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WDS prompting for Locale and Keyboard despite having Answer File RRS feed

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  • Hi all, I'm trying to implement WDS to help in deploying servers in our environment but during testing as seen in the image below, keeps prompting for locale despite having it in the answer files which is attached as well. Further more the files i've packaged into the $OEM$ folder does not get installed as well while some of the settings such as the administrator account takes effect. Any idea where I'm doing it wrong?

    1st Answer File 

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="windowsPE">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" 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">
                <SetupUILanguage>
                    <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                </SetupUILanguage>
                <InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-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">
                <DiskConfiguration>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    <Disk wcm:action="add">
                        <CreatePartitions>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <Size>100000</Size>
                                <Type>Primary</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                        </CreatePartitions>
                        <ModifyPartitions>
                            <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Active>true</Active>
                                <Format>NTFS</Format>
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                                <Letter>C</Letter>
                                <Label>OS</Label>
                            </ModifyPartition>
                        </ModifyPartitions>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
                    </Disk>
                </DiskConfiguration>
                <WindowsDeploymentServices>
                    <Login>
                        <Credentials>
                            <Domain>test.domain</Domain>
                            <Password>P@ssw0rd</Password>
                            <Username>Administrator</Username>
                        </Credentials>
                    </Login>
                    <ImageSelection>
                        <InstallImage>
                            <Filename>2012R2-(2).wim</Filename>
                            <ImageGroup>2012R2</ImageGroup>
                            <ImageName>Windows Server 2012 R2 SERVERSTANDARD</ImageName>
                        </InstallImage>
                        <InstallTo>
                            <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                            <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                        </InstallTo>
                    </ImageSelection>
                </WindowsDeploymentServices>
                <ImageInstall>
                    <OSImage>
                        <InstallFrom>
                            <Credentials>
                                <Domain>test.domain</Domain>
                                <Password>P@ssw0rd</Password>
                                <Username>Administrator</Username>
                            </Credentials>
                            <Path>E:\RemoteInstall\Images\2012R2\2012R2-(2).wim</Path>
                        </InstallFrom>
                        <InstallTo>
                            <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                            <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                        </InstallTo>
                        <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>
                    </OSImage>
                </ImageInstall>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/remoteinstall/2012r2.wim#Windows Server 2012 R2 SERVERSTANDARD" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    

    2nd Answer file

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <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>
                    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen>
                    <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                </OOBE>
                <ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen>true</ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen>
                <BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>false</BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>
                <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>true</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>
                <TimeZone>Singapore Standard Time</TimeZone>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Password>
                                <Value>UABAAHMAcwB3ADAAcgBkAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>
                                <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>Administrator</DisplayName>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Administrator</Name>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <FirstLogonCommands>
                    <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                        <Order>2</Order>
                        <CommandLine>E:\$OEM$\Bigfix\install.bat</CommandLine>
                        <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
                    </SynchronousCommand>
                    <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                        <Order>1</Order>
                        <CommandLine>E:\$OEM$\SEP\setup.exe</CommandLine>
                        <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
                    </SynchronousCommand>
                </FirstLogonCommands>
                <RegisteredOwner />
            </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>
                <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <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">
                <ProductKey>D2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX</ProductKey>
                <RegisteredOwner />
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/remoteinstall/2012r2.wim#Windows Server 2012 R2 SERVERSTANDARD" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    


    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:13 AM