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Correct way to run scripts in automated, unattended Windows installation

I have some custom scripts that I have written to customise Windows 10 such as removing bloatware and setting file explorer options via Registry Editor that I use to apply to all users and/or the ...
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Answer file for clonable windows installation

I would like to create a windows image that can be cloned to multiple different computers, with different (known) hardware. And I would like Windows to resize the partitions after cloning. I read that ...
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Run batch script at first logon in Windows automated Installation

I am doing unattended Windows installation with few initialization script having setups to install like python and java. I added the script path under FirstLogonCommands as shown here FirstLogon ...
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Windows Answer file is not activating the product key

I'M trying to enable the product key of our Windows Server with an answer file. The answer file is created with Windows System Image Manager.Is finishing the Answer file without errors but when i ...
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Create IBW Disk for Windows 10

I am currently changing our OS from Windows 7 Embedded to Windows 10 IoT LTSB Enterprise 1607. In Windows 7 Embedded we created a IBW disk using Windows Embedded Standard 7 Image configuration editor ...
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WDS Deployment Auto Joining Domain

My company is in the process of ordering new desktops. My coworker has received one of the models and began working on a new image from scratch. This got me thinking that it would be a good time to ...
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Disable the creation of the public folder (C:\\Users\Public) in Windows answer file

I am currently working on a Windows 10 image. One of the things that are important is that no use should be able to save files on the local machine (we use roaming profiles). The problem is that I ...
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Creating 1 Windows image with multiple drivers for different hardware

We have two different computer builds. One AMD Chipset with FirePro graphics card. The other Intel Chipset with NVIDIA graphics card . If I include a answerfile for the Windows image, will it know ...
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WDS Answer Files - 32bit works, 64bit doesn't

We're getting very stuck in our office at the moment. We're upgrading all of our old XP machines to Win7 over the summer holiday while the school is closed. As we have so many machines we have set ...
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Windows Deployment Server Answer Files for PC's with RAID Controllers

I currently have a Windows Deployment Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, and so far it has worked without any issues. I am able to capture and deploy images to the majority of the ...
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Windows System Image Manager - Extended Attributes Error

I'm trying to create a basic answer file for an image I'm working on to get the computer to automatically join the domain upon reimage. I've got the Win7 Pro 64 bit install.wim file extracted from the ...
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Remove Computers added to WDS database without a name

We run WDS on Server 2008 R2. We have a large stock of Loan Laptops that we reimage when they come back from loan. these machines all used to have a generic name (LoanLT) which was specified in the ...
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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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Windows 7 unattended install

I've created a simple answer file for an unattended install, but when booting from USB, it still asks me what language, and requires that I click the 'Install Now' button before it starts. Everything ...
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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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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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Deleting locally created user after WDS Deployment

I'm pushing out a new Win7 image to several machines using WDS, unattend.xml, and oobeunattend.xml. Naturally you have to create the local user in the OOBE experience but it isn't something I want to ...
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Unattended XML file - Product Key doesn't activate the first time

I'm pushing out a Windows 7 Image I sysprepped and created an answer file for. I added the Product Key under windowsPE using component Windows-Setup_neutral->UserData->ProductKey. It is MAK ...
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How can I sysprep a VMware image and retain my additional hard drive

I am creating a base VM as the start of what I hope to be a VM tree of all the machine configurations that I regularly use. On this base machine I have a small system drive of 10GB and a larger data ...
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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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Linux variant of a sysprep answer file

I am installing a large number of Linux systems (RHEL5), from a preconfigured image. If I run sys-unconfig in that image before I distribute it, upon the first run of the imaged system, I get asked a ...
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