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Name change and server 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I try to deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 with mdt 2013, but the problem is that when mdt ask me the name of the computer, I put the name I want (the object name that i put aleready exist in AD, but for some raison he do not change the name and I am stuck with the default name like Win-xxxxxxxxxx.

    I do the same thing to deploy an Windows server 2008 R2 and it's working perfectly so i don't understand why when i try it with windows 2012 R2 it doesn't work ??

    Any idea why ??

    Stéphane Gagnon


    Stephane Gagnon

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:51 PM

Answers

  • MDT collects variables from different sources, include cs.ini, wizards, and from scripts.

    When it comes time to write each variable to the unattend.xml file, it writes using the ZTIConfigure.wsf script.

    ZTIConfigure will only write to the unattend.xml file if it can find the associated element within the xml file, if it does not exist, it won't write.

    In this case MDT can *NOT* find the ComputerName element, see the bdd log entry:

    //settings[@pass="specialize"]/component[@name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup"]/ComputerName not found in C:\MININT\Unattend.xml, unable to update.	ZTIConfigure	6/6/2014 9:35:53 AM	0 (0x0000)
    
    THis is most likely caused by modifications of the unattend.xml file, or if you used a custom unattend.xml file, rather than the one provided in MDT.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Friday, June 13, 2014 5:14 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • No idea, can you please copy the bdd.log file to a public site like OneDrive, and copy the link here.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:28 PM
    Moderator
  • http://1drv.ms/1loNTZ3

    Stephane Gagnon

    Friday, June 13, 2014 1:36 PM
  • MDT collects variables from different sources, include cs.ini, wizards, and from scripts.

    When it comes time to write each variable to the unattend.xml file, it writes using the ZTIConfigure.wsf script.

    ZTIConfigure will only write to the unattend.xml file if it can find the associated element within the xml file, if it does not exist, it won't write.

    In this case MDT can *NOT* find the ComputerName element, see the bdd log entry:

    //settings[@pass="specialize"]/component[@name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup"]/ComputerName not found in C:\MININT\Unattend.xml, unable to update.	ZTIConfigure	6/6/2014 9:35:53 AM	0 (0x0000)
    
    THis is most likely caused by modifications of the unattend.xml file, or if you used a custom unattend.xml file, rather than the one provided in MDT.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Friday, June 13, 2014 5:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok thank's a lot I will go and check the XML file to see if something is missing or something is wrong.

    Thank  you and have a nice day


    Stephane Gagnon

    Friday, June 13, 2014 7:47 PM
  • Ok thank's a lot I will go and check the XML file to see if something is missing or something is wrong.

    Thank  you and have a nice day


    Stephane Gagnon

    Friday, June 13, 2014 7:47 PM