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Everything posted by silacomalley

  1. Oh...Oooohhhh..... This sounds like it could be a repeat of said thread referenced above by jaclaz. I do hope so, I enjoyed following the USB install thread very much and rely on that project in my work place.
  2. I stand corrected. I have never tried to install from CMDLINES.TXT, only configure RunOnceEx.
  3. I've been thinking on how to do the automated WiFi profile install for a few weeks, but didn't know how to implement it! I can't get it to hold the profile on my system though. It goes through the notions and when I check my settings, no new profile exists. Even after rebooting! I have subsituded the script with my wireless details and I can clearly see my config settings flash up on the Wireless applets as they run through the script! I'm sure it does work and I have a feeling something on my system is stopping it from working fully. Great info, thanks Bruce.
  4. CMDLINES.TXT is parsed at T12, right? And I'm not sure that the windows installer is present in the install at this point, right? So.....I may be right in saying that some software will not install at T12. Ergo you may need to go the route of the RunOnceEx method, which in actual fact should install nicely before any user account or shell has been initiated or loaded into a GUI. As for restarts, as long as you include switches into your app install lines, that will supress rebooting, then you have a foolproof install method that looks relatively professional. I install Office2003/2007, 2003
  5. Not sure if you want to remove the shortcut arrow or add the shortcut arrow to icons. So.....I have included the registry tweak for both. You can download the attached files, or create a text document with extension .reg and include the following lines to add the shortcut arrow or to remove the arrow. Add_ShortCut_Arrow.reg Remove_ShortCut_Arrow.reg
  6. To get round any problems that IE7 poses, I usually intergrate it, then run a batch file to replace the newly installed iernonce.dll file with the older IE6 iernonce.dll. Then I go ahead and have RunOnceEx on the next boot take care of installing all of my apps. I have just one batch file that does everything in one. That way, IE7 is completely intergrated, which saves install time and it does not interfere with any other app installation after XP has installed. If your installing IE7 as an unattended install & you don't have an internet connection, it may fail due to the unavailablity o
  7. Create a batch file and place it under the GuiRunOnce entry within your answer file. for eg:- [GuiRunOnce] "%Systemdrive%\runonce.bat runonce.bat (located in the %cdrom%\$oem$\$1 directory) could consist of the following lines:- echo off start /wait %systemdrive%\programA.exe end The above would run your software after the user shell has initiated, but on the first boot. Or create a batch file called runonce.bat which could look something like this.... SET KEY=HKCU\\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce REG ADD %KEY% /V "App Install" /D "Currently installing....." /f REG A
  8. Ok, you have created the winnt.sif file with nLite 1.4. So.....maybe you could try creating the answer file with setupmgr.exe, microsofts proprietary solution. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en and download, unzip and run setupmgr.exe. There is a ref.chm and deploy.chm file within the zip folder, which are a good reference to most all of the basic unattended options that can be used to automate an unattended install, though there are plenty more options out there that can be inserted into a .sif file, this just covers most of the basics. And it should give yo
  9. You add an entry into HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce which will runonce for each user account. This is only achieved when no one is logged on. Cmdlines.txt is a good time to add the entry into registry. btw, run was not mentioned. Hopefully, this explaination is easier to understand. Hi there! I'm searching for the RunOnce Key for every new and every existing user on a machine. After an installation there has to be some user-specific work to be done. So, I found this post. Great so far! But here's the problem: Mhz wrote "This is only achieved when no one is logged
  10. Try viewing http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=61384
  11. If anyone wants to eliminate the need to use third party software to format their USB drive, you can do this.... Visit http://www.xpefiles.com/viewtopic.php?t=92 and download the hitachi drivers. Effectively, after install, your stick will be seen and treated as a regular hard drive. This way you can format and partition the Stick with the Windows manager, creating primary and extended/logical partitions, creating an xp MBR. After downloading extract the contents. Open cfadisk.inf and note the following section, we will need to edit this in a moment..... [cfadisk_device] %Microdrive_devdesc%
  12. I have the same problem. The title is missing and the reg entries just sit there and do nothing. I have added start /wait and still nothing. I have even copied the reg entries over to the HKCU and still nothing! This was working for me at one point, then it stopped working. I have even created a new .SIF file and even checked the effective hive permissions. Anyone got any ideas?
  13. I believe he is asking how he can preconfigure his unattended install, so that when installation is complete, all his collected or chosen favourites have automaticaly populated his %userprofile%\favorites folder, ergo no need to transfer them manually at a later date. You can use the section of the winnt.sif file and put a list of all your favourites in there. You chould check out the forum for a guide on this, there is probably a hundred and one of them on here. Altenatively, you can create a batch file that copies a backup of your favourites folder (included on the final unattended cd, be
  14. When you are creatng the unattended through nlite, choose the option to ignore the minimum memory or harddrive requirements. It is in the tweaks section or similar, can't remember exactly were it is. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
  15. The only thing I can see from reading your above link, is that maybe Roberts way of making the USB bootable by using the bootsect /nt60 X: command, as opposed to using xp or vista's native partition tools, which will create a basic MBR, (pertaining to NTLDR for XP & Bootmgr for Vista), is copying over a custom bootloader. The boot sector from the AIK, presuming it is ripped from an ISO may be different from a regular bootsector & MBR. Other than this, I cannot see any other reason. I would go ahead & create a CD winpe & test that, and you may wanna' check how your bios is loo
  16. I have this happen quite a bit when I am messing around with usb sticks & just generaly testing & experimenting with pe tools etc. I find that most of the time I go ahead & make sure I re-partition & reformat the USB stick with diskpart ver 6, off of Vista (usually a WinPE CD). Reinstall winpe and it works fine after this. The other thing is that I have installed my USB sticks as a fixed hard drive, not a removable drive/device. This enables me to access it like any other hard drive in MMC disk manager, within windows, which ultimately lets me create partitions & manipul
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