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SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

Q: SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

Hello,

We're deploying Windows 8.1 to our public computing labs right now. This is the first time we're doing mass deployments with SCCM and we've run into the dreaded sysprep error just after applying the image. I think we've
narrowed this down to drivers but can't seem to figure it out. As an example, *almost none* of our hundreds of Optiplex 9010s will accept the image, yet hundreds of other models (Optiplex 7010, Optiplex 9020) accept the same image without issue.

I saw plenty of other posts about this error but I don't think this could be an unattend file or sysprep issue. Why would it work on some machines but not others?

Has anyone experienced a similar issue?

Thanks in advance!!

Error:
Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].

Log Files:
Will post separately.

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Preferred Solution: SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

For those with a similar issue -

This turned out to be a driver problem for us, as suspected. In speaking with Premier Support, we dug through the CBS.log on a failed machine and confirmed it. In CBS, we traced the setup process to where drivers get installed and found a couple failures
(network, audio, etc.). Setup failed immediately after that process.

We were under the impression that our device drivers were current in SCCM, however they were not. In SCCM, we were ignoring driver import errors while using the Dell Command Deploy Utility for CABs. The errors were a result of the 2008 site server's inability
to recognize the newer Windows 8.1 drivers. We applied KB 2837108 and KB 2921916 to the site server and re-imported drivers. The sysprep error went away after this.

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I setup an ACER VM6620G (Win7x86) how I wanted, including disabling the administrator account and creating an administrator user "PVA"
Navigated to \\wds\DeploymentShare$\Scripts and ran the litetouch script. Chose my "Sysprep and Capture" task. 
Everything went off without a hitch until I restarted the technician pc. 
I got the dreaded
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist"
I tried to deploy the captured image to the same computer and got the same error
I've scoured the internet for solutions (Shift+10 opens command prompt. Good to know!) with no luck.
I've saved the unattend.xml and looked for errors- going as far as to install an x86 Win7 virtual machine to validate the unattend.xml file in WISM


Other information that might be useful:
   I never used WISM to create an unattend.xml nor did I attach one to the image. 
   I didn't try to copy user profiles/settings/migrate etc
   I imported the captured image to WDT. Created a standard task and added 2 nodes 
     -Inject Drivers
     -Install Application

As a side, I've got another image that I've already injected the drivers/installed the application as a test. Everything went smoothly.


+-----------------+
 | Unattend.xml: 
&#... Read more

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Currently trying to take an image of our new Lenovo Tiny Form Factors (M900) running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. After sysprep I am hit with this error message up on rebooting.

"Windows could not parse or process the unattend file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]."
 I'm somewhat of a noob, but have done this before and have no issues. Ive searched everywhere and cant seem to find a fix, any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Here's The answer file I'm currently using.

Thanks in advance.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35&... Read more

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I'm getting the following error when trying to run sysprep on a Windows 7 x86 machine.
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobesystem]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for
component [Microsoft - Windows - Shell -Setup]".
What I found in the C:\Windows\Panther\Set
2010-12-16 15:34:57, Info                  SYSPRP SPPNP: The device Root\LEGACY_MPIO\0000 is using the service mpio.
2010-12-16 15:34:57, Warning               SYSPRP SPPNP: Error 0xE000020B occurred while adding device Root\LEGACY_MPIO\0000 to the device info set.

A:Windows 7 x86 Sysprep error Windows Could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\Unattend.xml] for pass [oobesystem]......

I fixed mine. 
Under 7 oobe System>X86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral I was using Auto Logon. I had the logonCount populated and Username populated but I didn't have "TRUE" in Enabled.
 
Now my sysprep is working.

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Hi there,
I have a WDS server setup with images but I am having trouble with the unattend answer file bit. I always get an error after deploying in image during setup that it had trouble during the Speicalize phase. I believe it has something to do with the product
key most likely. I am wanting to skip product key entirely and leave it blank as the computers I'm deploying are all Lenovo business computers with the on board chip for activation.



The exact error I get is
"Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]"

I am able to get the computer up and running by going into REGEDIT, Childcompletion key and changing the value of "Setup" from 1 to 3 but I am wondering how I can prevent this entirely.


Thanks!
Here is the answer file I'm using...


</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<InputLocale>1033:00000409</InputLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US&... Read more

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My manufacturer gave me images and scripts that deploy image in notebook. I installed Win10 in it but it got an error during setup. I found out that it caused by Unattend.xml file. Some said that it solved the problem by removing the component line but i'm unsure if it is safe to remove this line

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<ComputerName>DENVER NBW-1004</ComputerName>
<OEMName>EnergySistem</OEMName>
</component>


