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Some Custom Registry Setting is not persisting after running sysprep in window 7

I have installed Microsoft Security Essential on Window 7 and sysprep to create master Image. Issue: After Applying the Window 7 Image, Again system is asking to install Microsoft Security Essential ...
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169 views

How to install Dell T3500 RAID Drivers via unattend.xml?

I work for a medium sized company and, due to the recent XP phaseout, we're rolling out Windows 7 on newer machines throughout the company. Unfortunately, we've had problems doing so as the computers ...
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2answers
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Configuring 3 identical Windows 7 machines [closed]

I ordered 3 three identical machines with Windows 7 Pro pre-installed. Now I need to install identical software on each of them and apply identical Windows configuration to each of them. I know there ...
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1answer
50 views

Getting Windows 7 onto a device

We are a small company that make a data logging device plus a desktop application that accesses and analyses the data. The device contains a miniITX atom board and the software is Windows 7 ...
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2answers
821 views

How can I install Windows 7 using WinPE?

I made a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk by following the instructions in Walkthrough: Create a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk. Now, I want to install a new Windows ...
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1answer
161 views

Invoke 'Rate My Computer' performance process

I am creating a re-deployable Windows 7 Embedded WIM image. In audit mode I have configured it to be as I want and run the sysprep process to generalise the image before capturing it. All this works ...
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1answer
554 views

Refresh Language Bar in Windows Vista/7 programatically

Im trying to configure the Language Bar (the language switcher in the systray which appears whan you have multiple input languages installed) for our users. I can easily add new languages using ...
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2answers
58 views

Creating a system deployment disk [duplicate]

Hi guys i want to create an image of a windows 7 system and use it as a deployment tool and when I want to setup up like more than 10 laptops, then i just connect them on a network and deploy the ...
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2answers
191 views

What's the best way to deploy a large number of PC's? [closed]

I need to know the "better" way for doing PC's deployment, the PC's will be running Windows Vista and 7 and need to clone a lot of this particular configuration. My first thought was, doing a general ...
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0answers
88 views

Windows Deployment Server-RAID Controller

I am to attempting to install Windows 7 onto Dell Workstations using WinPE drivers injected into a Deployment Workbench. Despite injecting the RAID card drives (Perc 310 to be specific) I cannot get ...
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2answers
4k views

Copy the default user profile - Administrator account

I need to amend the default user account during deployment of Windows 7. Having read the following MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 I have a few questions. The article suggests that ...
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3answers
419 views

Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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0answers
680 views

Imaging HP Laptops using WDS server

I am using a 2008 r2 server to run as my Windows Deployment service. I have imaged successfully desktops. I am now trying to deploy an Image to hp Laptops and am finding that after the imaging has ...
2
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1answer
882 views

TaskbarLinks in Unattend.xml Windows 7 deployment

Currently making some changes to my unattend file in order to meet user requirements. One of the requirements has been to add 3 office application shortcuts to the task bar by default. I am aware ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Installing software after .wim image

I have been looking all day into how to install software to a .wim image. I have a .wim image of a laptop that will be deplyed to 20 more. The image is pretty much good to go except I need to add a ...
3
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2answers
692 views

Going from imagex/AIK to WDS

I was looking into learning Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. I have been using AIK to create answer files and sysprep to clean the referece computer and imagex to capture and apply images. I have some ...
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1answer
1k views

AutoLogin in Answer File

I am trying to get passed the creation of the account with an answer file when loading an image on another machine. I have: <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" ...
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1answer
146 views

Modifying/Testing Image/AnswerFile

I made an answer file, used it with the sysprep command and then booted into WINPE and made an image of the computer. I loaded the image on another computer and the answer file didn't quite work 100%. ...
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2answers
3k views

Image -> Answer File -> Sysprep -> Image?

Here is my confusion. All the tutorials I have read on sysprep, imagex, and answer files lead me to believe that you need an image to create and answer file, then you use that answer file with sysprep ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I perform Windows image deployment from a configured laptop?

I have been using Acronis for years, however my new job wants me to use imageX, WindowsPE, WDS, etc. I have done alot of reading about this but it is just plain confusing. What I have is an HP ...
2
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1answer
5k views

Disable Windows 7 auto-login after deployment

I'm deploying a Windows 7 upgrade using the distribution toolkit. After the install, the PC keeps attempting to auto-login as the administrator. Is there any way to disable auto-login after the ...
2
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2answers
525 views

Is sysprep no longer useful for full removal of items including their install parts?

Can I or should I re-learn and apply sysprep methods to shrink the actual Disk size of a Windows 7 64 bit Professional installation? Not just to turn things on or off or set policies or setup the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
2
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0answers
268 views

Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
2
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1answer
479 views

Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
3
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1answer
2k views

Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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1answer
3k views

Image multiple Windows 7 computers from OEM install?

Here's the situation: We've ordered a few new identical laptops at work. All came with the Windows 7 Professional OEM install. Is it possible to do an initial install of our specific local apps ( ...
2
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2answers
588 views

Deployment of Mac OS X to iMacs (Dual Booting to windows 7!)

What is the best solution for DEPLOYMENT of a dual boot OS (Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6) to group of 30 iMacs?
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1answer
5k views

Windows 7 - Setting up the default taskbar items

I've been working on building windows 7 deployments and I've run into an interesting issue. I want to customize the pinned taskbar items after I finish the deployment. We have a number of different ...
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3answers
1k views

What tool can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images?

I need a free imaging solution for Windows 7. I want to deploy Windows 7 images today. What tools can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images? What pitfalls should I watch out for, and how can I ...