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Windows Could Not parse or process unattend answer file for pass [specialize] after WDT Litetouch 'sysprep and capture'

Q: Windows Could Not parse or process unattend answer file for pass [specialize] after WDT Litetouch 'sysprep and capture'

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:
+-----------------+
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
<InstallTo>
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<PartitionID>2</PartitionID>
</InstallTo>
<InstallFrom>
<Path>\\10.0.0.1\deploymentshare$\Operating Systems\ACER Win7 x86 Capture\ACER Win7 x86 Capture.wim</Path>
<MetaData>
<Key>/IMAGE/INDEX</Key>
<Value>1</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
<Display>
<ColorDepth>16</ColorDepth>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
<ComplianceCheck>
<DisplayReport>OnError</DisplayReport>
</ComplianceCheck>
<UserData>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
</UserData>
</component>
<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>0409:00000409</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="generalize">
<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">
<DoNotCleanTaskBar>true</DoNotCleanTaskBar>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<Identification>
<JoinWorkgroup>WORKGROUP</JoinWorkgroup>
</Identification>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<ComputerName>PVA-PC</ComputerName>
<RegisteredOrganization>PVA</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>PVA</RegisteredOwner>
<TimeZone>"Eastern Standard Time"</TimeZone>
<DoNotCleanTaskBar>true</DoNotCleanTaskBar>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" 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">
<Home_Page>about:blank</Home_Page>
<IEWelcomeMsg>false</IEWelcomeMsg>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" 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">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Description>EnableAdmin</Description>
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>cmd /c net user Administrator /active:yes</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Description>UnfilterAdministratorToken</Description>
<Order>2</Order>
<Path>cmd /c reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v FilterAdministratorToken /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Description>disable user account page</Description>
<Order>3</Order>
<Path>reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE /v UnattendCreatedUser /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
<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>en-US</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-TapiSetup" 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">
<TapiConfigured>0</TapiConfigured>
<TapiUnattendLocation>
<AreaCode>""</AreaCode>
<CountryOrRegion>1</CountryOrRegion>
<LongDistanceAccess>9</LongDistanceAccess>
<OutsideAccess>9</OutsideAccess>
<PulseOrToneDialing>1</PulseOrToneDialing>
<DisableCallWaiting>""</DisableCallWaiting>
<InternationalCarrierCode>""</InternationalCarrierCode>
<LongDistanceCarrierCode>""</LongDistanceCarrierCode>
<Name>Default</Name>
</TapiUnattendLocation>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-SystemRestore-Main" 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">
<DisableSR>1</DisableSR>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<UserAccounts>
<AdministratorPassword>
<Value></Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</AdministratorPassword>
</UserAccounts>
<AutoLogon>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
<Domain>.</Domain>
<Password>
<Value></Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</Password>
<LogonCount>999</LogonCount>
</AutoLogon>
<Display>
<ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
<FirstLogonCommands>
<SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<CommandLine>wscript.exe %SystemDrive%\LTIBootstrap.vbs</CommandLine>
<Description>Lite Touch new OS</Description>
<Order>1</Order>
</SynchronousCommand>
</FirstLogonCommands>
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>
<RegisteredOrganization>PVA</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>PVA</RegisteredOwner>
<TimeZone>"Eastern Standard Time"</TimeZone>
</component>
<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>en-US</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="offlineServicing">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" 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">
<DriverPaths>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>
</component>
</settings>
</unattend>

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Preferred Solution: Windows Could Not parse or process unattend answer file for pass [specialize] after WDT Litetouch 'sysprep and capture'

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.)

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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.

