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WDS deployed image of Windows 7 not joining domain

I would like for someone to chip in and take a look at these files and let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I'm running a test environment with Win2k8 R2 with WDS, AD DS, DNS and DHCP in ...
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1answer
722 views

sysprep failure on Windows Server 2008

Before deploying a Azure VM Role, we need to perform %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown But in my case the sysprep fails with the log file ...
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2answers
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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 ...
3
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1answer
539 views

Windows 2008 R2 Unattended installation example?

In following-up another question, are there any sources of reliable (ie, "just works") unattended response files for Windows 2008 R2 x64 available for modification, or do you have to start with the ...
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1answer
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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
235 views

WDS suddenly not adding new Windows 7 Install Images to the domain

I recently setup a WDS role on my Server 2008 R2 domain controller. For the last week I've been planning and testing a Windows 7 Professional deployment. I built a machine with Windows 7 and ...
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2answers
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Enable Powershell Remoting during unattended installation

Is there a way to enable Powershell remoting (Enable-PSRemoting) during an unattended Windows Server 2008 R2 installation? Is there a setting in unattend.xml for this?
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2answers
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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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2answers
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Windows 2008 Boot DVD

I am looking to create a custom boot DVD to run my unattended installs of windows 2008. I would like to have a menu system that lets the tech select what version of the OS they would like to install ...
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5answers
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Windows Server 2008 install: wpeinit -unattend:unattend.xml does nothing

I'm trying to set up automated installations of Windows Server 2008 x64. I have it working using a DVD and autounattend.xml on a USB key, but now I want to make it work over PXE so I don't have to ...
3
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1answer
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How do I install Vista 64bit automatically via WDS and unattend files?

I am trying to automate the installation of Windows Vista 64bit on my network. I have WDS setup and working fine and can deploy images across the network. At present I manually select the settings ...
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4answers
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Perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2008?

How can I perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2008? Is there an answer file mechanism? Is it possible to load the answer file automatically from the network or include it in the ISO? I'm ...