Unattended installs, setups, and deployments are processes that require little to no supervision from an end user to complete. Operating systems setups, software installs, and even entire systems deployments can be configured to be automated and thus be unattended.

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How to specify default Ubuntu 16.04 installation language in isolinux/lang?

I previously used this command to select english as the default language for my unattended Ubuntu installation in 14.04 and it worked perfectly: echo en >> isolinux/lang For Ubuntu 16.04 this ...
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How to install wampserver silently or unattended mode

I am trying to install the "wampserver" in silent mode by using the following command "wampserver.exe /verysilent"........but it still asking user input for 'default browser' and 'text editor'. Could ...
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How to know what kind of installer is used by a windows application?

I would like install some Windows applications in unattended mode but I need to know what kind of installer is used ? (InstallShield, MSI, etc.) Is there is a way or a tool to analyse a Windows exe ...
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Windows SIM can't create a catalog file from a wim

I'm currently trying to use Windows SIM to create a Windows 10 autounattend.xml file for a custom installation. I have a standard, generic, enterprise edition of Windows 10, which is my source for the ...
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When Converting .exe to .msi files can I include the optional prompts?

I have seen that I can convert an .exe file into an .msi file. My question is that when I install an .exe file I see prompts to customize my installation. Can I embed those into an .msi so that the ...
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Unattended Windows 7 installation stalls for 1 hour

We have created an unattended network installation setup for Windows 7 based on the WinPE present in WAIK. We boot a customized WinPE with the necessary network drivers injected and a CMD script ...
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How to disable the “These files might be harmful to your computer” nag screen from CMD?

I'm seeking to do exactly what is asked here, but from the command line. I'm performing an unattended installation of Windows 10 and wish to be able to execute a command or modify an entry in the ...
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Preloading a customized Windows 10 installation image

In short: When I boot from the preloaded installation, the setup wipes the hard disk and after the next reboot it (obviously) fails to load the OS. --> What setting am I missing to keep setup from ...
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Windows 10 unattended install: how to set input locale, system language and currency/date format?

I've successfully created an Autounattend.xml using this online tool, which I'm using to install Windows 10 64-bit without prompting for any questions during installation. However, it seems it doesn'...
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How to debug unattended installation of MS SQL Server 2012?

How can I diagnose and debug a configuration file for an unattended installation of MS SQL Server 2012? What I'm doing -- I'm building an installer for a product. The product requires MS SQL Server ...
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Disable remote input is greyed out in TeamViewer Actions menu

I'm trying to set up for unattended remote operation of an iMac and would like the remote system to remain black (as it's an all-in-one, I can't just turn off the monitor). On the local machine, in my ...
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Need to run a custom command during Windows 7 Setup between Phase 3 and 5

How can I run a cmd script during windows setup somewhere between the beginning of phase 3 and the beginning of phase 5? I need to copy hardware dependent files from the USB drive to the C: drive ...
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Did anyone try to disable hidden packages with unattend.xml file?

Answers files allow to disable only few features like InboxGames, MediaCenter, etc., but utilities like Registry Tweak Tool allow to unhide all other features (or packages). Did anyone try to ...
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Failing script producing extra folder

I've run into an error that I'm not able to understand and fix despite extensive web searches over the past few days. I have a SetupComplete.cmd script under this location D:\RemoteInstall\Images\...
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How do I supress the vmware tools reboot when doing an unattended installation?

I'm setting up a VMware machine factory using packer for my own development. I'm trying to install the VMware guest tools in the middle of this, but every time I try, the system reboots. The factory ...
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How to customize BartPE for Unattended operation?

Wondering if it's possible to customize BartPE for unattended operation. I would like to boot BartPE through network(PXE) to headless PC, where it should do some operations and reboot PC. For that I ...
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Does Windows 7 deployed via the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit still require activation within 30 days?

I am learning how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and am experimenting with Windows System Image Manager. At work, we normally use MAK keys to activate our Windows 7 installations. I know ...
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Debian - unattended installation

Is there any way to make the installation of Debian unattended, I need to install on multiple machines with similar hardware. Basically I need to install Debian system without human interaction, with ...
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Enable Remote Desktop in Windows Firewall from command line

note: #command-line tag do not imply batch-file-only, I will accept a PowerShell script or any freely available utility, which can be started from command line and finish its work unattended. tl;dr ...
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How to use batch file to do X if it's ran on a laptop?

How do I write a batch file to do different things based on whether it is ran on a desktop vs. laptop? E.g. if on desktop, install x. If on laptop, skip x and install y instead. Edit: Windows 7 64-...
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Always on Remote Desktop Connection

Is it possible to have an unattended and always on desktop connection ? The real life need is to assist parents with frequent trouble shooting from my office without having to do anything extra ...
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WES7 - Custom Shell - How to Install Dependencies

Summary Using the Image Configuration Editor for Windows Embedded Standard 7, how can I install applications before a custom shell is started? Background I'm designing an unattended image for ...
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One WinPE for multiple different installations

Im building a PXE boot environment to move away from many CD's / DVD's to one organized fast source for tools and installations. I want to do some unattended Windows installations and know the way I ...
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Windows 3.1 Installation

I'm not very familiar with Microsoft's OSs pre-Windows 9x. Is it possible to do a Windows 3.1 unattended installation in a real (not virtual) machine using winnt? EDIT: According to one of the ...
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How can I use Windows 10 unattended, without getting keylogged and sending everything to Microsoft?

