WDS question

I've just started using WDS to automate Windows 7 deployment (I want it fully unattanded, joined to domain, etc) but it always prompts me for disk configuration. I've specified the disk layout I want and set WillShowUI to Never but it always prompts. What am I doing wrong? I've searched and found various snippets from ImageUnnattend.XML files but none of them work for me.

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    You also need to specify where to install the image (which disk and partition), that's probably what it's asking for. I can't remember which component it's under though sorry.
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    I tried that but it still prompts me. What else can I try?
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    Here is a snippet from my WDSUnnattend.XML file. It wipes the disk and creates a single partition to fill the disk, then installs to that partition.

                <ImageInstall>
    <OSImage>
    <InstallTo>
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </InstallTo>
    <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
    </OSImage>
    </ImageInstall>
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <Disk wcm:action=\"add\">
    <DiskID>0</DiskID>
    <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
    <CreatePartitions>
    <CreatePartition wcm:action=\"add\">
    <Type>Primary</Type>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <Extend>true</Extend>
    </CreatePartition>
    </CreatePartitions>
    <ModifyPartitions>
    <ModifyPartition wcm:action=\"add\">
    <Active>true</Active>
    <Extend>false</Extend>
    <Format>NTFS</Format>
    <Label>System</Label>
    <Letter>C</Letter>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
    </ModifyPartition>
    </ModifyPartitions>
    </Disk>
    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
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    Damn, I was close but not quite close enough. Thanks for sharing your config with me.

    I have another WDS question but will start a new thread.