Issue Resolved. Be sure when going through the image capture process for a Windows 7 image that "Use sysprep" under "Advanced Options" is set to "No."
On Mar 24, 2011, at 1:16 AM, James Patrick Sigmon wrote: > Hey Gerhard, > > Thanks for the info. My OS is the Ultimate Edition and is 64 bit. So I made > the following changes to the file: > > <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" > processorArchitecture="x64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" > language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" > xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" > xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> > <Display> > <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> > <DPI>120</DPI> > <HorizontalResolution>800</HorizontalResolution> > <RefreshRate>72</RefreshRate> > <VerticalResolution>600</VerticalResolution> > </Display> > <ComputerName>*</ComputerName> > <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone> > <ProductKey>MyProductKeyforUltimate</ProductKey> > </component> > > However, I'm still having the same issue, but the message has slightly > changed: > > Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file > [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. The answer file is > invalid. > > Can you think of what else I might need to change? > > Thanks again, > > Patrick > > > > On Mar 23, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Hartl, Gerhard L. wrote: > >> VCL 2.2 does use a unattend.xml for sysprep. It is located at >> /usr/local/tools/Windows_7/Utilities/Sysprep/Unattend.xml. >> >> Are you imaging Win7 x64 or x86? What version? Enterprise, Pro, Ultimate, >> etc? The key provided is for the Enterprise edition and would fail if you >> are trying to create a Win 7 Pro image. Also the processorArchitecture >> must equal the architecture you are trying to image. >> >> >> >> This is the section that is apparently your issue: >> >> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" 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"> >> - <Display> >> <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> >> <DPI>120</DPI> >> <HorizontalResolution>800</HorizontalResolution> >> <RefreshRate>72</RefreshRate> >> <VerticalResolution>600</VerticalResolution> >> </Display> >> <ComputerName>*</ComputerName> >> <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone> >> <ProductKey>33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH</ProductKey> >> </component> >> >> >> >> - Gerhard >> Old Dominion University >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Alexander Patterson [mailto:alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu] >> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:20 PM >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Subject: Re: windows 7 sysprep??? >> >> Hello Patrick, >> >> Windows 7 doesn't use sysprep. This is only used in Windows XP. >> >> Check in your php table under Imagemeta for your Windows 7 image id # that >> your using that sysprep is set to 0 then give that a try. >> >> For example >> >> Your Image Id =6 >> CheckUser =1 >> Subimage = 1 >> Sysprep = 0 >> >> -Alex >> >> >> >> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM, James Patrick Sigmon <jpsig...@ncsu.edu> >> wrote: >>> Hey Guys, >>> >>> I've run into a problem with captured windows 7 images. They seem to >>> capture fine, but when you make a reservation for them they time out at the >>> "ssh step." Looking at the console, I can see why. There is a pop-up box >>> that reads: >>> >>> "Windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass >>> [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. >>> The error was detected while processing settings for component >>> [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]. >>> >>> I've been frantically searching for a generic answer to this, and it sounds >>> like to could be a sysprep issue, however, the image is a virtual machine. >>> >>> I'm still searching for solutions on my own, but I thought it would be best >>> to go ahead and post this issue as our pilot went live and I'm trying to >>> figure this out ASAP. >>> >>> Any help is much appreciated, >>> >>> -Patrick Sigmon >> >> >> >> -- >> Thanks, >> Alex Patterson >> User Support Services >> Operating System Analyst >> California State University, East Bay >