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  1. Hi everyone. I'm using some code that will allow me to set the %cdrom% variable. This works, however if I use it on a PC with memory card readers then I get errors, which state the disk is not accesible. Anyone have any ideas how to get around this?. Thanks echo off for %%a in (a b c d e f g h i) do ( if exist %%a:\Known.File ( SET CDROM=%%a: ) ) echo %CDROM% pause
  2. Can you direct me to some information as to how I can achieve this?. Not having much luck on the net thanks
  3. Hey everyone. I'm just wondering, is it possible to have my WINPE as a 2nd boot option on startup, rather than using recovery console?. thanks
  4. Hey everyone. Recently been browsing this post http://www.msfn.org/board/Gosh-s-Unattende...icks-t9453.html and have tried to put together a way of copying my I386 folder to %SYSTEMDRIVE%\I386 However this doesn't seem to be working for me. Anyone have any ideas what I may be doing wrong?. Thanks in my GUIRUNONCE I have the following: [GUIRUNONCE] Command0="%systemroot%\RunOnce\I386\i386.bat" %systemdrive%\Install\Setup.exe The Setup.exe is something I want to run after the i386 folder has copied. I presume by listing this as the 2nd command that it will perform after the i386 folder has copied?...not sure as its currently not working. I have put my i386.bat and i386.reg in %OEM%\$$\RunOnce\i386 which are the following: I386.bat reg query HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v "SourcePath" > %systemroot%\temp.txt for /f "tokens=3 skip=2" %%i in (%systemroot%\temp.txt) do set CDROM=%%i ECHO Please wait, Recovery Console is being installed locally. %CDROM%\i386\winnt32.exe /dudisable /cmdcons /unattend md %systemdrive%\i386 ECHO Please wait, source files are being copied. This may take several minutes. xcopy /Y /e %CDROM%\i386\*.* %systemdrive%\i386\ ECHO Adding registry entries. regedit.exe /s %systemroot%\RunOnce\I386\i386.reg ECHO Done. i386.reg [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup] "SourcePath"="%systemdrive%" "ServicePackSourcePath"="%systemdrive%" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] "SourcePath"="%systemdrive%\\I386"
  5. Hi everyone, I've recently been working with automating PC installation with Windows 2000. I have implemented everything but am currently using a floppy with my winnt.sif file. The reason for this is because all the PCs have the same installation but their computer name and full name are different,hence the reason for using a floppy. Is there any way to set something up that will check the motherboard of the PC and call the correct winnt.sif file. Basically its like this: motherboard 1345 motherboard 3543 motherboard 7766 and if its 7766 then it will run winnt.sif file that contains Computer 7766. Anyone have any ideas? thanks
  6. Hey everyone, got a question. Does anyone know how I can change the File types in Windows 2000. Because the defaults are rather annoying (one example is a GIF is trying to open with Internet Explorer). Anyways, I'm just wondering if theres any specific registry keys that deal with this. Alternatively would it be possible to modify some files on my OS disk that will install the file types how I want them. I know all about automation and have created my disk, just wanted to fiddle with that setting so the user doesn't have to. thanks here is a pic of what i mean.
  7. Hi, does anyone know how I can cut the size of Nero, i'm using it for an unattended install. As far as i understand NCAB does not work with this version if nero. any help would be much appreciated. thanks
  8. Can someone help me as i'm going mad here. Got a bit of an issue with creating a connection with my unattended installation. I have software on the PC that needs to have a new network connection created. I can't work out what to do to create a new connection though :-( The new connection just contains the device connection (as in the device its created for) and the IP address. Unless theres a way of importing this via registry the only way I can see this being possible is by somehow adding the connection?... This is windows 2000 by the way. Thanks
  9. Hey everyone. Got a really strange problem with nlite and wondering if anyone can help. Basically for some reason when I install my OS it shows an account with my name and another account i created. However the account with my name shouldnt be there but I have no idea whatsoever how to get rid of it..Any ideaS? thanks
  10. I have a GUIRUNONCE in my winnt.sif file. How would that be effected by doing this?...Would it create the account and then login with the account and then run my setup.exe My setup.exe currently works when logging in as an administrator account.
  11. I can't seem to work this out. I just want to be able to create an account before logging in but it has to be on the floppy as it will change for each PC and I don't want to create several disks. Everything on my winnt.sif file seems to work. Maybe its possible to run a batch file on the floppy before 1st login, any ideas? thanks
  12. Hi everyone, Currently working on creating an automated installation with nLite. Does anyone know if its possible to store my last session.ini file on a floppy disk. The reason for this is so that I can easily modify the floppy when I want to change usernames etc. The main reason is because I have autologon on an administrator account (Not the Administrator account but my own account with admin rights) and this doesn't seem to be in my WINNT.SIF file. Thanks
  13. Hi, Does anyone know what this means. I have completed my auto install with nlite but seem to get this error. error loading driver CAPI201 Not sure what it is, something to do with ISDN?....I tried recreating my installation disk with ISDN drivers available but still get the error. Any help appreciated. Thanks
  14. Hi, Sorry if this is a dumb question but can someone tell me how I go about copying files from my windows disk to the PC during installation. I have created my OS disk and it automates just fine, but I just can't work out how to get the data to copy to disk. As it stands I have stuck the date in the cdrom\$oem$ folder but I guess I need to do something else to get it working?. Thanks
  15. Hi everyone. I've got a bit of an issue with nlite, it doesn't seem to be creating my winnt.sif file correctly. I have noticed that when I add stuff like drivers the GUIRUNONCE section of the winnt.sif file is not updated and just shows "%SystemRoot%\System32\nLite.cmd" anyone know why this might be?. Thanks
  16. Hi. I'm new here and been browsing the internet for the last few hours to try and find out more information about sysprep as i'm currently working on a project that automates software and driver installation. I do not want to use sysprep to automate everything. Just wondering if its possible to use sysprep on a computer that has already been formatted just for the purpose of installing drivers. I have read that you need to create a folder in C:\Windows\Drivers or something like that and put this location in the DevicePath(Registry). Then I presume that upon next boot up the drivers will automatically install?. Its hard to explain my exact problem. But basically I have creating some software that users can run and it installs all the software, once this is complete it will install the drivers. Therefore it would be nice if i could use something like sysprep to install the drivers. In my project I can easily set it up to copy all the driver files from the disk to the directory and import the registry file and then reboot and autologon. There is probably 3 different types of drivers for graphics and 3 for sound. So if I could use sysprep then it would make life easy in the sense that the drivers will be found in the specified dir and installed. The only problem I have is using sysprep as i've never used it before. Any shed some light on this for me, in need of help. Many thanks Putting it simply. I want to install drivers on a PC that already has an OS. From research I have a feeling that sysprep is the way forward?

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