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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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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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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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

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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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>
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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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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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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 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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RELEVANCY SCORE 82

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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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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i need to capture image with VMWare Sata Drivers, i have created deployment share for capture but last step executing sysprep it got stopped and its giveing me following error :
Litetouch deployment failed(Err);- 21447024894 0x80070002: Test for cloneTag  in Registry to verify sysprep completed-unable to open ragistry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup\CloneTag" for reading
Failure(6191): Test for cloneTag in registry to verify sysperp completed.-unable to open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup\CloneTag" for reading Lite Touch Deployment failed, return code= -2147467259 0x80004005
Failed to run the action :Execute Sysprep.
Unknown Error(Error: 0000182f;Source:unknown)
The Execution of the last action: Execute Sysprep. Execution of task sequence failed.
Task Sequnce engine failed! Code: enExecutionFail
I am using Windows XP Sp3 Source OS and MDT2010.
Please suggest me any  solution..Md.Waseem

A:Litetouch deployment failed(Err);- 21447024894 0x80070002: Test for cloneTag in Registry to verify sysprep completed-unable to open ragistry key

This is a Windows 7 forum, not XP.
VMware is not a Microsoft program!  For help with VMware go to
www.vmware.comPlease 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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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

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>
</component>... Read more

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

 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>
            &l... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70

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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Hi, first time post............

Am trying to upgrade my daughters Acer laptop from W7 to W10 before the deadline but keep getting this error...........

Have done lots of reading up on it with lots of attempts to fix the problem but as yet I'm still no closer to solving this problem.

Could anyone please try and head me in the right direction as I'm really just about to give up and let her continue with 7.

Cheers,
John

A:Windows 7 to 10 Upgrade? Windows could not parse or process

That error message is shown when you run sysprep command in Windows with an answer file that has wrong syntax or other errors in it. In normal upgrade process you should have no reason to run sysprep. Sysprep is usually only used when you want to customize Windows install image for deployment.

Are you running sysprep on purpose, and if so could you please post the answer file used?

Kari

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RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

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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RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Dear All
I would like to know the steps-by-step procedure for create or capture the image for windows 8.1 enterprise with policies defined by IT security and later deploy them in another PC's by sysprep.

I appreciate if any one can help me in this regards.

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hello everyone, my professor gave the failing students 2 problems to solve for a chance to improve to a passing grade. Please help , i have 9 hours to figure this out..

for windows xp:

1) How to hide and disable access to the "G" drive.


2) Prevent users from finding any computer on the network.

A:HELP ! i have 9 hours to answer these 2 questions to pass my class =(

Hello elitebean, Welcome to TSF!

What you are asking here is definitely under the category of "Homework".

If we give you the solution here, you will not learn your work properly.
Furthermore, it is TSF policy under The TSF Rules (click the coloured link).

That said, I can tell you, that Google? is your best friend here.

Sorry this thread is now Closed!

Kind Regards,

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Hello guy
I'm trying to create a custom Image in order to Install Windows 7 Pro fastly. I have Captured the Image but when i Try to Install i receive the Following below and i don't undestand where i made mistake:
..Windows Could not parse or Process unattend answer file for pass (Specialized)......
I have used an answered file to sysprep the system but not to install...
I did the Following Step:
I have Installed Windows i run sysprep in audit mode:

   I Have Personalized Desktop with Desktop Wallpaper and the Wallpaper for the Logon Window    I have added some link on Desktop and Installed some Software  Then i have  Rebooted the system in audit mode again
In Order to copy the Customization to the Default User i have created the Following Unattended File
myprofile.xml(below)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" 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">
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
</component>
</settings>
<... Read more

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Hello,
I am trying to create a sysprep image to be uploaded onto a WDS server. I have done this successfully with other computers. We followed this guide:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/jj648426.aspx
However, after running systep on a Lenovo E31 and booting into the Windows 7 Capture image, the sysprep image is not listed. Am I missing something?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

As the title says I am attempting to do a sysprep and capture. At this point PXE is not working so I am attempting to do an offline sysprep and capture, this is my first time using mdt. I tried booting lite touch manually but it results in a boot loop. So
I am attempting to do a manual sysprep and then use DISM to capture the image. However on my Windows 7  Embedded Standard I receive "A fatal error occured while trying to sysprep the machine." I read a thread that says I  should run slmgr
/dlv if that happens so I tried and it returned "The specified executable is not a valid application for this OR platform.At"

I should also specify the sysprep command does nothing, I had to use the actual path.

