Deploy new template with Windows Server 2019

Hello Admins

We have a deployment script working fine for Windows Server 2016. When we use a template from 2019

it deploys the image but when starting up the guest we get the error:

Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specilize]

The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing

settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].

After clicking ok the os reeboot but get error installation could not finish and the guest will not boot up.

Anyone seen this or have a clue what it could be ?

Suspects there is something wrong with the 2019-template but not sure what it could be.

PowerCLI seems to work fine no errors during setup.

Regards Urban

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That error seems to occur with many people.
The reasons for it happening can be many.

It seems the best way to analyse the issue is to look at the setupact.log and/or setuperr.log in c:\windows\panther\unattendGC

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