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WDS Windows 7 Deployment [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden

Q: WDS Windows 7 Deployment [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden

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] ValidateSMIPass: construct settings context; status 0x00000000
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] ValidateSMIPass: load SMI settings; status 0x00000000
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x0600c0] IBS Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:Successfully deserialized and validated unattend file [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml].
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x0604d4] IBS Callback_ConfigSetProcessUnattend: UseConfigurationSet is false.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info DIAG Callback_Diagnostic_Unattend: Setup was started from Phase 4. Disabling Diagnostics [ ProcessUnattend ] in this scenario
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [ProductKey\ProductKey] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [UserData\ComputerName] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [SetupUI\SkipEula] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [PrepareDisks] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [LangPacks] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x060590] IBS CallBack_LanguagePacks_Unattend:Unattend already processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info PnPIBS: Entering PnP callback to validate unattend.xml settings for component Microsoft-Windows-PnPCustomizationsWinPE ...

2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info PnPIBS: Unattend settings need not be processed. Nothing more to be done here!

2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [SetupComplianceCheck] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x064047] IBSLIB MarkUnattendSettingAsProcessed: Marking unattend setting [RegionalSettings] as processed.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [0x0605fb] IBS Callback_Locale_ProcessUnattendSettings: Layered Driver from downlevel system [1]
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info IBS CallBack_Unattend_InitiatePass: Initiating unattend settings pass [specialize]
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Current pass status for [specialize] is [0x0]
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Applying data-only settings overrides using SMI...
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info CSI [email protected]/1/27:07:36:40.696 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fef2bbeb5d @0x7fef3099480 @0x7fef30b3ec6 @0x7fef3085478 @0x7fef30843c7 @0x7fefafaba2b)
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Successfully applied data-only settings overrides.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Calling into RunSMIActionPass to execute unattend GCs for pass [specialize]
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : GenerateActionQueue begin
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Processing pass = specialize
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Generating queue file to C:\Windows\panther\actionqueue\specialize.uaq
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Identity 0: Microsoft-Windows-Deployment, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.17514, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=x86, versionScope=NonSxS
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Identity 1: Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.17514, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Identity 2: Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.17514, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Using component order file C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.23505_none_681aa442f6fed7f0\GlobalInstallOrder.xml
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info CSI [email protected]/1/27:07:36:40.728 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fef290eb5d @0x7fefa9a0920 @0x7fefa99f9f0 @0x7fefa99f7f5 @0x7fefafab504 @0x7fefafaacea)
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Found manifest file C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_3080d81b003fb8dd.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Found manifest file C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-unattendedjoin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_113aea0e8374286d.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Found manifest file C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_fdf660b64b901b2e.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : GenerateActionQueue finish (hr = 0x0)
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : ProcessActionQueue start
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : ProcessActionQueue using queue file C:\Windows\panther\actionqueue\specialize.uaq
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Command Line = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RUNDLL32.EXE / arguments = shsetup.dll,SHUnattendedSetup / pass = specialize / manifest path = C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_3080d81b003fb8dd.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Command Line = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DJOIN.EXE / arguments = / pass = specialize / manifest path = C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-unattendedjoin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_113aea0e8374286d.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Command Line = C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\SETUPUGC.EXE / arguments = / pass = specialize / manifest path = C:\Windows\Winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_fdf660b64b901b2e.manifest
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Executing command "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RUNDLL32.EXE" shsetup.dll,SHUnattendedSetup specialize
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : process exit code = 4
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Error [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Unattend action failed with exit code 4
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : ProcessActionQueue finish (hr = 0x1f2000)
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Error [setup.exe] Execution of unattend GCs failed; hr = 0x0; pResults->hrResult = 0x8030000b
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flushing registry to disk...
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flush took 62 ms.
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Warning IBS Callback_Unattend_InitiatePass: Runtime error occurred while applying unattend answer file; hrResult = 0x8030000b
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendErrorFromResults: Hit an unattend error; dumping any info we have about the failure...
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: ------Unattend setting error / warning------
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Error code = 0x8030000b
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Pass = specialize
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Component name = [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: --------------------------------------------
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBS UnattendErrorFromResults: Error text = Die Antwortdatei f??ie unbeaufsichtigte Installation f??urchgang [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden. Die in der Antwortdatei angegebenen Einstellungen k??n nicht angewendet werden. Der Fehler wurde beim Verarbeiten von Einstellungen f??ie Komponente [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup] erkannt.
2017-01-27 08:36:41, Info IBSLIB PublishCriticalError: Publishing critical error message [Die Antwortdatei f??ie unbeaufsichtigte Installation f??urchgang [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden. Die in der Antwortdatei angegebenen Einstellungen k??n nicht angewendet werden. Der Fehler wurde beim Verarbeiten von Einstellungen f??ie Komponente [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup] erkannt.]

