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Cannot bypass OOBE when deploying an image through WDS/MDT

Hello everyone. I am trying to deploy a custom image through WDS/MDT using PXE boot. I have the MDT task sequence setup and it skips all of the pre-install screens. However, after that task sequence is complete, the image is installed, and the system reboots, it boots into the OOBE. Here is the pertinent section of the unattend.xml file

<OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen> <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen> <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> <UnattendEnableRetailDemo>false</UnattendEnableRetailDemo> </OOBE>

I have tried this with and without the SkipUserOOBE and SkipMachineOOBE components and I still get those setup screens after reboot (Language, keyboard, Cortana etc). I've scoured Google and most of the solutions I've seen relate to SCCM, which we do not have, or the "solutions" are not spelled out very clearly. So I will ask, very plainly. Where am I going wrong and how do I set this up to skip OOBE? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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In Phase 7, Oobe System....

within the amd_64MS-Win-Shell-Setup, in the OOBE step there,
you did make some changes, you have:

<HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
<HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen>
<HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen>
<HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens>
<HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
<ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>

but right under Protect Your PC is.....

SkipMachineOOBE (make true) and

SkipUserOOBE (make true)

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XinGuo-MSFT answered 76681779 commented

Hi,

There are some very good information and hints for your reference.

Windows Deployment with MDT – Part 3: Customize Deployment/


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Thank you for your response. I've seen this before in my searches but, unfortunately, it was not helpful in skipping the OOBE. This was more geared to the deployment wizard portion, which I already have automated in my MDT task sequence. I only need help skipping the OOBE part of the scenario.

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