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  1. Thank Yzöwl, I found out my issue is actually powershell interfereing with the command. Command that works in powershell is: control.exe "cscui.dll,,1"
  2. Ok, it is a simple task but can't figure it. In my script I have to open the "Manage Offline Files" in "Sync Center" of control panel. Easy. (both work) ---> control.exe /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles or control.exe cscui.dll Hard is selecting the second tab. The tab is called "Disk Usage" any suggestions?
  3. I am looking for a command line or vbs script to initialize a telephone line and detect if there is dialtone. I am having issues with my voip provider and need some data to harass them. Anyone have any ideas?
  4. To my knowledge there has not been a version of Devcon.exe that works on any Windows 64 bit version (XP, 2003, or Vista). How do you get around this? Do you do everything manually? I have a script that changes Nic settings but it requires devcon to disable and reenable the nic for everything to work right. With Vista there is a wmi command to enable and disable the nic.
  5. Just use Adminstudio if you have SMS... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...dminstudio.mspx I use the zero footprint repackager... http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.a...ticleid=Q108601
  6. Try this exe http://www.zyard.com/files/linkspeed.exe. It is a autoit executable I wrote to switch between 10 full, 100 full and gigabit. It handles most intel, broadcom, and 3com nics (including the one offs from dell). Autoit is C++ code. Right now there is no way to detect the duplex, you can only set half or full based upon what you assume is in your enviroment.
  7. You may be able to image your floppy with software. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=floppy+image
  8. well that worked, typing it in manually worked... why I don't know ... but now it is working. Thanks fizban2
  9. The error I recieve is "Error 5: Access is denied" from the oscdimg command. This is the output from line (it does not really give a error message but it completes in a split second.... and I think it causes the next line in the batch script to fail). C:\winpe_x86>imagex /boot /export /compress max c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 2 c:\winp e_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim "MyWinPE" ImageX Tool for Windows Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2005. All rights reserved. Exporting: [c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim, 2] -> [c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim] Progress: 100% Successfully exported image #2. The next line that actually returns a error is: C:\winpe_x86>oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x8 6\winpe_x86.iso OSCDIMG 2.45 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2000. All rights reserved. For Microsoft internal use only. ERROR: Could not delete existing file "c:\winpe_x86\ISO" Error 5: Access is denied.
  10. I have been working on a batch file to build Win PE 2.0 but I have not been able to build the ISO. The concept from a blog. Here is my batch file: :: for use with BDD 2007 v3.0.41.0 ::------Clean up. rd /q /s winpe_x86 ::------Initial PE build c: cd "c:\program files\windows aik\tools\petools" call copype.cmd x86 c:\winpe_x86 ::------Add additional file to D: in PE (not on the RAM) :: NOTE: These files show up on the “D:” drive after booting into WinPE. :: The reason for putting additional tools here is to reduce the memory footprint of :: WinPE. Everything in the X: drive is loaded into RAM at boot time! ::xcopy *.* c:\winpe_x86\iso /s/e/v/y xcopy "C:\program files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86\*.*" c:\winpe_x86\iso /s/e/v/y ::------Customize PE ::Mount the WinPE WIM file: imagex /apply c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount ::Install drivers ::peimg /inf=c:\drivers\vmware\vmxnet\win2k\vmware-nic.inf c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows C:\winpe_x86_2>peimg /inf=c:\drivers\vmware\vmxnet\win2k\vmxnet.inf c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows ::Install optional components peimg /install=*srt* c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows ::shows currently installed optional packages peimg /list c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows ::If you want ImageX (or any other utilities) in the RAM disk, put them there now: xcopy "C:\program files\Windows AIK\Tools\x86\*.*" c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows\system32\*.* /s/e/v/y ::Prep the PE image peimg /prep c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows /f ::capture the mounted PE instace to a WIM imagex /append c:\winpe_x86\mount c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim "MyWinPE" /verify ::Export the appended image to a bootable WIM file: imagex /boot /export /compress max c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 2 c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim ::Create the Iso oscdimg -n –bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso It seems to be failing at the line imagex /boot /export /compress max c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 2 c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim Any help is appreciated.
