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  1. So, as I was moving some shell folders to a second partition, "My Documents" disappears from the My Computer. I would really like to have it there. Is there a way to change what shortcuts appear in "My Computer"?
  2. Hi all. There is some software that is freeware called Photo Toolkit. I am trying to figure out switches to: 1. Install it silently 2. Skip installing "Web Photo Album", which is an optional component 3. Skip creating desktop icons (trivial) It is available from http://www.photo-toolkit.com/ It is completely malware-free, its just very simple software. I would really appreciate if anyone could help me out with this.
  3. I've followed the guide located here very closely. I am starting out easy with a firefox installation. I have firefox.exe inside firefox.7z. My config.txt: ;!@Install@!UTF-8! RunProgram="Firefox.exe -ms" ;!@InstallEnd@! When I run the command prompt command, it only says "1 file copied", so maybe the problem is here: But, when I run the final program, it still looks for setup.exe! If I change the firefox.exe inside the 7z archive to setup.exe, it launches. But this isn't what I want. Why won't it launch what I tell it to in config.txt?
  4. Hi. I'm looking to build a BartPE / WinPE with some apps on it. Some of them are virus scanners, anti-spyware, and backup utilities. But.... 1. How can I add the programs so that they actually run from the disc? 2. If I can't do #1 at all, can I automate an install of the programs? Will they install correctly? 3. Will such security programs be able to scan the real windows installation usually located on C: as usual?
  5. You can view my strategy here: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dk59prw_5grkh9d There are some things that I wish I could do, that I don't think AutoIT has support for. For example, data structures. But, I am looking for some advice on my strategy before I start scripting a whole bunch of things. This is all done with the assumption that I can write a ton of scripts and that hard drive space is not an issue.
  6. Can an IP address and Port be specified in a UNC? Such as: \\ ?
  7. '#' The hash now sends a Windows keystroke; therefore, Send("#r") would send Win+r which launches the Run dialog box. The help file tells a lot. Figuring out the windows parameters for autoit to start is up to you, I'm just beginning using it myself. Right. But how do I send the strokes to windows?
  8. Hi. I know how to set up windows to auto-logon to a certain account, even if it is hidden. However, is there a way to automatically log onto a certain user, AND do a "user switch" to show the welcome screen? In other words, this would allow the auto-logged-on user's startup programs to run in the background. Can this be done? Can an Auto-IT script be made to send the Windows key+L key combo?
  9. http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=r...registryiu5.png RunOnceEx.cmd cmdow @ /HID @echo off SetLocal enableextensions SET CDROM=%~d0 SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Applications" /f REG ADD %KEY%01 /VE /D "WinRar 3.7 Corporate" /f REG ADD %KEY%01 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\AppDeploy\WinRar37\WinRar37.exe /s" /f EXIT cmdlines.txt [Commands] "rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection nLite.inf,U" "RunOnceEx.cmd"
  10. I am having a very frustrating problem. I followed the RunOnceEx guide and it seems to have added the entries to the registry correctly: However, the dang thing just never runs! What in the world is going on here? I expected a nice little dialog like shown in the guide: But, nothing happens at all. I've checked and re-checked the path to the program. If I copy and paste the value of that regisry key into the "Run" dialog, it works perfectly.
  11. I have Wise Install Tailor. My problem is, the game has a setup.exe which I assume then launches the MSI file. If I try to run the MSI directly, it says that I have to use setup.exe. When I use WIT, it just goes nowhere, I assume because of this problem. BF2 Just has setup.exe. It's made by Macrovision, the same company that makes AdminStudio. I have Adminstudio, so how can I make this install silently?
  12. Hi. How can I silently install C&C: Generals? I think my main problem here is that I need to know how to specify a serial number. I also want to silently install Battlefield 2, which I assume is much the same procedure as they are made by the same company. Any ideas?
  13. It still warns me. It's not running live update. It's just the program loads itself into the tray once it's installed and then it warns. Is there a switch to make it not run once installed?
  14. Hi. Are there any games that can be silently installed? Both free and commercial. There are a few games that I would love to be able to install, especially Battlefield 2 and Worms World Party
  15. Hi. I can successfully install Symantec Antivirus by using: start /wait msiexec /i SAV.MSI /qn which does install it without any output or input. The only problem I am having, is that a box still comes up warning me about how old the virus definition files are. Does anyone know of a way around this?
