Automate the reboot count process
Rather than having the xml answer file plug in the number of reboots, look for an automated way of calculating the reboots or count them as the system reboots and update status to know how many are still needed. Sometimes, I come up one short or one more than needed. Argh!
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I have images with office and latest windows updates.
could it be your sysprep file.
I use a very basic sysprep file and if I need a more complex one I can just inject it with kace.
Most everything done in sysprep can just be done with scripts in kace.
did you delete "AutoLogonCount"
maybe that is removing it.
Here are my 2 bat files.
The RemoveAutoLogon utility will do this for you without the need for playing round in the registry. Set the autologon count to 99 and run this as the last task, so no need to calculate how many reboots are required.
Check it out here: http://www.impeltec.com/Resources/Software/RemoveAutoLogon.aspx
I just edit the registry to automate this.
then as the last task I set
I always set mine to 99, and then use a script to change it to what I want.
CH-CH DOT, run K2 advisor on your appliance first, it will show you the recommended number of reboot counts, then use the "Set Autologon Count" to match.
I'm not saying this is a solution, just giving suggestions on how to get by for now until/if this feature is ever implemented.
Try using the "Set Autologon Count" from the K2000 Deployment Workbench page, http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/k2000-deployment-workbench
This is so needed, rebuilt an image 3x trying to get the unattend set correctly. As another comment eluded to - having the selections on the deployment and removed from the sysprep process would be acceptable to me.
ahhh, so have the K2000 look at the tasks assigned, determine the number of reboots and then modify the unattend.xml in \windows\panther?
Sounds like you want the reboot count to be on the system image detail page?
Also, take a look at K2 Advisor under the K2000 Deployment Workbench, it tells you the minimum number of reboots needed.