Fog/sysprep stops at computer name screen

  • Using FOG 032 for windows 7 build. I am using an unattend.xml file. When I blow an image down to a box everything goes well. Fog renames computer and joins to the domain. During the first or second reboot however the computer stops at the computer name dialogue.

    It defaults to the name specified in FOG in this case PC-*. If i click next here the machine goes on its merry way fog does the rename and my sysprepped image works. The problem is I want this to be automated and the stop at the computer name is screen is an issue. Anyone seen this before? How can I get this to automatically blow by this screen rather than stopping?

    I see in the fog settings for quick registration seems to correlate to the computer name in the dialogue. I also noticed that the FOG_QUICKREG_AUTOPOP setting was set to 0. I changed this value to 1 thinking that perhaps this would make the process no longer stop and wait for me to click next. No dice.

    Kind of stumped with this one.

  • Try putting in a * and windows will give it a random name, and after that fog will rename it accordingly

  • Make sure you have a computer name in the xml file. Doesn’t matter what you use as fog will rename it later. My guess is that you have left this blank.


  • My guess is it has nothing to do with fog. It has to do with your unattend.xml file.
    You have to double check it against some online tutorials.

    Also, what you’re telling doesn’t add up:
    By default the computer is running sysprep according to your unattend.xml and AFTER that fog is renaming the computer and is joining the domain. You’re telling the computer is joining the domain and after that sysprep is running?

  • I have my unattend file just randomly name the machine “win-jklsdf934” then let FOG rename the machine once sysprep is completed.
    If i understand your question correctly, sysprep is hanging asking for a computer name, and you just want it to name the machine anything, then let FOG rename the machine accordingly?