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Consider the following scenario:
Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]
If you gather the %WINDIR%\Panther directory from the computer that has the failed deployment, and you examine the corresponding Setuperr.log file under the UnattendGC folder, you see the following errors:
2011-03-28 12:16:58, Error [Shell Unattend] _FindLatestProfile failed (0x80070003) [gle=0x00000003]2011-03-28 12:16:58, Error [Shell Unattend] CopyProfile failed (0x80070003) [gle=0x00000003]2011-03-28 12:17:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Setup.exe failed, returning exit code [0x1f]2011-03-28 12:17:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x80004005
This problem may occur if you manually delete the profile folder that is located in the \Users folder. This action causes an inconsistent image state, and leaves the profile information orphaned in the following registry subkey:
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To work around this problem on a WIM image on which Sysprep was run and captured, follow these steps:
To delete a user profile correctly from an image before you run the Sysprep tool on the image, do not delete the corresponding folder under \Users. Instead, use one of the following methods.
Method 2Run the following WMI command to delete the User profile:
wmic /node:"localhost" path win32_UserProfile where LocalPath="c:\\users\\user1" Delete
Article ID: 2530664 - Last Review: May 13, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
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