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theprofessional
Occasional Advisor

Windows 2008 Unattended .XML

How do I chance and encrypt the local administrator password in Windows 2008 unattended xml file?
Is there a setup manager wizard to do that like in Windows 2003? Customizing the xml unattended file is pretty confusing any help would be great.
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Adrian Clint
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Re: Windows 2008 Unattended .XML

There is vlite but I've not had chance to play with it yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLite

As far as I am aware any tool for Vista scripted installs you should find useful for 2008.
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Steven Baillie
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Re: Windows 2008 Unattended .XML

Install Microsoft Windows AIK from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en

Use Windows System Image Manager in WAIK

Once you have connected the correct windows image and the answer file.

Go to tools and make sure Hide Sensitive Data is ticked and save file.

steven
Steven Baillie
Trusted Contributor

Re: Windows 2008 Unattended .XML

I forgot to say in Windows System Image Manager
you may find the passwords in

components
7 oobeSystem
x86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup__neutral
of the Answer File

or in the windows image
components
x86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup
choose what you need and copy to Answer File and add usernames and passwords
theprofessional
Occasional Advisor

Re: Windows 2008 Unattended .XML

Steven, thank you. That was it I was looking for.