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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



Change OSDComputerName


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Recently had a user trying to open a program on a Microsoft surface which had the highest resolution setting using a terminal server and the resolution was far too small on the program.

You can change this to use a standard DPI mode via the steps below

  1. Open the Registry and add the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > SideBySide

  1. Right-click, select NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
  2. Type PreferExternalManifest, and then press ENTER.
  3. Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
  4. Enter Value Data and select Decimal.

Per this document :

Then find the program executable ( .exe ) and create a program.exe.manifest ( Program being the program name ) in the same folder with the code from the below

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