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  1. Hi, We want to deploy windows XP with SP 2 for all of our desktops, our desktops are at diffrent locations. We want the system to be fully automated so that there is minimum IT interaction during the OS upgrade. We are using Netware servers, we want all the user data and settings to be migrated. We are open to both the options of Upgrade and clean install, but personally i would prefer clean installation. Uptil now we have considered unattended installation but got into few problems, i can elaborate them if someone thinks this is a good technique and also considered deploying the images, that will be hard in a way as we have diffrent subnets and also more importantly diffrent hardwares, that way we will have to have atleast 10 to 20 model images. Any suggestion that will help me start the research will be really appreciated. thanks
  2. doesnt update either video or NIC these are the only two i am trying for right now
  3. here is the problem we have standard dell systems but we dont have identical hardware it varies to good extent. Well let me tell you what i did upto this point i have tested most of our applications run fine when i upgrade to xp pro sp2. Only main problem i get is with novell client. And that is my very main concern coz once i am able to upgrade and get into the system with bovell client i can think abt running diffrent patches with zenworks. I want to go all the way to end with this upgrade and if i see it is not worth it then i will consider the option of moving the data to network and doing clean installation. Clean installation is the best option but it will be too hard to manage as our employes are spread and we deal with remote users alot, thats why unattended auto installation is the best option we have rightnow. Can you please take a look at my answer file and then suggest me abt the drivers update, coz once i can verify that drivers are updated and i still have novell client breaking problem.......... this will atleast put me in one direction and anyways i have to do the drivers update for diffrent systems. thanks, Y
  4. On their HDDs, but we also have a shared directory on the server for every employ. I can consider this option but if i can get everything auto unattended, i am still in the testing phase and am open for diffrent options.
  5. Thanks for your reply, Doing a clean installation isnt feasiable for us. We have to deploy the corporate upgrade. We have offices in differnt states and we want to minimize the IT physical interaction with the end users machine. I have also posted one posting in Unattended XP install, that is regarding novell client, i am assuming that this driver update and novell client breaking is related to each other is some way.
  6. That didnt solve the problem, still i am unable to update the driver through unattended xp upgrade over the network.
  7. Hi All, I am upgrading to windows xp pro from win2K pro. Everything else works fine for me during the upgrdae but Novell client breaks somehow. So once the upgrade finishes and i want to login using novell client i get the following message "A required network service has not been started. Please check your error log for details" In my answer file i have added the following in networking section [Networking] [NetClients] MS_NWClient="parms.MS_NWClient" And if i add following section in my answer file [MS_NWClient parameters] DefaultContext=contextname DefaultTree=treename LogonScript=Yes PreferredServer=servername I am unable to run the unattended installation at all. I am trying to overcome this problem for 2 weeks now but cant get over with it, I am using the latest novell client version 4.90SP2. Any help in this regard will be really appreciated. And also if you can give me any resources for unattended upgrade of xp over the network, all the resources i can find here are for unattended installation from xp cd. thanks alot, Y
  8. Hi All, my question is regarding the upgrade to xp pro from win2k pro. This upgrade will be deployed over the network. I am still in the testing phase. I have created the answer file and am running the upgrade on test machines. My question is this that when i run upgrade NIC for win2K doesnt upgrade automatically for xp, which is really important as i want my upgrade to be totally automatic and zero physical interaction with the machine. Here is what i do please let me know if i am missing something important..... I created the distribution folder and then created C:\windist\I386\$oem$\$1\Drivers and in Drivers folder i have created two folders named network and video. Then I copied all the files for the specific NIC driver files in network folder and VGA driver files in video folder. I copied these files from windows resource CD. In my answer file unattended section is as follow [unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended NtUpgrade=Yes OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\network; Drivers\video" TargetPath=* Upgrade runs fine but am unable to get auto upgrade of both the VGA and NIC. Any help in this will be really appreciated. thanks Y
  9. Hi All, my question is regarding the upgrade to xp pro from win2k pro. This upgrade will be deployed over the network. I am still in the testing phase. I have created the answer file and am running the upgrade on test machines. My question is this that when i run upgrade NIC for win2K doesnt upgrade automatically for xp, which is really important as i want my upgrade to be totally automatic and zero physical interaction with the machine. Here is what i do please let me know if i am missing something important..... I created the distribution folder and then created C:\windist\I386\$oem$\$1\Drivers and in Drivers folder i have created two folders named network and video. Then I copied all the files for the specific NIC driver files in network folder and VGA driver files in video folder. I copied these files from windows resource CD. In my answer file unattended section is as follow [unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended NtUpgrade=Yes OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\network; Drivers\video" TargetPath=* Upgrade runs fine but am unable to get auto upgrade of both the VGA and NIC. Any help in this will be really appreciated. thanks Y


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