'Install Windows OS' task does not provide information in unattend.xml used by Windows 10 build 1703 to complete installtion without user intervention.

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Article ID: 170581

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Issue/Introduction

At the end of the Windows 10 build 1703 installation, the user is prompted to select additional information

There isn't an error per se. The installation will complete if the user provides answers to the questions displayed.

Cause

The unattend.xml files used to install Windows 10 build 1703 are missing values needed to complete the installation without intervention.

Environment

DS 8.x

Resolution

This issue will be resolved in 8.1 RU5


Workaround

If using the default unattend.xml files provided with DS 8.x please perform the following steps:

1) Browse to '<drive>:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Deployment\SOI\AnswerFile'
2) Open 'Unattend_Default_Wind7.xml' and 'Unattend_Inventory_Wind7.xml'
3) Add '<SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>' to the top of the <OOBE> section.

E.g


 <OOBE>
                <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
                <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
                <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
            </OOBE>

If using a custom unattend.xml file, perform the same actions on the approriate file.