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Logging into GINA after Unattended Install

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By Yves Blancquaert

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Posted: 31 Oct 2003

Update: different email address for Yves.

We made a full unattended installation of Windows XP. After installing the ZfD agent unattended, we could not logon via the ZfD agent GINA. After we logged on to workstation only, all other methods worked just fine: example: logon through application explorer, oneNet/xtier-login etc.

We used both the IE branding section in the unattended.txt file or an IE build made by the IEAK. What was causing this problem? After sniffing the complete booting process, we've noticed that the following registry key was the cause of not able to logon via the ZfD agent GINA: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer.

SOLUTION: When changing this key to the IP address of the middle tier and the correct port, the logon process through the ZfD agent GINA worked as normal.

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