Full Unattend.xml file.
[XML] urn:schemas-microsoft-c - Pastebin.com

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HI everyone I need assistance. Every time I try and image a new machine on my network I get this error...
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobeSystem]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist." 
Ive checked and checked and there is no unattend.xml answer file in that location. What ive done is setup Windows 7 and installed all my applications in audit mode (Ctrl+Shift+F3). After im done I run sysprep with generalize, oobe and shutdown options.
It goes through just fine. I then boot to PXE to capture the image. All is fine with that as well. On my WDS server on the Client tab I have my xml I created with WSIM. Keep in mind this has worked in the past now all of a sudden its not. Everything installs
fine, im able to boot from PXE and select the image I created during capture. All is well. Obviously my answer file works up until it gets to the point where it says its setting up...It reboots a couple of times and BAM thats where I get the error. Here is
my xml file for reference...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35&qu... Read more

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Here is my Xml file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm=http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/Sta>
            <ImageInstall>
                <OSImage>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    <InstallTo>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                    </Install... Read more

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windows 7 pro in a domain environment:
I am working in a school environment in a domain network. I am trying to re-image a computer that has already been imaged before using the same unattend.xml. The error I am getting when I launch the cmd: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xmlis...windows
could not parse or process the unattend answer file (unattend.xml). The answer file contains one or more settings elements that have already been processed.

One thing I should mention. The computer that I am trying to re-image has been updated to windows 7 service pack 1 and all susequent service packs.

Thank you in advance,

Andrew

A:windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file

Download and install WAIK, then edit the answer file within it. It can help you to find the mistakes.

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5753
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi there.

I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate on a Sony Vaio AR41s via a DVD that I burned (slowest speed, was very careful about that) but upon starting the installation I get the error message:

Windows cannot parse the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting

After closing this dialog box the laptop reboots and starts the process from scratch.

The Vaio has nothing on it as far as I'm aware (No OS found etc...) so I'm pretty sure this is as clean a install as I could do.

Here's the specs of the AR41s:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2 GHz
Cache Memory - 4 MB - L2 Cache
RAM - DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300 ( 2 x 1 GB )
HDD - 2x 160 GB - Serial ATA-150 @ 5400 rpm
Optical Storage - BD-RE
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 256 MB
OS - N/A

Running the 2x160GB HDDs in RAID 0 configuration. I tried de-RAID'ing the HDDs to see if that was the problem but I get the same result.

I've done some research on the internet and there's a lot of talk about xml files and whatnot but I can't see how I'm going to access anything given that there's nothing on the machine.

This is my first time trying to install a new OS on a machine so right now I'm a little lost.

If there's any other information that I should have given then do please mention it and I will edit my post accordingly.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

A:Windows cannot parse the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration>...

Hello farouche, welcome to Seven Forums!
Where did you get the Windows 7 ISO file you burned to DVD? This sounds like the real issue.

Leave the RAID broken, Windows 7 has issues with RAID anyway.

Check the PC BIOS to make sure it is set to ACHI and not RAID or IDE mode.

Then do a complete wipe secure erase to the entire single Hard Disk Drive (non RAID) and then create a 100GB partition to do the install to and start the clean install, have a thorough look through the information in these tutorials linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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It's been a long time since I've worked on corp OS deployment so I'm not very experienced with Win7 and unattend/answer file operation. The goal I'm trying to get to is to customize several parts of an OS image (Win 7 Enterprise) for use in WDS by desktop
techs:

Create a local admin user accountapply a custom themeBypass the Windows Welcome screen
I'm using Windows SIM 6.1.7600.16385, opened the wim image and created an answer file with settings for PC name, locale, co name, reg user, etc- ideally everything the OS needs to boot into windows setup and complete without user intervention and without
launching windows welcome.
The answer file is named autounattend.xml and is copied to C:\windows\system32\sysprep on the target PC. I run sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:c:\windows\system32\sysprep\autounattend.xml .
Sysprep runs and displays messages saying it's processing generalize and perhaps one other section and then shuts the PC down. I then use WDS to capture the sysprep'd PC.
I boot a PC to WDS->WinPE and then pull down the image copied up earlier of the sysprep'd PC.
When Windows starts, it goes to the welcome screen. Further inspection reveals that nothing in the unattend file seems to have been applied to the PC. No user account created, no theme etc. The autounattend.xml file is still in the sysprep directory but
the sysprep\panther directory does not have a copy of it (I think it should?).

What am I doing wrong? I beleive this autouna... Read more

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Hi all, I've been working on a new x64 image in what is predominantly an x86 client environment. So, MDT (2010) is what we're using to deploy - and it all seemed to go very well after imaging a bunch of laptops with a .wim file with which I integrated
SP1 manually (using DISM). I then went to integrate all the latest updates in the same way, but sadly this didn't work as there was an update of some description which seemed to break it (I excluded a couple of updates known to cause issues).

