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  1. Again, unless I'm missing something from my reading up on things / my own testing, seems MS just can't totally do the whole neutral imaging thing with 100% success. All I'm trying to do is see if they fixed the dreaded imaging between Intel & AMD based systems (usually intelppm.sys is the culprit, at least it was for XP). Load up & configure W7 on an AMD system. Sysprep it. ImageX it. Apply it do an Intel system and it hangs 100% of the time, can't get past the Sysprep screens (more specifically, gets stuck on Setup is starting services). This is even worst than the XP issue, because you COULD image from AMD to Intel, but not the other way around without disabling Intelppm.sys service, renaming it, or whatever. Our department has 26000 users & 36000+ desktops / laptops, and the AMD/Intel imaging problems has always given us a problem... I had high hopes for the hype surrounding "Hardware Neutral Imaging"... Anyone else with experience to this problem?
  2. Interesting thing to note, I gave MDT 2010 a try, and it "slipstreams" the video drivers fine with no errors... I might just start using that to do all my integration now instead of command line DISM.
  3. Sorry, was gone on vacation, holy needed that So, using the 9-3_vista32_win7_32_dd.exe for ATI (not touching CCC just yet), 181.71 for nVidia. Like I've mentionned, using dism /image:c:\dism /add-driver /driver:c:\drivers\video\ati /recurse for any drivers and ATI + nVidia won't comply... Realtek sound, Broadcom NIC drivers worked fine. Exact command line & result: C:\Windows\system32>dism /image:c:\dism /add-driver /driver:c:\drivers\video\ati /recurse Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 6.1.7000.0 Image Version: 6.1.7000.0 Searching for driver packages to install... Found 2 driver package(s) to install. Installing 1 of 2 - c:\drivers\video\ati\CL_76828.inf: Error - An error occurred. The driver package could not be installed. For more information, check for log files in the <windir>\inf folder of the target image. Installing 2 of 2 - c:\drivers\video\ati\CW_77071.inf: Error - An error occurred. The driver package could not be installed. For more information, check for log files in the <windir>\inf folder of the target image. Error: 30 The command completed with errors. For more information, refer to the log file. The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log Reading the DISM log file, both end up with the same errors (only took anything not INFO in the log) 2009-04-06 11:20:20, Warning DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=3532 Failed to Load the provider. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e) 2009-04-06 11:20:23, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Failed to install the driver package 'c:\drivers\video\ati\CL_76828.inf'. - CDmiDriverStore::Import(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:23, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Failed to install the driver package 'c:\drivers\video\ati\CL_76828.inf'. - CDriverPackage::InternalInstall(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:23, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 d:\win7beta\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\dmiprovider\dll\driverpackage.cpp:433 - CDriverPackage::Install(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:23, Info DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Driver package c:\drivers\video\ati\CL_76828.inf failed to install. (hr:0x8007001e). - CDriverManager::AddDriverPackagesFromCollection 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Failed to install the driver package 'c:\drivers\video\ati\CW_77071.inf'. - CDmiDriverStore::Import(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Failed to install the driver package 'c:\drivers\video\ati\CW_77071.inf'. - CDriverPackage::InternalInstall(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 d:\win7beta\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\dmiprovider\dll\driverpackage.cpp:433 - CDriverPackage::Install(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Info DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 Driver package c:\drivers\video\ati\CW_77071.inf failed to install. (hr:0x8007001e). - CDriverManager::AddDriverPackagesFromCollection 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 d:\win7beta\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\dmiprovider\dll\drivermanager.cpp:1047 - CDriverManager::Internal_DoAddDriverPackage(hr:0x8007001e) 2009-04-06 11:20:24, Error DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=3532 d:\win7beta\base\ntsetup\opktools\dism\providers\dmiprovider\dll\drivermanager.cpp:512 - CDriverManager::ExecuteCmdLine(hr:0x8007001e) Why in gods name it's looking for that folder on D is beyond me... that's my CD drive and the only thing it's ever seen if the install DVD (which I left in). Really at a loss for this And this is using plain jane build 7000 downloaded from MSDN with only Windows Updates updates installed.
  4. Actually, was just able to integrate NIC drivers fine now, but ATI drivers, even the new 9.3 catalyst (downloaded just the driver portion for now) give errors... Ok, I got other small drivers working as well, but if it has something to do with video, it definitely doesn't work, seems like it's because they're compressed and DISM can't decompress them?? All other drivers were flat out all decompressed (no .dl_ or whatever) and seemed to work. Better get fixed on either MS's side or the driver providers, or keeping tabs on drivers will be more cumbersome that it was before... rather it be ALL old school driver paths or all "new age" packages through DISM than both at the same time...
