CopyProfile does not process and causes Windows could not parse or process the Unattend answer file for the pass [Specialize]

2010-03-31 / Desktop, Windows 7 / 38 Comments

The following error appears if CopyProfile setting is set to true configured in the unattend.xml file.

Windows could not parse or process the Unattend answer file for the pass [Specialize]. The settings in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]

Solutions was to delete any users from the following location in the registry that do not exist anymore
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

After doing that you should be able to sysprep the gold image correctly.

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Windows 7 Sysprep could not initialize. There are one or more Windows updates that require a reboot.

2010-03-31 / Desktop, Windows 7 / 21 Comments

The following error continued to appear when trying to run sysprep

I rebooted several times and the error would not go away. I resolved the issue by using “Program And Features” to install solitaire,  rebooting, and then removing solitaire using “program and feature” option.

After following those steps I was able to get around the issue, I think it was due to something getting hung up along the way and adding a new program reset the correct flags.

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Windows 7 Image Deployment with SCCM SP2 R2

2010-03-30 / Configuration Manager, Windows 7 / 3 Comments

1. Create Windows 7 Gold Image to your liking, installing all applications

2. Create unattend.xml file for initial audit phase using WAIK. The only setting I like to apply here is the CopyProfile=TRUE. This will enable whatever user’s profile that runs sysprep.exe to be copied to the Default User profile.

3. After configuring initial unattend file copy it to c:\windows\system32\sysprep\ folder and load up a command prompt. After the file has been placed there boot sysprep into audit mode with the generalize command. Without the generalize command the current user’s profile will not be copied to the default profile.

4. After it boots up into audit mode install any additional software, clean up temporary files, customize any other settings needed.

5. Once additional customizations are complete put sysprep into oobe mode. delete the orginal unattend.xml file as the new one will be pushed down with SMS. then run sysprep with sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown. This will cause the system to shutdown after the sysprep is complete and then your ready to capture the image.


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07708044-0000000E APP-V Error on Client PC

2010-03-29 / APP-V / 0 Comments

Applications not showing up due to 07708044-0000000E error in the sftlog.txt. 

The error is due to the client version not matching up with what is listed in the OSD file. Correct the OSD file or update the client to the latest version that matches the OSD files.

If the sequencer does not match the client version this error occurs.


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4605F3-1690140A-20000194 Error On APP-V Client PC When Launching Application

2010-03-25 / APP-V / 3 Comments

After installing APP-V server and setting up the default application to send out to clients the clients received the 4605F3-1690140A-20000194 error and it was seen on the client PC after launching a virtualized application.

the log files located on the server in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft System Center App Virt Management Server\App Virt Management Server\logs

Showed errors such as:
 “Invalid root path : \\SERVNAME\Applications
“Package file not found: F:\APP-V Data\DefaultApp\DefaultApp.sft.


1. Verify the root under the system options is set correctly to a UNC path and everything is set correctly in the package

 2. Verify HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\Server
SOFTGRID_CONTENT_DIR key points to the correct content directory (64Bit Server)
Physical Location (f:\blah\blah)

3. Verify root_path in the APP-V database points to the same directory as CONTENT_DIR

4. Make sure the permissions on the directory are set correclty. If the App-V Service is running under LOCAL SYSTEM apply full access to the computer name. If the Account is running under NETWORK SERVICE apply full access to NETWORK SERVICE built in name.

5. Make sure the Share Permissions are configured the same as the directory permissions.

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Microsoft APP-V 4.6 on Windows Server 2008 R2

2010-03-24 / APP-V, Server, Server 2008 R2 / 0 Comments

Work in Progress Installing as Stand alone

  1. Install Roles
    1. Application Server
    2. Web Server (IIS)
      1. w/ IIS Mangement Console and Scripts and Tools
      2. w/ Windows Authentication
      3. w/ ASP.NET and .NET Extensibility
    3. Reboot
  2. Install APP-V 4.6
    1. When Installing from 4.6 the server portion of the application is still 4.5 SP1
    2. Select Custom for more advanced install
    3. Reboot
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Oracle Application Server and SSL with Oracle Wallet

2010-03-24 / Oracle / 4 Comments

1. Open Oracle Wallet Manager
     New (create new passwrd) or Open existing

2. Add Certificate Request

3. Import Certificate Response

4. Import Certificate Authority as Trusted Source

5. Save Wallet in correct location

6. Update Oracle Wallet Passwords in ssl.conf under the Oracle\Apache\Apache\conf folder

7. Update Settings in Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control

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VMware vSphere Client On Windows 7

2010-03-24 / Desktop, VMWare, Windows 7 / 0 Comments

vSphere client is now fully supported on Windows 7 using 4.0 Update 1 version.

No hacking required.


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Using NetBackup To Backup SharePoint

2010-03-23 / NetBackup, SharePoint / 0 Comments

Setup 2 Policies as you normally would and include the Backup Selection as:

Policy 1
Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\*  (This will backup the entire SharePoint farm)

Policy 2
Define the Backup Selection as a Portal / TeamSite. For example: Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\http://mysite*
Create an additional policy for each Portal / TeamSite.

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Default ML6000 Web Admin Password

2010-03-16 / NetBackup / 1 Comments

The default password for a ML6000 web login is

username:   admin
password:   password

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