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2answers
173 views

Setting date format in unattended Windows deployment

Our organization would like to use the ISO date format (known in Windows as yyyy-MM-dd). I've configured this in our image. When I deploy the image, it replaces the date format with the default ...
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1answer
2k views

Sysprep and unattend.xml: remove local user account on windows 7

We are deploying Windows 7 using WDS. We want to remove the local user account which was created during setup. We don't need this account since the machines join a domain and a domain user account is ...
0
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1answer
991 views

Set MAK and activate Office 2010 when deploying a syspreped image

I am deploying Windows 7 using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Server 2008 R2. On the image I have Office 2010 already installed. I don't use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) but Windows ...
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2answers
835 views

Configure Windows 7 Wireless at Windows Setup with Unattend?

Is it possible to configure the wireless settings at deployment by customizing the Unattend.xml file?
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2answers
784 views

Automatically deploying Windows Server 2003 and 2008 unattended

We are currently using PXE boots to automate the installations and reinstallations of our dedicated servers. This is working great for all Linux based systems like Debian, CentOS, VMware and Ubuntu in ...
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3answers
96 views

Can someone help me find concise and complete instructions for WDS?

I've gotten it to work once for a smaller deployment. Now I'm building a new image (Windows 7 Pro x86) to capture but I can't get it to work again because I think the instructions I use aren't really ...
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2answers
599 views

WDS or MDT for Windows 7 Deployment?

About 6-7 months ago I did a Windows 7 deployment using Windows Deployment Services. I successfully deployed the clients but I honestly still don't understand how WDS works. It seems like a really ...
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1answer
762 views

Using WDS with Skiprearm

I have a Windows 7 image I created using WDS that works great. However I'd like to put this image on a PC, run updates and add some software, and then capture it again for use in the future. I can ...
4
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1answer
6k views

Joining domain in depolying image with Unattend file

I am deploying windows 7 images to our classroom PC's via WDS. Am trying to get the machine to auto join the domain through the unattend file but am running into an issue. The unattendfile is created ...
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1answer
1k views

What are some of the best answer file settings for a WDS Deployment?

I've had my head buried in answer files for days now and have gotten quite comfortable setting them up, test, etc... I use a handful of Components to help my migrations, for my unattend.xml I like: ...
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1answer
334 views

Remove English United States from unattend.txt

Hello I am trying to create an automated Windows Server 2003 build, everything is working fine, however, after the process has finished I am left with two keyboard layouts, English UK and English US. ...
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2answers
213 views

How to get Windows Server 2008 to join an domain and OU during build

Hello I am trying to get a server to join a domain and in particular an OU during build, I am familiar with this process for 2003, by editing the unattend.txt, but not for 2008 and it's unattend.xml ...
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8answers
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automated installs vs. drive imaging

What are the pros and cons of deploying via automated installs vs. drive imaging? For Windows I know there are issues around SID generation when cloning drives. Are there any similar issues for ...