@george1421 I looked into MDT and it looks a lot easier and simplifies FOG. There is a problems I am seeing and would like to know how you work around them.
- How does Fog interact with the WIM files?
Sorry I’ve been on medical leave so I haven’t had time to work on this, but, unfortunately, it is not solved.
I have made my own unattend.xml file, i am following this guide (https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/9877/windows-10-pro-oem-sysprep-imaging/11) almost exact. Using it’s batch file and operations but not using a setupcomplete.cmd
I personally think it’s something i’m doing in the audit mode. I’m not connecting to our Domain but I am setting a static IP for just installation process, then change it back to dynamic for sysprep and capture.
The software I am attempting to install is the following: VNC, Java, .Net, Silverlight, VLC, Firefox, Chrome, Cute pdf, Munis, Laserfiche, Office 365 (not activated), Sophos Endpoint, Comm Portal
When you say register, do you mean activate? If that is the case, I typically don’t activate it while building the golden image. You really have 3 days to play with the image before it starts to complain about activation. We activate it post image deploy in the setupcomplete.cmd batch file.
fog, the first time it sees a machine, it asks you to register the machine, either full or quick.
This is one way to do it. Its not a problem. The only issue is when you deploy your image, you can’t/shouldn’t boot the system into windows while its connected to the imaging network if the target computer needs to connect to AD. In your setup you will when you create the deploy task, tell FOG to power off the target computer after image deployment. That way you can move the target computer to the business network before its powered on.
Not sure, if for what ever reason, I’m imaging different and it’s working. we boot UEFI>tell fog to quick register it>Select capture (on fog machine)>boot into “onboard NIC” and it captures or deploys the image we select on the fog machine
I guess I’m confused and having the issue with order of operations.
My set up is:
FOG is on it’s own network with not net access. Completely off our network since our network is 100% static.
How we capture images:
Setup PC on our network -> Set to DHCP and hook up to switch connected to FOG and capture
Deploy it the same only reversed.
Does this pose a problem with creating a Golden img?
@Tom-Elliott I’m sorry, what service are you referring to?
@george1421 I will attempt to set this up in a VM on my FOG machine and then update this thread.
Should I register the device before i sysprep or after? This could have been part of my problem as well.
Rules of thumb are: Don’t connect to AD and don’t use OEM. right?
Would the Media creation tool work or do I need to burn our volume license iso to a usb?