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Sully0812

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  1. If you run winnt32.exe from the command line, to begin your installation, you can select the switch /makelocalsource. This will copy the i386 directory to the %systemdrive% and set the registry hooks for the i386 location to be there, instead of on the CD-ROM for future installs where the i386 directory is necessary. Is there a way to trip this switch in an unatended install, from the winnt.sif or otherwise? I have an existing autobuild CD, and this is a very desirable feature for my team, but I'm having no luck implementing it. Thanks.
  2. AHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh. I should have known that. It never even occurred to me. THANK YOU!
  3. Okay, it has to be something simple that I am missing here, but I can't figure it out. Why won't my unatended install autologin the first time? Here is my .sif file, which looks to me like it should work, but it just doesn't. This is for Windows 2003 x64 ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS WaitForReboot = No NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore NoWaitAfterTextMode = 1 NoWaitAfterGUIMode = 1 [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=e8a0c58bb967fecd1aa953721e4e281bed468w37906681715b0bd758c970c7ac8 EncryptedAdminPassword=Yes AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=1 OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=4 OemSkipWelcome=1 ServerWelcome=No [UserData] ProductKey=I Love Microsoft! Wheee! FullName="IndyMac Bank" OrgName="IndyMac Bank" ComputerName=* [TerminalServices] PermissionsSetting=0 AllowConnections=1 LicensingMode=PerUser [Display] Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 [LicenseFilePrintData] AutoMode=PerSeat [Identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Components] Iis_common = Off Iis_ftp = Off Iis_inetmgr = Off Iis_internetdataconnector = Off Iis_nntp = Off Iis_serversideincludes = Off Iis_smtp = Off Iis_webadmin = Off Iis_webdav = Off Iis_www = Off Iis_www_vdir_scripts = Off Iis_asp = Off SCW = Off IEHardenAdmin = Off IEHardenUser = Off AutoUpdate = Off NetOC = On WBEMSNMP = On [GuiRunOnce] Command0=c:\run_once\run_once.bat
  4. We have a limited number of different types of hardware that we will be using my auto-install CD on. However, no matter what, when you first boot the build process, windows goes through and attempts to load drivers for all kinds of different hardware. This takes a long time, and I would imagine also chews up some disk space. Can some of these drivers be elliminated, to speed up the install? Where would I begin?
  5. I'm at a loss on this one. All the discussion seems to be about renaming, or redirecting the "My Documents" icon. I don't want to do that, I just want to remove it from the desktop. I found some discussion on how to do that in XP, but that key doesn't seem to exist in 2003. The closest key to it, works wonderfully... Except it removes the IE icon from the desktop, not the "My Documents" icon. Anyone have any idea what key I'm looking for? Or if there is a simpler way to do it?
  6. So I've got two different registry keys that supposedly disable this guy? What is the difference between the two? [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MYS] "DisableShowAtLogon"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\srvWiz] @=dword:00000001 "CYSMustRun"=dword:00000000
  7. I would like to change the background on my unattended install to our corporate logo. This is a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition install. I followed the directions here: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/74/ In the part labled "Changing the Background" it states the following: However, there doesn't seem to be an "original" file of that name for me to replace. I renamed my graphic accordingly, and placed it in the I386 directory, but it doesn't seem to have worked. My guess, is that I am missing something obvious. Anyone know what it is?
  8. Unfortunately I tried the keys spelled out in that thread, and it didn't work for me.
  9. Yep, that's exactly what I'm trying to do, but I'm trying to do it from within a batch file (for political reasons here at the office.) Beaker's code in the previous post works perfectly for just the machine name, but I'm having difficulty getting the entire string in there, and having the registry entry use %computername% instead of the value it reflects.
  10. This is an unatended installation of Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition. I would like to change the label on the My Computer icon to read %username% on %computername%. I've read several different versions of this modification as a registry hack, but all involve deleting the old key and manuallycreating a new one. How can I script this in as part of my unatended install?
  11. As part of my unattended install of W2K3, I would like to have the icons on the desktop default to auto-arrange. How can I do this? I've tried a couple of different registry settings, which seem to have had no effect whatsoever. Is there a better way to do it?


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