So, I decided to work on capturing a wim from a VM after I applied all the updates. Something that seemed to go pretty seamlessly, but sadly when I copy the wim over, then run the deployment, I get a failure on the 'specialize' pass. There are several points
at which the BDD log states it cannot find the product key, but then we use KMS so I'm assuming this isn't needed. That being said, there is a key in the unattend.xml, so I've become a little confused by this..
Here's the specialize portion of the unattend.xml:

<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<Identification>
<Credentials>
<Username>[email protected]</Username>
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Hello,

I am having a hard time with the sysprep specialize pass.  The error file I am getting from the setupact out of panther is:
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Error [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Unattend action failed with exit code 4
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : ProcessActionQueue finish (hr = 0x1f2000)
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Error [setup.exe] Execution of unattend GCs failed; hr = 0x0; pResults->hrResult =0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flushing registry to disk...
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flush took 967 ms.
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Warning IBS Callback_Unattend_InitiatePass: Runtime error occurred while applying unattend answer file; hrResult = 0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendErrorFromResults: Hit an unattend error; dumping any info we have about the failure...
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: ------Unattend setting error / warning------
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Error code = 0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Pass = specialize
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Component name = [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: ---------------------... Read more

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Hello - 
In the past we applied copyprofile to our answerfiles used at the sysprep stage before we captured images and deployed them using WDS. 
We are now trying to sys prep and capture the image without this answer file -- but then apply the answer file with copyprofile set to true in the specialize pass to the captured image in WDS (checking "allow image to install in unattended mode"
in the install image properties and setting the file)
We had tested this successfully before but now we are failing on the specialize pass. Setuperr.log seems to show the copy profile failing. 
When does copy profile need to be applied? Must it be applied via an answer file at the sysprep stage in order to work properly? Or can an answer file with copyprofile set to true be applied to the captured install image in WDS?

Thank you - 

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Hi, I had a couple of questions regarding Windows 7 Deployment. Not sure if this is the right subforum to post to, but it seemed the best fit.

One: I tried using sysprep with an answer file to configure a different product key by adding the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component to the Specialize pass and configuring ProductKey setting (I should mention that this was the only setting I configured). When rebooting to the image after sysprep (for testing), it errors out and the image is useless. I'm wondering if I am configuring the wrong setting, leaving blank settings that need to be configured, or if maybe I am adding it to the wrong pass. From what I understand the specialize pass is the first pass to run at startup after running /generalize.

Two: I tried running sysprep again (after re-installing to my test partition of course) without the answer file and everything worked fine. However, I was under the impression that without configuring the PersistAllDeviceInstalls setting in an answer file, all the device drivers would be uninstalled. Yet when I logged on, to my surprise, all my drivers remained. This is a good thing in my opinion, but I want to make absolutely sure that it wasn't a fluke and that device drivers are not typically uninstalled when running /generalize.

If anybody can help me out with this I would very much appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Deployment: sysprep and answer files

Do not currently have any answers to your questions, but may want to review: Deploying Windows 7 - Part 1: Windows AIK 2.0 Enhancements

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I am getting this error when I am install Windows 7:
Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 - error code 0x80004005 during a new install of Windows 7. I have tried both Home Premium x64 and Enterprise x64. Both falling into the same error:


I've removed all partition using gparted, and created a single primary partition, but I keep getting that error.


Here is what happens:
PC boots from it, then goes to this screen:
install_step4.jpg (image)


After that, it just starts copying files:
install_step10.jpg (image)


Which means it COMPLETELY skilled these steps:
install_step5.jpg (image)
install_step7.jpg (image)
install_step8.jpg (image)
install_step9.jpg (image)
Which means I can't select which disk or partition I want Windows 7 on.
After about 5 seconds, the error pops up:
Windows coupld not apply the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting


Before I removed all partitions, I got this message during installation:
Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 - error code 0x80004005
I then reboot back onto gparted, and find that the installation has copied 100mb onto the single partition.
I've tried everything... I just tested installed XP, and that installed fine.
I've tried googling, but nothing has helped me thus far.

Can anybody help me?


Thanks!

A:Windows could not apply the unattend answer file's

Welcome to Seven Forums.

What is the installation media?
Download ISO, burn to DVD?
MS DVD?
USB key?

Upgrade or Full Retail version?

Are you choosing Upgrade or Custom when the install starts?

Did you mark the partition as Active?

You can try, delete the partition and install to the unallocated space.

Let us know how it's going.

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Hello,

I am currently studying to take the 70-680 in a week's time and am trying to build an answer file. Having done so and included in in the root directory of my Windows 7 USB installation disk, i get the following error: Windows cannot parse the answer file's <diskconfiguration> setting.

