First Windows 7 Unattended Installation Fails

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-05

I am having issues with my unattended installation of Windows 7 Pro 64bit. I followed some instructions found on another forum but it seems like there is something on the unattend.xml that is not working.
I have attached the unattend.xml, setupact.log and setupact.log.

I am using CloneZilla to image and restore the PC and it works fine except for the fact that the unattend.xml doesn't get processed.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Question by:cartereverett
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    Accepted Solution

    From the logs, the unattend file get processed, but it encounters an error and quits.  I think you have to set the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | AutoLogon | Enabled setting to true.  Did you create the answer file with the Windows System Image Manager and validate the answer file?
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    instead of slmgr.vbs -ipk   use the appropriate part of the unnattend.xml to add the product key.

    Author Comment


    I did not realize I missed the Enabled=true for the AutoLogon.  The file validates on the Windows System Image Manager.  I will do the changes and will try again.  Thanks.

    I will try one thing at a time.  If the Enabled=true doesn't work I will try your suggestion.  Thanks.

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    Thanks for your help.  I did as recommended and it worked.

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