Windows 7 Image not auto-logging in.
Our company has recently switched from Altiris 6.9 to K2000 4.1.182. I'm trying to re-build an image for our Windows 7 Laptops and trying to get them to autologon during the oobeSystem phase of setup, but it's not working. When the computer reboots I get an error message saying "The username or password is incorrect", but the correct username is displayed, and entering the password proceeds as expected.
The weird thing is this is the same unattend.xml that was working correctly with Altiris, and I've double checked against the one I'm using with our Windows 10 image (which autologons fine) and everything looks the same. WSIM is validating the XML correctly as well.
After a little digging (deploying the image, and then using notepad to remove the part where kace injects the engine back into setupcomplete.xml) I was able to logon once, and check the registry. It looks like the DefaultPassword value is not being set.
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that this is caused by some sort of windows update in the image, but I don't know what one.
Is there anyone who is more Windows-Setup savvy than I who can recommend a workaround for this? Anywhere I can think to manually set the registry keys works after first logon. Is there a way to set it as a mid-level task and hope that it's not being set, and hopefully not being set to blank?
I look forward to any suggestions.
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