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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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 MDT 2010

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

When I do my modifications and apply to "validate answer" I get a lot of errors In the picture you cna see the WSIM version I'm using (6.2.9200), ...The errors in the picture are saying this more or ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can not install .Wim onto a Dell using Windows PE

I have created a .WIM file of a HP Laptop with all drivers, software etc installed using WAIK, I have created a new VM using Oracle VM Box and deployed the image onto this Virtual Machine, this all ...
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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 ...
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Which managed services OSS provides the most viable remote script execution?

I've came across four open source managed IT services software that allow for remote script execution. However, I am unable to find the amount of detail or power of these remote script execution ...
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Batch File - Delete Shortcut From ALLUSERS Desktop

In Vista/7, if I try to delete a shortcut using the following command -: del "%allusersprofile%\Desktop\MyShortcut.lnk" ...Windows sees this folder as empty and doesn't delete the file. The ...
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Solution for complex unattended installs?

What is the best way to do unattended installs of complex software (for example, advanced security systems such as dogles and/or network call-and-response) in win7? I've been looking at AutoIt, but it ...
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Adding Language Bar and other Languages through Answer file possible?

I have to image laptops on a per semester basis and part of the imaging process requires me to make sure the language bar and some extra languages are installed to all users that might log in to these ...
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USN Journal entries 700,000 lines in Notepad - BUILTIN Administrator cannot delete

I don't really understand much, but have been having a LOT of problems. Zero-filling / low-level formatting my hard drive doesn't seem to touch the USN Journal entries on there (I've tried DBAN, ...
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What files do I need for slipstreaming drivers?

I am under the impression that if I use 7zip or similar to extract driver files, I only need to keep the .inf files and not the .cat, .dll, or anything else that may be contained in a folder? ...
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How do I force the Windows MSI installer to perform a complete install?

I have a Windows MSI installer package which gives me the choice to do a Typical, Custom or Complete install using the GUI. The default (typical) install only installs some components. How to I tell ...
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Windows 7: Moving Program Files location during install using unattend.xml

I am planning on using an unattend.xml to create a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit setup with Users and ProgramData on a 2nd drive. I have found many samples of how to do this (see below). However I would ...
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Automate Windows 7's file sharing and firewall settings

I am working with my school to customize Windows 7 on some new laptops we are receiving. The laptops come with Windows 7 Professional already installed, and we do not need or want to reimage them. We ...
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Removing a bogus “not genuine” message from XP

I built a VM with an unused XP license I have using an unattend.txt process. Is there a way to remove the warning message saying my install may not be genuine, and I need to "Get Genuine" from MS?
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Unattended Vista without Monitor

I have a laptop with a busted monitor (I can only see the leftmost inch of the screen). I need to reinstall Vista on this computer. However, the external monitor is a function of the video card ...