  16. Hi. I'm wondering if it's possible to use bashrat's driver packs after windows has been installed. I essentially want something that will disconnect all unrecognized devices and reconnect and search for the drivers.
  17. Hi! I am trying to write an AutoIT3 script that will automatically configure a user account under MS Outlook. This is intended for my peers at my college who often do not have the ability to set it up themselves. Essentially the progam only needs two bits of information - the student's login and their password. The rest of the settings for the account are the same for each student. My problem is that it might be very inefficient to do it this way. Not to mention, not cross-version compatible. I want as much to be automatic as possible. Can any of you think of a better way to do this? Alas, can anyone give me some sample code for creating a user input screen for my script? Is there a way to detect which version of outlook they have (Express/2003/2007), or if they have any at all? Is there some file containing the settings for an account that I could just edit? Thanks!
  18. Hi. I'm wondering what everyone here thinks are the easiest ways to save space. I just finished integrating Bashrat's driver packs and all the current hotfixes, and my CD is 777 MB! Not good. I already removed games and screensavers and things, but I'm wondering what you all feel are the easiest ways to save space. My goal is to have a CD that can automatically install the basics on any computer.
  19. Don't worry, you'll get your applications deployed and this forum is here to help. When I first tried AutoIT3, I too was bedazzled and I actually enjoyed making the scripts. However, when compiled, they tend not to work well. That method is not nearly as good as using any program's built-in method. Because if any single problem happens with AUtoIT, your script is stopped until someone intervenes. Here's how I want you to take your first baby steps: 1. Download Photo Toolkit from here. 2. Open up a command prompt and navigate to the directory where you put the install file. Type this line: start /wait phtkinst.exe /SILENT /SP and press enter. Now just watch the software install itself. 3. Open up any picture with the default windows picture viewer, and look at your good work!
  20. You can use nLite to do that it's do this job very well visit this guideHere and just add it as an Hotfixe do you use it before ?! personally i use it Yes, nLite is all I have utilized so far. So I just have to add the actual IE7.exe as a hotfix? Easy!
  21. What features does your Unattended XP CD or DVD integrate? Is it truly 100% unattended? Do you have the latest MS Office and Creative Suite on there? This is a thread for myself and others to realize the possibilities, and get inspired. I myself just started, I have gotten only a few applications to work silently.
  22. Well, after about three years on my last install, I was having zero problems until I got a single virus that pretty much canned it. I couldn't even boot up. I had another HD laying around so I plugged that in, told my Mobo to boot to it, and installed a fresh copy of windows on there. I still have my non-bootable HD plugged in and I can read most of the files. The catch is, I can't read any files from my main account on that HD because permission is denied. But I can't log in as that user either. Hrmph! That's where I kept a huge amount of data. What can I do now?
  23. Hi. I've created a real nice setup with nLite. Or so I thought. I didn't do anything other than integrate some hotfixes and remove a few languages. So, I made the bootable CD...but when I use it, setup just restarts over and over and over!! I see the windows logo (the first color logo) on the black background. Then a blue screen (as in windows install colors) that says "Setup is being restarted..." and it just restarts over and over infinitely. What the heck is going on? Why can't I make even the very simplest of unattended installs with nLite? Here is the magical WINNT.SIF: ; Generated by nLite 1.4 beta [Data] AutomaticUpdates="No" Autopartition=0 MsDosInitiated=0 UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended UnattendSwitch="Yes" OemPreinstall="Yes" OemSkipEula="Yes" FileSystem=* WaitForReboot="Yes" NoWaitAfterTextMode=1 NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1 DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore NonDriverSigningPolicy=Ignore Hibernation="No" [SystemRestore] [GuiUnattended] EncryptedAdminPassword="No" AutoLogon="Yes" AdminPassword=* TimeZone=020 OEMSkipRegional=1 OemSkipWelcome=1 [Components] [UserData] ProductKey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" ComputerName=COMP1 FullName="COMP1" OrgName="ORG1" [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 Language= "0409" [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents="Yes" [Identification] JoinWorkgroup="WORKGROUP"

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