Here is what my answer file looks like:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SetupUILanguage>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
<UILanguage>en-uk</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>en-uk</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-uk</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-uk</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>en-uk</UserLocale>
</component>
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A:Windows cannot parse the answer file's <diskconfiguration> setting

  
Quote: Originally Posted by vlakarmis


<DiskConfiguration>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<CreatePartitions>
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Order>1</Order>
<Size>15000</Size>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
<ModifyPartitions>
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Active>true</Active>
<Extend>false</Extend>
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>OS_install</Label>
<Letter>C</Letter>
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
<TypeID></TypeID>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
</Disk>
</Dis... Read more

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I have been trying to transition over to using WDS for my main method of Windows 7 image deployment in our Server 2008 R2 domain environment. I am having trouble with getting the answer file to work properly. I have read through multiple threads, posts, and guides including the guide on this site

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

and I have been making progress. As of now I have two answer files, as described in this guide:

Deploying Windows 7 Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS): Step-by-Step ? Part II | Augusto Alvarez

One is used to tell WinPE which image to install, and the other is used to answer the questions after the image push is complete. My answer files are as follows:

The answer file configured in the 'client' tab of the WDS server


Code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SetupUILanguage>
<UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLoca... Read more

A:WDS Unattend.xml answer file help needed

Hi Commdude, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You need to add the Computer Name to Specialize pass as shown in the screenshot below:
This must of course be in the answer file used for installing the selected image, in other words the latter of your two answer files.

Kari

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Hi, I'm using DISM to create a custom image, we use a vlk licence key to install but this isn't being accepted on the answer file. Its definatly a valid key and being entered correctly). I'm just getting the error 'The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key' Is there anything i can do to get around this?

A:The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

No? :-(

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I am responsible for building, updating, converting, building a sysprepped Windows 7 Pro master and deploy it on my company's computers. The final result is a build that includes full recovery capability, as most of these computers are used outside the office, some in remote locations.

To achieve this, i have a "master" VHD that was built with a genuine iso dowloaded from the Microsoft VLSC, and is regularly updated with Windows and specific software updates. I copy this VHD somewhere else, and Sysprep/shutdown the copy. This copy is mounted and captured to WIM
using DISM, and added drivers for all the many different Lenovo computer models and machine types we have out there, both Desktops and Laptops.

Having a "Master" WIM, and for the sake of keeping the Unattend.xml file as simple as possible, i use my own script to deploy the WIM to a Hard Drive with this configuration: System reserved+WinRE-Recovery-Windows7. The Recovery partition being before the Windows partition is due to the fact that this will be deployed to hard drives of sizes ranging from 80GB to 1TB+. This deployment is then imaged with other Imaging software, for quick deployment (things can get pretty hectic and i need to shave off as much time as possible). Before sending the computers to the field, they are booted, updated with any missing drivers/model specific OEM software and other specific licensed Software, last minute updates, specific user configuration, a... Read more

A:The Unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

For future reference: Windows 7 | Deploy, Download, Forums, Help, Events, XP | TechNet

The only interesting thing I found was a reference to disabling the floppy drive.
The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sunyata Group


Once you have verified that the product key is valid ("genuine product" | "full product" | "upgrade product") for the type of installation that you are doing . . . Then try this:

Start the installation/set-up process again, and wait for the error message to appear.

Locate the "Settings" menu in the installation menu bar.

Under the "Settings" window -> Select "Removable Devices" --> Double-click the "Floppy" icon => Turn off "Enable Floppy Drive".

Now hit the "OK" button in the error message box. If that does not work straight away, Restart the installation process.

This should work on a number of products.

Good luck!

Edited by Sunyata Group Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:40 PM


That might be one of the silly things you're looking for. Other than that I won't be much help - you seem to have a firm grasp on the process, more so than I have.

There are some members who know this stuff fairly well - hang in for their input.

Good luck,

Bill
.

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Hallo zusammen,
Ich versuche seit einiger Zeit einen WDS aufzusetzen um ein Image auf mehrere Rechner verteilen zu können. Allerdings bekomme ich spätestens nach dem Setup der Clients folgende Fehlermeldung: (Da wo der Rechner zum ersten mal von der eigenen Festplatte Booted
und dann auch die Treiber installiert werden)
Die Antwortdatei für die unbeaufsichtigte Installation für Durchgang [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden. Die in der Antwortdatei angegebenen Einstellungen können nicht angewendet werden. Der Fehler wurde beim Verarbeiten von Einstellungen
für Die Komponente [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup] erkannt.
Mit Shift+F10 habe ich die Log Dateien die unter C:\Windows\Panther lagen auf den Server kopiert.

Hier der ausschnitt der setupact.log:
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found unattend file at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml]; examining for applicability.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found usable unattend file for pass [specialize] at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml].
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info IBS Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:Using unattend file found at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml].
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] ValidateSMIPass: serialized settings stream; status 0x00000000
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Validate... Read more

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I have create a Windows 7 Home Premium master image using a the official Microsoft Authorized refurbisher installation disc. I am trying to create the answer file that will contain the product key so that the end user will not have to manually enter it during
the OOBE welcome.  Using the Windows System Image Manager I created a new answer file from scratch. I've tried three configurations of the answer file:
1st attempt. Adding Microsoft-Windows-Setup\UserData\ProductKey  and entering the product key there and setting WillShowUI to 'never'
2nd attempt. Adding Microsoft-Windows-Shell_Setup\ and entering the product key into the 'product key' field
3rd attempt. I had both options 1 & 2 added in the same answer file
Regardless, everything it boots to OOBE I am still prompted for the product key
I've move the Sysrep folder to C:\sysrep and place the unattend.xml file into this folder.
I'm am running sysrep with from the command prompt with this:
C:\sysprep\sysprep /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\sysprep\unattend.xml

Any idea as to why it is still prompting for the product key and or how I can get this to work?

