Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:13 PM
I've just setup a new deployment share and now have a custom .wim (with all updates) that I just captured using the Capture and Sysprep task sequence. I've created a separate Standard Client task sequence for the installation and have updated the deployment share.
I'm testing this using VMware workstation 9, so I've setup my VM and pointed the CDrom to the litetouchpe_x64.iso. The VM boots up and the installation kicks off fine. It reboots and sets up devices, but when it starts to apply system settings I get the following error:
Install dialog box:
Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist.
Now I've not made any manual changes to the unattend.xml file (maybe that's the problem?).
I'm fairly new at MDT so forgive me if this is something simple, which I imagine it is.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:38 PMOn your deployment TS, go to Properties and select the "OS Info" tab. Once there, click the button that says "Edit Unattend.xml." That should load WSIM so you can take a look at the Unattend.xml. There should be a validate ("check mark") button in the ribbon of WSIM. Use that to check for any issues with the file; issues will be reported in the lower right-hand of the screen in a message box.
For my own deployments, I had to revert two changes on the XML - even though I didn't make any changes to begin with.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:01 PM
it would help if people used the search function more.
a lot of people have experienced this problem it is caused by IE 10 and a setting in the unattend.xml
please take a look at this post for the solution.
- Marked As Answer by Marcus O'Connor Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:41 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:20 PM
Thanks, I was just looking around in there. The only thing that shows up when I validate it is "Setting IEWelcomeMsg is depreciated in the Windows image". Nothing on the other two tabs either.
I saw on another post somewhere that I shouldn't have to worry about that warning, is that right?
Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:24 PM
just make sure you disabled the write image value as explained here and you should be good to go.
Right click your task sequence > OSinfo > edit unattend.xml.
Then in WSIM find Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer
Look for IEWelcomeMsg > right click and disable "write image value" Save the unattend. You should be able to deploy then..
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:43 PMThat was exactly it! Thanks for taking the time to reply even though if I wasn't able to properly use the search function.
Friday, March 22, 2013 8:14 AMno problem glad it helped you.