Error in unattend file windows 8 and 8.1 sysprep RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am using MDT 2013 and ADK 8.1. I am trying to deploy Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 base image. Once the PC has finished imaging and starts the first boot it come up with the following message:

    "Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize].  The setting in the answer file cannot be applied.  The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]."

    I have not created any answer files, I think this is created automatically my MDT when you create a Task Sequence.

    I am not trying to deploy a custom image, this is the base image that was taken off the DVD and imported to MDT. When I use the DVD to install the OS it works fine but not through MDT.

    Any help will be much appreciated..


    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Check your dism.log

    You can find it on your client: C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    This will tell you exactly which setting cannot be parsed.


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    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:02 PM