automated instalation please help

#1
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="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<ComputerName>Computer1</ComputerName>
<ProductKey></ProductKey>
<RegisteredOrganization></RegisteredOrganization>
<RegisteredOwner></RegisteredOwner>

<UserAccounts>
<LocalAccounts>
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<Name>Admin</Name>
<Group>Administrators;Users</Group>
<Password>
<Value></Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</Password>
</LocalAccount>
</LocalAccounts>
<AdministratorPassword>
<Value></Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</AdministratorPassword>
</UserAccounts>
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
<ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-[COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]Windows[/COLOR][/COLOR]-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<InputLocale>0809:00000809</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>00000809</SystemLocale>
<UILanguage>en-UK</UILanguage>
<UserLocale>00000809</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>
</unattend>
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#2
Hello, Welcome to Windows7Forums.com :)

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
#3
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.
Joe
 


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