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server for unattended Windows and Linux installations

what kind of software can handle with such problem: i need to prepare PC's for new employees in office, but I'm not administrator. I'd like to automate process of installing operating systems (Windows ...
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How can I fully automate the creation and configuration of a SharePoint virtual machine?

I typically require multiple SharePoint virtual machines for development purposes. I currently manually build these every time I need one, either starting from a fresh OS install or using sysprep when ...
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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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What is a minimal useful unattend.xml file for SysPrep on Windows 7

Could you provide a minimal unattend.xml file for use in Windows 7, which will be manually installed, updated and configured on one workstation, then SysPrep will be run like this: ...
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Unattended Linux installation from PXE using IPMI

This is what I have: Kickstart server with multiple Linux distros on it. Multiple Supermicro server machines I'm connecting using IPMI. What I need: I need some way to run unattended installation ...
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Unattended Windows 7 install with non-DHCP DNS Server: Domain join fails, claiming it can't find the domain

I'm trying to build an unattended Windows 7 image script that will do a simple domain join. The catch is that the DHCP-provided DNS server knows absolutely nothing about my domain, so I need to set ...
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debian - running unattended-upgrades on a particular day of the week

We're running unattended-upgrades on debian squeeze, and would like it to run once a week, only on a Wednesday morning. To attempt this, we have set: APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "7" in ...
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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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What is the unattend.txt entry to install DFS Replication Diagnostic and Configuration Tools?

I'm trying to make an unattend.txt-style file to use with sysocmgr.exe to verify certain Windows 2003 R2 components are uninstalled. I've been able to find most of them, but I can't find any ...
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VMware Sysprep with Custom Unattended.xml

I was looking into using VCenter for deploying VMs and wanted to take advantage of the built-in template features and the ability to make use of unattended.xml files. I have a Windows 7 template that ...
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Sysprep rearm set to 1 and shouldn't have been. Any workarounds for automatic activation prior to the 30 day period?

I work for a fairly large school. We are deploying 850 tablet PCs to students starting tomorrow (Windows 7 Enterprise with a MAK). We have imaged all of these machines with our standard student image ...
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Re-configure Office 2007 installation unattended: Advertised components --> Local

On our Citrix farm, I just found out that some sub-components are "Installed on 1st Use" (Advertised), which does play well on terminal servers. Not only that, but you also get a rather ...
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unattend.xml file and the running of SetupComplete.cmd

I have the following contents in an unattend.xml file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings ...
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how can I find what to put in an answers file for sysocmgr

I need to use sysocmgr to install a number of components as part of an installation script - but cannot get past the error: "The application could not be initialized" I am using the command: sysocmgr ...
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SSRS 2005 - What permissions are needed for the Unattended Execution Account?

I have created some SSRS 2005 reports within our SQL Server 2005 box. I needed to create an Unattended Execution Account for displaying external images on the reports. Currently, the account has Local ...