Das ist die Unattendend Datei die ich für alles Nutze:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<!-- Windows PE Setup Settings START -->
<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"" 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" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<!-- Define Language Setting in Windows PE Environment -->
<SetupUILanguage>
<UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>0407:00000407</InputLocale>
<LayeredDriver>1</LayeredDriver>
<SystemLocale>de-DE</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage>
<UILanguageFallback>de-DE</UILanguageFallback>
<UserLocale>de-DE</UserLocale>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-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">
<DiskConfiguration>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<CreatePartitions>
<!-- Create Windows partition -->
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<Extend>true</Extend>
<Order>1</Order>
<Type>Primary</Type>
</CreatePartition>
</CreatePartitions>
<ModifyPartitions>
<!-- Modify Windows partition -->
<ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
<Format>NTFS</Format>
<Label>Windows</Label>
<Order>1</Order>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
</ModifyPartition>
</ModifyPartitions>
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
</Disk>
</DiskConfiguration>
<UserData>
<ProductKey>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
<FullName>Administrator</FullName>
<Organization>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</Organization>
</UserData>
<WindowsDeploymentServices>
<Login>
<Credentials>
<Domain>~~~.~~~.~~</Domain>
<Password>~~~~~~~~~</Password>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</Credentials>
</Login>
<ImageSelection>
<!-- ###IMPORTANT### Define which image the PE Environment should install on the Client ###IMPORTANT### -->
<InstallImage>
<Filename>CL_Win7_20170126-(2).wim</Filename>
<ImageGroup>Cleints</ImageGroup>
<ImageName>CL_Win7_20170126</ImageName>
</InstallImage>
<!-- Define Installation Partition (Use ID Definied in Modify Section) -->
<InstallTo>
<DiskID>0</DiskID>
<PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
</InstallTo>
</ImageSelection>
</WindowsDeploymentServices>
<!-- some Additional Setup Setting -->
<EnableFirewall>false</EnableFirewall>
<EnableNetwork>true</EnableNetwork>
</component>
</settings>
<!-- Windows PE Setup Settings END -->
<!-- Post PE Settings START -->
<settings pass="specialize">
<!-- Spezifie Computer Name and TimeZone -->
<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>false</CopyProfile>
<ComputerName>%MACHINENAME%</ComputerName>
<RegisteredOrganization>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>Administrator</RegisteredOwner>
<ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
<TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
</component>
<!-- Join the Domain -->
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" 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">
<Identification>
<Credentials>
<Domain>gld.ctt.de</Domain>
<Password>~~~~~~~~~</Password>
<Username>Administrator</Username>
</Credentials>
<JoinDomain>~~~~~~~~~~</JoinDomain>
</Identification>
</component>
<!-- RunSynchronous CMD command in Phase 4 to activate the Built-in Administrator Account -->
<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">
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>net user Administrator /active:yes</Path>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<!-- Define Language Setting in User Setup -->
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" 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">
<InputLocale>de-DE</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>de-DE</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>de-DE</UserLocale>
<UILanguageFallback>de-DE</UILanguageFallback>
</component>
<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">
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
<!-- Define Network Type (Private, Work, Public) -->
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
<!-- Activate Auto Update Download and installation -->
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
<!-- Skip User Setup after Image installation -->
<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>
<UserAccounts>
<AdministratorPassword>
<Value>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</AdministratorPassword>
<LocalAccounts>
<!-- Define Built-in Administrator Account Password or Add Costum User or Administrator Accounts -->
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<Password />
<Description>Local Administrator</Description>
<DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName>
<Group>Administrators</Group>
<Name>Administrator</Name>
</LocalAccount>
</LocalAccounts>
</UserAccounts>
<RegisteredOrganization>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner>Administrator</RegisteredOwner>
<ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
<TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
</component>
</settings>
<!-- Post PE Settings END-->
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:f:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

Ich habe bereits jede menge recherche betrieben und allerlei gefunden. Ich habe ein neues Abbild zuerst mit Sysprep bearbeitet und dann auf den WDS gezogen, vorher die Profile bereinigt. dann habe ich den Part mit <CopyProfile>false</CopyProfile>
getstet. Ich habe andere Rechner getestet und bin nun schon seit Wochen an der Problematik dran. Ich weiß nichtmehr was ich noch testen soll.
Ich hoffe einer von euch kann mir weiter helfen.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
gldMarvin

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

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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.

