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Windows 7 deployement using MDT 2013

Posted on 2014-11-29
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I have captured  windows 7 image using MDT 2013. The WIM file created successfully but now when i deploy to the other computer
1. Install operating system, Applying the image process will get complete
2. DISM process will get complete and restart the computer
after restarting i will get log in screen and does not continue,
If I enter local administrator user ID,  It pop ups that the "account is disabled"

Any solution to resolve this issue really appreciated
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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that is normal for the operating system. one of the tasks in the deployment is to enable the administrator  account.
open up your install o/s task sequence, in the properties, click o/s info, open the unattend.xml (it may have to create the catalog (.clg) files, so give it time).

in section 7 oobe it should have autologon enabled, count 999, username Administrator

once you create another user the administrator account will be disabled unless you run
net user administrator active:yes
you can optionally add a password
net user administrator P@ssw0rd
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Auto log on is enabled in WIM, additionally i have captured 3 more images in the same task sequence
a. Windows 8.1 with SQL express - works fine
b. Windows 8.1 without SQL Express - Works fine
c. Windows 7 without SQL Express - Works fine
d. Windows 7 with SQL Epress - Giving the trouble, I am not able to locate any log file to check the error codes,  I suspect, there was some issue might have happened in the sysprep step before creating the WIM, but no errors has found in the reference computer while building the WIM. I started re-building the WIM now
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re-captured the wim file and found working fine, i do not know what went wrong in the earlier wim
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mark it as solved 0 points for your solution.. or delete it your option.
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Issue is closed now
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I suspect that the issue could be some where while capturing the wim, hence re-captured the wim found working fine. re-capturing is not a easy, it is time consuming task
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