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Subject [3/6] incubator-brooklyn git commit: WinRM docs for correct preparation of windows template
Date Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:16:41 GMT
WinRM docs for correct preparation of windows template

- Short troubleshooting section that incorrect windows template can
  cause timeouts or fail some deployments
- Settings to Use for an Unattended Installation in known limitations


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 93dd48dbb5590942486115db7a55aa3ac1e84ef3
Parents: d058158
Author: Yavor Yanchev <>
Authored: Mon Jan 18 12:41:43 2016 +0200
Committer: Yavor Yanchev <>
Committed: Mon Jan 18 12:44:29 2016 +0200

 brooklyn-docs/guide/yaml/winrm/ | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
diff --git a/brooklyn-docs/guide/yaml/winrm/ b/brooklyn-docs/guide/yaml/winrm/
index 959f88c..54d52d5 100644
--- a/brooklyn-docs/guide/yaml/winrm/
+++ b/brooklyn-docs/guide/yaml/winrm/
@@ -378,6 +378,12 @@ several times) before the VM is usable.
 This could cause the WinRM connection attempts to timeout. The location configuration option

 `waitForWinRmAvailable` defaults to `30m` (i.e. 30 minutes). This can be increased if required.
+Incorrectly prepared Windows template can cause the deployment to time-out expecting an interaction
by the user.
+You can verify if this is the case by RDP to the deployment which is taking to much time
to complete. 
+It is recommended to manually deploy a single VM for every newly created Windows template
to verify that it can be
+used for unattended installations and it doesn't wait and/or require an input by the user.
+See [Windows template settings for an Unattended Installation](#windows-template-settings-for-an-unattended-installation)
under Known Limitations below. 
 ### Windows log files
 Details of the commands executed, and their results, can be found in the Brooklyn log and
in the Brooklyn 
@@ -499,3 +505,12 @@ entities are installed.
 Blueprint authors are strongly encourages to explicitly specific directories for file
 uploads and in their Powershell scripts.
+### Windows template settings for an Unattended Installation
+Windows template needs certain configuration to be applied to prevent windows setup UI from
being displayed.
+The default behavior is to display it if there are incorrect or empty settings. Showing Setup
UI will prevent the proper
+deployment, because it will expect interaction by the user such as agreeing on the license
agreement or some of the setup dialogs.
+Detailed instruction how to prepare an Unattended installation are provided at [](

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