Help with Deployment Workbench and Deployment Services

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by RJ, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. RJ

    RJ Guest

    Hello all:
    I have tried to get an image (VISTA) to work for months with no success.
    Basically I install an OS in the Deployment workbench. Set a standard task
    to
    image a workstation. I have my deployment point.
    I either get the error "windows could not apply unattend setting during pass
    (null)"
    or if it completes the OS blows-up and keeps erroring and rebooting.
    My goal is to tweak the unattend.xml so that I only need to enter the
    computer name and admin password. However, to try to make it work I have not
    tweaked the unattend.xml that BDD creates as part of the task. It still
    fails with the error above.

    However, this is what I have in my rules as part of the deployment point:

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default
    Properties=MyCustomProperty

    [Default]
    OSInstall=Y

    UserDataLocation=NONE
    SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES
    SkipCapture=YES
    SkipAdminPassword=NO
    SkipProductKey=YES
    ProductKey=xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx
    SkipDomainMembership=YES
    JoinDomain=My domain
    SkipLocaleSelection=YES
    AreaCode=651
    CountryCode=001
    Dialing=TONE
    SkipTimeZone=YES
    TimeZoneName=Central Standard Time
    UserLocale=en-us
    UILanguage=en-us
    SkipBitLocker=YES
    SkipUserData=YES

    Here is my bootstrap.ini:
    [Settings]
    Priority=Default

    [Default]
    DeployRoot=\\MARY\Distribution$

    Also, I'm using BDD version 4.2--I think the latest.
    I'm try to image to Virtual PC on my computer.
    I'm try to use the lite touch method to image as my goal states above. The
    only thing that I have gotton to work is if I do an image without the
    unattend.xml file. However that is just like putting a cd in the computer
    and going through the whole install process.
    At first, I have been working with the OEM DVD from the manufacturer, and I
    thought that maybe that was my issue. Thus, I downloaded Vista from
    Microsoft with my Technet subscription and a key. Still same problem.
    Lastly, I configured Deployment services to see if that would help me. I
    got PXE to work. I have installed an image without unattend.xml, but again
    when I incorporate the unattend.xml file, it blows up with the same errors.

    What could I be doing wrong?
     
    RJ, Aug 29, 2008
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    rajinisback Guest

    rajinisback, Aug 31, 2008
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  3. RJ

    RJ Guest

    This is informative information about sysprep. However, the way I understand
    it, I should be able to push an image from the source CD with information in
    the the unattend.xml and deployment workbench to make a "lite touch" install
    situation.
    Is that a correct assumption?
     
    RJ, Sep 2, 2008
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