Thanks





<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="specialize">
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A:Product Key Prompt - Unattended Install - Key supplied unattend.xml answer file

The Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\ProductKey setting should be the one you need.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715815(v=WS.10).aspx
Does the product key match the installed edition of Windows? (HomePremium)
Does it work if you add /generalize to the sysprep command? (C:\sysprep\sysprep /oobe /shutdown
/generalize /unattend:C:\sysprep\unattend.xml)  This would force the specialize pass to run again and consume the new setting.

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I have been reading a lot about imaging lately and I am starting to get it down. Somewhere in my searches I thought I read something about a program that will pull your system configuration and settings for you and create a sysprep answer file from it. I have read so much in the last few days that I am having a hard time finding it again.

Has anyone heard of what I am talking about? I can create it the old fashion way, but I thought that if the program worked it might save me from missing anything.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer

A:Sysprep answer file

As far as I know there are no tools that can simply extract information about an existing Windows setup and automatically create an answer file based on extracted information.

Microsoft has an excellent tool for creating answer files from scratch called Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM). It is part of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7, and part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.

More about Sysprep, Windows SIM and how to use them: System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

These Seven Forums tutorials could also help you in understanding answer files and how they are used in various scenarios:User Profile - Customize During Installation
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
Kari

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Hello All,
 
 
got an issue hoping to find some help. I am attempting to deploy a VPN connection during a task sequence SCCM OSD deployment. I can get it to drop the PBK file in to the app data folder in either user or programdata however I need it to come up as shared and accessible at log in thus enabling off site log in to the domain using the VPN for first log in. We are using Windows 7 64 bit and SCCM 2012 r2.  After copy the VPN does exist and is listed in rasphone however doesn't appear in network connections..  If there is a script I can use to create the connection that would be fine I am just not sure how to do that being I need it to be shared/available at log in.
 
I am also in need of a script that will set a computer name using WMI identifying number/serial number.  I am not running MDT in conjunction with SCCM.  So gather is not an option OSDcomputername doesn't seem to work.  Currently I have this but it errors out (shown in bold)
 
Set objWMISvc = GetObject( "winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2" )
Set colItems = objWMISvc.ExecQuery( "Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure", , 48 )
 For Each objItem in colItems
 strSerialNumber = objItem.SerialNumber
 Next
strMachineName = strSerialNumber
Set oTSEnv = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment")
oTSEnv("OSDComputerName") = UCase(strMachineName)

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Hi.
I know how to make oobe Windows Setup using answer file and automatically join to domain with specific OU.

The challenge now is how to have a single answer file but need to apply it to many PCs with different PC name and OU?
The requirements are:
1. PC name is base on Serial Number of the PC.
2. Selection list of department where each department has its own OU.
What is the best solution to achieve this?
Thank you. 

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Hi All, I would suggest you read my old post here first:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9be1effb-d44f-4987-872c-c1a2fe23aba3/autounattendxml-not-working?forum=w7itproinstall

Anyhow, where I work we have a single DR PC what has our basic company software/programs on and is imaged, and then deployed out to a large multiple of identical PC's at our disaster recovery facility in the event when needed. Our DR facility is connected
to our AD domain.
The DR PC's we use are HP EliteDesk 800G2 Desktop Mini's and have Windows 7 Pro x64 on them.  Now capturing and restoring the image is not an issue and is is done via PXE booting using Symantic Ghost.

I have two major issues that need to be resolved very soon as we have a DR test coming up in a couple of months where we push the image out to a large number of identical PC's and test everything down in DR.

Issue 1: When ever sysprep is run with the "/generalize" option, windows fails to boot/reboot. Just get
a black screen in a continuous re-booting loop. Not even any error message, absolutely nada is shown! 
Maybe it's got something to do with he ultra modern hardware/chipset/platform of the HP EliteDesk G2; all USB port are USB3 and the boot drive is a NVMe SSD.
To resolve this issue, I have to restore the image to the DR PC via PXE.
And Yes I have the following in my Autounattend.xml file under the
generalize pass. 
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep... Read more

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Hi All!  I hope you are able to provide some input on my Windows 7 deployment issues on these NVMe-equipped desktops.  I have read the forums and have: 1.  installed the MS NVMe hotfixes on my fully patched Windows 7 image and recaptured it using MDT 6.3.8443. 2.  added m710q network drivers to my x64 boot image3.  use the latest SCCM driver package for the m710q The task sequence works on my VM (domain-joined with apps installed/network files copied) but when I deploy to an actual machine, I get a 0x80070002 error and when I reboot manually, stuck at the "support" login account window I created with the mouse and keyboard not functioning.  I boot off a WinPE bootdisk to get access to the logs (SMSTS.log among them) and I do not see any errors and in fact see that driver installation, windows apply, network apply, completed succesfully.  But I can tell these are false positives as I see it is not joined to the domain and folders copied from the network to the C:\temp folders are not present. I am currently trying a task sequence variable SMSTSMPListRequestTimeout to 300000 as I read that NVMe may be too fast for the tasksequence.  If this does not work, my next steps is to use the install m710q network drivers on the image itself but I would like to avoid that if I could.  Any ideas? Thanks!

