Associating an unattend file with a configuration settings file

You can associate (bind) configuration settings to an unattend file, and then add the associated custom macros to the unattend file.

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You can add predefined macros to an unattend file without associating a custom configuration settings file.

You cannot edit configuration settings files that are associated with unattend files. However, you can copy an associated file and then edit the copy.


Complete the following steps to associate an unattend file with a configuration-settings file.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Manage OS Images to display the Deploy Operating System: Manage OS Images page.
  2. Click the Unattend Files tab.
  3. Select the custom attend file.
  4. Click the Associate a Configuration File icon (Associate a configuration file icon) to display the Associate an Unattend File dialog.
  5. Select a configuration-settings file to associate with the unattend file.
  6. Add predefined and custom macros to the unattend file by placing the cursor at the location in the editor where you want to add the macro and then clicking the macro in the available list (see Injecting predefined and custom macros to an unattend file).

    You can inject macros in the unattend file using the unique name of the object. For nested name objects, separate each object using a period (for example, server_specific_settings.server.locale). Note that you do not include the top-most name.

  7. Click Associate to bind the files together.