  5. I've read many a blog, forums, even listened to the official MS video on the tool... getting any driver to integrate in the offline image doesn't work at all, keep getting errors on any INF I try. Basically I mount the image, nothing hard there, then I expand/extract drivers from the downloaded packages from say ATI and then use the /add-driver /driver:(driver location). It parses the folder, finds the INF files but then gives errors. Going through the DISM.LOG all I get is that error 0x8007001E is causing the problem and obviously searching on that error doesn't help as there basically zero information about this tool anywhere... I'm just starting to work on W7 for work, and DISM seems extremely promising, love the idea of packaging the INSANE mess of drivers we have (over 1.5GB) and the supposedly ease of integrating / removing then from an offline mounted image. Anyways, any help appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Hi, to put things in context, we've just recently changed the way the drives are showed using the "ShowDriveLetterFirst" registry hack and put the drive letter in front of the description... a change that nearly all our 26000 users were finally happy to see. It used to be description before drive letters, but our network admins suck at giving good descriptions (or ANY description at all) and it was hell in something like the Office suite when using the drop down menu to navigate to other folders/drive letters as you woulnd't see the drive letter. Now... my problem is the 0.1% population with disabilities that use screen readers, seems the ( in front now is creating problems... obviously, 25950 happy users > 50 unhappy users, but with the friggin "duty to accomodate" policy we got for them, this could potentially mean reverting a much wanted change. Before I go and try a 1000 different things with them & screen readers, etc... does anybody know if it's possible to get rid of the parentheses () around the drive letter and just leave spaces? I haven't found anything, but it's something that's hard to put in words for a good search. I doubt there is, but it's worth a shot. Thanks.
  7. I've search, and thought I found some things, then tried them, didn't work, searched some more, etc... I really can't get this to work, for some odd reason my autounattend.xml just won't get recognized from an extrenal USB HD... it works perfectly fine from DVD media, or in a VM, just not from there (I don't have a USB stick greater than 2GB, so can't test that scenario; stuck with HD). Tried copying the XML on root, in sources & in both places, still no go... The install can boot from my HD (although for some EXTREMELY weird reason, it takes FOREVER to go back the text based "Windows is loading files", I mean 6-7 minutes...) finally gets in Vista install and I'm always greeted by the international settings window (so it's not seeing my XML). Any ideas? Thanks.
  8. Hi, I've searched Google & this whole site and this isn't mentionned anywhere, but this is the only "update" that I can't get to install through the t-13 minute phase of an unattended install. I can do it fine after the OS is up and running using /Q /Z, so doing it through CMDLINES would not be an issue, just wondering why it won't install throught SVCPACK.INF. Log file for 940157 is pretty much empty, with no success or failure message. I know WS4.0 is absolutely horrendous... but upper management want it for it's better "integration" with Sharepoint Services, even if it means clients will go nuts over searching local files & such. If it can't be done, then so be it, I just wanna make sure. Thanks.
  9. Actually, 8GB for 250$ is friggin cheap considering people pay up to 800$ for video cards or worst, people that buy lolExtremeCPU. The advantage? 100% removal of swap file. It makes the system holy snappy it's mind boggling. I haven't ran into a single problem yet, and I do casual AV encoding, Photoshop, burning and a massive amount of gaming on MMOs, FPSs, etc... There is virtually NO difference between my Enterprise Vista64 with Classic Theme (all the fluff turned off) & XP64 Classic Theme (again, all the fluff turned off). I don't even get 2 FPS difference in any games, my PCMarks are identical, 3DMarks fluctuate every **** time I run them, on either system, I need to get Vantage, a more up to date product... I too can somehow feel when I'm waiting a few milleseconds more, and I can't tell the difference between the 2. 8GB with no swap is like god mode for x64 Vista or XP... for what I do anyways. Obviously, your mileage will vary.
  10. Sadly, that command does the exact same thing as the one used in the link I posted... it definitely does try to uninstall (deletes all files) and about 5 seconds later #$^%!#$ WFP kicks in and replaces all files deleted...