  11. waves, Actually what I do for hp is install the OS with the Dell OEM CD and then migrate the HP oembios files and then put in the OEM key in this link http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...y/oempreac.mspx in the %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\oobe\oobeinfo.ini. I don't care about the Key installed with. and how offen will someone run SFC. (I am working on a work around for that). You can create a cd with the OEMBios files on it and use section "IV. Unattended Install" of document http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...y/oempreac.mspx which does work, I think you have to make sure that the setupp.ini is correct. You just have to make sure you have the Royalty Oem from HP and not just a straight OEM. Also make sure it is disconnected from the network after OS install so that the activation cannot occur.
  12. Hopefully you are not coding your app in .net because the framework has not been able to be loaded in PE (and if you could it probably be unstable). Your app, if you want to use VB would have to be in VB6. For VB6, you probably only need one file Msvbvm60.dll put in your system32 directory but depending on the application you may need all 6. Here is the download location... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;290887 .
  13. If it helps, I have been seeing the same issue just not constantly. Reboot and try again and it works or clean the mbr and try again and it works. I have been trying to troubleshoot with the debuglog set (from document http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServe...118c6b1033.mspx ) but it has not had the error.
  14. You can use the Dell OEM CD on Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM etc if you have the OEM Bios files from the XP SP2 cd from the hardware specific manufacturer. Simply install the Dell OEM CD on the HP (or other manufacturer) and after it is up (and not connected to the network) copy in the 4 OEMBios files from the HP CD (or other Manufacturer) to the Window directories. The key is that the OEMBIOS files contain the SLP to validate with the Bios. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\OEMBIOS.* C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.bin C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.dat C:\WINDOWS\system32\oembios.sig C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\OEMBIOS.CAT and then do part II of http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...y/oempreac.mspx and you are activated. I have done this many times without issue.
  15. Ok, I know that this is virtually impossible but does anyone have a way to join a domain when you cannot see the domain? Could include 3rd party applications. What I am doing is backing up the user data, reformating/reinstalling Windows XP sp2 and then restoring user data/profile. But I need the user to be able to login the same profile before and after a domain join. What I want to do is join the domain while offline and then when it sees the domain it can then fully join.
  16. it is being staged to all the download sites. they just have not update getfirefox. http://mozilla-atl.osuosl.org/pub/mozilla....p%
  17. I used the instructions on http://msiexec.blogspot.com/2006/02/paintnet-v26.html worked like a charm.
  18. Hotfix is out to Fix Diskpart issues. It is actually the disk subsystem dlls. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910380 Have to contact support for the fix though.
  19. Same issue. As soon as I get the result (kb article) I will probably post it.... it should be public with everyone experiencing the same issue.
  20. Open a case with microsoft... there are issues with diskpart where not all the time after you create the partition you fail on assigning the drive letter. It seems that creating and assigning in the same file fails (at least for me) 25% - 50% of the time. Hotfix is almost fully regression tested.
  21. if you want to deploy it via the msi. expand it dotnetfx.exe /c /t:"C:\dotnet2\" get the transform http://www.zyard.com/index_files/free.htm or http://www.zyard.com/files/dotnet2.mst install it msiexec /i netfx.msi TRANSFORMS=DOTNET2.MST /qb
  22. Question - I have a long VBS script that changes the nic to the proper settings. Do I just post the script, attach the script, or would it go under "Other Member Contributed Projects"?
  23. I have not tried it because I do not have 64. but I know that there is a updated devcon at microsoft that is downloadable that may also work. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;311272
  24. extract the msi out of dotnetfx.exe with this command dotnetfx.exe /c /t:"C:\dotnet2" to install use this command msiexec /i C:\dotnet2\netfx.msi ADDEPLOY=1 REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS /qb
  25. if it is for a sony camera.... you only need two files... one inf and one sys. I extract them out of the install and copy them.. I could not find a silent switch.

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