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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">
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            <ImageInstall>
                <OSImage>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    <InstallTo>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                    </Install... 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>
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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: 
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A connection to the deployment share ... could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials.
PLEASE help me. I really don't know what to do anymore... Let's say I'm desperate. It is the correct Name and also correct map, afterwords I made myself a deploymentshare map and it also didn't work. Tried the $ --> didn't worked... WTF is wrong :(
I tried the administrator account, a self made account. Tried domainname\account
Nothing worked...
I'm using vm workstation.
Deploying from a virtual server to a virtual client...
 
Pleas help me, it is a little urgent... I really don't know what's wrong...
 
Greets Timothy
 
 

A:A connection to the deployment share could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. ?? Help me pleas :(

Resolved the problems !
It was the bloody firewall! probably it is resolved in a new update but I didn't installed any updates because in belgium we have still a download limit. :)
Thanks for all the help of you and the time you spended on my issue!
 
 
I'll post my final customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini
 
[Settings]
Priority=Default
Properties=MyCustomProperty

[Default]
OSInstall=YES

SkipAdminPassword=YES

SkipApplications=NO

SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES

SkipBDDWelcome=YES

SkipBitLocker=YES

SkipCapture=YES

SkipComputerName=YES

SkipComputerBackup=YES

SkipDeploymentType=YES
DeploymentType=NEWCOMPUTER

SkipDomainMembership=YES
JoinDomain=Gip.local
DomainAdmin=JoinDomain
DomainAdminDomain=Gip.local
DomainAdminPassword=Passw0rd

SkipFinalSummary=NO

SkipLocaleSelection=YES
KeyboardLocale=nl-BE
UserLocale=nl-BE
UILanguage=en-US

SkipPackageDisplay=YES

SkipProductKey=YES

SkipSummary=YES

SkipTimeZone=YES
TimeZone=110
TimeZoneName=W. Europe Standard Time

SkipUserData=Yes
 
 
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]

SkipBDDWelcome=YES
DeployRoot=\\Win-bjmkgpvypis\DeployShare

UserDomain=GIP.local
UserID=JoinDomain

UserPassword=Passw0rd

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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>
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Liebe Community, ich habe mir kürzlich ein Ideapad 520 (Win 10) gekauft. Seit einigen Tagen funktioniert meine Easy Camera nicht mehr - sowohl in der App Anwendung als auch unter Skype, Facebook etc.. Ich habe bereits alles überprüft und bin nun ratlos. Die Treiber sind installiert und aktuell. Im Gerätemanager ist die Kamera aktiviert und zeigt auch keine Fehlermeldung an. Ich habe auch ein Zurücksetzen auf die vorherige Treiberversion getestet - ohne Erfolg.Woran könnte es liegen? Hat jemand eine Idee? Vielen Dank! Isabell


























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Hi, ich habe ein z710 und mein energy mangment sagt das mein akku nicht autorisiert ist. Ich habe immer noch dem selben akku, den ich  bei meinen kauf bekommen habe. Also ein lenovo Akku. Ich habe auch energymangment auch deinstalliert und reinstalliert. Habe auch das mit den bios und dem entfernen des Akkus. Ich auch nichts  weiteres in dem forum gefunden. 

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I would like to have a solution for the issue I am facing with Lenovo T460s.
any Ideas please as I have totally failed to deploy this machine. Changed a couple of BIOS Settings but all in Vain

Thank you

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Running a HP 1220C (Love it more everyday). Unfortunately HP has discontinued them otherwise I would have got another one in case this one croaks.

