We are trying to configure some scripted installs for some one-off deployments. 

We are trying to use this to pop a dialog box for us to enter the system name, but it never fires. 

"cscript GetComputerName.vbs /dialog /timeout:30 "

In the task list during the deployment it shows successful, but we never saw a dialog box to be able to enter the system name. 

Any ideas? 
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  • If you run through your scripted install manually you may be able to find out what is happening.
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On your scripted install edit the setup configuration and remove <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>.  If you do not list that in the answer file and you DO NOT use the get set computer name scripts it will ask for a name every time.  If you want to keep the name of the computer you are imaging just put the get set commands in the deployment
Answered 09/26/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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There are several issues here.  One you are mistaking the built in collect/apply computername tasks (which are vbscripts), with the get/set computername scripts (which are .exes) and located at http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/get-set-computername.

Collect computername.vbs does not support scripted installs, not does it support an commandline switches.

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Answered 09/28/2014 by: cserrins
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We have that working at my school.  We use the .exe version as Preinstall Task and then do the SetComputerName.exe as a Postinstall Task.

GetComputerName_x64.exe /dialog /timeout:600
Answered 10/14/2014 by: shanksr
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Script executed under a different user?
Answered 09/26/2014 by: dedenker
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Is this under WIndows 7 ?  If so, you will never see a dialog box pop up when running under the system account, as Windows 7 now runs users in a different session to the system.  You can try enabling "interact with desktop" but this will always pop up the UAC prompt as interaction with desktop is considered a security risk and is no longer supported in Win 7 and 8.
Answered 09/26/2014 by: EdT
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  • This is run during a scripted install of windows 7. It's during the preinstall before windows even starts.
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