Fogprep and Sysprep, is unattended.xml needed



  • Hi,

    I am a sysadmin new to fog, and I was wondering if the unattended.xml from the AIK was mandatory when using sysprep. I have a set of Dell desktops with identical hardware, and I don’t use VLK, so I will be using the key that each desktop came with. This being the case do I need to install AIK to create the unattended.xml, or could I just run sysprep then upload the image to the fog server?

    Lastly, do I install 3rd party software before running sysprep, or is this something that must be done during “audit” mode.

    Thanks in advance for your help.



  • @Zardan, post: 1201, member: 185 said:

    I think all Windows 7 editions got a trail period that can be reset 3 times (sysprep does this by default) so you can skip those and manually set the key and activate Windows after you have deployed the image.

    Perfect. Thank you sir!



  • I think all Windows 7 editions got a trail period that can be reset 3 times (sysprep does this by default) so you can skip those and manually set the key and activate Windows after you have deployed the image.



  • I’m not sure, sorry… I allmost think you should create an unattend.xml for each pc with a unique licence key…



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  • Firstly, thanks for such quick responses. I’m creating an unattended.xml with the AIK, and my main concern is that I don’t use a VLK. As I am reading this spiceworks guide (http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/2224) their example assumes a VLK:

    [INDENT=1]%(#000000]FirstLogonCommands (right click and add two sub blocks as we did before in step 4. specialize)
    -First block
    CommandLine)[
    Order 1 ]
    %(#000000]RequiresUserInput)[
    -Second block ]
    %(#000000]CommandLine)[
    Order 2 ]
    %(#000000]RequiresUserInput)[[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1] [/INDENT]
    Do I simply ignore those options, or do I add them but leave out the key? Will this crap out the unattended install?]



  • I would highly recommend using the unattend.xml, if you don’t you have to go through the “welcome to windows” wizard after deploying images…



  • unattended.xml isnt mandatory but using it will probably save you some time.
    You dont need to use audit mode and can install programs the way you usually do before running sysprep.
    Audit mode basically skips oobe and activates the local administrator account so you can quicker prepare the image or customize the computer.


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