But last Friday I had to reboot cause I installed a anti-virus update. So after rebooting I shut down cause I was heading out of town for the weekend. But at the last minute I decided to print out maps of both O'hara and Denver International, so I knew where the gates for my connecting and departing flights were.

I tried multiple times to get the printer to power up with no luck, so I gave up. And then tonight messing around with it the same results. So I reinstalled the driver package for it and that IMO didn't help so the thought was going through my mind I was going to have to look into a new printer.

But while reading my e-mail's, the looney thing powered up on its own. Practically scared me out of my chair.

What possibilities is there that would cause something like this and what could I do to correct it?
 

A:Anyone here specialize in Printer psychology?

Double click the desktop icon (My Computer, ect..)>then double click printers> & right click & select properties of the printer you are using.> Then left click the Control tab at the top of the dialog box.> Look for something that says Auto Power Off/On (or something like that).

Set it to what you want.........or not at all.

You can set the printer to automatically come on whenever you press the Print button on most programs. And the printer will automatically turn itself off after a selected number of minutes/hours, if you aren't using it.

You also have quite a few other things that you can set to tailor to you desires, such as print w/color or Black & white...paper size, graphic control, ect...

Play around with it & have fun. If you really screw it up badly, you can always delete the printer installed (from the Printers folder) & then just re-install by double clicking the Add Printer icon in the printers folder & select the brand name & model # that you have plugged into your computer.
 

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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. 
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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]
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China's hacking hardware, the United States' assassins or Japan's taboo content -- in the Dark Web, only money matters.

On Tuesday, Trend Micro researchers released a whitepaper (.PDF) documenting the results of an investigation into the Web's underbelly, asking if the underground is connected globally, or whether there are countries which have a certain illegal "specialization" in goods or services.



Dark Web drugs, data dumps and death: Which countries specialize in what services? | ZDNet

A:Dark Web: Which countries specialize in what services?

"The US is also, ironically, the best place for the darkest and most dangerous services and purchases, including assassination services and murder-for-hire.

Meanwhile in Canada, the underground economy is not as well-developed or efficient as others. However, vendors are still making a profit on trading ice hockey cards and 'Kenny Chesney' MP3's. The more serious vendors are rumoured to be distributing 'Corb Lund Band' MP3's too. Worldwide!"

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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 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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I have installed a Windows 7 Enterprise reference image. I have added a Windows 7 boot image on my WDS server and created a capture image, I have added the Ethernet and the storage driver to the boot image. When I PXE boot the refernce computer with the
capture image the WINPE is not loading, the green bar runs from side to side for a sec. and then black screen, I have tried to leave the computer for some hours but still black screen.
Any idears?

A:Windows 7 WDS deployment

Hi,
I consider this issue can be caused if the driver you added into boot image fail to install.

Please try the suggestions in this article:
Error message when you start a PXE client to connect to a WDS server on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer: "WdsClient: An error occurred while starting networking"
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/923834
Post back the setupapi.dev.log if you fail to get this issue resolved by above suggestions.

Keep post. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I wonder if you can help me with deploying Windows 10, I have a few questions;

Can I deploy W10 like I currently do via WDS 2008?

What software can I use to create a customized W10 DVD that allows me to alter/disable some of the standard initial setup questions?

We pay for an OVS agreement, should I be able to get a copy of Windows 10 from the VLSC? I cant seem to find a Windows 10 ISO, just 7 & 8?

Further questions may come aling, just trying to get a grasp of it all.

Many thanks.

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I have staged a Windows 7 pro with  SP1 computer as a reference machine. Run sysprep with OOBE and Generalize. Captured the image and imported it to MDT as a custom image file. It work almost the time. But I have randomly two problems. 
1. After the completion of the OS deployment with 0 errors. The computer restart, but it hangs at a black screen with the mouse cursor.
2. Some computers have the same problem as in 1 but after sveral days of use. (3 to 4)
Please note that we have in the out of the box drivers several models of DEll laptops.
Is someone out there that knows what could be the cause of these issues?
Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys,

I want to migrate windows 7, 8 & 8.1 to windows 10 across 300 PCs through automated process in badges.

Please guide me.

