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  1. I have been using wpi for installing windows updates for a long time and recently as I am updating my list I found it to be faster using only windows not wpiw.

     

    Has anyone else noticed that?

     

    Does anyone else use wpiw for installing windows updates?

     

    Also are there user examples for various uses anywhere? I did a google search and cant find examples.

     

    thanks for any input

     

     

  2. I dont know if anyone else got this but I just downloaded and copied over my configs and I get the following errors:

    Line: 26

    character: 1

    Error: 'bit64' is undefined

    code: 0

    url: file:///C:/WPI_v8.7.2/UserFiles/config.js

    and

    Line: 631

    character: 7

    Error: unable to get property 'toString' of undefinded or null reference

    code: 0

    url: file:///C:/WPI_v8.7.2/WPIScripts/check.js

    I launch a clean copy and i dont see anything about 64bit processing under options wizard in tools area?

    I am doing something wrong?

    Thank you for all the hard work on this app. I just donated also.

  3. I finally found this bug only by trying to use the number order. If you leave it blank then you can manually adjust it using config.js. I have done this for years.

    I edited the program.js but I must not understand right what I am supposed to take out.

    {	position="program.js";	whatfunc="byOrder()";	var x=a.ordr;	var y=b.ordr;	return ((x < y) ? -1 : ((x > y) ? 1 : 0));}

    new look was

    {return x - y;}

  4. Thanks for the response. We QC it before but it would be nice to apply the image with imagex and not have to QC it again. I heard it can be done and have seen a couple places do it. I found out that we are missing out by not haveing a piece of software to help with that. (RPK kit)

    And we do sysprep them so they have to read the elua. From what I can read we can input the keys and activate it for them but with sysprep it forces them to at least read the eula.

    I am still new at this and continue to do more reseach. We have reviewed the Best Practices and Polices and we are good there.

    I think my problem lies in I could sysprep the image on the test box and then apply it to the new pc but its how to input the individual keys for them to activate it for them. Trying to make the process easier for the customer.

    "Right now i built a test pc where i install all the apps, updates, etc. that we want for the setup. I leave it in audit mode.

    Then i image the pc with imagex

    Then i apply image with imagex to new pc

    then we QC the pc inputing coa keys, double checking stuff, etc., takes about an hour depending on updates, etc.

    then we sysprep pc"

    Time for more testing and thanks for your input.

    Bill

  5. HI all, I hope this is the right place, if not please direct me.

    I volunteer at a non-profit and recently doing windows 7 with the Ms registered refurb program. I was wondering if anyone has ideas on most effiecent steps.

    Right now i built a test pc where i install all the apps, updates, etc. that we want for the setup. I leave it in audit mode.

    Then i image the pc with imagex

    Then i apply image with imagex to new pc

    then we QC the pc inputing coa keys, double checking stuff, etc., takes about an hour depending on updates, etc.

    then we sysprep pc

    then it goes to customer.

    I am trying to see if there is anyway to speed up the proces... Where we dont have to QC the pc. just find a way to input individual coa keys(if i said that right)

    Any Ideas any suggestions?

    THank you

    Bill

  6. I am using windows xp sp3

    here is the exact process:

    load windows

    right click my computer - manage - device mananger

    then right click item that needs driver and choose update driver

    I choose "no not at this time" next

    "install from list or specific location" next

    I choose search removable media and "include this location in the search"

    then browse to my drivers folder on flash drive

    I don't see any option for selecting sub folders so i assumed it did it automatically but there are times i have to go deeper into other folders

    not a big deal but it would be nice just to choose the one folder

    thanks for any help

  7. Hi people I have a question that I cant seem to answer

    I have done some tests and it seems tho that when u update a driver and choose a sub folder in a custom path that it doesnt find the driver?

    example when choosing the folder for drivers

    c:\drivers

    is there a way for it to look in sub folders

    example

    c:\drivers\intel\chipset

    c:\drivers\nvidia\video

    c:\drivers\dell\

    Any help is appreciated

    crazydrve

  8. Thanks, thats what I thought...

    I work for a non-profit and rebuild many systems and for the longest time we had admin rights to a computer we use

    but they changed all computers and now we don't have admin rights. cant create share, etc.

