LyleMagdalinski
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Vista Guest Customization Specification Error

I've attempted to create a Customization Specification for Vista Business Editon SP1 x86 and receive this error in the Guest after deploying and powering on the VM from the template -

"Windows could not parse or process the unattend file for pass (specialize)."

As I understand, sysprep in Vista is loaded with the OS whereas with XP and W2K3 the sysprep files had to be copied up to the VirtualCenter server. I did not copy the Vista Sysprep files to VC in this case.

Here's the unattend.xml from the deployed VM -

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

  • <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">

  • <settings pass="generalize" wasPassProcessed="true">

  • <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>

</component>

</settings>

  • <settings pass="oobeSystem">

  • <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

  • <OOBE>

<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>

<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>

<SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>

<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>

</OOBE>

<TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time</TimeZone>

  • <UserAccounts>

  • <AdministratorPassword>

<Value>XXXXXXXX</Value>

<PlainText>true</PlainText>

</AdministratorPassword>

</UserAccounts>

</component>

</settings>

  • <settings pass="specialize">

  • <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<RegisteredOwner> XXXXX </RegisteredOwner>

<RegisteredOrganization> XXXXX </RegisteredOrganization>

<ProductKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX/ProductKey>

<ComputerName>test</ComputerName>

</component>

  • <component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

  • <Identification>

<JoinWorkgroup>WORKGROUP</JoinWorkgroup>

</Identification>

</component>

  • <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

  • <RunSynchronous>

  • <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Path>C:\Sysprep\guestcustutil.exe cleanBootExecute</Path>

<Order>1</Order>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

  • <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Path>C:\Sysprep\guestcustutil.exe domainJoin -d XXXX -da XXXXX -dp XXXXX</Path>

<Order>2</Order>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

+ <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">

<Path>%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cmd.exe /Q /c "cd C:\Sysprep && finalizationsetup.bat"</Path>

<Order>3</Order>

</RunSynchronousCommand>

</RunSynchronous>

</component>

</settings>

</unattend>

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