FireGeier

Vista unattended Guide

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fire, great site....but its seems its too slow, for example it loads but i it gets delayed on when i scroll...is anyone else having these problems

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Hello sweethip!

I'm not a to well HTML programmer, so it could be that this site gives you some problems depending on system an browser you're using.

What OS and which browser you're using?

Regards,

Martin

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Martin,

Im using Vista ultimate with IE7

It could be that the images are causing the problem...

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I have same problem with XP and IE7 so it looks to be IE7 cause have no problems with Firefox 2.0

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Hi,

i did a complete new unattended DVD and it worked like a charm.

Seemes tio be my Version i made with vLite that causes the trouble with the unattended.xml file.

Yeah really nice guide here, thnx for this.

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Thank you very much for the feedback guys!

I will work over the layout than during week and will switch from table based layout to full CSS layout. That should make it faster.

Regards,

Martin

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I have same problem with XP and IE7 so it looks to be IE7 cause have no problems with Firefox 2.0

It's the background image with all of the grey lines. :)

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I have same problem with XP and IE7 so it looks to be IE7 cause have no problems with Firefox 2.0

It's the background image with all of the grey lines. :)

Well... the background image is an image with 2 pix only and will be repeated. But I will have a look at it.

Thanks,

Martin

EDIT:

I think, I've fixed it. Changed the file format from png to gif. Did not know, that IE still has problems to "work" with png files. Seems to work faster now.

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fire, great site....but its seems its too slow, for example it loads but i it gets delayed on when i scroll...is anyone else having these problems

Yep same here, the guide is awesome, but scrolling is a problem.

Seems fixed now

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Martin,

i use a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200 GB an its empty, but i can make partition or format it in the screen but no install

here my xml file

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
- <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
- <servicing>
- <package action="configure">
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-HomePremiumEdition" version="6.0.6000.16386" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" />
</package>
</servicing>
- <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>nl-NL</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<UserLocale>nl-NL</UserLocale>
<UILanguage>nl-NL</UILanguage>
<SystemLocale>nl-NL</SystemLocale>
<InputLocale />
</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>xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx</Key>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>
<Organization>VelzArt</Organization>
<FullName>VelzArt</FullName>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
</UserData>
- <Display>
<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
- <ImageInstall>
- <OSImage>
- <InstallFrom>
- <MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows Vista Ultimate</Value>
<Key>Windows Vista Business</Key>
</MetaData>
<Path>D:\VISTADVD\sources\install.wim</Path>
- <MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows Home Premium</Value>
<Key>1</Key>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
- <DiskConfiguration>
- <Disk wcm:action="add">
- <CreatePartitions>
- <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Size>1</Size>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
- <ModifyPartitions>
- <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Active>true</Active>
<Extend>true</Extend>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>1</Label>
<Letter>C</Letter>
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
<DiskID>1</DiskID>
</Disk>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
- <Disk wcm:action="add">
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
</Disk>
</DiskConfiguration>
</component>
</settings>
- <settings pass="specialize">
- <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-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">
- <OEMInformation>
<Logo>c:\opktools\logo\oemlogo.bmp</Logo>
<SupportURL>www.velzart.nl</SupportURL>
</OEMInformation>
</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>2</LogonCount>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
- <Display>
<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
<DPI>96</DPI>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
- <OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>
<TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/vistadvd/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

thx

** i tried the sample xml on this forum but got same problem so i tried different pc but that was no succes either**

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Hello shampoo!

First of all the InputLocale Value for Dutch should look like this, but this has nothing to do with you Problem:

<InputLocale>0413:00000413</InputLocale>

Your problem is caused by the following section and it's not looking like it supposed to:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows Vista Ultimate</Value>
<Key>Windows Vista Business</Key>
</MetaData>
<Path>D:\VISTADVD\sources\install.wim</Path>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Value>Windows Home Premium</Value>
<Key>1</Key>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

1. Problem:

You can't use two MetaData Properties, just ONE per xml at the same time!

2. Problem:

Key and Value setting do not correspond the wright way in your xml!

The ImageInstall section should look like this if you want to install ULTIMATE:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<Path>install.wim</Path>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

OR it should look like this for BUSINESS:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<Path>install.wim</Path>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows Vista BUSINESS</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

OR it should look like this for HOMEPREMIUM:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<Path>install.wim</Path>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

After choosing one of these alternates, depending on the Product Key you have, it should work!

Regards,

Martin

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Martin,

thx for ur help

i looked @ your guide and did it again and now it works but its takes like 20 min or so.

how many minutes should de installation be?

i still have some questions:

sysprep doesnt pop up, do i need change something in xml?

and

i want to add company logo, i need to put a map with logo on the map vista works right?

Many thanx

niels

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...

it works but its takes like 20 min or so.

how many minutes should de installation be?

That is normal. It's taking longer on my test system, but that's an old one.

...

sysprep doesnt pop up, do i need change something in xml?

...

Sysprep is located in %Windir%\system32\sysprep. If you want to generalize the system for example, use the following command (Insert \ Synchronous Command):

%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot

If you need a company logo during oobe, check out here on Microsoft.

Regards,

Martin

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Guide Update:

I've worked over Applications, Regtweaks and Copy Profile section of the guide. Everything is in one xml now.

Applications are installed in auditMode now, cause

- it provides a status window for application install (oobeSystem doesn't)

- it supports reboots between installs

Note:

In audit mode you need to call the installer using cmd /c. Otherwise it will not recognice the %AppsRoot% variable.

Regards,

Martin

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Like

"cmd /c %AppsRoot%\Switchless\Office\Office.exe" ?

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