    I was running it from network but now only option is to copy it to the systems, or run from cd but don't want to do that for reason of maybe forgetting cd.

    Only have one thumb drive and it was way too slow from flash drive.

    No big deal just trying to make things more efficient.

    thanks or all your hard work

    crazydrve

  9. thanks guys but got it working....

    So now when I do a fresh unattended install, at the end of the install it will add a user, make changes and auto logon that user...

    I thinks it ugly but it works

    folder structure:

    $oem$

    ---CMDLINES.TXT

    ---useraccounts.CMD

    ---autologon.reg

    ------\$1

    ---------\Install

    ------------START.CMD

      cmdlines.txt

    [COMMANDS]
    "useraccounts.cmd"

        useraccounts.CMD

    net user Admin /add /PASSWORDCHG:YES
    net localgroup Administrators Admin /add
    net localgroup Users Admin /delete
    REGEDIT /S autologon.reg
    EXIT

       autologon.reg

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "DefaultUserName"="Admin"
    "DefaultPassword"=""
    "AutoAdminLogon"="1"

        start.cmd

    CLS
    @echo off

    ECHO.
    ECHO adding password never expires checkbox
    WMIC USERACCOUNT WHERE "Name='Admin'" SET PasswordExpires=FALSE

    ECHO.
    ECHO Deleting Temp Installation Files...
    RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\install

    EXIT

  10. Hey all, need some help.

    I am trying to create a user but also have the "password never expires" box checked after a unattended install.

    It will work if i manually run the cmd file after install with the checkbox but if i run unattended with following setup it doesnt add the checkbox

    Any ideas would be helpful

    Also i was sure if to put this in the unattended area but saw password expiration title

    current folder structure:

    $OEM$/

    files inside = cmdlines.txt and useraccounts.cmd

    cmdlines.txt:

    [COMMANDS]

    "useraccounts.cmd"

    useraccounts.cmd:

    net user Admin /add /PASSWORDCHG:YES /expires:never /passwordreq:no

    net localgroup Administrators Admin /add

    net localgroup Users Admin /delete

    WMIC USERACCOUNT WHERE "Name='Admin'" SET PasswordExpires=FALSE

    EXIT

    Thanks for any help or ideas

    Bill

  11. Hi need some help here and the other topics I saw were confusing...

    I was using wpi just fine but some how something changed when I was adding more things...

    I thought I had it setup where i could silent install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86

    (including - dotnetfx35_x86.exe

    - ndp20sp2-kb958481-x86.exe

    - ndp30sp2-kb958483-x86.exe

    - ndp35sp1-kb958484-x86.exe

    but for some reason I am getting error on (ndp20sp2-kb958481-x86.exe)

    Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:12:54 PM - cmd2 *** Fail *** (returned code -2147021886): "C:\WPIW\Install\Windows updates\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5\ndp20sp2-kb958481-x86.exe" /q /norestart

    ******************here is the config **********************

    prog[pn]=['Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847)'];

    uid[pn]=['MICROSOFTNETFRAMEWORK35SP'];

    dflt[pn]=['yes'];

    forc[pn]=['no'];

    bit64[pn]=['no'];

    cat[pn]=['Mar'];

    rebootcode[pn]=[3010];

    repeatcommand[pn]=['no'];

    cmds[pn]=['"%wpipath%\\Install\\Windows updates\\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5\\dotnetfx35_x86.exe" /passive /norestart','"%wpipath%\\Install\\Windows updates\\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5\\ndp20sp2-kb958481-x86.exe" setup /passive /norestart','"%wpipath%\\Install\\Windows updates\\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5\\ndp30sp2-kb958483-x86.exe" /q /passive','"%wpipath%\\Install\\Windows updates\\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5\\ndp35sp1-kb958484-x86.exe" /q /passive'];

    desc[pn]=['Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847)'];

    pn++;

    ******************************************************

    Any ideas would be helpful... thanks

    Bill

  12. I was just curious...

    It just would be nice to hide it so the only way u know its there is by the process in task manager... or system tray.

    And when your done you still have the log file to see what failed.

    Obviously while your testing u have it show, Im just talking once you have it perfect then hide it...

    Thanks

    Bill



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