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  1. Here is some code that will work for you: strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem") For each elem in colItems If instr(elem.CSDVersion, "2") Then msgbox "Found Service Pack2" ' Place your code here Else If instr(elem.CSDVersion, "3") Then msgbox "Found Service Pack3" ' Place your code here End If End If Next
  2. Hey Andy, I have WDS set up (having had it installed when SP2 was installed on my server) on a File and Print server. You do not have to enable any options in DHCP for PXE like you did in RIS for WDS. Just ensure that in the WDS MMC snappin, you have authorised the WDS box with the DHCP server, remove the PXE options etc from your DHCP server scope, and you should find that it all works ok. Hope this helps.
  3. getchassis.vbs strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colChassis = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure") For Each objChassis in colChassis strType = objChassis.ChassisTypes(i) Next If strType = "5" Then ' Pizza box type, so run pizza type chassis commands here via more vbscript code End If
  4. yep - you can do this using a simple WMI query once the windows shell has loaded. Sample vb script: strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colChassis = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure") For Each objChassis in colChassis For i = Lbound(objChassis.ChassisTypes) to Ubound(objChassis.ChassisTypes) Wscript.Echo objChassis.ChassisTypes(i) Next Next --------------------------------------------------------------------- ChassisTypes Data type: uint16 array Access type: Read-only Array of chassis types. This property is inherited from CIM_Chassis. Value Meaning 1 Other 2 Unknown 3 Desktop 4 Low Profile Desktop 5 Pizza Box 6 Mini Tower 7 Tower 8 Portable 9 Laptop 10 Notebook 11 Hand Held 12 Docking Station 13 All in One 14 Sub Notebook 15 Space-Saving 16 Lunch Box 17 Main System Chassis 18 Expansion Chassis 19 SubChassis 20 Bus Expansion Chassis 21 Peripheral Chassis 22 Storage Chassis 23 Rack Mount Chassis 24 Sealed-Case PC
  5. when booting windows XP and is asks you to press F6 for extra drivers, press F10 instead. It runs the recover console from the windows source\cd
  6. you can, but that isn't what I wanted as stated in the original question. However, I am happy now, as I have it wokring as below ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' ' WinPE | Windows XP ' ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Both boot completely indepently without a bootloader and are invisible to each other. Paul
  7. Thanks Koszopal. Will look in to this. Paul
  8. got this working with the WinPE files and the WinXP files on completely seperate partitions. Used a Powerquest\symantec tool which can switch the partitions over on the fly and reboot the machine, whilst I hide the other partition. Works ab fab :-) Paul
  9. Not true. You just cannot do it with any currently released version of WinPE. @Getwired - not much use to me now though! :-)
  10. I cannot see any solution to what I have asked on those threads.. I want to have three partitions on the disk. Partition one:- Windows PE and Windows PE Boot files **(hidden)** Partiiton two:- Windows XP SP2 and bootfiles Partition one is hidden from Windows XP. The windows xp and windows PE BOOT files are on seperate partitions. I want to swap the partitions over in windows using a script of sorts, so that the machine reboots in to Windows PE. Now, all the solutions I have seen so far require the windows pe bootfiles and windows xp bootfiles to be on the same partition. I cannot have this in this case. Has anyone any epxerience with virtual floppys or virtual partitions (powerquest and ghost)? Has anyone managed to put the windows pe bootfiles in to one of these virtual files? That was one solution I was looking at, but have come to a dead end so far. Paul
  11. Just so you all know, this is not possible. Even with WinPE loaded in memory you cannot delete or amend the Winpe folder that it originated from.
  12. Strange.. I cant see it in the help anywhere..
  13. Question: Has anyone here ever loaded Winpe on to a hard drive partition, booted in to the Winpe environment (loading the Winpe environment in to memory) and then tried to delete or reimage that partition? Thought I would ask the question before trying it in case any of you have already done this and know that it works, or rather doesn't. In theory I can't see any reason why it wouldn't.. You can load Winpe from a CD in to memory and swap CD's without crashing the WinPE environment, so why not on a hard disk? Any thoughts on this, really appreciated! Thanks!
