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Cloned Ubuntu Server - Grub disk no longer present on apt update

I have many cloned Ubuntu Server (Bionic) systems, image was done using Clonezilla. This morning, I did an apt upgrade and those grub packages upgraded: Preparing to unpack .../04-grub-pc_2.02-...
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MDT - Creating new local admin and setting password in one pass?

Is it possible to, as a task sequence via MDT, to give the local Administrator account a password and disable it and then create a new local administrator account and give it password and have Windows ...
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What time do kiosk Chromeboxes reboot?

I have some Chromeboxes displaying signage. In my Chrome kiosk management console, I set them to reboot daily (with the "Reboot period" field). But when? Some documentation (such as https://support....
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Set static TCP port in SQL Server unattended installation

I have an unattended installation of SQL Server 2016 using the .INI answer file. In my answer file, I enable TCP like this: ; Specify 0 to disable or 1 to enable the TCP/IP protocol. TCPENABLED="1" ...
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unattend.xml account created but no admin rights

I have my unattend.xml right here: https://pastebin.com/FBiy3RTK It creates the admin account witj the password that is stated but for some reason it doesnt putt it in the group administr a tors ...
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unattend.xml works in uefi not in bios

hello I have an unattend_uefi.xml file this looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <servicing> <...
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Unattended-Upgrades override Allowed-Origins

I am trying to set the Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins so that it only is allowed for security updates. I would like to do this in a later config in the apt.conf.d leaving the default 50unattended-...
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Possible to set ComputerName in Unattend.xml with script?

I have been told that it is possible to run Powershell directly from the Unattend.xml during an OS install. I am trying to set the ComputerName to (A + "SerialNumber") but not matter how I write the ...
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How do I script an unattended setup for MariaDB's mysql_secure_installation?

I found an answer on this for MySQL, but it doesn't seem to work for MariaDB: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=981801 I'd rather use debconf than the stdin based solutions from https://...
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Windows 10 Unattended Install

For now I have Windows 10 unattended install answer file which works pretty well. I can create two partitions, format both partitions, assign C: and D: letters, move User Profile directory to D:. ...
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Windows unattended.xml install - drive mirroring / software raids

Is it possible to create a mirrored drive (raid 1) via the unattended answers file on Windows Server 2016 ? how? If not, can it be done with powershell? how?
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Unattended.xml DiskConfiguration issue

I've recently setup WDS. I'm trying to use unattended.xml to automate the installation of windows with my custom image. In testing, this seems to work find on virtual machines. When I'm testing on a ...
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Two ubuntu 16.04 server run unattended upgrade, one need restart.

I have two Ubuntu server 16.04. I have enabled unattended upgrade for the two servers and the same configuration. He upgrades one package the same version into the two servers but only one he shows ...
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Which update scheme is better for an unattended Ubuntu server

I'm in a situation where I have to deploy an ubuntu server for a Client (they do not have a Sysadmin), and it will serve as an HTTP API backend for an app. The catch is that after the deployment they ...
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Using FirstLogonCommands in an Unattend.xml file

I apologize ahead of time for what is probably a stupid question, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out from the Microsoft Documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/...
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DPI settings never survive Sysprep Windows 10

I need to set 200% scaling for our Win 10 customers on 5k 27" but every way i've tried to do it has reset to 100% after sysprep to OOBE causing them to have tiny text on first boot. I've tried: copy ...
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Not able to execute remote poweshell script in windows server 2016 unattended installation

I am trying to create unattended.xml file for windows server 2016 unattended installation where in after installing windows it should execute one powershell script located on remote samba share. I am ...
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Does PXELinux Server can perform an Unattended Windows Installation? [closed]

Is a PXELinux Server able to perform an Unattended Windows Installation? If it does, how to config a Windows Installation "kickstart" file? I had deployed a PXELinux server automating Linux Distro ...
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Secure WDS Unattended Access / Unattended.xml

Windows Server 2012 - WDS installed and configured to deploy Windows Server 2012 on several Clients. We will depoly several Windows Server 2012 Clients, each of the Clients should NOT know the ...
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Windows (Server 2012) Unattended Problems (Partitioning, Language, EULA)

Windows Server 2012 - WDS installed and configured to deploy Windows Server 2012 on several clients. Two problems are occuring during / after installation of Windows 2012 via WDS: If the Server had ...
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Windows - multiple concurrent unattended installations

Distribution Server and Software: Debian 8 TFTP Server SAMBA Server DHCP Server Right now we use following way for windows (2012) distribution to our servers: installation task inkomming edit dhcp ...
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Accept License terms with sysprep and unattend.xml Windows Server 2016

I am trying to create a Windows Server 2016 Datacentre template for cloud deployment using sysprep and unattend.xml. After syspreping, on first logon I am still getting License terms screen where I ...
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WDS Unattend file for multiple wims based on motherboard models

I was wondering if it was possible to set up an unattend file to check the motherboard model and select the appropriate image. We have several images based on each type of computer we have. We did ...
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How to do an unattended / silent CPAN install / setup

Is there a simple, backward-compatible way to install a Perl module silently using CPAN? PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT doesn't work for older versions that don't detect a default continent; CPAN will just loop ...
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Run PowerShell-Script from Server in unattend.xml

Currently we are Deploying our Windows 10 Machines with Windows Deployment Services(WDS) with a unattend.xml file for basic settings. From time to time there are machines which won't activate windows ...
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How do I set a custom default accent color during deployment of Windows 10?

