Question Windows 10 Unattended Install Fails if Connected to a Network

bradenterpstra01

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I have a simple unattend.xml file with a basic user profile and administrator configuration setup. Whenever I boot a sysprepped machine, it always fails unless the network cable is unplugged before booting. If I boot the computer with the cable unplugged, it pauses at the Network screen and then I can plug the cable in and it continues with no issues. Basically, as long as I unplug the machine from the network before the initial boot, it will perform the unattended installation just fine, otherwise it will fail. Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Not a huge problem, but slows down my workflow.
 

Ralston18

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My first thought is that unattend.xml file needs an error handler to address the presence or absence of network connectivity.

Are you able to capture the error or event when the pause occurs?

For the most part I would think that IF no connection is found THEN just continue the setup.

Or IF error X is found THEN do.....


FYI:

https://www.educba.com/xml-error/

Google "XML error handling" for additional links. Then as you read and learn, revise the search criteria as necessary for your requirements.
 

bradenterpstra01

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My first thought is that unattend.xml file needs an error handler to address the presence or absence of network connectivity.

Are you able to capture the error or event when the pause occurs?

For the most part I would think that IF no connection is found THEN just continue the setup.

Or IF error X is found THEN do.....


FYI:

https://www.educba.com/xml-error/

Google "XML error handling" for additional links. Then as you read and learn, revise the search criteria as necessary for your requirements.
Ok, thanks! I will take a look.
 

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