing, here is my unattended Vista Guide. It's a mixture between docs of WAIK and own experiences praticing with Vista unattended setups.

I've started writing German Vista guidlines a while ago and got a lot request meanwhile to translate parts of it to English. The guide is still under progress but a lot of stuff is available now:

NEW: Sitemap / TOC

1. Introduction

2. Installing Tools

3. Prepare Lab System

4. VU Batch Modules

5. Building a Basic Answer File using WSIM

6. Partitioning and Partitioning XML snippets

7. Creating Vista ISO

8. Injecting drivers into install.wim

9. Installing drivers directly from media

10. Integrating Updates into install.wim

11. Installing Applications from media

12. Importing Regtweaks

13. Copying over user profile to Default User (makes sense for User Regtweaks)

I'm not a to well html programer, so I know that there are still some issues with layout on different browsers, but it's working mainly.

If you've any problems with the guide please post in this thread!

Please DO NOT ask for settings, which are not described in the guide in this thread.

This thread supposed to be for error reporting and feedback only!

NOTE:

1. I've tested the guide on 32 bit OS only, updates for 64 bit will come any time later.

2. I've tested all the described procedures carefully. However it could happen, that something will not run on your system like described.

3. This is NOT a one click and go guide! It's for people how like to know, how to setup without any third party tools.

4. Parts of the guides, which are not available in English yet are not necessary to follow the rest of the instructions!

Everything is translated now!

Regards,

Martin

i get this when i click on the links in this guide. here is the message Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /en/drivers_from_stick_or_dvd.html on this server.

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