Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file / The computer restarted unexpectedly or encoutered an unexpected error
I wasn't able to find a solution, therefore I opened this thread..
We use Altiris eXpress Deployment Server 6.8 (included in HP Insight Control server deployment) to create and deploy Windows Server 2008 images.
Its no problem to create and deploy an image, if there is no sysprep option selected.
The image creation works if the option "prepare with sysprep" is selected but the server is not able to boot anymore.
After starting the job, the server boots to WinPE, image is created and server reboots. while booting the server opens sysprep and following error message appears:
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or non-list setting is specified more than once in the answer file."
After clicking [OK] the next error:
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
To deploy the image fails also with the same errors and there's no difference if sysprep option is selected in the deploy job or not.. I'm not able to boot the server, using windows cd to repair fails also. Its not possible to install the server manually, the setup will hang up at server version selection.
Why the server takes a local unattend.xml file and not one stored on the server? I don't understand why it goes wrong..
Thanks for all help, suggestions, tips etc.
I just don't know what to do...