I would really like to test the technical preview of Windows 10. I don't want to just install a few programs on it and see if they work, I also don't just want to quickly check out the new ...
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Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO

I want to make an unattended install of Windows 8.1 with the following features: It has to be actived It metro apps removed from the system Some freeware applications installed such as CCleaner ...
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How does FOG Project PXE supply a computer name and join to the domain?

Without sysprepping (just uploading then deploying) I can get FOG to seamlessly join an imaged computer to a domain, and FOG will also supply a computer name I specify in the management console. My ...
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Automate Win8 network and sharing settings

I am trying to create a unattended DVD installation of Windows 8, but I can't seem to find a solution do this. What I'm looking for are to have the same settings on the Network and Sharing Center, to ...
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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup?

i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the ...
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Windows command-line installers used by some programs: problems showing syntax and parameters

As time goes by, it is (fortunately) more usual to find command-line installers for most Windows GUI programs, so you can make batch and offline console installations. But sometimes I have found a ...
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Autounattend.xml not being recognized in VirtualBox

Edit: If anybody comes across this in browsing for a solution to the same problem, the root cause turned out to be the USB drive I was using. You need to use one that is recognized as removable rather ...
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Unattended (Sysprep) Windows Installation “cannot complete” error

I made an image in audit mode, sysprepped it, got the .WIM image, and inserted it into a bootable windows 7 DVD (install.wim). When run, setup completes but I get a "Windows cannot complete ...
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Integration of IE9 in Vista SP2 fails with error 0x8007000e

I try to deploy Windows Vista SP2 with MDT, and to integrate all updates and Internet Explorer 9. While updates are successfully installed, I'm unable to add KB982861 package. Windows setup stops on "...
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How to bypass the 'OS Edition Selection' page in a Windows unattended setup?

I've generated an AutoUnattend.xml file using Windows System Image Manager program that is included in the WAIK package (now called ADK for Windows 8/8.1) to install Windows 8.1 in a unattended way. ...
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Deploy 3rd party Apps via Microsoft Deployment ToolKit

I want to deploy an image containing Windows 7 x64, Office 2010 Professional Plus x86, Java, Adobe Reader and Flash player and SEP Client. I've made successfully an image containing Windows 7 x64, ...
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Can the Windows 8.1 update be applied without local terminal?

It is possible to access the Windows Store from a remote desktop session and initiate the Windows 8.1 Update from the Windows Store, but the update hangs after the first reboot, likely waiting for the ...
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pxe boot environement unable to download kickstart file

Im trying to get a pxe boot working, but the farthest i can get is to the part that the pxe boot image is supposed to retrieve the kickstart file over nfs, then the error: failed to retrieve file ...
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How to set IIS settings by command line

I've installed IIS on a server 2008 r2 system by command line. Now I also want to set some settings by command line. For example to enable ASP.NET v4.0.30319 and enable windows and basic ...
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Windows System Image Manager can't validate my answer

Problem When I do my modifications and I apply to "validate answer" I get a lot of errors In the picture you can see the WSIM version I'm using (6.2.9200), ...The errors in the picture are saying ...
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AutoUnattend.xml Windows 8 setup

I need a example of how to make an Autounattend.xml for the Windows 8 x64 Core ISO setup. I saw a example from MSDN but don't helped me in nothing, my unattended always fails (is not recognized by ...
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Silent install without extra features

I want to make for myself list of programs to make them be installed without any people near them. I found out info about silent/unattended installation, BUT it is installing programs with all default ...
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Unattended installation of a .pkg file in Haiku

Is there a way to do this from the command-line, additionally being able to specify the destination partition? I tried to create an empty partition, and install the package onto that, so I could just ...
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How to get the information about installer version of executable?

I have such a question: lets assume I downloaded an executable program, for example: Opera.exe or OpenOffice.org or SomeWifiDriver.msi. I found out that any program can be created mostly with such ...
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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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Running 'Start-Process' Remotely: How to Display Standard Output?

I have a PowerShell script for installing software on remote computers. To date I have been successfully using the following code: $prog = "ping" $arg = "localhost" $computername = "MACHINE01" ...
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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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Skipping serial prompt installing custom unattended Windows Seven DVD and getting OEM key instead

I'm currently doing my first custom unattended Windows Seven DVD creation. I used WAIK with a retail Windows Seven DVD and created a "AutoUnattend.xml" file thanks to WSIM. Aiming to have a zero-...
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Integrating Windows Product Key into Windows 8 RTM ISO

Many years ago I created a slipstreamed version of Windows XP with my product key embedded in an unattended set-up file that was in the disk/ISO. I have been struggling to find out where or how I ...
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Windows 7 kms activation

I have been preparing for a Windows 7 migration in a couple of schools and have prepared loads of images that are set for KMS activation. I have just realized that on the unattend file for all images ...