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Windows 7: Sysprep answer file

21 Jun 2013   #11
Wallify

Win 8 Enterprise
 
 

can I add them to the image before running sysprep, or would the generalize just wipe them away?

the key worked in the specialize pass. I have since taken it out while testing other settings so I don't keep using it, but that was the last place it worked before I added other things.


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21 Jun 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Glad the key worked for you in that location . You should be able to do that
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21 Jun 2013   #13
Wallify

Win 8 Enterprise
 
 

Awesome! That is good to know. It sounds like that will be the easiest way to add the drivers I need when it is time. Would you have any idea why I cant join the domain? mysysprep works and prompts me for a name, but it seems like the unattendjoin is not working at all. No errors though I'm just not on the domain.

fyi doing this in a VM is the only way to do it. it makes testing things out a breeze. I cant imagine how long it would have taken me to do it with ghost alone.
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21 Jun 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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21 Jun 2013   #15
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What does your answer file look like . Can you upload it to here just remove the Product Key for your safety .
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21 Jun 2013   #16
Wallify

Win 8 Enterprise
 
 

This is it with the key and passwords removed
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<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">
<TimeZone>Central Standard Time</TimeZone>
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
<ComputerName>%Computer Name%</ComputerName>
</component>
<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>sxu.local</Domain>
<Password>*******</Password>
<Username>******</Username>
</Credentials>
<JoinDomain>SXU</JoinDomain>
</Identification>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<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>
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
</OOBE>
<UserAccounts>
<LocalAccounts>
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<Password>
<Value>MQAzAHMAawBvAHAAMQAzAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</Password>
<Description>InfoTech</Description>
<DisplayName>InfoTech</DisplayName>
<Name>InfoTech</Name>
<Group>Administrator</Group>
</LocalAccount>
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<Password>
<Value>MAA5AE4AZQBFAGgAMAA5AFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
<PlainText>false</PlainText>
</Password>
<Description>servicetemp</Description>
<DisplayName>servicetemp</DisplayName>
<Name>servicetemp</Name>
<Group>Administrator</Group>
</LocalAccount>
</LocalAccounts>
</UserAccounts>
</component>
<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>en-us</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
<UILanguageFallback>en-us</UILanguageFallback>
<UserLocale>en-us</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>
<cpifflineImage cpi:source="catalog://dw-s119-pasch/esources/install_windows 7 professional.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>
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21 Jun 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

At first glance I see this issue <Group>Administrator</Group> should be <Group>Administrators</Group>
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08 Jul 2013   #18
Wallify

Win 8 Enterprise
 
 

Well guys thanks to your help I have been able to successfully create an image. Now I have a few things I would like to get working in it that I'm hoping you might be able to help with.

Logo:
I was trying to change the default user icon from the flower thing, to our logo. I was able to replace the original flower icon with our logo, and I even changed its name to match hoping Windows wouldn't notice the change and just display my file rather than the yellow flower, but after imaging it somehow goes back to the flower file. Any Ideas?

Browser Home Pages:
I set them up in my image to be our page, but after imaging they go back to the downloaded default. Bookmarks and popup blocker settings stayed, but not the home page.

And I'm sure there are more things, but I am yet to find them.

Thanks again for all of your help guys. This truely is THE place for win7 info
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08 Jul 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Wallyify

mount the install.wim file navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\user.bmp . User.bmp will be the Flower icon . Add your company's logo inside the User Account Pictures folder . Rename user.bmp to something like userold.bmp and change the name of your logo to user.bmp and unmount install.wim

See if that helps.
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09 Jul 2013   #20
Wallify

Win 8 Enterprise
 
 

At what point would I modify the .wim? Would this be done before I install windows for the first time (and thus before any updates or changes made to the image) or is this something I can do after everything is already made? I had planed to use ghost to deploy the images, and at this point I am nearly done except for these somewhat minor changed.
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