The Windows Automated Installation Kit from Microsoft aids in building automatable OS deployment images

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Disable Bing search entirely from IE when using sysprep

I'm creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 image for our product (an all-in-one appliance installed on server hardware) and I am having incredible trouble with getting Bing removed from Internet Explorer. ...
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Combine drivers from multiple Win7 installs to single image

I need to prepare a Windows 7 image with drivers for multiple systems (Lenovo laptops). I currently have an image prepared on one laptop type but need to grab the drivers appropriate for the other ...
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Display add user screen in Windows Server OOBE

I am currently making system images for deployment to our production hardware. I am creating both 32-bit Windows Standard 8 Embedded and 64-bit Windows Server 2012 images. What I am trying to do is ...
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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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Server 2012 Autounattend.xml - make offline drives online?

I'm attempting to set up multiple drive letters (whole disk partitions) on a second and third disk during the autounattend.xml install of Server 2012. The partitions are created and formatted. ...
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When building a catalog file against a image file in WAIK does it need to be the image you intend to deploy?

When building a catalog file against a image file in WAIK, does it need to be the image you intend to deploy? I have a unattend.xml answer file created in SIM, for WDS. I originally had a problem with ...
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Can I still < CopyProfile > without the /Generalize arg to the default Profile?

The title is self explanatory. I had to remove the /generalize option when going from my sysprep to OOBE but that has now broken my copy profile. I have read multiple places, that /generalize is ...
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Windows 7 Bootloader installs to wrong drive when installing from secondary hard drive

I have set up an unattended installation of Windows 7, but my setup causes the bootloader to be installed to the wrong drive. Here is the setup: Drive 0 (OS Drive): This is the drive that the OS gets ...
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I will create a master Windows 7 Ultimate Edition image, but there are missing object blocks while configuring answer file. How can i find it?

I will create a master Windows 7 image, but there are missing object blocks while configuring answer file. Is it about windows7 Ultimate? I thought like that because blogs includes explanation about ...
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I need to run a program after the Windows Vista Installer Completes. (Windows AIK)

How can I run a program after the Windows Installer? I know how to mount and commit .wim files. This must be done using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. Is there a default registry hive where ...
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Server 2008 - VirtualBox - WDS - PXE Booting Windows 7 - no file found

I know this is a particularly difficult thing to troubleshoot as there are various complexities in the setup, but wondering if anyone has experienced this and can recognise the issue / offer some ...
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Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) with a raw Windows 2008R2 ISO

I am new to WAIK, and am trying to figure out how to build a WIM image from the Windows 2008 R2 ISO media. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding this information. Is this possible, and if so, ...
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Using WAIK or MDT 2010 to deploy Windows 7

I have seen many tutorials showing how to use WAIK to create a Windows 7 inane for deploying to many machines. I have also seen tutorials about using MDT 2010. Which is a better way to use and why? I ...
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Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?

Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?
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Creating WINPE boot disc for IA64 architecture

Following the steps in the Windows Deployment Services getting started guide to create bootable media. After running Copype.cmd ia64 c:\winpe there is no equivalent of etfsboot.com in the ...
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SCVMM Error 10644 - Missing WAIK files in the GAC

I cannot create a new SCVMM VM from a template. The creation fails with: Error (10644) Virtual Machine Manager cannot access the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) Image Manager DLLs. ...
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Windows PE network setup

I'm walking through the following step-by-step guide for deploying Windows 7 via AIK: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348%28WS.10%29.aspx On step 4 (Capturing the Installation onto a ...
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Working with WDS

I work with WDS on Windows Server 2008-R2. I need to create some WIM images. For creating images i need the ImageX utility it is member of WAIK. Can i download the ImageX separately from the WAIK? ...
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Creating Answer File For Windows 7 Deployment

We use Dell Computers here and we are wanting to create a standard Desktop Image for Deployment. We only have the OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional that ships with each system. I understand about ...
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Using ImageX for ghosting Windows XP

I'm in a project where the hardware specification is closed. The Windows XP image will run always on top of the same configuration. We are thinking on using ghosting for enabling a quick restore of ...
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Windows PE autorun scripts

I've set up a Windows Preinstallation Environment on a USB Thumb Drive (version from the latest iteration of the Windows Automated Install Kit/WAIK), and I'm working on getting a deployment ...
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How do I force Windows Server 2008 WAIK/SYSPREP to ask for the computer name?

I'm trying to generate an answer using the Windows Automated Installation Kit that will allow me to SYSPREP a machine image to: Automatically set the Product Key Automatically set the Timezone ...
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When using the Windows Automated Installation Kit do I need install.wim?

I've prepared an unattended install answer file using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) so I can sysprep a Windows 2008 image. This obviously required install.wim from the Windows source ...