Anyone know what I should do?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

I have a box I need to capture the install to an image via MDT 2013 - essentially, use MDT 2013 to backup target Windows 7 PC. How do I create a task sequence in MDT 2013 to capture but not sysprep? 
Thanks!

A:How do I create a task sequence to capture but not sysprep with MDT 2013

DISM\MDT is not designed to be used as a backup solution.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.8

Hi,
I am in charge of creating the Windows 7 image to deploy to about 150 computers, and I am about to lose my job because I can't get this going. We are not using a server, and because of our slow network, I would like to have everything on a flashdrive so we don't use the network. I installed WAIK and have been working on the AutoUnattend.xml (using SIM) for days, and I can't get it to work correctly. I created a 'Configuration Set' on my flash drive after finishing the AutoUnattend file, and have 2 out-of-box drivers, and 3 applications that I would like to install as a test (many more to come). It seems to pick up the AutoUnattend file, (doesn't ask me any questions) but when it finishes installing windows, none of my applications are installed, and when I restart after exiting from the Sysprep box, it asks me what language I want to use. Could anyone look at my AutoUnattend file and tell me what I am doing wrong?

It looks like the Configuration Set only created one folder named AutoUnattend_Files with my 2 drivers and my AutoUnattend.xml, but no $OEM$ Folders at all (where I put the applications). Maybe I should not have created the Configuration Set. I saved a copy of the unattend.xml file before I created the Configuration Set. Here is the AutoUnattend.xml after I created the Configuration Set:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
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A:Really need help with Windows 7 unattend.xml file for Windows 7 deploy

It seems like it did install the 2 drivers and partition the way I wanted so I guess it is picking up the AutoUnattend file. Maybe I should add the $OEM$ Folders manually to get it to install the applications. But no applications have been installed.

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How do I UNPAUSE a file I am copying and is stuck on PAUSE?    Searching for answer with Microsoft doesn't answer the question as usual..I'm stuck with forums and they don't give me an answer. 
HELP  I have Windows 10 and file is not large - about7 GB total with plenty of memory left on computer.  The copying froze up for some reason (without any error messages) so I paused it to take time to try and research the problem, and now the "pause"
is frozen.

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Hi

I have Windows 7 SP1 64-bit in Audit mode and I put the Unattend.xml file


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC" processorArchitecture="x86" <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC" processorArchitecture="x64" 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>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="x64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture=&... Read more

A:The "Fatal error during the execution of Sysprep" error witch Unattend

I was wrong encoding to save: I used Unicode encoding instead of UTF-8.

Now, the error:

Could not parse or process the answer file for unattended installation [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml]. The answer file is not valid. Error detected at line 17, column 1 of the answer file.

is displayed. Why is that?

Thanks

Bye

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Having a problem with this and getting this error after reboot. It contacts the WDS server and bring down the image and then tells me "Unable to parse unattended.xml c:\windows\panther\unattended.xml
file is invalid" Attached is my "image unattend" and my unattend files. Both files pass in waik with no errors.
In advance thanks for the help
Doc
Unattend
<?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>en-us</InputLocale>
            <SystemLoca... Read more

A:Unable to parse unattended.xml c:\windows\panther\unattended.xml file is invalid

I found my problem and here is the link to it.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909264
Thanks Doc

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Sysprep almost make it! But I received the following log entries. something occured when drmv 2clt.dll was executed. The file is there? Any thoughts greatly appreciated!!

Info [0x0f008b] SYSPRP RunRegistryDlls:Found entrypoint in registry at SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SysPrep\Cleanup\{de7df4f0-0ce9-ca23-6049-1807de6941d3}; will try to launch 'drmv2clt.dll,Sysprep'

Info [0x0f0080] SYSPRP LaunchDll:Found 'drmv2clt.dll,Sysprep'; executing it
NOTE: this file is in C:\Windows\System32 7/13/2009 9:40 PM 1,173 KB
Also: There was another GOOGLE reference stating that it may be related to the
Windows Media Player Network Svcs.
I did Disable this service before running Sysprep. That said, I Disabeled it and clicked OK
Is it necessary to re-boot before running Sysprep?

