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  1. Everyone... Hope someone can shed light on this. I am running WDS on Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition SP2. In the past, I've created unattended installs for Windows 7 32 Bit, and after much painful trial and error, finally got it to work. I now have to create Windows 7 64 bit unattended installs, so after creating my custom wim file, I've copied the same parameters for the two unattended install files that work together. The image file that joins the pc to the domain, and names it according to my naming convention works fine. The problem is with the image file that wipes the disk and partitions it. For some reason, this answer file goes by completely ignored. After PXE booting and selecting my image file, I have to log in as an admin, delete the partitions and create new ones, and format the disk. After doing this, the pc is then imaged and all other conditions are met. While I'm using the same parameters as I've done for the 32 bit images, I can't understand where I'm going wrong. Has anyone experienced this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Hope someone can help. I need to find a way to image a pc with my custom image and answer file so that it will an unattended install from a bootable USB drive, that will prompt me for a computer name and then join my company's domain. The prompting of the computer name should be the only response from me. I should be able to plug in the USB drive, boot to it and have the imaging process begin. I currently use WDS and am able to accomplish this through PXE booting, but would like to have this capability for our offices that do not have a WDS server. I have tried applications like RT Seven Lite and Rufus for the USB drive portion but either I'm doing it wrong or they don't work the way I'd like them to. Can anyone offer any solutions? Thank you!
  3. I hope someone can help. I am running wsus sp2 on windows server 2003 R2. It hasn't worked in a year. When I launch the console, I get the error that says, "Error: Connection Error. An error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server. This error can happen for a number of reasons. Check Connectivity with the server. Please contact your network administrator (me, in this case) if the problem persists. click Reset Server Node to try to connect to the server again." Following this are two buttons: Reset Server Node and Copy Error to Clipboard Clicking Reset Server Node does nothing. Rebooting the server does nothing. I've checked the event log and have found the following services to be in a state of "not working": DSS Authentication SimpleAuth Web Service Client Web Service API Remoting Web Service Reporting Web Service Also, one event error states: "the wsus administration console has encountered an unexpected error. this may be a transient error; try restarting the administration console. if this error persists, try removing the persisted preferencesfor the console by deleting the wsus file under %appdata%\Microsoft\MMC There is nothing to be found in the MMC folder. Most answers I've found online have pointed to uninstall and reinstalling WSUS, however there appears to be no simple way to do this. Has anyone found any documentation that would explain plainly how to do this? Any help is appreciated. Thank you, M
  4. I have a custom wim file that i've created along with its two respective answer files. I understand that it is possible to embed an answer file into my wim file, and, using Ghost (probably a standalone version) be able to image PCs by putting the wim file on an external drive. The purpose of this is to image PCs for my company in one of our offices where there is no access to the WDS server. We currently have a 3rd party vendor doing this for us now, and the only caveat is that we have to manually name the PCs ourselves, but apart from this, the PCs join our domain automatically and apply other settings as well. Does anyone know what products we can use to accomplish this on our own and where i could find documentation on how to go about this? Thanks! M
  5. I have created a custom wim file and an answer file. i have properly applied the answer file to the wim file. the answer file is supposed to assign a pc name and join the pc to the domain. however, whenever i image a pic, it only gives me the "setup" screen. not sure where i'm going wrong???
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