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  • WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

    Hello dear admins,

    I'll try to explain my problem as simple as I can.
    I have single, standalone DC with WDS on it. I added few new Win7 install images.

    Now what I'm trying to accomplish is :
    I want to connect another (new) empty PC and boot it with PXE.
    So far its ok, its booting and im getting Win7 instalation page etc .... but when I click next popping up authentication window and asking my domain credentials. Lets say I don't want this PC being joined into my domain.

    I tryed using WAIK answer file but I can't find where can I skip domain autherntication before install.

    Thanks for responding.

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    Re: WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

    Remove the PC from the domain after installation?

    WDS-installed workstations are domain members.
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    • #3
      Re: WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

      Lets say I connect 5 PCs all together and boot them all with PXE. On each one of them I get "put domain credentials to continue". If I don't fill username and password on each one of them it won't continue.
      I just want to "skip" this part and install.
      Can I skip it using WAIK for doing that or WDS=every PC I connect will automaticly ask for domain authentication and I cannot skip it ?

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      • #4
        Re: WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

        Edit the file bootstrap.ini file and enter these details
        Code:
        [Default]
        DeployRoot=\\YOURDEPLOYMENTSERVER\DeploymentShare$
        
        UserID=YOURACCOUNT
        UserDomain=YOURDOMAINNAME
        UserPassword=YOURPASSWORD
        
        SkipBDDWelcome=YES
        Alot can also be configured in customsettings.ini as well so also look at modifyig that.

        I won't post ours but we have nly one screen during a light touch deployment and that is for the computer name. OU's joining account and applications can all be specified in that file.

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        • #5
          Re: WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

          Originally posted by The_Drunky_King View Post
          Hello dear admins,

          I'll try to explain my problem as simple as I can.
          I have single, standalone DC with WDS on it. I added few new Win7 install images.

          Now what I'm trying to accomplish is :
          I want to connect another (new) empty PC and boot it with PXE.
          So far its ok, its booting and im getting Win7 instalation page etc .... but when I click next popping up authentication window and asking my domain credentials. Lets say I don't want this PC being joined into my domain.

          I tryed using WAIK answer file but I can't find where can I skip domain autherntication before install.

          Thanks for responding.
          This will not join the computer to the domain, its only to authorize with WDS.

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          • #6
            Re: WDS Unattended Windows 7 install - skip domain authentication before install ?

            IIRC that prompt only appears if you have multiple images, I.e. unless you have a single image to deploy you will always see it.

            The credentials are required as the default permissions on the WDS share are Authenticated Users - Read. You might be able to get around this by changing the permissions to Everyone but I have heard of people breaking WDS completely by messing with the default permissions, so bear that in mind.
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