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Hi everyone,
i know the internet is full of guides and tutorials but i haven't got what i'm looking for.
My situation is as follows:
Our corporation buys oem licensed windows 7 computers from our suppliers.
we would like to create an image with icd , without overwriting the product keys (since we don't buy volume keys, paying 2 times seems a little stupid aswell). We would like the icd image to join the domain under a variable name (something like desktop01
- desktop02 etc ...).Also it should be able to enable the built in local administrator and disable any other local user besides domain users.

within this icd image i would like to add other applications aswell (symantec antivirus, citrix, adobe reader, office365, etc...).
Is this possible ? if so could anyone guide me to a fairly easy guide where i can do all this stuff?

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An interesting study on the global underground company shows that money can get you anything -- wherever you are.

China's hacking hardware, the United States' assassins or Japan's taboo content -- in the Dark Web, only money matters.

On Tuesday, Trend Micro researchers released a whitepaper (.PDF) documenting the results of an investigation into the Web's underbelly, asking if the underground is connected globally, or whether there are countries which have a certain illegal "specialization" in goods or services.

There are three loose layers of the Internet; the "Clear" Web, the "Deep" Web and the "Dark" Web. The Clear Web is where we go for daily tasks and to visit standard websites through search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.

The "Deep" Web is the layer underneath which is not indexed by standard search engines, and has to be accessed through a service such as the Tor network to access .onion websites hosted in this area.

Lastly, the "Dark" Web is a fraction of the Deep Web where illegal dealings take place, such as the purchase of weapons, drugs, counterfeit documents and hacking tools.

The average person is unlikely to go beyond the Clear Web, but the rest of the Internet is open to anyone using the right setup.
Over the past few years, Trend Micro has conducted a number of research projects focusing on these areas and the underground economy at large. Within the latest resear... Read more

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In A WinXP / Win2003 server environment, you do not need to install the drivers in to each WinXP client. This is automatic.

Moving to Windows 7, will I need to install Server 2008 to get this same level of automation.

A:Windows 7 corporate deployment

If you use the Enterprise version you shouldnt have to.... I think...

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HI guys
I work for a charity that refurbishes computer donated hardware. As you can imagine I work with alot of different manufacturers of computers i.e Dell, Acer,

Currently when installing computers we use a USB installation Windows image and then run the following after installation.
- 3DP for network drivers, Wsus offline updater, ninite applications.

Starting with WIndows 7 professional I want to create a hardware independent image that will at a minimum will install the operating system, applications and updates I am not to fussed about drivers. Because even if I create a image that takes care of updates,
applications it would be alot more faster than what I am currently doing.
The question I propose is what is the best method to create a image that will work on any computer, What tools do I require I currently have access to server hardware. Please if you could break down the process in a noob friendly way I would be grateful

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First, whats the difference between WDS and MDT?

Second, do I have to have a Windows 2003 Server or can I set this up on a network with nothing but XP PRO machines?

Finally, If we buy 30 dell computers with xp pro already installed is it neccesary to even use WDS?

Just some background, we are trying to set up a network where some users are restricted from doing certain tasks on their computers and over the network while others have admin rights. I'm not sure if I have to start from scratch or just network the computers and then implement AD for group polices, etc.

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My boss and I are going to be deploying Windows 7 machines (new ones to replace the old ones) to about 20+ workstations at 3 sites.

We are going to be making some images to push to certain stations.

We are planning on using MDT2012. Does anyone have any tips?
 

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tl;dr:
"I would like to know if there is a way to back up the Windows 7 bootmgr in it's entirety (both what resides on the MBR and the needed files within my Windows 7 partition) and re-deploy them."

I would like to multi-boot Windows 7, Slackware (a Linux distro), a WIM installer for Windows (accessible via EasyBCD), and a floppy image installer for Slackware (also accessible via EasyBCD.)

I currently have this working, and a basic outline of my partition layout follows:
Disk 1
-MBR: Windows 7 bootmgr
-Partition 1: Windows 7
-Partition 2: Windows Installer WIM and Sources

Disk 2
-Partition 1: LILO and Slackware
-Partition 2: Swap Partition
-Partition 3: Personal Data Files
-Partition 4: Slackware Installer

Windows does some things while partitioning that I don't like (including seeing 500 MB less on my disc than is there, leaving unused space in the table which was odd to see.) I plan to use a utility on my Slackware installation to rectify that, but once I delete my Windows 7 partition I will have no way to reinstall Windows (as I will lose the MBR data pointing to the WIM installer.) I've been using Windows for about six months, but haven't used Slackware in almost a year and am not ready to dive back into it without a backup OS.

