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  • Having a problem with this and getting this error after reboot. It contacts the WDS server and bring down the image and then tells me "Unable to parse unattended.xml c:\windows\panther\unattended.xml file is invalid" Attached is my "image unattend" and my unattend files. Both files pass in waik with no errors.

    In advance thanks for the help

    Doc

    Unattend

    <?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="x86" 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="x86" 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>
                    <Disk wcm:action="add">
                        <CreatePartitions>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Extend>true</Extend>
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <Type>Primary</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                        </CreatePartitions>
                        <ModifyPartitions>
                            <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Active>true</Active>
                                <Extend>false</Extend>
                                <Format>NTFS</Format>
                                <Label>os</Label>
                                <Letter>C</Letter>
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                            </ModifyPartition>
                        </ModifyPartitions>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
                    </Disk>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                </DiskConfiguration>
                <WindowsDeploymentServices>
                    <Login>
                        <Credentials>
                            <Domain>my.local</Domain>
                            <Password>password</Password>
                            <Username>wds</Username>
                        </Credentials>
                    </Login>
                    <ImageSelection>
                        <InstallImage>
                            <ImageName>Image Name as displayed in WDS</ImageName>
                            <ImageGroup>Image Group</ImageGroup>
                            <Filename>Image Filename</Filename>
                        </InstallImage>
                        <InstallTo>
                            <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                            <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                        </InstallTo>
                        <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
                    </ImageSelection>
                </WindowsDeploymentServices>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source=xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>

    Imageunattend use after reboot in c:\windows\panther for oobe portion

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
                <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone>
                <RegisteredOwner>ECBOE</RegisteredOwner>
                <RegisteredOrganization>ECBOE</RegisteredOrganization>
                <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
                <ProductKey></ProductKey>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <Identification>
                    <Credentials>
                        <Domain>my.local</Domain>
                        <Password>password</Password>
                        <Username>tech</Username>
                    </Credentials>
                    <JoinDomain>my.local</JoinDomain>
                    <UnsecureJoin>true</UnsecureJoin>
                </Identification>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" 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>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <AdministratorPassword>
                        <Value>cpassword</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </AdministratorPassword>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Password>
                                <Value>password</Value>
                                <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>tech</DisplayName>
                            <Name>tech</Name>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <RegisteredOrganization>my</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>my</RegisteredOwner>
                <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
                <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone>
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                        <Value>password</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Domain>my.local</Domain>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <Username>tech</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
            </component>
        </settings>
        </unattend>

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:10 PM

Answers

  • I found my problem and here is the link to it.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909264

    Thanks Doc

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:40 PM

All replies

  • This is a windows 2008 r2 and wds with waik. error happens after reboot of wds image

    Doc

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:12 PM
  • I found my problem and here is the link to it.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909264

    Thanks Doc

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:40 PM
  • Worth mentioning this, taken directly: http://primaryschooltech.blogspot.com/2013/07/cwindowspantherunattendxml-mdt-2012.html

    Actually simple, but only if you know where to look and since you've probably scrolled down and ignored everything I said above, I'll get to the point, follow these instructions:

    1. In your MDT Deployment Workbench, go to your list of task sequences.

    2. Right click the task sequence you are using to deploy out your new image with IE 10.

    3. Go to the properties of this task sequence.

    4. Choose the OSInfo tab and click "Edit Unattend.xml"

    5. Wait about a year for it to load up the catalogue.... (depending on your machine speed, this can take quite a while, this opens the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM)

    6. Go to Unattend -> Components -> Specialize

    7. Choose the Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer-Neutral from the list

    8. Find IE-WelcomeMessage

    9. The Status should say false, if it doesn't make sure it does.

    10. Right click this value and in the context menu (the right click menu) UNTICK "write image value" (See Image for a visual aid)

    11. Save the Unattend.xml and to be on the safe side update your deployment share (though I don't believe this is needed but it makes you feel better inside)

    12. Reinstall your image onto your client and it should work fine for you now :D


    Friday, October 25, 2013 12:36 PM
  • Thanks, it works. The problem appeared after acceptance of IE11 on the WSUS server to a master image of Windows 7
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:26 PM