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Hi - has anyone managed to build a successful SCCM task sequence for the V110 series which installs the Lan driver? I had to imbed the lan driver into the WinPE image so that it can deploy via LAN, but  No Lan driver installed after successful imaging - even though its in sequence. No logs found in the normal place!Can't go to Windows 10 yet - just need to fix this, everything else has worked OK. Any help greatfully received.Tim

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Hi,
During my Windows 7 MDT deployments, I have unattend.xml run a first login command that adds extra input languages to Windows from a local XML file. The command is:
control.exe intl.cpl,, /f:"C:\Scripts\lang.xml"
This works when run interactively, but doing so in the oobesystem pass of the unattend.xml copies them over to the default user profile. In the original version of MDT 2013, this wasn't an issue. It worked fine. Now, I'm using MDT 2013 Update 2, and it doesn't
work. The unattend.xml file validates fine and does not produce any errors. The lang.xml file is in the specified directory, but that directory is hidden. I don't think that is the issue because the command works when run interactively. 
Setupact.log does not show any errors around the step the command is run. It just doesn't happen.

What else could I be missing?
Thanks

Jason

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Getting the message after Sysprep stating "Sysprep Fails After Deployment With: Windows could not finish configuring the system...."

This is a new out-of-box Lenovo T530 laptop, it came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Pro.

I pulled laptop from box and inserted our Windows 7 Pro SP 1 disk and installed our copy. I then configured all settings and applications under "audit mode", created an "Unattend.xml" file using the WSIM, and copied that file into the Sysprep folder and ran "Sysprep /shutdown /oobe /generalize /unattend:unattend.xml"

The error message appears after I image drive using Ghost GSS 11.5.1.2266. (I'm assuming the error would appear after boot-up regardless of imaging the machine)

I have read numerous articles regarding this error and have also disabled the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" as suggested by many. I'm also assuming that the "Hotfix" for this issue does not apply since I am installing SP1.

I am able to boot into the machine after attempting to boot into "safe mode" first (as suggested by many users), however once in, it looks as if the XML file is completely ignored.
Could it be related to the SSD drive in these laptops?

A:Sysprep Fails After Deployment With: Windows could not finish configur

So I decided to completely reinstall Win 7 Pro, add drivers needed and Sysprep using the same Unattend.xml file I created, it now comes back with an error after sysprep stating it doesn't like the "amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup__neutral" pass under "specialize".

It then states it has to reboot and when it does it comes back with an error about "unexpected error" and "windows installation cannot proceed" and to "restart the installation"??

I did manage to Shift+F10 into a command prompt and copy the "setupact.log" and the "setuperr.log" from the "C:\Windows\Panther" folder, it seems to complain about a product key which is not listed in the xml file, so not sure whats up with that.


Code:
2012-11-08 00:39:16, Error [Shell Unattend] ProductKey: '' installation failed (0x80070057)
2012-11-08 00:40:18, Error [windeploy.exe] Setup.exe failed, returning exit code [0x1f]
2012-11-08 00:40:18, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x80004005
2012-11-08 01:10:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Setup.exe failed, returning exit code [0x1f]
2012-11-08 01:10:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x80004005
2012-... Read more

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Hi,
I am having all sorts of trouble imaging a new Dell 5570 laptop with custom Windows 7 SP1 Ent. through SCCM.I have tried Dell support and their assistance so far hasn't been satisfactory unfortunately.

First: I had issues booting the laptop with my boot image, SSD was not recognized. I had to import Samsung NVMe drivers into boot image for the SSD to be recognized and to kick start task sequence.
Now: The task sequence doesn't go through. Immediately after 'Set up Windows and ConfigMgr', the laptop reboots and crashes with the error '0x0000007B'.

I have already tried below with not much success.

Dell Diagnosis says no faults detectedSATA Operation set to AHCI, RAID on in BIOSBoot sequence set to Legacy, UEFIWith and Without 5570 drivers after applying O.SWith and Without KMDF, UMDFDifferent WIM files-one recently updated with most hotfixes, one updated last year, one close to vanilla Windows 7 SP1 Ent.
Any help here is much appreciated please as I have around 20 laptops already procured from Dell and waiting to be imaged before deploying.

Thanks,
Madhusudan

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I am trying to add skiprearm to my unattend.xml, and even though it's in there, I keep getting the error, here's my generalize section, can someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong here?

 
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
<DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>true</DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
</settings>

We're trying to go in once every 60 days for updates, rebuilding the whole image is silly just to keep up with windows updates, thanks in advance. 

