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When applying Windows 7 image .wim from WDS server I get this error :er
windows could not parse or process the unattend answar file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answar file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component  [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]

But the problem is that I have not attached any answer file to the image.
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by:Joshua Grantom
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an answer file can also be in the image itself. Has this image worked before?
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by:soffcec
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Yes it has worked before I did update it. I only did put some updates on it.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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check the root directory of any share or drive that is accessible. look for an unattend.xml or autoaunattend.xml you will probably find one there.
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by:soffcec
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I keep all my files under this directory
E:\RemoteInstall\WdsClientUnattend
and they are accessible trough \\WDSSERVER\REMINST as they have always be.
I have lot of other images who I have no problem with.
Do you mean the setup can find some xml file through sharing ?
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by:soffcec
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Ok. I found out now all my images (Win7 Pro,Home Win8 Pro,Win2012) do stop at this same error. So this must be remote install server problem. I have answer file attached to my boot images, maybe he is doing this.
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The specialize part of the boot answer file was corrupted. I did remove specialize part from the file and now everything is Ok.
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