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  1. If you slipstream SP3 into your windows installation source you'll need a new Product Key... Microsoft changed the product Key structure when they implimented SP3 so that if you're installing from a slipstreamed media you need a new CD Key. You can still install from your SP2 Source and then install SP3 afterward though...
  2. Hi there, I've successfully created a complete unattend build which creates a complete install of our Company's SOE. This works fine if I start the install when booting from the DVD; however I've recently added a utility partition for the purpose of reminding users to plug a network cable into their new out of the box machines. This partition can only be ghosted onto the disk else I can't get it to work, so the manual process is as follows: 1 Boot into BartPE 2 Using diskpart, partition the disk as follows: a 100mb primary partition b 15-20gb primary partition; set this partition to ac
  3. Thanks for your replies - I guess I forgot to mention the command prompt also displays a message that says "Please wait while your antivirus software is updated". Whilst this message isn't essential it's nice to have it there so the user's don't panic at not being able to use the desktop or interact with their PC. The utility that regenerates the SID's in our antivirus is also closeable so I guess it doesn't make much difference... Thanks for your suggestions!
  4. Hey no worries, thanks for your suggestion anyways!
  5. I know how to enable the Windows Version number on the bottom right hand corner of the screen - and I know how to modify this under Windows Vista... I'm hoping to modify the Windows XP version number displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen to use as a watermark telling users what SOE version the machine is running for easy identification. Does anyone know how to modify the version number information - or know of any other tool to add a desktop watermark that is not movable around the desktop or removable? I have tried BGINFO by SysInternals, but it butchers the background image in
  6. Hi all, As part of the startup of our SOE PC's for the first time, I have automatic login enabled for one single login. When the machine logs in, it runs a command script that refreshes the domain group policy, adds an account into the local administrator group and imports a registry key that is cleared by sysprep. The script then uses the sleep tool to wait 60 seconds before rebooting the machine. I'm wanting to disable the close program button for this script so our users cannot kill the script and gain access to windows. Does anyone know of a way to disable the Close Program or "X" button
  7. We employ this as part of our domain login process. I was more looking for a screen that would appear before Windows boots - I assume it would be a third party thing.
  8. Hey everyone... I'm the SOE Architect for our company and I've been using the unattend install guide to create our SOE's and improve on all the bugs we had with the original SOE. I've managed to get it all to the point where I'm happy with it - we solved the computer name problem using the MySysprep tool to automate pulling the computer name from the System BIOS; however one big problem from our original SOE remains... If a user starts their new out of the box PC without plugging it into the network, the Sysprep script does not join the machine to the domain. Sure it prompts them to say "Do
  9. Took this from my windows update log file in c:\windows: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdo...32491eaf8f1.exe Tested and I was able to download the file - this is the download for kb892130
  10. Never mind, I found the solution... It seems the iPass MSI file that I created was nerfing the network drivers after installation. So I'm back to an attended installation if iPass because they don't have a silent installation switch that bypasses the EULA. I've contacted them for a copy of the installer without one, but that's gonna take some time...
  11. Hey guys, I'm using the unattend build as an SOE Builder to save time when making an SOE image for new PC's. I've been having a very large amount of problems with network drivers for any machine built with the SOE builder. If the OS installs the network driver itself, it won't initialise the card properly and the connection becomes unstable. When I attempt to remove the driver, windows prompts that it could not load the device driver, and that it may be required to start the computer. Any attempt to load a new device driver results in windows giving the error that it could not load driver f
  12. After I got my DVD working, I managed to perfect the runonceex method using the .TAG files. If you prefer to use runonceex, you can use the same method of searching for the .TAG file to call the correct runonceex script - just have your cmdlines.txt call a batch script that searches for the .TAG file as instructed, and then use the same script to call the desired runonceex batch script. I've got this working perfectly!
  13. Bwahahahaha if you were to call me a fool right now you'd be correct... I've just figured out what's causing my problem - I put the command into the [unattended] section of winnt.sif instead of [GUIUnattended]... bwahahaha what an id*** I am! hehe Thanks for your help anyway andregcasal, I appreciate it man!
  14. Nope, CMD.exe is there... I don't use N-Lite at all - I'm using a completely un-modded windows XP SP2 source, aside from me adding my $OEM$ distribution folders for unattend... Could there be something in the formatting of the winnt.sif document that I've inadvertantly gotten wrong?
  15. Update: I've managed to get around some of the missing software by installing the common applications with the RunonceEx method. I still can't get the method described in this thread to work however. I can see the batch scripts executing at the correct stages of setup, but it's still not creating the .tag file as required. I'm now sure that the rest of the setup will work as intended if the .tag file appears.
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