I get everything with the setup of pre and post installation tasks etc. My problem is that even though those tasks run I am still getting asked to manually input a computer name once I fire up the image for the first time.

How do I specify to the (computername)(/computername), excuse the syntax, in the unattend.xml file that it should use the contents of the setcomputername post installation task?

Do I use the wildcard or leave it blank or maybe even type (computername)setcomputername.exe(/computername)?
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Thank you, I'm using the Get/Set Computername program from: www.kace.com/support/kb/?action=artikel&id=1137 I wasn't sure if the computername field in the unattend.xml file for sysprep needed any input. After testing I found that just putting a placeholder in there will prevent the Welcome OOBE screen from popping up and asking for a name in addition to allowing the Get/Set computername program to populate the field for the install.
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Are you using a K2000 and the 'Apply Computer Name' Post install task which came with it? This post install task actually modifies the unattend.xml files which are put into your image after sysprepping.

Also, it should be used in conjunction with the 'Collect Computer Name' task which also came with the K2000 because this stores a text file in the petemp directory.

If you were to use this I would use the wild card (*) in the computername section of your unattend as it gets modified before that gets applied anyway. Leaving it blank might cause problems.

If you're not using a K2/its internal pre/post install tasks what've you got there?

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Col
Answered 03/21/2012 by: Roonerspism
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