Error [0x0f0082] SYSPRP LaunchDll:Failure occurred while executing 'drmv2clt.dll,Sysprep', returned error code -2147024864[gle=0x00000020]

Error [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = -2147024864[gle=0x00000020]

Error [0x0f00a8] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup providers; hr = 0x80070020[gle=0x00000020]

Info [0x0f004c] SYSPRP WaitThread:Exiting spawned waiting thread
Info [0x0f0052] SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log

I am pretty sure that the issue is not related to
rearm count; GeneralizationState or CleanupState

Any ideas as to the possible reason?
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A:Sysprep Win 7 64 bit process failed (have 7 setupact.log entries)

Well known issue.
Click Start > Run, type Services.msc to open the Services applet.
Scroll down to Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, double click it, change the Startup type to Disabled. Click OK.

Rerun sysprep.

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Thanks to this forum I was able to remove Trojan.Pandex but now I can't validate XP. Microsoft web site has a list of solutions but none have worked.I get the following info from their site after attempting to validate.This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation because the validation process could not be completed. There are several possible causes:Your system level security settings prevented validation from running. Your user account may not have the correct permissions necessary to run validation. Your system settings have been modified in one of the following ways: Security software may have been installed that inadvertently altered your Windows product ID. The validation controls you used were downloaded from a site other than the Microsoft site. You chose to run the validation controls in an alternate compatibility mode. Option 1: Follow steps in Microsoft Knowledge Base article and run validation againMost customers who receive this error are able to resolve the problem by following the resolution steps found in Microsoft Knowledge Base article # 822798 and then running the validation again. Option 2: Install the latest Windows Genuine Advantage NotificationsIf this error still occurs, we recommend that you log in as an Administrator and install the latest version of Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications. [0x80080205] Anyone have a clue how to fix this??Ken

A:Windows Did Not Pass Genuine Validation Because The Validation Process Could Not Be Completed

since you just opened a HJT thread you shouldn't be asking for advise hereAnd by forum quasi rules I shouldn't give anyAnyway that looks like a custom computerhttp://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htmI hope the dog didn't eat the cd

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Hello,
I want to use 'sysprep' but when i use it, it says: 'fatal error' so I searched for some help and some forums says that I have to change something in the 'unattend.xml' file in the sysprep folder. But I can't find that file.
Thanks in advance, G.

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Hi Guys,
I have been trying to create an answer file to roll out alongside my Win10 image Via WDS.
I've been following as many guides as I can to try to make my unattend file to work but not joy...

Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
First issue, it does not pick up the unattend file, i have specified it on the properties of the WDS image and named it accordingly.

I manually select the image from WinPE but the unattend does not continue or start.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

-<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">

<servicing/>


-<settings pass="windowsPE">


-<component language="neutral" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" versionScope="nonSxS" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" processorArchitecture="amd64" name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup">


-<DiskConfiguration>

<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>


-<Disk wcm:action="modify">

<DiskID>0</DiskID>

<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>


-<CreatePartitions>


-<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">

<Extend>false</Extend>

<Order>1</Order>

<Size>10000</Size>

<Type>Primary</Type>

</CreatePartition> ... Read more

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Assume I have a csv file (eg config.csv) set out as follows:

A,B,C
1,abc,def
2,ghi,jkl

I would like to be able to pass a batch script a parameter that uniquely identifies a line (record) in the csv file, eg:

script.cmd 2

and have the script then:

- read the line of the csv file that corresponds to the parameter given (ie 2,ghi,jkl) and
- set variables by parsing this line, eg:

set B=ghi
set C=jkl

I am very new to any form of coding, including batch scripting. I've read the help on FOR statements and searched the net and this forum but am hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction, help me get started or provide a solution.

Thanks.
 

A:Parse csv file to set batch script variables

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