VMWare messes up slipstreamed keys, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by pawgod, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. pawgod

    pawgod MDL Novice

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    Whenever i make an XP VM and VMWare automatically uses its "Easy Install" it makes the OS forget that ive already slipstreamed the serial key into it with nLite, is this normal? and is there any way to disable it? i really like Easy Install but that feature/bug of it is really annoying.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, normal, just chose install OS later & not the easy c**p
     
  3. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Don't give it an ISO on creation, then manually add the ISO after it makes the machine, otherwise it will do "Easy Install" and also attach some kind of Floppy Disk Image.
     
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  4. urie

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    #4 urie, Nov 6, 2013
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    As advised, don't use Easy Install VMware uses unattend.txt file from
    folder.

    Code:
    [Data]
    AutoPartition=1
    MsDosInitiated="0"
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    
    [Unattended]
    UnattendMode=FullUnattended
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    OemPreinstall=No
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    Repartition=Yes
    UnattendSwitch=Yes
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    
    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=*
    EncryptedAdminPassword=No
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=85
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    ServerWelcome=No
    EMSSkipUnattendProcessing=0
    EMSBlankPassword=Yes 
    
    [UserData]
    ProductKey=""
    FullName=""
    OrgName=""
    ComputerName=*
    
    [LicenseFilePrintData]
    AutoMode=PerServer
    AutoUsers=5
    
    [Identification]
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    
    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    
    [Branding]
    BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes
    
    [Display]
    BitsPerPel=32
    XResolution=800
    YResolution=600
    
    [GuiRunOnce]
    Command0="cmd /c copy a:\upgrader.exe %TEMP%\upgrader.exe"
    Command1="cmd /c copy a:\unattend.cmd %TEMP%\unattend.cmd"
    Command2="cmd /c copy a:\storePwd.exe %TEMP%\storePwd.exe"
    Command3="cmd /c copy a:\storePwd.ini %TEMP%\storePwd.ini"
    Command4="%TEMP%\unattend.cmd"
    
    [VMwareData]
    RunCmdKey=Command4
    RunCmdNoReboot="%TEMP%\unattend.cmd noautoreboot"
    
    
    You also have the same with vista e.c.t it uses unattend.xml file.
     
  5. pawgod

    pawgod MDL Novice

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    #5 pawgod, Nov 6, 2013
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    Thanks dudes! i was sorta going nuts from it and thought my VMWare install was borked or something


    so if i wanted to disable this thing i should simply delete the above file? its really strange VMWare would make its respected product be so dumb with slipstreamed OS's
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No don't delete file just do asCODYQX4 said
    i,e, when it asks what os you want to make VM for don't select any just select make iso.