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MDT 6.3.8298.1000 , ADK 10,
Hi,
   I have download windows 7 x64 enterprise iso from VL and capture wim file, imported to deploy it. when I try to open unattend.xml file to customized it, I am getting error message





when I click on log file:
6:58 PM : This application requires version 10.0.10240.16384 of the Windows ADK.
Install this version to correct the problem
6:58 PM :
6:58 PM : Error opening D:\MDTProduction\Control\W7PRD1124\Unattend.xml.
6:58 PM :
6:58 PM : System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'D:\MDTProduction\Control\W7PRD1124\Unattend.xml'.
File name: 'D:\MDTProduction\Control\W7PRD1124\Unattend.xml'
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy,
Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize)
   at System.Xml.XmlUrlResolver.GetEntity(Uri absoluteUri, String role, Type ofObjectToReturn)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextRe... Read more

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 Hello,
I have spent two days Googling but I just cannot figure it out.  I have created the XML file below with a computer name of TEMP.  However, the setup wizard keeps prompting for computer name with pre-entered value of "PC".  How do
I get rid of this prompt?  I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 BIT.  Thanks so much.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <SetupUILanguage>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
            </SetupUILanguage>
            <InputLocale>1033:00000409</InputLocale>
            <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
            <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
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Hi Everyone,

We are trying to create a Windows 8.1 image and have been having a little trouble with the language settings after running sysprep.exe with an unattend.xml file. Everything is working how we want it to work except the language settings after oobe has run etc.

The sysprep command we run is: sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xml

Before running sysprep we are setting the language settings to have English (Australia) as the preferred langauge with the Date, time and number formatting.

After sysprep / oobe etc has been run it is changing it to English (US) as the preferred language with the Date, time and number formatting.

We have tried numerous different things with our Unattend.xml file without success. The following code is the latest file we are using, would very much appreciate any help/advice to solve this issue!


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SkipRearm>0</SkipRearm>
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A:Sysprep with Unattend.xml, not setting correct language

I think my problem is solved!

It seems that it is only when I login with the local user account that I used to setup the image (the one that gets copied to default user) that has the incorrect language settings. If I login with a new user account it has the correct settings.

I'm wondering if this has something to do with running 'Sysprep.exe' using that user account and whether that changes the language settings for that account? If anyone could explain why this might be I would be very interested!

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Hi all!

I've encountered a little problem. I have multiple sites in several country where needed to deploy win10 with different language and keyboard settings.

Everything else is fine, all other countries are OK but czech and poland.. I need to apply keyboard setting so that cs-CZ (pl-pl) is default, en-US secondary.

I've configured unattend.xml file so that inputlocale is cs-CZ; en-US (pl-Pl; en-US).. it should work.. ? Well it doesn't. I've tried also with: 0405:0001045; 0409:00000409.. .Still same.. In OS there is only czech keyboard.. Of course I can add en-US keyboard manually but I need to have it automatically.. Why en-US won't be there seen automatically in list? Also when adding manually en-us then UI lang will change after re-login to cz-CS (I haven't applied any other ui lang than eng in unattended.xml)

I have input locale configured in 4 Specialize and 7 oobeSystem in xml file.

I'm using Win10 1511 ent x64, SCCM is CB..


Any ideas?

Thanks,

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Hi.
I am using SCCM to deploy a Win7 x64 image
and for some reason I get a blue screen for a second
after the first reboot every time.
And the screen shows after that the normal choices between
safemode, safemode With network and normal Windows start and all that.

The computer is a Dell Precision T3610.
I am wondering if it can be the drivers?

A:BSOD after first reboot using SCCM deployment

It could be, but without any dump files to analyze it could be anything.

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Currently Windows automatically restarts the system as soon as the installation is complete. I've been trying to do a shutdown instead of restart. I've tried to include the following tag in Microsoft-Windows-Setup under windowsPE configuration
pass (unattend.xml). But it is not working.
<Restart>Shutdown</Restart>
The link for above restart option is, https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766012(v=ws.10).aspx
It however says that "This setting is specific to Windows PE scenarios. Once image-based installation begins,
this setting is ignored."
If anyone knows how to do this, please help. I want to shutdown the system after WinPE pass. i.e., the fist time it reboots. I want to detect the shutdown/power off on the machine after install, for some automation I've been working on.
Any help in this regard is appreciated.
Thanks

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We are working to move our base OS to Windows 10.  I am able to image a Optiplex 7010 with no issues but having issue with Latitude 7470s.  I am able to PXE boot  to the Task Sequence list.  It kicks off fine, and the OS deploys without an issue.  The issues starts after the first reboot, the task sequence starts up again but fails once a Task Sequence needs network access.  We use Apply Driver Packages to deploy our drivers.  I have tried the Dell Drivers CAB package, the Intel drivers package, no driver package, and deploying all drivers.  Nothing has worked.  I have manually installed the drivers from the Dell Support page after failure and they apply fine.  I added those to the driver package but it still does not work.  I need to get this resolved ASAP.  