  14. OK. I have tried many different ways to do this an have yet to find out how to get it to work. This is the scenario: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ' ' ' ' Rebuild Partition ' Windows XP SP2 ' ' (hidden primary) ' (Primary) ' -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------' As you can see the hard disk has two partitions. The first partition 'rebuild' is hidden and therefore not visible in windows (hidden in Windows PE1.5 with Powerquest tools. The second partition is C: and has a full standard installation of Windows XP SP2 on it. The problem is as follows: The first partition MUST remain hidden to Windows, not just the user The partition layout MUST stay this way round for various reasons. I need to install Windows PE on to the 1st (hidden) partition. What I want to do is to unhide the 1st partition and make it active in Windows (I can do this with the powerquest tools) and then reboot the machine. The machine then reboots in to Windows PE installed on the hidden partition (which no in effect has become C:) I need to do this without hacking files etc as this is to be used in a corporate environment, so everything must be 100% legit. Has anyone ever managed to do this? When I have tried I have found that WIndows PE and WIndows XP on the same partition work fine, but putting Windows PE the 1st partition results in it not booting. If anyone knows how to do this or knows if this cannot be done, please can you let me know? Many thanks in advance. Paul :-)
  15. thanks for the advice. I do actually have a script that clears the page file! I will try removing that and see if it helps. Paul
  16. I have a very strange problem going on with sysprep on windows xp sp2 clients. Basically I am creating my build using standard unattended processes. Then I am running sysprep.exe –mini –reseal , using a standard sysprep.inf file in the c:\sysprep folder. The file is processed etc all ok. However when I actually run sysprep as above, it takes between 35 – 50 minutes before the machine logs out of windows and shuts down. This is happening on lots of different kit (old and new HP notebooks and desktops). Do you have any ideas? The sysprep.inf contents are as below. The version information of sysprep.exe that I am using is also below. If you can help I would really appreciate it as I am having a very hard time over this. Many thanks in advance. Sysprep.Exe File Version and Product Version - 5.1.2600.2180 Size – 86.5KB Sysprep.Inf File Contents ;SetupMgrTag ; Atkins Windows XP SP2 Combined Sysprep.inf [unattended] KeepPageFile = 0 UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes OemPnPDriversPath = "PnP\nVidia;PnP\Matrox;PnP\IntelVid;PnP\Bcom;PnP\Aud" DriverSigningPolicy=Warn [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=banana EncryptedAdminPassword=NO AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=2 OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=85 OemSkipWelcome=1 OEMDuplicatorString = "Winxp Global Build” [userData] ProductKey=xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx FullName="GRIS" OrgName="GLOBAL" ComputerName=* [GuiRunOnce] Command0 = "c:\winnt\Atkins\bldRun1.wsf" [Display] Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1,9,10,13 SystemLocale=00000809 UserLocale=00000809 UserLocale_DefaultUser=00000809 InputLocale=0809:00000809 InputLocale_DefaultUser=0809:00000809 [identification] JoinWorkgroup=Atkins [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=No [NetAdapters] Adapter1=params.Adapter1 [params.Adapter1] INFID=* [NetClients] MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient [NetServices] MS_SERVER=params.MS_SERVER [NetProtocols] MS_TCPIP=params.MS_TCPIP [params.MS_TCPIP] DNS=Yes UseDomainNameDevolution=No EnableLMHosts=Yes AdapterSections=params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1 [params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1] SpecificTo=Adapter1 DHCP=Yes WINS=No NetBIOSOptions=0
  17. I too would be interested in a sample page to see how this would be done.! B)
  18. When I try to use Image Centre 32 in Winxp it runs fine. In Winpe with a 20mb ramdrive it refuses to run, complains that a picture or a bitmap is missing (cant remember the exact error) Has anyone seen this? I cannot get it working in PE!!!!
  19. I can try that, but even so setres.exe doesnt try to run either!
  20. If I put them in there it doesnt work - If I add them to the oc2.bat file they do... strange
  21. OK, one further question on PE. I want to have setres.exe run with the following syntax: x:\tools\setres\setres.exe h800 w600 b24 Then I want the following command run: X:\HTA_Page\Index.hta I put them in the winbom.ini section but it doesn't work. Can any of you guys show me how you have run apps etc on startup. I do not want to have to copy the files somewhere just have them run as shown above. Many thanks in advance Paul
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