Since the release of Windows 10, there have been a few new challenges arise when capturing and applying images. One issue I experienced is images hanging on a “Just a moment…” screen for anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour:
I use SCCM 2012 MDT task sequences for majority of my images, and while the task sequence would eventually complete this issue added a considerable amount of time to the process.
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After a bit of research and testing, I determined OOBE (Windows’ Out-Of-Box Experience wizard) to be the culprit, and the problem can be corrected by skipping OOBE altogether. This is done by an unattend XML that is applied during imaging. As pictured below, I was already using and unattend.xml within my MDT task sequences:
I found two XML attributes that helped, SkipMachineOOBE and SkipUserOOBE, and neither were a part of my existing XML. …
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