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Posts posted by M0NKEYPWNAGE

  1. I have my custom Rocketdock launch at first run after install.

    I was wondering if there is a tweak to have the windows default taskbar change position

    to the top

    by default before first run desktop is loaded?

    You should look for Windows Registry entries, parameters and values for taskbar positioning are all saved in the register, I'm searching for solutions for Windows tweaking too, haven't found any though.

  2. I didn't get so far as getting it booting with F12, did you do anything to get that or is it just the PXE-NIC-thingy? Anyhow, to answer your question: WDS has several modes, mixed, native and legacy, I think you need the last one. :)

  3. Other Dutch guy here, I'm 23 being sysadmin @ at a big harbor company in several countries.


    I would like to know some more about your experiences with WDS and BDD also setting up a test environment a.t.m. :)

    Well I wouldn't follow Microsoft's Guide, haven't gotten any usefull information from 'em now that I think of it.. Well the Quick Guide was okay but I really can't think of anymore.

    To put it simple, first download all the stuff, way handier, saves a lot of time and frustrations:

    Install Windows Server 2003

    Install SP2

    Install AD, DNS and DHCP (configure too)

    Install some other apps, come with SP2 most of the time.

    Install WDS which came with SP2 (Windows components)

    Install BDD2007

    Install WAIK

    (Don't nail me onto it if I've forgotten something, I haven't had my coffee yet. ;))

    Start fiddling around. :P In the Quick Guide is explained how to do your first installation with an CD etc. Other documentation is in above posts too: lazyadmin & deployvista.com (is secretly also deployxp.com :ph34r: )

    Oh, in my other topic I also placed that I added my first app: Adobe, how I managed to do that you can read at lazyadmin too. It's quite simple, the installation 'script' from the unattended guide won't work for WDS, so I really hope that there will soon be an guide for that here too. :)

  4. Can't you make a tut?

    Think more people like to know how you fixed this.

    Sure, but here's two links: Google for lazyadmin(.com probably) and deployvista.com, the second sites has 4 tuts. There's also something from Iowa or something but there's just too many things done in it without explaining any of 'em so I don't recommend that one. I'll see what I can do before and during this weekend.

  5. Got drivers working, got my first app working. Now finding a solution for Office 2003, Microsoft doesn't support deploying Office 2003 because BDD and Windows are targeting their latest product: Vista and Office 2007, rather frustrating. BDD SE (standars edition) doesn't even have the deployment bench so I'm stuck with BDD2007. Anyhow, I'm still very glad that I managed to add Adobe Reader 8, a big step into the right direction. :)

  6. Every day I see a new thing why my unattended CD is not perfectly. ;) Here I can find all the information (and some other sites) which I need.

    WDS or RIS? Haven't tried that. I'm using the nLite + WPI method. With a bunch of other programs and update pack. Do you know there is a Dutch update pack? Also for IE, .NET and WMP?

    The same in a few ways, instead of using an CD a Windows 2003 Server, WDS stands for Windows Deployment Services, RIS: Remote Installation Services. It's used by OEM's and companies. Here a big tip: don't even try it. :P I can't place the apps in BDD2007, very frustrating.

    I do know there are several updatepacks, dutch too if not mistaken. Anyhow, thanks for welcoming me. Maybe I'll be able to find the pack again, when that happens I'll let you know.

  7. Most unlikely that I'm the only Dutch one here

    If there is one IT site on the world with relative much Dutch members is it MSFN :P

    You're a young Dutch but not the youngest, I'm 16 ;)


    Oh neat, so what are you doing here, also gaining information about unattended installations or is your field of interest more ...extensive than that? Dunno what this forum is all about, have been busy with WDS (new version of RIS). :)

  8. I think you have to make a new build in BDD 2007 to include Windows XP

    After creation, inject drivers, apps etc.

    After that update the deployment point.

    And add that newly created LiteTouchImage to your Boot Images of WDS

    Hope this helps


    What Henkes said is pretty much correct, but it's recommendable to start of with something basic: an bare Windows-deployment. Later on you could experiment with extras.

  9. Ive got alot of PCs to deploy and would like to get someone else to do the deployment, but dont want to give them admin permissions..