When deploying Windows 10, I am able to set a partial custom theme using the settings in unattend.xml as follows: <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-...
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Non-interactive (silent) install of MySQL 5.7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

MySQL 5.7 (5.6+ actually) changed how mysql_secure_installation works. This made it hard to find a working, silent, scripted install for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How would you install MySQL securely in a ...
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Unattended Windows server 2012R2 with WSUS updates and Local Group Policies

I am working on a project on automating windows (2012 STD, R2 and 2008R2) Image creation for which I am creating the Autouattend file for 2012 R2 using WSIM. I have created almost everything except ...
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Ubuntu unattended upgrades not working on Ubuntu 14.04.4

I have enabled unattended upgrades in an Ubuntu 14.04 server, and it seems to be running, but it does not update the packages that can be updated. For example right now I get 46 packages can be ...
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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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Using Debian's unattended-upgrades package

I'm trying to have all official packages from Debian be upgraded on a Wheezy box - I've set the following: "o=Debian,a=oldstable"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-updates"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-backports"; ...
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Unattended upgrades not running under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a bunch of servers running Ubuntu 14.04. They all have the unattended-upgrades package installed. I've created a file called: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/local-50-unattended And I've added the file ...
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Run logon command as administrator Windows 10

I've looked around and couldn't find a answer to this exact question. I am working on building a Windows 10 image to push to a bunch of computers using Clonezilla and I am trying to get the unattend ...
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How to remotely detect windows has completed patch configuration after reboot

We're planning to automate the creation of VMs for our build infrastructure so that we can: Scale the build resources based on demand, e.g. by adding more build agents when required and removing them ...
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Unattended installation of MS SQL Server (2008|2012) EXPRESS?

My goal is to install MS SQL Server 2012 R2 Express. I've downloaded SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe and used /ACTION=Install /UIMODE=Normal to generate and modify a configuration file. No matter how I fiddle ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Unattend Headaches

I've used WinSIM from ADK 8.1 and 10, as well as http://windowsafg.no-ip.org/server2012r2.html to make an autounattend.xml answer file. The default product key works fine via a regular, interactive ...
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Unattended Upgrades not running

I have installed the Unattended Upgrades package and have an apt cron in /etc/cron.daily/aptbut it's not running automatically. There's nothing in /var/log/unattended-upgrades/ and there are pending ...
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Need to run a custom command during Windows 7 Setup between Phase 3 and 5

How can I run a cmd script during windows setup somewhere between the beginning of phase 3 and the beginning of phase 5? I need to copy hardware dependent files from the USB drive to the C: drive ...
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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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Automatically build kernel modules after unattended upgrades in ubuntu

For automatic upgrades I has installed unattended-upgrades package and configured it. After each unattend kernel upgrade I must run following commands to recompile iscsi kernel modules: apt-get ...
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Is it possible to configure pip, gem, cabal, pear, npm to do unattended upgrades like apt? [closed]

The world of package managers is a wonderful one. If one package isn't available in your Linux distributions package manager chances are that it's available in any of the language specific package ...
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Automatically download, but do not install, upgrades

Running debian stable, I know I can use unattended-upgrades to automatically download and install upgrades. However, running debian unstable, I would be extremely reluctant to automatically install ...
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windows unattended: windows could not prepare the partition selected for installation

I'm trying to create an unattended windows 7 setup DVD. I'm using WSIM to make the XML. I have the felowing issues: PE ask me for language, even if it's set in the answer file PE ask for to select a ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client PXE Boot ends in BSOD: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message "...
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Windows Server 2012 unattended upgrade

I am new to using windows server software and at the moment we are using windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. We want to upgrade to server 2012. How can we perform a unattended upgrade on the windows ...
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Unattend.xml user name

I'm using an Unatend.xml on my WDS and I have a problem with the username. This is my Unattend: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"&...
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Windows 7 unattended deployment - prompt for password, and use it to autologin

I have used System Image Manager to create an unattended XML answer file, which I have written to a Windows 7 DVD. This contains almost all system configuration, but deliberately does not include ...
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Unattended installation with preseed — give a custom device to partman-auto

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). On the ML110 and ML310, the hard drive ...
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What are the attributes required by the `<component>` element in Windows unattend.xml files?

The <component> element in an unattend.xml file -- used to provide information required by fully automated Windows installs -- is generally presented with a number of attributes, for example: &...
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Unattended installation of Windows Server 2012 on KVM

I am trying to perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2012 into a KVM virtual machine, using virt-install. The installer is complaining, "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting ...