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Unattended.xml encrypt admin password in packer

I'm using packer and answerfile to build windows server image. When I set autologon and AdministratorPassword as plaintext, it works fine. However, when I set autologon and AdministratorPassword as ...
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How would I configure grub to skip the menu or set a timeout?

I was able to successfully configure PXE and pressed to get an entirely automated install running except for 1 issue: The GRUB menu pauses indefinitely until the user selects an option. I've got my ...
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Preseed partitioning

I search to automatize my partitioning on Ubuntu but I fail to have my partition like this diagram below and I don't understand all parameters I need in the preseed documentation. https://help.ubuntu....
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How can I install some software on 25+ windows home laptops? [closed]

I work for a school. The kids do have laptops. The laptops are not guaranteed to be turned on at the same time. The laptops might be in the school or at home with the kids. Idea: The desired state can ...
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How do you automate the setup/configuration of Security onion 2?

When installing Security Onion the older 16.x docs say: You can automate the Setup process using sosetup.conf but this section is omitted in the newer 2.x docs. The latest /securityonion/setup/...
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Deploying several .msi installers through GPO using startup script

I need to find a way to deploy several .msi installers through GPO on the n-number of machines. I found out that deploying them from a single policy is not an option since the order will not be ...
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Preseeding debian 11 fully unattended (get rid of questions)

I'm trying to preseed debian 11 netinstall fully automated. I read many of the documentation here : Here is my boot line (from a grub.cfg) set default="autoinstall" set timeout=3 menuentry &...
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Looking for resources regarding deploying Tenable scanners to already extant GCP Compute Engine VMs and GKE clusters

I am a GCP(Google Cloud Platform) newb, who has been tasked with figuring out how to deploy Tenable scanner agents to already extant GCP Compute Engine instances and GKE(Google Kubernetes Engine) ...
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Debian automated install preseed auto partitioning seemingly ignored

I'm playing with Debian preseed files trying to auto-partitioning a single disk. The final disk state I'm trying to reach is the following : boot Primary Partition 1 ext3 [256MB] ...
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What is the best way to setup/install a new Windows PC and including it in the Active Directory? [closed]

Since I have to setup every new PC by hand I was wondering how I could optimize that. Especially because I use the new Users password to login so the Device is added to the AD after Windows ...
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Create an Fully Automated Installer for Debian with FAI

I searched on Google about creating Fully Automated Installer for Debian. My aim is to have an ISO file, make it bootable in pendrive. So if I plug this pendrive in a computer, power on the physical ...
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User-script after auto-install (Ubuntu 20.04)

I have setup an auto-install (Ubuntu 20.04 live server) with a user-data file. My goal is to run a script after the installation is completed. So after the last reboot and the steps that happens there ...
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ansible.builtin.expect to automate an installation and having to go thru a license agreement

I am trying to use ansible.builtin.expect to automate an installer. At the beginning of the install, I have to "read" thru the license agreement by hitting the space bar 7 or 8 times. I do ...
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Installing msi applications silently with arguments using PowerShell script fails

I'm trying to install an msi application silently with a Powershell script with some arguments but it fails. The logs that I get from msiexec is not help full at all. I believe this is a fault in the ...
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How/Why installation of VPS server so fast

How can services that host virtual server's for personal use, finish the installation of the os so fast? If I install a server version of any OS it'll take at least a couple of minutes. But if I order ...
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Automated Ubuntu 20.04 server install: How can I get hostname from DHCP server?

On older versions of Ubuntu (using the Classical Installer), I was able to populate the hostname from my DHCP server. I then passed it by using the netcfg/get_hostname= option of the kernel parameters....
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Can't get a cronjob to run a script that installs a service which requires root

I need to run, on Ubuntu 18.04, via cron a script, myscript.sh that contains, among other things, installation instruction for another script, pluckeye-linux-0.99.40.installer and I'm running into a ...
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Vmware linux automated install

Does vmware products has a linux automated installing feature? (like windows auto install) Or if not how implement this feature?
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MDT Application Installs within LiteTocuh.vbs but not initial deployment

Ok I am having a weird issue with MDT. I have an application that I am trying to install with a batch file. This application requires a .iss file to be silently installed. Here is what the batch file ...
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How do I figure out what software tool was used to create an "setup.exe"so I can determine what the silent parameters are?

I have a situation where many users can submit "setup.exe" to be deployed on all our user workstations. We use SCCM to perform the setups. We would like to have these setup.exe's execute silently and ...
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Unattend installation not working - "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one"

I can't seem to get an unattended installation to work it fails with: "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files."
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Can Windows domain administrator selectively allow some setup files to be installed (updated) by the users without elevated rights (mass deployment)?

