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AndriyBilotskyy-3453 asked nchan-2264 commented

Problem with InstallFrom section in answer file for Windows Server 2019

In the past I generated and successfully used answer file autounattend.xml to install Windows Server 2016 (used image en_windows_server_2016_x64_dvd_9718492.iso). Now I generated by help of Windows System Image Manager new answer file (attached to this post) to install Windows Server 2019 (used image en_windows_server_2019_updated_june_2020_x64_dvd_7757177c.iso). Differences between these files are only product key and OS name in ImageInstall/OSImage/InstallFrom/MetaData/Value section (Windows Server 2016 SERVERSTANDARD and Windows Server 2019 SERVERSTANDARD accordingly). But Windows Server 2019 installation fails with the following error:
"Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation.
Error code: 0xC0000005"

When I removed InstallFrom section from the answer file, Windows Server 2019 installation completes successfully, but I need to select the OS (Windows Server 2019 Standard or Windows Server 2019 Standard Desktop Experience) in UI manually during installation. Of course, it's not unattended installation in result.

Could you please clarify me what's wrong in my autounattend.xml for Windows Server 2019?

11626-autounattend.xml


windows-server-setup
autounattend.xml (4.3 KiB)
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@AndriyBilotskyy-3453 Did you ever get to the bottom of this? Have exactly the same issue. Answers seem hard to come by.

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Hello,

I'm having this exact same problem. I've been in search of a fix for months now.
Did you ever find a solution?

Thanks,
Jeff

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@AndriyBilotskyy-3453 @KenGould-0295 @jefftrue-4698

Were you able to resolve this, facing the same problem with windows server 2019 installation using unattend with product key.
"Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation.
Error code: 0xC0000005"
Without product key in unattend no issues.
This issue is not seen in windows server 2016


Thanks,
Chan

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LeonLaude answered KenGould-2668 published

Windows Server 2019 is currently not supported in the Q&A forums, the supported products are listed over here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/products (more to be added later on).

You can ask the experts in the dedicated Windows Server 2019 forum over here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=ws2019


(Please don't forget to accept helpful replies as answer)

Best regards,
Leon

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Hi Leon. I think Andriy and I both came here as a result of the technet site. When I try to reply/quote/suggest answer on that site for this topic, nothing happens, the pages simply refreshes.

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