Hi all

I'm fairly new to using Kace and I've been working with various bits using the unattend file below for about a month now. I've had no problems with it and I've made no recent changes but this morning when I've used it [just checking a new post installation task] I get this error:

"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobeSystem]. The answer file is invalid.".

Now, the one thing I've tried since this happened is removing the oobe parameters "<SkipMachineOOBE>false</SkipMachineOOBE> & <SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE>". This didn't change anything.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
<UserData>
<AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
<FullName>Holy Cross</FullName>
<Organization>Holy Cross</Organization>
<ProductKey>
<Key>*****-*****-*****-*****-*****</Key>
<WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
</ProductKey>
</UserData>
<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallToAvailablePartition>true</InstallToAvailablePartition>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData>
<Key>/IMAGE/Name</Key>
<Value>windows 7 professional</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
<SetupUILanguage>
<UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
</SetupUILanguage>
<InputLocale>en-gb</InputLocale>
<SystemLocale>en-gb</SystemLocale>
<UserLocale>en-gb</UserLocale>
</component>
</settings>

<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<RegisteredOwner>Holy Cross</RegisteredOwner>
<RegisteredOrganization>Holy Cross</RegisteredOrganization>
<ProductKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-*****</ProductKey>
<TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
<Display>
<HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
<VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>
<ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
</component>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<RunSynchronous>
<RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
<Path>reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\FirstNetwork" /v Category /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000 /f</Path>
<Description>Setting Network Location</Description>
<Order>1</Order>
<WillReboot>OnRequest</WillReboot>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
</RunSynchronous>
</component>
<component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Networking-MPSSVC-Svc" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<DomainProfile_EnableFirewall>false</DomainProfile_EnableFirewall>
<PrivateProfile_EnableFirewall>false</PrivateProfile_EnableFirewall>
<PublicProfile_EnableFirewall>false</PublicProfile_EnableFirewall>
</component>
</settings>

<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
<OOBE>
<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
<SkipMachineOOBE>false</SkipMachineOOBE>
<SkipUserOOBE>false</SkipUserOOBE>
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>
<UserAccounts>
<LocalAccounts>
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
<Name>administrator</Name>
<Group>Administrators</Group>
<Password>
<Value>****</Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</Password>
</LocalAccount>
</LocalAccounts>
</UserAccounts>
<AutoLogon>
<Password>
<Value>****</Value>
<PlainText>true</PlainText>
</Password>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<LogonCount>1</LogonCount>
<Username>administrator</Username>
</AutoLogon>
</component>
</settings>
</unattend>
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Oh yeah, this is for a Dell Optiplex 380 btw.
Answered 03/02/2012 by: rbryso1
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You should not need to add the user Administrator to the Administrators Group as it is already defined as a user. You are simply enabling the Administrator user with Windows 7 and the Unattend.xml

SkipUserOOBE = True
SkipMachineOOBE = False




Temp User
Users

myadminpassword
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