automated instalation please help

Guys please help!
I have to create autounattend which would automate among others time zone and license key. I am a complete newbie and mine doesnt work as required. Could you please rectify this? My deadline at work is on Monday and I am really desperate. This is what I managed to create (unique info left blank intentionaly):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="[COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]x86[/COLOR][/COLOR]" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.[COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]microsoft[/COLOR][/COLOR].com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="">

<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<component name="Microsoft-[COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]Windows[/COLOR][/COLOR]-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">


Essential Member
Hello, Welcome to :)

Have you tried the vLite application? It's used for pre-customizing Vista/7 installations.
Download it.. you'll probably need to download the WAIK as well, but afterwards, load up the installation source and you can setup auto-unattended installation from there.. Though I'm unsure if you're able to preset the timezone, it has a large number of feautures.. I'd recommend not touching the image for anything past unattended installation setup as it is designed for Vista and doesn't fly well with Windows 7 images.

vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool

Joe S

Excellent Member
If you use any thing like the V Lite be really careful removing and customizing things. This is another tool I experimented with for slipstreaming updates Welcome to RT Se7en Lite - Slipstream Service Pack,Integrate Updates,Integrate Drivers,Integrate LP,Remove Components,Enable or Disable features,Unattended Setup,Apply Tweaks,Add Icons,Wallpapers,Themes,Bootable USB or DVD but there isn't much help there. For best results make sure you test on a Virtual PC first.

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