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What version of the certificate updates should I deploy for Windows 7 using SCCM 2012R2, is there any documentation for the process?

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Original Bios v1.05Upgrade Bios v1.08Bios Configurator v.4.0.15.1Windows 10 v1607 I'm trying to setup SCCM to automate configuring a BIOS password, enabling the TPM and storing the details in AD. I'm worndering if anyone has this setup as I'm running in some issues. Setup.1. Created a BiosPassword.bin file from the password configurator - works2. Created a package in SCCM with the required files3. Created TS step to set password - BIOSConfigUtility64.exe /npwdfile:BiosPassword.bin - works4. Created step to En TPM - BiosConfigUtility64.exe /SetConfig:EnTPM1040G3.REPSET /cpwdfile:BiosPassword.bin - fails Failure message:<ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but no password file is provided" /><ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" />Failed to run the action: Enable TPM for HP EliteBook 1040 G3. The environment is incorrect. (Error: 0000000A; Source: Windows) Testing: The TS complains about the password file yet it's the same file used to set the password.1. Created a joint step to set password and enable TPM but fails with the same error- BiosConfigUtility64.exe /SetConfig:EnableTPM1040G3.REPSET /nspwdfile:BiosPassword.bin 2. Ran the file directly from a PC - file runs and the password is accepted but cannot change TPM activation policyTPM Activation Policy, when the PC reboots I need to hit F1    F1 to Boot    Allow user to reject    *No prompts 3. Upg... Read more

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I am trying to reimage a number of EliteDesk 800's and am using an Offline OSD from SCCM and deploying by booting up from USB and deploying the image from the USB Key as an automated Task Sequence. The image is Win7 64bit Enterprise.The USB keys and Task Sequence are definitely working on a number of other machines but are having a problem with the EliteDesk 800. The task sequence keeps restarting the PC and getting stuck in a loop. I think that it's being cause by the UEFI environment because I see a Win8 start screen for 20 seconds as the machine restarts and before the Task Sequence kicks in again. Picture is attached. I have turned off Secure Boot and disabled UEFI plus enabled legacy boot.Has anyone encoutered a similar issue ?  Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks everyone.

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Hi Team, Is there a reason the Win7 image does not work when UEFI Native is enabled on certain devices ? My 840G2 and 650G1 hardware not booting after loading Windows 7 X64 bit os using SCCM OSD method. But it works when i change the BIOS to Legacy or Hybrid UEFI.  Secure boot is disabled but still same error. Can you suggest ? Thanks,Rajith.

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Hello all:
A couple of weeks ago I received a 7270 for deployment testing. My company currently runs SCCM 2012 SP1 (not R2/no CU's) with the ADK for Windows 8.0 and we deploy to a variety of Dell laptops including the 7240 and 7250. When I tried to boot the 7270 using our existing boot media it did not detect the network adapter.
I downloaded the latest WinPE driver pack from Dell, injected the drivers into our boot image, and still no luck. I then created a WinPE using the ADK for Windows 10. Booting from this image also resulted in the network adapter not being detected, but when I injected the Dell WinPE drivers manually it finally showed network connectivity.
Figuring the necessary network driver is definitely in the WinPE driver pack from Dell, I have tried several different tests to get the driver into our boot image for OSD to no avail.
Is anyone else testing the 7270 and having any luck?

A:Deployment issue with Latitude E7270 from SCCM 2012 OSD

Hi,
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds105362
We have SCCM 2012 R2. I was working on E7470 the other day and the I219-LM drivers found from Lenovo did the trick for both E7470 & 7270 models. Just import them, and add to your boot image.
It should be under here after you extracted the executable: C:\yada...\PRO1000\Winx64\. The NDIS62 and 65 folders in particular helped to get me going. (win7x64 and win10x64) 
Though, there is still lots of work to be done to image these 2 guys w/o errors...Dell+MS...Sigh.
Good luck.

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I've been trying to set SCCM 2016 up so I can use it to deploy OSs via PXE boot. But I just CANNOT get my client machines to boot correctly. It keeps booting to WDS and not SCCM. I enabled PXE boot (all options and password) on the distribution point, enabled DHCP on a separate server, and distributed both boot images and enabled PXE support on them as well. Also, when I create the Task Sequence and go to distribute it, it allows me to deploy it (PXE and boot media only), but does NOT give me any distribution points to distribute it to. After hours of rebuilding my VM network (Windows Server 2016 Standard running in a VMWare Workstation 14 environment), reinstalling and re-configuring everything, I STILL can't get my client machines to boot correctly. Do I even need WDS installed? If so, how am I supposed to configure it for SCCM PXE boot? Do I configure it before or after I install SCCM? I just can't seem to find a nice, clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide on how to properly set all this up. PLEASE HELP!!!

A:Need Help Setting up SCCM 2016 (1606) for PXE Boot and OS Deployment

FWIW:  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/36614.sccm-1606-step-by-step-walk-through-setup.aspx .
 
Louis

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