Posts Tagged ‘MDT’

Upon loading the WIM file , copying the operating system and restarting it comes up with a Parse Error for the answer file

Image Deployment : Invalid unattend answer file - Software Deployment &  Patching

The best way to find the cause of this is to press Shift and F10 ( with the function key on a surface ) and open c:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml

Viewing this I saw the OSD computer name was 16 Characters due to the Serial number being 12 Characters and our company name being 4 XXX- which made it 16 which goes over the 15 Character limit, you can trim the computer name! 

 

Add this to customsettings.ini

Properties=ComputerSerialNumber

ComputerSerialNumber=XXX-#Left(“%SerialNumber%”,10)#

Change OSDComputerName

OSDComputerName=%ComputerSerialNumber%

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Recently tried to install Windows 10 on a Thinkbook 14 g2 itl and the process would fail with 13 failures

Showing the details , there was no storage driver to format and prep the drive

The driver pack thinkbook_14_g2_itl_15_g2_itl_w1064.exe had been imported into the Deployment share \ updates and the new WIM imported into PXE ….

Solution 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install?ocid=tia-235208000

Download both of these

Uninstall these

Install the new ADK and PE to the MDT server

Update Deployment Share and reimport into WDS

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Naviate to your DeploymentShare and Open up the Task Sequence in the Control Directory

C:\DeploymentShare\Control\TaskSequence1

Open 

Unattend.xml 

Search for AdministratorPassword in this file

You should see the password in plaintext

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