  11. sorry, nm, found it. Wish there was a way to delete your own posts. EDIT: Well, that definitely didn't work. Thought I had found the solution which came from this site... and both solution didn't work at all. I just can't get the **** F&P service to become uncheck by either using WINNT.SIF (with [NetBindings] section) or using IBindCFG, or using the old registry hacks from 2K or using snetcfg. Using SP3 build 3311 as the test platform. Another manual step to take note of?
  12. Netmeeting is a curse... Anyways, all I ended up doing was removing all permissions on the 3 executables (conf.exe, cb32.exe & wb32.exe) from both places (%programfiles%\netmeeting & %systemroot%\system32\dllcache) in LPOs & GPOs. M$ stops supporting that crap (and for good reasons) yet 2 service packs later still no reliable way of completely making it disappear from the HD...
  13. So using http://gemal.dk/blog/2003/09/03/really_remove_netmeeting/ I'm only able to unsinstall it maybe 25% of the time... I have no clue what the hell is going on with this. I want it in my RunOnceEx process (or whatever, as long as it's automated on first atuo-logon). So, 25% of the time, the files I'm deleting (basically just conf.exe, cb32.exe, wb32.exe) from dllcache & netmeeting folders (don't have a servicepackfiles folder on any of my images) pop up the WFP window I ignore it and force a shutdown and all works well, they never come back. But the rest of the time, it just doesn't work, all 6 files disappear at the same time, but all come back... how can that be?! I delete the dllcache files first in my batch, then the netmeeting files. It's the only place on my HD where those **** files are!!! Any advice on this?! It absolutely needs to be destroyed, no matter what. Thanks.
  14. My guess is it can't be done, well, I THINK I could get it done with a lot of shutdown commands, runonce registries, command files & auto-login features... but it would be extremely messy and confusing as hell for people running the install. My issue is with putting permisions on a user folder in documents and settings, the ick is that the user has never logged on... So I thought I'll just pre-create the folder, cacls the permissions for said groups on the folder and no problems. Forgot Windows will just create another folder, using the .%computername% appended to the end of it. Is there a way to pre-populate a user's folder without logging in? Or maybe force XP to use the pre-created folder? I also tried using a security template, but the **** thing hooks the SID of the groups I'm using, and don't work on new account of same name on other PCs. If not it'll just be a post-install manual step, just that I'm a freak for unattended everything, pretty much like everyone here. Thanks.
  15. I've only found a single subject on this and it dates back to July '07. Now with the new AIK, was wondering if anyone has heard any fix for this since then. Very annoying now, since the list of double entries is getting quite big, and I wouldn't be surprised if it would triple/quadruple up with more updates in the future (if you skip SP1 for example). I'm up to 45 updates with 11 double entries. Hate how the newer versions says False in the Enabled portion of the top right window... Just ignore the older versions and always re-do the autounattend.xml (for those components) when new versions come up and hope for the best?
  16. Hi, I'm having a weird problem, started using the VU Batch tools to integrate updates in my Enterprise image. Worked fine the first time. Now it simply won't, and it's probably because of something that wasn't documented in the guide for integrating them or something I'm doing wrong the second time around. Nothing changed on my PC except for the download of 20 some-odd new updates. Here at the steps I used when it worked: 1) Copied all MSU to Vistawork\Updates 2) Mounted a "virgin" install.wim 3) Ran offline_update with no errors 4) unmounted with commit 5) burned/installed/checked for installed updates and they were all fine. Now, this is what I'm trying to do. 6) Add ~20 MSUs to Vistawork\Updates (the other older ~20 are also there, so 43 of them now) 7) mount an already updated install.wim 3) run offline_update, but this time getting errors, errorlevel 161 So I'm thinking to myself, I probably can't overwrite updates that were already there, so I remove the 20 some older updates that were already done and only leave the newer ones in Vistawork\Updates... still same error. At this point I just copy a new virgin install.wim into Vistawork\DVD and re-mount and try to re-update with the whole 43 updates. Now I'm getting errorlevel 1. Unmount with no commit, and only keep the updates that had worked the first time... STILL getting errorlevel 1. What's even weirder are the logs now, my txt logs are totally garbled up, can't read anything from them, but the first time it worked I had very readable txt file and those garbled files are also completely locked even when I shut down 75% of my processes, just can't delete them, keep getting the great "file in use" message box. How in god's name did I get it working the first time?? Using AIK build 6000, Vista Enterprise VL and doing the lab work using XP. WTB XP Update integration method... Thanks.

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