    Any1 please know if there is a built in account that would allow me to grant some1 that would just allow them to hit F12 then log in and choose image etc

    Cheers in advance

    Probably has something to do with the Active Directory, I think you should make users which have enough permissions and rights to enter the maps necessary for deployment.

  10. Looks like your nic is not compatable with RIS to confirm this go to your RIS directory then Admin\i386 run the rbfg.exe and select Adapter List button if your adapter is not shown then you have two alternatives.

    1. If you have a nic that is on the list shown in the fbfg.exe then install that.

    2. You must add the drivers to your base image via the $oem$ directory and then alter your sif file

    If you google adding drivers to ris image you'll find plenty of instructions to help you do this.

    He doesn't use RIS but WDS. Are you using BDD2007 of Standard Edition? -2007 has an neat builder which is pretty handy, you can add drivers to it too, Bâshrat the Sneaky's DriverPacks are something you should take a look at. You can simply add them to BDD2007 with Out of the Box Drivers, makes an big list which is rather unorganized (atleast mine is) but it works. :)

  11. Okay... I'm not going to rave here... much... I'll leave that for elsewhere. ;)

    I'm not net shy, I blog here and if I ever get to posting my art it will be here

    I've been reading the tips, tutorials and posts here for some time. I'm a long time fan of the internals of Operating Systems and an old, old, geek.

    I code... I game... I'm a net head... I'm a netiquate pedant and a buggerous cantankerous old fart.

    I guess it's just time I stopped lurking here and started poking my nose into all your business and throwing in my two pennies worth.

    Oh... by the way... I'm speak English, but I'm not American... I'm European, I'm British and I'm not English... in that order.

    Sees yas,

    bob out.

    Loving the dud. B)

  12. If you add Office 2007 to BDD, you should be able to specify serial number and installation path etc for the application.

    Look for tabs in the Add application Wizard when you Add Office 2007.

    Alternatively, you could always make a .MST file for Office, and use that.

    Finally I can respond, IE7 is giving some troubles with the lay-out, anyhow, here's what I wanted to say:

    I guess I try more when at home again, tried different things with the AIO, but I think making different 'programs' is better, I'll give you more info later on that. The problem I had at work was adding drivers, I try stuff at a small IBM-PC, now after adding Office the connection couldn't be made because of the missing LAN-driver. Added a bilion drivers which happen to give an error during the deployments I currently am trying. Do I need to rewrap the build or what?

    In the mean while I'm gonna try some stuff, here's the error:

    ZTI-Error Undhandled error returned by Z:\Drivers: Object required (424)

    ZTI-Error Undhandled error returned by Z:\Drivers: Object required (424)

    Non-zero return code executing command "X:\Deploy\Tools\X86

    \TsmBootstrap.exe" /env:SaStart, rc=-2147467259

    No more Error.

  13. Hi Henk, it's me, kid Trouble again. :P

    Next obstacle I ran across is about the quietinstall line from beheerportal.nl, I've got an Office 2003 AIO VLK CD, with 2 serials, one for the regular office apps, and another one for Frontpage, Visio, Project and OneNote. I found this on Google http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=20970:

    look for \FILES\SETUP\setup.ini and add this:


    ; The option section is used for specifying individual Installer Properties.


    ;COMPANYNAME=my company

    ;INSTALLLOCATION=C:\Program Files\MyApp


    Note space before "The option.." that shouldn't be there, right? Anyhow, I thought doing the following per application edit the SETUP.INI:

    So I'm having the following in my CD:





    Should these all be edited?



    Maybe even the general package itself: K:\OFFICE\FILES\SETUPSETUP.INI.

    Edit: Took al look the files:


    ; The option section is used for specifying individual Installer Properties.


    ;COMPANYNAME=my company

    ;INSTALLLOCATION=C:\Program Files\MyApp

    Seems that the extra space ain't an typo after all and I just have to place the PIDKEY. :)

    Edit 2:

    Alle bestanden van de ISO naar een mapje gekopieerd, daar die zinnen er in gezet. Nu een ISO maken vinden. :P

    Forgot it was an English forum, sigh.. The above means: Copied all files from the ISO to an map, inserted all lines. Just have to find an ISO-maker now. :P

    Edit 3:

    No need for an ISO, just copied the files to the server and had BDD 2007 pick them out, just having the setup.exe /i Pro11.msi line now, I hope it's enough, I doubt it tho, because the Setup.exe is rather abstract.

