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Hi,

I am using WDS (2008R2) to deploy  a preconfigured and syspreped Windows 7 image for a client. My WDS server is fully fonctional, i am able to boot from the PXE, join the multicast session and push the image to the client computers.

I have a wdsclientunattend.xml file all the settings are working correctly (user id, password, partition modification...) exept the setting that tells the computer to shutdown before OOBE.

In Pass 1, Windows PE, I have set the Restart setting to Shutdown (
<Restart>Shutdown</Restart>) but the computers are rebooting.

In the help  file it says "Restart specifies whether to restart or to shut down the computer after the windowsPE configuration pass. This setting is specific to Windows PE scenarios. Once image-based installation begins, this setting is ignored." .

Anybody know how I can shut down the computers after the image is applyed to the drive??

Thank you.
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by:footech
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To be honest, I'm not familiar with that setting, but just from the description I would say it won't work with a WDS install.

If all you want to do is push out an image I would look at other solutions for this.
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by:Integrateur
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I did it with a custom WinPE boot image. I took the WinPe from Windows 7 AIK and added WDSMCAST.EXE and IMAGEX.EXE to it.  I made a batch files to run DISKPART to create the OS partition, copy my .wim file and my .rwm file (reference file) to the local C: drive using the WDSMCAST.EXE. After that I used IMAGEX to apply the image to the drive.  

After that I will use BCDBOOT to initialize boot configuration.
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I don't think I'll be able to help with this.  I'm familiar with WDS and answer files, but I haven't gotten into using WinPE like this.

I recommend that you use the Request Attention button try to get other experts to help with this one.  Good luck.
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Integrateur earned 0 total points
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Its all working good.  With my custom WindowsPE wim file (boot.wim). Its booting frow PXE and it is fully unattend.

STARTNET.CMD

wpeinit

diskpart /s x:\windows\system32\diskpart.txt

md c:\temp

@echo ------------------------------------------
@echo Copie de l'image  c:\temp
@echo ------------------------------------------
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *

WDSMCAST /progress /verbose /Transfer-File /Server:wds01 /Username:entrepot\administrator /Password:***** /Namespace:WDS:universite/w7_64_XPMTT6470_6300V1_2_1.wim/1 /SourceFile:w7_64_XPMTT6470_6300V1_2_1.wim /DestinationFile:c:\temp\w7_64_XPMTT6470_6300V1_2_1.wim


WDSMCAST /progress /verbose /Transfer-File /Server:wds01 /Username:entrepot\administrator /Password:***** /Namespace:WDS:universite/w7_64_XPMTT6470_6300V1_2_1.wim/1 /SourceFile:res.rwm /DestinationFile:c:\temp\res.rwm



imagex /apply c:\temp\w7_64_XPMTT6470_6300V1_2_1.wim 1 c:\ /ref c:\temp\res.rwm

@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *
@echo *

del c:\temp\*.* /q

bcdboot C:\Windows

@echo -------------  BYE BYE  -------------

Shutdown -s -t 10




DISKPART SCRIPT (diskpart.txt)

SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT QUICK FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows"
ACTIVE
ASSIGN LETTER="C"
list partition
EXIT
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Glad you got it working.  You can accept your own post as the solution.
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Found it myself
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