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Correct location for unattend.xml file

12/28/2015 10736 views
I am using sysprep creator to create an unattend.xml file and executor.  What is the correct location to copy these to before running sysprep?
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  • I copy them to the C:\WIndows\System32\sysprep folder.

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C:\WIndows\System32\sysprep is the folder that you will learn to use with any MS tutorials and that is where the exe lives so it is logical to place it there.  In reality it can be anyplace that the exe can find to process it.  You just need to put the path in the command call switch /unattend: if it is not in the sysprep folder. 
Answered 12/28/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

Really anywhere, although the default is C:\Windows\system32\sysprep. If it's a custom location, you need to point to it in your sysprep command.

For example,

sysprep /generalize /oobe /unatttend:C:\path\to\unattend\filename.xml /shutdown

would execute sysprep, generalize the hardware for agnostic deployment, boot to out-of-box experience welcome screen, using a custom path unattend file, and shutdown the machine, ready to capture.

Answered 12/28/2015 by: isudothings
Senior Purple Belt

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