  14. Sure, if you're stuck at some point with my 'method' give me a howler, I'll try to help you out.

    No problem so far, just an update. Managed to add Microsoft Office to BDD, the deployment point is updating at the moment, I'm about to go home in a few minutes , then I'll read further, I think I should now make WinPE2.0 boot from the network instead of the CD, because I don't have any CD-R's left at work, lmao.

  15. I think what you want to do is create a WIM image of a Windows XP machine and use that as an Installation image.

    Seeing as you're dutch.. i'll make it easy for you :P, there's a dutch website that contains a manual for setting up Windows XP and WDS.


    Also, if you want to Boot WinPE from WDS instead of a CD you need to create a custom WinPE image and use it as a boot image on your WDS machine.

    I've created a fully automated unattended setup for Windows2003 Server Deployment for the company i'm doing part-time work at.

    I've allready posted it on another forum, so i'll link it here.

    Maybe it's of some use to you.

    Good luck with the internship :D

    Hope this helps


    Thanks Henk, I'll run it through, not experienced at making .bat's etc. but I'll give it a try, if I get stuck somewhere you'll be the first one I'll bother, ke? :angel

    Omfg (is that allowed here?), I've had that site bookmarked, never found that particular page though.. D'OH! Helped me out alot, looked at the wrong places again.

  16. First of all.. I've thought a while about posting this, made the text under thise alinea in an random document constantly editing and added extra information making it as clear as possible. If anymore information is needed I'll add it to the OP. Hopefully you guys can help me out.

    Personal background

    Hi, I’m a student running internship and the job they gave me is build an server which deploys Windows XP (SP2) installations including software like updates, drivers and applications.

    Current situation

    This is what I’ve done so far:

    Made an LTI-setup, WDS, BDD 2007, WAIK, AD, DNS, DHCP installed, configured and running on Windows Server 2003 SBS with SP2, the thing finally works now, didn’t realise for a long time that the annoying Windows Firewall wasn’t shutdown. The whole thing is set up BDD 2007 Quick Guide, so far it's pretty basic, it just installs Windows XP and Service Pack 2. If it’s any use mentioning: SP2 was included in the files on the Windows XP-disc.

    Ran deployment a few times using Windows PE 2.0 on one or two clients, all of those deployments where successful. Maybe it’s wise to try to deploy XP to other clients with different hardware too before trying anything else? At the moment I just want to make Office 2003 be installed during the XP deployment.

    Final Goal

    An server that can deploy Windows XP as unattended as possible on a wide variety of client containing different hardware. Software like Office 2003, updates and drivers also have to be deployed with the XP-deployment.

    Saving images of each workstation is not an option since too much different computers come by. Also using F12 instead of the WinPE 2.0 CD is something I’d like to do. ZTI seems not to be an option because SMS 2003 is too expensive for a student and without it, Office and other applications should be deployable too, right? Another reason not to use SMS is because it’s too big, not in disc space but in options, I’d probably lose any sight of the right direction I’m currently following.

    Later on being able to do the same with Windows Vista and Office 2007 would be a nice extra.

    Other things

    On deployvista.com I’ve read something about the XP-uberbug, what’s up with that, should I actually take notice of it or just treat it like another hoax and ignore the thing?

    I haven’t tried unattend-files and stuff yet, because I don’t know in what situation I should use them and I’ve no experience coding, did little stuff with html but that’s it.

    Late notes/final question/summary

    Where the hell should I begin, running through the documentation of BDD 2007 (over a thousand pages) and installing even more services and applications don’t seem to be the solution.


  17. Hi all,

    Just registered today because I think that this forum will provide better support than MSDN. I'm 19, running internship as an administrator at a small networkcompany which places and takes care of network infrastructures.

    Explanation for properly pronouncing my nickname: M0NKEY.. Makes sense so far right? Pwnage is Ownage with as you see an P instead of an O. An typo commonly made, mostly on purpose by gamers and such.

    Most unlikely that I'm the only Dutch one here, so I hope to meet other regulars from the red light disctrict soon because English ain't my strongest point. :whistle:


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