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Windows 7: sysprep automatic audit -> oobe boot

18 May 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64
sysprep automatic audit -> oobe boot

Quick rundown of what I have and what I want to do. I'm deploying a Win7 x64 image to roughly ~2000 users. Sysprep is fully configured to rename machine to service tag and join domain, activate admin account, auto login for audit/oobe administrator, various company branding, driver installation, etc. Everything works correctly in both audit/oobe mode.

I'm running sysprep initially with /generalize /audit /reboot /unattend:audit.xml parameters. After shutdown I upload the image to our image server using Altiris. Now here's the issue I'm running in to.

I want this install to be completely automated. Currently on a freshly imaged machine it boots in audit mode, installs drivers, etc. After this is complete I want it to reboot immediately to OOBE mode. I have tried setting a SynchronousCommand but Win7 throws an error before the audit desktop. I then tried setting a synchcommand to execute a batch file with a 30sec delay then reboot to oobe but that didn't work either.

Does anyone have experience doing this?

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19 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

Hi there,

I'm very sorry to be that guy, but I also haven't figured this out. It seems to me like installing drivers and deploying hardware-specific apps in audit mode is a standard enough thing, yet I can't seem to find any resources on this...

Have you maybe found a solution?

EDIT: Ooops... 4 year old post... sorry bout that
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