Suffice it to say I don't have media to make installation discs or usb sticks. (Since I know it seems like I'm trying to crack a wallnut with a sledgehammer. Or rather, use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut as use a sledgehammer to... Read more

A:Windows 7 MBR Recovery and Re-deployment

The simplest way to handle multi-booting with separate HD's is to install/repair with the other HD unplugged, then boot only via the BIOS boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If you do this then you don't need to worry about reimaging Win7 HD as it will contain its own boot files and not be interlocked or reliant upon the other HD, or vice versa. Just be sure to unplug the other HD during reinstall, repair or reimaging.

As to how to boot the other HD's multi-boots you can use GRUB for Linux which works better when it is restricted to Linux distros and not imposed on Win7.

Does this sound like a way to simplify what you want to do?

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I want to find a way to Deploy Windows 7 to my customers in the form of an Image.  I think this will be faster than using the Convenience Rollup, but if I am wrong please inform me.  In my estimation it would only take about 20 minutes.  I
would really like to do this to avoid charging my clients all the labor that a Clean Install of Windows 7 takes.  I've tried to study up on the subject but made it more confusing to me, as usual lol.  I've read this Sticky at the top of this Forum:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/82505586-8c22-4982-8d77-c96fdefad84a/further-simplifying-servicing-models-for-windows-7-updates-08152016?forum=w7itproinstall
And read up on "The System Preparation" (Sysprep) but don't know if this is going to be for me or not?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721940(v=ws.10).aspx
1. Was hoping it would be as simple as Installing to a pc with a small 80GB Drive, waving the Activation until later, and not installing any Hardware Specific Updates.
2. Install the Convenience Rollup and accepting other Non-Specific Hardware Updates.
3. Image the Drive with Macrium or Aomei to a External Backup Drive, and Deploy when needed.
4. I suspect I will need to use the "The System Preparation" (Sysprep) to make this work properly? 
Please, any help with this will be valuable to all that want to serve customers without breaking their bank, and keep their beloved Windows 7.
Thanks, pcpunk... Read more

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Has anyone had experiences using the MS Windows Deployment Services?
I am attempting to config a Windows 2003 Server box for use with WDS for imaging XP based images remotley, unattended.
Any suggestions or horror stories would be appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I have a question about deploying windows (multicasting) over a network that I’m hoping someone with the expertise will be able to offer a little advice on...

I work for a small PC manufacturer in the UK, and at the moment we are installing windows on to the machines using a USB3 hard drive with disk imaging software (Acronis). Our company is currently expanding and has just become a Microsoft partner, so my employer has asked me to look into setting up an image server and deploying windows over a network connection.

What I’d like to know is: what kind of infrastructure would I need to put in place to execute this task effectively?

My work place is relatively small. The install bench only has 8 bays - so for the moment this will be the maximum number of PC’s that will need to receive the broadcast. In time, I expect we will have to relocate into larger premises, so the solution has to be scalable. Time is also a huge factor at the moment. I would like the network to be as fast as possible, whilst still being economical with costs.

From what I understand, the server would have to have quite a lot of processing power; a lot of memory; fast hard drive access, and a fast ethernet connection. I was thinking something along the lines of an i7 2600k overclocked to 4.5Ghz / 16GB 1600mhz memory / Multiple SSD’s in raid 5 or 10 array, and a gigabit network card. How does that spec sound for the task? A networking switch would also be required. Do you have any recommendat... Read more

A:Windows deployment over a network

Having set up a Ghost type environment, you'll need to do a few things. First, you need to have your PC's PXE enabled. PXE support is going to be relevant to the NICs you are using. If you don't have PXE ability with the NICs you use with your PCs, then everything else is a no go. Next, you need a DHCP server and you need to set one of the DHCP boot parameters, I think it is type 60 (can't remember at the moment), to point the PXE client to the boot image server on your network. The boot image server is responsible for providing a small boot strap to allow the PC to come up with an OS. The boot image server also provides extra parameters to do a network map to the image server to load the actual image onto the PC. The last component is the image server which holds the image itself and pushes it to the client. All of these components can be a single box.

Depending on your network design and where you place the image server in relation to where you image your boxes, you might have to invoke a relay agent to forward DHCP requests to the DHCP server through a routed hop.

