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  1. I ran into this same issue. Turns out, for whatever reason, if you have your passwords encrypted in the unattend.xml file, they can't be decrypted during the deployment process. Open up your unattend.xml file for that task sequence and click on Tools and uncheck the Hide Sensitive Data option and try it again. You shouldn't have any problems.
  2. Hello! I've been trying to figure out how I can perform a deployment of Windows where instead of Administrator being the account that autologons it would be a different account. I would actually like for the Administrator account to be disabled. I've tried replacing the Autologon entry in the unattend.xml with the local account I specified. I've created an entry for said local account (which is a local admin as well) in the unattend.xml. When doing this, I get as far as installing the OS and logging in to said account but the task sequence never proceeds. Has anyone actually done something like this before? Is there maybe a better way of performin this action? Thanks in advance.
  3. It ended up working. Turns out it was just a spelling error. All good
  4. I could make it two commands. Just thought I'd use the & to my advantage and just use one entry in the task sequence. I'll break it down into two steps now and see how that goes.
  5. Good morning, I'm trying to figure out how to apply a concatenated icacls command as part of a task sequence to enable inheritance on two files. Here's the command below: icacls "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config\machine.config" /inheritance:e & icacls "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\machine.config" /inheritance:e I tried inputting this same command as part of a task sequence but it did not work. Any and all help is appreciated.
  6. So I'm searching for some information online as to how to create a pool of RRAS VPN servers for HA but I can't seem to find anything. Basically, I have RRAS VPN configured on one of my DCs. I want to configure a second instance of RRAS VPN on my backup DC. I can either have them be load balanced or have some sort of failover configured. Has anyone done something similar or have an alternative that can be recommended? Thanks.
  7. we are migrating to a full blown Office 365 solution.
  8. I'd have to resort to renaming the domain using something like rendom, right?
  9. Basically their username follows the format username@hq.domain.com and hq\username. We would like to change it so that it would read username@domain.com and domain\username. Thoughts?
  10. I'm not referring to the domain name on the public side but rather to our internal users. Basically, my director doesn't want users to see the domain name as being hq.domain.com she just wants domain.com . And we definitely need a solution that won't affect our hosted Exchange (we're about to begin migrating users from Lotus Notes to Office 365). Both hq.domain.com and domain.com are verified in our portal so the change should be minimal, if not non-existent. It's the rest of the stuff that worries me.
  11. Also, at second glance of that article, it seems to only apply to single-label DNS names which doesn't appear to be applicable in this case. That being said, I wonder if this can still be done.
  12. Basically, my organization replaced their Director of IT and she doesn't think that the hq in hq.domain.com is no longer a good representation of our organization given that all of our remote sites are in the same domain so she just wants to shorten it to domain.com. The priority here is visibility to our end users. Not so much that the domain has to reflect the name on our (meaning IT) end.
  13. Thanks for that article. Definitely has the information I'm looking for. Would I be better of proposing that we just add the new domain name as a new UPN suffix or would it be preferable to create a new domain and just migrate all of the objects to it?
  14. Good morning folks! We're looking to rename our domain. For the sake of argument, let's say my domain name is hq.domain.com and we are just looking to rename it as domain.com. We'd prefer not to add a UPN to simplify it. Our email domain is already @domain.com so I don't think we'll need to do anything there. Does anyone have any documentation on how to do this that talks about any and all changes to things like DNS, rebooting PCs and member servers, renaming DC's, etc.? Thanks in advance!
  15. Nevermind. I was missing the latest and greatest ADML and ADMX files for Windows 8, 8.1 and Server 2012. I'm currently testing this out.
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