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    BSOD STOP x6B on Dell's

    No RAID, just plain laptop. I recopied the core i386 files from scratch, maybe my source files got hosed. Seems to work now at least in VPC environment - will now try on actual system.
  2. Have been using nLite for quite a while. Latest runs with nLite v1.2, v1.3 for building a Dell image, I have gotten nothing but STOP 6B errors. I have removed adding the Dell-specific drivers and WFC option back to default. Still no go. I have now even gone back and done a manual WINNT.SIF style install (no nLite) and still get the BSOD. However using the original XP CD as well as a WinUBCD (BartPE) off a USB thumb works fine. WTF???
  3. @Godan Exactly! I almost voted "who are they", more like who cares... is anyone gonna listen to or remember them in 10 years? ...and please stop the Paris Hilton, Simpson, Olsen twins torture...
  4. Of just run SRVINFO (Reskit) It gives the date time as well as SP, fixes, and HAL type....
  5. Then, as I mentioned the second option is the startup script. At least it would be: 1) centrally managed, 2) keep source files central, easier to update and not having to copy to the local HD 3) Run under System rights - and before login... 4) not have to hack the reg or local rights 5) You can deploy msi and non-msi packages - whatever supports silent/switches... FYI - An AD push happens before the login prompt - so, no the user can't interupt - unless they power off the PC (very bad for a SP2 push!). Office2003 takes about 20 minutes (100MB LAN).
  6. You really need to look into pushing the SW via GPO (if you are running Active Directory). It is very clean and avoids all the user rights issues (install/uninstall/upgrade) - this all happens at machine startup - before login. The caveat is it requires an *.msi package, however therer are tools to make those if it doesn't come native. If no msi, then another option is to install it as part of a machine startup script. Any of the above allows you to publish the app according to OU and/or Group membership.
  7. I also have either found these in the forum (or ran REGSHOT). However, I have found a few tweaks that do not work: ;Disable Manage Server Roles screen [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome] "srvwiz"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome] "srvwiz"=dword:00000001 I ran this during unattended and post install and the **** wizard still pops up! --- ;Remove "Shortcut to" in new shortcuts HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer "Link"=hex:00,00,00,00 This never works either. anyone?? --- @JasonGW Try using HKU\.DEFAULT path to make it apply to "All Users" - note that some HKCU keys are not always applicable here.
  8. Server 2003 won't have the Firewall until SP1. (check out the SP1 RC1...)
  9. One way would to make a startup script or scheduled task using the %RANDOM% variable. Since it increments between 0 and 32767 you would have to futher truncate it. then name your current file wallpaper.jpg and xcopy wallpapern e.g. set /a N=%RANDOM% set N=%N:~0,2% xcopy <path>\wallpaper%N%.jpg <path>\wallpaper.jpg /y ... or insert tne variable in your reg code... REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d %windir%\wallpaper.jpg /f at least its a start (?)
  10. OEAccess... nope just a standard slip-streamed XpSP2; the last test worked as far it not showing up elsewhere in the menu's, however the admin profile and any new profile still gets the StartMenu/Programs/Outlook Express icon. Part of my cleanup deletes various .lnk's out of %ALLUSERSPROFILES% and %USERPROFILE% which works except the above scenario. I have the wallpaper set in both .Default and HKCU in cmdlines.txt (part of the regtweak.reg). What seems to happen is that the CU gets the wallpaper, but the login background gets reset to <none>; If I run: REG ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d %windir%\wallpaper.bmp /f Then I get the desired result; but I want this set during setup. should I add this to RunOnce instead?
  11. Well, as far as itmes #3, and 4... I see my error: When converting REG ADD cmds to REGEDIT format I had left in the hex "0x" prefix. Still no clue as to why Outlook Express still shows up...
  12. OK, got my nLite CD 99% there, however I have some items that either do not take or are getting reset somehow/where. I have 3 items in my cmdlines.txt [COMMANDS] "REGEDIT /S regtweaks.reg" "custompower.cmd" "cleanuplinks.cmd" Here are the problem childs: 1) in winnt.sif... [Components] OEAccess=off <---- but there it is! StartMenu/Programs/Outlook Express !!! Add/Remove Programs shows it checked! 2) in regtweaks.reg... [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] "Wallpaper"="wallpaper.bmp" <--- this gets reset to <none>; this is also set in, and works ok in HKCU... 3) in regtweaks.reg... [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "DisableCachingOfSSLPages"=dword:0x00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache] "Persistent"=dword:0x00000000 Does not take! (it does if I apply it again, same as above#2); I have tried this using either /both HKCU, HKU/.DEFAULT keys 4) in regtweaks.reg... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Cache_Percent_of_Disk"=hex:02,00,00,00 "Delete_Temp_Files_On_Exit"="yes" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Content] "CacheLimit"=dword:0x00032000 This is an odd one - works setting the reg, but does not reflect it in the GUI (IE Settings); but if I change it in the GUI it does show up in this reg key. I suspect that some of these are due to the default profile changing on first run - but I thought that using cmdlines.txt would set the defaults?if so then why does HKU\.DEFAULT settings go away?