I am producing installation files for my program with InnoSetup - result is an exe installation file that contains the software exe and some additional files. Usually the administartor rights are ...
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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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Freebsd 11 custom installer memstick with packages [closed]

I use freebsd 11 memstick installer image always but need some packages if I install freebsd 11 then I should install some packages ( phpmyadmin, php7, nginx, mysql, nano) and enabled root ssh vb ...
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Automating windows configuration [closed]

This is more a workstation question than server itself, but I believe is best suited in this site: I want to automate Windows 10 Pro workstation configuration settings. I want to be able to automate ...
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Automated Install of PADS (Mentor Graphics) works manually but not in Software Center

I am trying to automate the install of PADS VX.2 or PADS VX.2.2 (made by Mentor Graphics) to be ran with Software Center. It has a proprietary batch tool that I used to make a silent install script, ...
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Error: XFS filesystem is not valid as a default fs type

Ultimate goal: Create an automated installation disk for CentOS, using a kickstart config file stored on an internal website. What I've done: Created a script that downloads an ISO unpacks it ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman-auto with a ssd end a lvm on RAID

I'm trying to preseed an Ubuntu 16.04 on a SuperMicro server which has one 32 GiB SSD and two 1TB disks in RAID1 I configured in BIOS. My goal is to have this partitions: SSD: 2GB /boot 1 or 2GB ...
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What do the 3 numbers mean in manual partitioning of HDD in Ubuntu preseed?

I see in official documentation this: #d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ # boot-root :: \ # 40 50 100 ext3 ...
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How to make custom partitioning of hdd via preseed?

According to official debian manual (https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/apbs04.html.en), i saw: #d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ # boot-root :: ...
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Powercli Build and install VM from ISO

I assume this would be easy. However i cannot get powercli latest to mount a cd with an iso and boot from the ISO to install the OS(windows). $NewVMParams = @{ 'VMHost' = 'MyESX1' 'Name' =...
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getting preseed files onto Ubuntu initrd

I am trying to set up an automated process for installing/re-imaging some Ubuntu boxes (16.04). I am working from Automating the installation using preseeding which has a good description of how to ...
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Automated install using preesed - grub confirmation message issue

I am performing an automated install of a custom ubuntu 14.04 server using a combination of preseed and kickstart methods. Everything is fine except the annoying grub confirmation message as shown ...
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Connect via SSH to SLES12 installation

I am trying to make unattended installation but with SSH connectivity, so I can connect remotely and check installation logs. I know about usessh=1 kernel parameter, but this makes installation wait ...
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Preventing SonicWALL NetExtender from asking about certificates

I'm trying to get SonicWALL NetExtender installed and operational using automated software that lets me upload files to a target computer, and run commands on that computer. So, I upload SonicWALL's ...
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Debian 9 automated install (OpenVZ) hangs on two different dialog screens

After redoing the installation by hand, I have more information, so therefor I am editing my post completely so it's better readable and hopefully someone can provide a workable solution or workaround ...
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Where is my gcloud database

This'll be a settling in problem: I've created a wordpress site using gcloud's installer. I can see my files but not my database. I expected the database to be sitting in https://console.cloud.google....
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How can I deploy a Linux OS on a VM skipping the installation steps?

If I have a virtual machine, how can I install on it an operating system skipping the installation steps? In other words, when I choose an operating system to be installed on the VM, I want to use it ...
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How to remotely install CentOS in a bare metal machine

I am from software development background, and as such not much exposure to admin aspects of the server. I have a particular need. From my server how can I remotely install CentOS in bare-metal ...
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Is it possible to install software remotely on my clients via a application running on my server, having the installs be triggered by HTTP requests?

First, I have to say that I have no experience with servers or infrastructure whatsoever. Here's the situation, basically I have a huge number of client machines that I want to quickly deploy software ...
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automatic deployment of linux VM on VMware ESXi [closed]

I need to deploy lots (around 100) of (almost) identical linux VM on ESXi, as a matter of fact, the biggest difference is the static IP assigned to each one of them. Is it possible to automate this ...
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Automated Windows Server 2012 R2 installation

I got this assignment to automate a the setup of a test lab. The requirements are pretty harsh in my opinion: Everything has to be contained in one Powershell script. The required ISO's have to be ...
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Automate war deployment in VPC's private subnet on tomcat7

I have a VPC with public and private subnets. Public subnet contains my Nating and Bastion instances Private subnet contains my application servers (3 ec2 instances running tomcat7 with my project ...
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Rapid deployment of similar VMs

We're rolling out a new testbed in the office, and need to spin up ~30-40 Linux VMs (mostly RHEL 5/6, some SuSE). Running on VMware ESXi 5.5, we'd like to automate the process. There's a pre-made ...
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How can I propagate IIS settings across multiple servers in AD?

I have an active domain with about 20 machines, each running some applications we have setup. We need to set up IIS on these machines to serve files that some of these applications are outputting. ...
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Unattended install of PostgreSQL 9.5 on Windows, modifying config files

I'd like to perform an unattended installation of PostgreSQL 9.5 on a number of Windows 7 machines, ideally by assigning an MSI via Group Policy. There seems to be no MSI file, but the EnterpriseDB ...
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how to Install java run-time /jre on a custom path using a Batch script?

Im trying to create a bat file to make an unattended installation with sccm. I downloaded jre-7u55-windows-i586.exe from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-...
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"clientless" rdp session to windows 7 professional

I am currently automating the installation of a legacy windows 7 application, that requires a desktop session on the target machine. We are currently setting up automated testing system (using Jenkins)...
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How to automate installation of Windows 10?

Question: Is there a way to pre-configure the installation process of Windows 10, so that the installation will take e.g. a script file and just run through the installation without requiring the user ...
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Office 365 Deployment after Plan Change

We recently switched our plan from "Office 365 Mid-Sized Business" to "Business Premium". I was initially told by MS support that the user would not notice the change, so I agreed to the plan change. ...
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