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Questions tagged [unattended]

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 set GELI password on FreeBSD scripted install using bsdinstall?

The FreeBSD bsdinstall program has ZFSBOOT_GELI_ENCRYPTION to turn on GELI-based encryption for unattended installs. But, how would I set the password in the script? I'm using the unattended install ...
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autounattend.xml - Upgrade and/or Fresh Install possible

I'm currently working on an autounttend.xml for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC. The file resides in the root of the ISO/DVD, so that setup.exe takes it always into consideration. E.g. I configured ...
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Windows 10 1803 unattended installation

I'm feeling like running against a wall trying to automate my Windows 10 1803 installation. Scenario There are multiple NUC boxes that need to be installed. Clean Windows 10 installation, two ...
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How to automate “Windows Welcome” with unattended installation

I'm successfully automating my Windows 10 installation using an unattend.xml file. Everything runs and installs without a single user prompt. My image contains multiple scheduled tasks, some of them ...
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Windows unattended install: Unattend.xml path to drivers stored on installation media

In an automated windows installation, I would like to have flexibility of updating my drivers without mounting my .wim windows image and adding them every time while I am testing deployments. I am ...
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Can unattended-upgrades upgrade a system multiple times a day?

You can set the apt-daily.timer and apt-daily-upgrade.timer arbitrarily but unattended-upgrades only upgrades the system once a day in this case. Is there a way to upgrade with unattended-upgrades ...
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How to install xserver-xorg in unattended mode?

When I install xserver-xorg package on Debian9, I have to manually input the package configuration for keyboard layout How can I skip this step, or preconfigured the keyboard layout, so I can install ...
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How to automatically enable provisioned extension in Edge?

I have created an unattended installation image of Windows 10 following Kari’s excellent guide. I have downloaded uBlock Origin package from the Store and incorporated it with Add-...
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PowerShell Scripts in Windows Unattend Answer File XML

So I have a Windows 10 Unattend Answer File. I got the parts where it skips the OOBE screens, enables admin account, and copy profile. I am trying to set the answer file to run a PowerShell script to ...
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menuentry in grub.cfg for Windows 10 installation over PXE Ubuntu Server on UEFI mode?

I am duplicating this question from the given link: Unattended Installation for Windows, so avoided rewriting here. Please help me out. Its been days, no response. And I got a tumbleweed badge! :P ...
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How to Upgrade Win 10 to 1803 Using Remote Desktop

I have to upgrade Windows 10 to 1803 on several remote machines, which can be accessed by using a Remote Desktop connection. Some months ago I used this command to install 1703 without having to ...
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Unattended Eclipse update

I have to update my Eclipse frequently via "Check for Update" or "Install new Software" and looking for more convenient way than doing it by hand. Some sort of unattended batch file starting eclipse ...
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Add a user to a group Unattend.xml

I created the following Unattend.xml file. The only problem is it won't add the Users to the Users group. I'm searching on google on what I'm doing wrong but I just can't seem to find out what the ...
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How do I [re-]install Windows 10 using an unattend.xml file without a product key?

Having seen various questions about unattend.xml installs, and experienced them first hand, I understand some of the unattended Windows install. However, I haven't seen the values to include which ...
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Debian's unattended upgrades and third party repositories

I have my system set up to perform automatic updates (unattended-upgrades), however, it doesn't work for third party repositories, I've installed Signal Desktop and I'm not receiving updates. I'm ...
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Windows7 Still Require a Product Key When has ProductKey Defined in Unattend File

I am trying to build a system image by using Sysprep with an unattend file. The key purpose is to let the end users choose their own username and computer name, but prevent them from typing the ...
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sysprep Windows 7 not generating a random name

I am attempting to deploy a number of Win 7 instances (a mix of both 32- and 64-bit) all using Win 7 Enterprise. I'm using the Windows AIK to generate an unattend file. I followed the guide here for ...
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Autounattend.xml Issue (Disk Configuration) with Windows Server 2016 on Dell PowerEdge R330

I'm having some issues getting an unattend file working with Server 2016 Essentials. I'm working with a Dell PowerEdge R330 with a PERC 330 RAID adapter (currently all drives in the machine are in a ...
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Not able to set Administrator password in OOBE pass after returning from Audit mode in an unattended installation

I am trying to create an unattended.xml file for a Windows Server 2016 unattended installation wherein after installing Windows it should execute a PowerShell script located on a remote Samba share. ...
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How to do an unattended install of Visual Studio 2008 Express on Windows 7?

I tried this but it did not work on Windows 7. I would like to install Visual Studio 2008 from a batch file on Windows 7. We can assume I have the .iso file downloaded already.
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Not able to execute remote poweshell script in windows server 2016 unattended installation

I am trying to create unattended.xml file for windows server 2016 unattended installation where in after installing windows it should execute one powershell script located on remote samba share. I am ...
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Windows unattended reliable boot

I have a system that will be unattended and unreachable, which has to run a windows system (7+). The operation is that it will start-up, perform an operation, and then switch-off again (as in no power)...
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Windows 7 unattended installation using PXE

I have followed this blog and I am able to install Windows 7 over a PXE Server and Samba shares. But this installation process is not completely automated. It boots the system using WinPE image ...
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Building unattended win7, run a batch file as admin, *after* the desktop-prep phase?

I'm building an unattended win7 install, and running into one final problem: My current process will install a bunch of programs in the post-install phase, and then run some batch scripts and ...
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Windows 7 Unattended Setup Error

I'm trying to make an unattended installation of Windows 7 Homepremium x64 Sp1 on VM. The AutoUnattend.xml (http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/j104hzpw/file.html) file was created and validated by Windows ...
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Windows 10 unattended PowerShell script won't run

I am currently trying to improve on the the current WDS install of Windows 10 that we use for basically all schools that we do sys admin work for. The install needs to contain some apps and some ...
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Build debian preseed after the options selected on a normal installation

Is there any way to build the pre-seed file based on the options I've chosen manually, instead of writing one from scratch?
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Windows 10 2016 LTSB autounattended is removing features

I am trying to set writefilter/embeddedboot/keyboardfilter using the autounattended.xml file to install windows. the issue i am having is if there is no answer file and i install windows manually. ...
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windows 7 unattend setupcomplete.cmd

I have a folder: \sources\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts\Programs\ I want to copy this folder contents (couple of files and folders to C:\Program Files\) to a system drive using a command in setupcomplete....
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Autounattend.xml -multiple SynchronousCommand one line

Is there possibility to put multiple commands into one line under Autounattend.xml ? something like: <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1&...
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Sysprep.exe and Unattend.xml - automatic application of product key not working

My goal is to automate the OOBE process (launched by sysprep) by removing the need for a new product key to be entered. I already have a product key since I am launching this through sysprep. I would ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...