As far as hardware, the biggest impact on image performance is hard drive subsystem on the image server and the network itself.
 

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I have a licensing question regarding the deployement of Windows 7.

We are currently purchasing notebooks that have an OEM key for Windows 7 Pro and have been configuring each by hand which can get really annoying. I want to create an image of Windows 7 and use it for deployement however I'm not too sure about the licensing involved.

First off, you cannot image an OEM version and you need an open license version, correct?

Do I need to purchase a VLK license for each notebook that I want to image to? Or can I just purchase 1 open license and image that to multiple computers since the OEM key is in fact for Windows 7 Professional?

A:Image Deployment of Windows 7

I believe you're going to need to look into VLK if you're intending on using the same key & installation across multiple machines. You "may" be able to get away with buying one 7Pro and then inserting the individual OEM key that is on the individual laptop stickers, however I'm not sure on that one so don't quote me there. I'm sure someone else here does know this answer though so sit tight, some one else will surely be able to answer this.

Aside from the licensing issues, once you get the version of Windows that you'll be installing legally with a licensed key, you should look into windows sysprep. It will cut your distribution time down incredibly using this method rather than setting up each machine individually from scratch.

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I'm looking for some kind of "official" Microsoft documentation or TechNet article explaining the proper process for injecting Windows Updates / Hotfixes into a Windows WIM image to allow me to deploy a version of windows that already has all (or at least
most) of the current windows updates.
Does anyone know if such a document exists? Or perhaps someone from Microsoft can respond to this post with some well documented steps on how I would accomplish this?
Thanks!

A:Windows Update / Hotfix Injection into Windows 7 WIM image for Deployment

Process
WSUS Offline Tool

Download the WSUS Offline Tool and extract to another working directory, e.g. "C:\wsusoffline"
Run the "UpdateGenerator.exe" tool.
Select the version of Windows you wish to update, e.g. "x64 Global" under the Windows 7 category.
Optionally select to use a WSUS server on your local network with the "WSUS..." button.



Press the "Start" button. A command window will appear displaying the progress of the utility. The updates are downloaded to the "./client/w61-x64/glb" directory within the "wsusoffline"
folder.
The Windows 7 Media

Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and
install. This will allow you to obtain the "DISM.exe" command line utility that is needed.
Extract all files from the Windows 7 media. Store these files in a working directory, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source"
Create a temp directory that will be used to mount the WIM image to in order to manipulate the files, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM"
Open an elevated command prompt.
Run the follow command to mount the WIM file:


dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source\sources\install.wim /mountdir:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM /index:1




You can determine the index number of the image you need to mount by running the "dism /get-wiminfo" command.

Change your current working directory to the directory you downloa... Read more

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How i can change the language of my laptop from japanese to english language

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Has anyone played around with server 2008 and Vista? I'm asking because I work in an IT department and I've been playing with the deployment services to upgrade our workstations to vista as our xp licenses expire in the fall. The computers are fully capable of running vista (Index scores of 4.7 to 5.2).

I know some of you may think i'm crazy, but the UAC, at least from an administration standpoint is the best thing microsoft came up with. UAC and Deepfreeze should make sure some likely idiot won't screw up my workstations... "Protect users from themselves"

Any tips, hints would be appreciated.

A:Windows deployment services + Vista

Hi Pbb321,
From what I have heard Vista workstations need a Vista License server (something to that affect) and if a vista workstation cannot contact that license server in a certain period of time the workstation gets removed from the domain automatically. I heard that Vista and server2008 take full advantages of SMB. Much faster file transfers than Server 2003 and XP Pro. I think if you read up on the licensing schemes you should be ok.
Raj

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Hi all,

I've recently started in a new job as an ICT technician. I'm working with a system admin at a local school.

In previous jobs I've always used a "gold image" to deploy out to machines. In the new job there is no such thing unfortunately, making new installs a long drawn out affair (lots of additional software installs. Office, Visio, custom programs etc)

I have some spare time on my hands soon, so was thinking of creating a standard image that I can deploy (just via USB) to new machines that need to be imaged.

I already have a WinPE boot disk and understand the concept of sysprep and configuring in audit mode after a clean install (this will be my approach) I will probably then use CloneZilla to image the final product and deploy onto single machines where needed.