  13. I ran into sim problem... it's the space in your UNC. You'll need to change your START /WAIT "<path>" to START "Title" /WAIT "<path>" If you see a cmd window open that has a title of you exe then you know this is the problem. e.g.: @Echo Installing Acrobat Reader 6.02... start "acrobat install" /wait "\\nas1\IT SPACE\User Software\Adobe Reader\acroreader602.exe" @Echo Done @Echo Installing Winzip start "Winzip install" /wait "\\nas1\IT SPACE\User Software\WinZip\setup.exe /autoinstall /noqp" @Echo Done
  14. True "3" looks different if you are on a PC vs Laptop. I was going to write a script, but this POWERCFG.exe looks like it'll do what I want. cool! thanks for the tip.
  15. @minalgar re: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced ; "Personalized Menus" (disabled here) "IntelliMenus"=dword:00000000 ; # of Most Recently Used Program Files shown in Start Menu "Start_MinMFU"=dword:00000006 ; Small icons enabled=0 (Start Menu), default is Large icons enabled=1 "Start_LargeMFUIcons"=dword:00000000 Couldn't see any change in resetting the ServerAdminUI...
  16. Did you run it ala?: REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\PowerCfg" /v CurrentPowerPolicy /d 3 /f REG ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg" /v CurrentPowerPolicy /d 3 /f i.e. "3" is "Never" (see below) If you tweak it - you can save the reg key out and use it to replace the default power policy. HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\3 Name REG_SZ Always On Description REG_SZ This scheme keeps the computer running so that it can be accessed from the network. Use this scheme if you do not have network wakeup hardware. Policies REG_BINARY 0100000002000000010000000000000002000000000000000000000000000000000000003232000004000000 040000000000000000000000B00400008403000000000000080700000001646464640000
  17. How big you want it? 12 = 0x000c0000 14 = 0x000e0000 16 = 0x00100000 FYI: CursorSize REG_DWORD 0x19 FaceName REG_SZ Lucida Console <--My preference FontFamily REG_DWORD 0x36 <--this varies with font type, you need to set it or 1st time you open cmd.exe it will complain FontSize REG_DWORD 0xc0000 <---12 FontWeight REG_DWORD 0x190 FullScreen REG_DWORD 0x0 HistoryBufferSize REG_DWORD 0x32 InsertMode REG_DWORD 0x1 <--enabled LoadConIme REG_DWORD 0x1 NumberOfHistoryBuffers REG_DWORD 0x4 PopupColors REG_DWORD 0xf5 QuickEdit REG_DWORD 0x1 <--enabled ScreenBufferSize REG_DWORD 0x12c0064 <---300 x 100 ScreenColors REG_DWORD 0xe <---br.yellow on black WindowSize REG_DWORD 0x190050 CurrentPage REG_DWORD 0x1 HistoryNoDup REG_DWORD 0x0
  18. To change by cmd line or script: REM --- Modify Current User Console --- REG ADD HKCU\Console /v ScreenBufferSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0x12c0078 /f REG ADD HKCU\Console /v ScreenColors /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0f /f REG ADD HKCU\Console /v FaceName /d "Lucida Console" /f REG ADD HKCU\Console /v FontSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0x000c0000 /f REG ADD HKCU\Console /v FontWeight /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000190 /f REG ADD HKCU\Console /v FontFamily /t REG_DWORD /d 0x36 /f ...modify as a .reg file it would go something like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console] "FaceName"="Lucida Console" "FontFamily"=dword:00000036 Edit your default cmd shell properties then run below to get a look at your settings... REG QUERY HKCU\Console /s Change key path to HKU\.DEFAULT\Console if you want it globally for new profiles etc. HTH...
  19. Thanks "Snake"... didn't know about the -A switch.
  20. I have got almost all drivers to work for my nLiteXP install; however the Intel chipset (82800 series "Intel_inf") extracted files only contain *.cat files; there is no .inf anywhere. The readme file says to copy the .inf and .cat files and to use the included INFAnswr.TXT file (no such file exists). Has anyone got this to work?
  21. No there is no option under unattend.txt / winnt.sif You could call up a cmd under cmdlines.txt or [guirunonce] net config server /SRVCOMMENT:"Dell PowerEdge"
  22. Yep, exactly it! Didn't catch that - I always run start without a "title" . thnx.
  23. I noticed that if I run START "\\server\path\setup.exe" it runs, but if it has as space "\\server\path with space\setup.exe" I just get a new, blank cmd window - however if I dont use START, just "\\server\path with space\setup.exe" it runs. I'd prefer to use the START /WAIT option. Is this bad/missing syntax or is there a workaround?
  24. Another one of those "example" sure helps... Try: [GuiRunOnce] Command0=%systemdrive%\tmp\customshell.cmd Command1=%systemdrive%\tmp\installs.cmd
  25. At least from XP a NET USE does accept using the FQDN. Status Local Remote Network ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OK J: \\FS1\Junk Microsoft Windows Network OK L: \\FS1\Apps Microsoft Windows Network OK S: \\FS1\Shared Microsoft Windows Network OK Z: \\fs1.cityone.net\install$ Microsoft Windows Network Are you attaching to Windows servers? Samba shares??

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