... I have a few questions!

1. How should I handle Windows updates? These are normally pushed out via WSUS - Some things should *not be installed* latest IE for example. WSUS is only pushing out IE9 due to some compatibility issues with sites that are currently used (there may be other updates that are not installed, but I'm not 100%) - What would be the best approach here? Not using the standard Windows update before I sysprep, or joining the domain, installing updates via wsus, then leaving the domain and running a sysprep?

2. Being as all the machines will be the same make and model, would it be worth including drivers into the mix, or will they be removed with sysprep? I be... Read more

A:Windows 7 Enterprise Deployment & WSUS

Don't have time to answer all your questions, but I can tell you that you do not need to join the domain to use WSUS, just configure the proper settings either in Group Policy or in the registry directly. Having them part of the domain only aids in mass configuration.

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Hello
I have inherited my environment and am trying to understand what the previous tech did to set up our windows deployment the way he did.

I have a winpe boot usb.
When I boot to it, runs a file called startnet.ps1 (powershell). I am then prompted for my admin credentials.
It then prompts me for an image on our network (WIM file). I can browse the the wim files from anywhere and I can select Win 7, 8.1, 10 (Enterprise licenses).
It asks what disk I want to install on.
It asks me for a drivers folder to install drivers for that specific model of computer or laptop (on the network).
It asks if it is an unattended install or not
It finally asks to confirm.

It then begins to install the OS, drivers etc and prompts for nothing.

I have looked at the boot USB, but cannot find anywhere where it is saying to go to a specific place on our network; or even the name of the network.

But it all works flawlessly.

Can anyone suggest as to how this was done? I'd like to learn to duplicate this going forward.

Thank You

Terry

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Hi.

I'm creating a new domain and I want to be able to design a start screen and quickly put it on every machine I build. I would like the end users to customise the start screen to their own preference afterwards.

I've looked at the "start screen layout" group policy which would be ideal, but it locks the start screen and prevents user changes.

Anyone know any way around this or alternative tips or tricks? Need it solving quickly, as always!

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Hi 
I have installed MDT 2013, AIK and WDS on a Server 2012 R2 VM. I have created my deployment shares and Task sequences and everything seems to be ok. When i try to Sysprep and capture a Windows 7 machine by browsing to the deployment share, scripts folder
and then clicking on the LiteTouch.vbs, the windows 7 machine reboots after checking for updates and then the Deployment Wizard is blank, so i cannot continue or see any options. Has anyone seen this before? The windows 7 reference machine is a VM if that
helps.
Thanks
Shane

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I have a WDS server locally and it works just fine. However, we have several remote locations that are connected through an MPLS. I am able to perform a Network Boot and access the WDS Server. Unfortunately, when I attempt to deploy the image across the MPLS, the installation takes way too long.

I would like to set up a share at each of my remote (MPLS) locations that the images can be pulled from. I want to avoid setting up a WDS Server at each location as it would be a mismanagement of resources for the number of people/PC's at the locations.

Is it possible to set up local shares at the remote locations and configure the WDS Server pull the images from those local shares?
 

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Hi,

I am wondering if someone can assist. I have purchased a Toshiba R40 laptop for the school i work for as the previous model laptops are end of life span. I have purhcased the Satellite Pro R40-C but i am not able to image this with Windows 7 or Windows 10 using WDS.

My problem is adding the drivers using WDS fails. I have tried the official drivers from Toshiba website and intel website for the Satellite Pro R40. I have used the DISM command to inject the drivers manually but when commecing the deployment it fails as it says there's no dhcp server available. By pressing shft and f10 i can tell that it's not getting an ip address which is causing the issue. Even though i have manually embed the drivers to the boot.wim. I have tried all the network drivers available from intel and Toshiba for this model. I have also installed win10 from disk and installed the drivers and extracted them and injected them also. For some reason this model laptop won't allow WDS with Windows 10 Edu 64 bit image. I have a variety of other model laptops and they all work with a win10 image.

I am able to use the same drivers and load them with a USB each time when the WDS deployment cycle begins and this seems to work but is there anyway i can make the R40 drivers work with the boot image. I have copied fresh boot.wim from windows 10 to make sure its not the boot.wim that is corrupt. Toshiba support are advising to do the deployment with a USB stick but this is not practical and... Read more

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