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hohner

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  1. Hi, I have defined within my winnt.sif the name of the user I wish to use. During my unnattended installs this worked fine with my username being created under the administrator profile. Then I discovered XPlode. After a few weeks, I finally have it running at the T12 stage of setup via the use of cmdlines.txt. I have tried with the 'Add User' syntax in the xml for XPlode and without. It would now appear that regardless that the username is defined in the winnt.sif, unless I have XPlode create the user it will not be created at all and my username is simply called Administrator. Thanks in advance
  2. hohner

    Tokens

    Ok, thanks.
  3. hohner

    Tokens

    I am a little confused as to wether or not I need to have the [token] entry in my xml. I run the XPlodeGFXInstall. As far as I can tell from reading the manual and several threads, the token command is used to impersonate a user. If I am to have only one user however, named Fred (which will also be the administrator), and all programs to be installed will be in the administrator's profile, do I need to use the token command? I am assuming not, and have deleted the token syntax entries from my xml (install works fine) but I just wanted to ask to be sure. Thanks
  4. I have my xplode installing from cmdlines.txt now. I can't believe it was so simple. [COMMANDS] "./xplode/XPlode.exe" For this code to work, you must have your xplode files in $oem$/xplode/ Oh, this also assuming the xml file that you use is called XPlode.xml Hope this helps anyone else who had my problem.
  5. I run my XPlode at T12 and it creates desktop shortcuts. I could be wrong but I thought the only way to stop shortcuts from being created was to run a 'cleanup.cmd'
  6. I'm sorry if this has been covered before but I cannot find useful results in my search. I did find Astalavista's "How to make your own Setup BootScreen" guide but unfortunately all the images in the thread aren't working, and all the links to the text versions aren't working either so it doesn't help me much. My question is, how can I remove the 'propaganda' text from the setup screen, ie; "An exciting new look..."? Thanks
  7. Excellent! Thanks heaps SparTacuS, it worked. I'm sure this isn't what most people do to get it running, but if it works for me then that's enough. I searched the forums for cmdlines.txt with the 'unattended CD/DVD guide' option checked but I only get 4 results. With the 'forums' optioned checked I get about 580 results, I've read quite a few and tried many different variations in my cmdlines.txt file but nothing worked. I also tried the way the pdf document suggested which was included in the xplode download without success. Unfortunately I was away from the pc when I ran it so I must run again to see if I'm happy with the display. I would like to have mine looking like the one in this thread... http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t25615.html Do I need to edit my winntbbu.dll file? I've already downloaded ResourceTuner but I haven't installed it yet. One more thing, previously I had OfficeXP installed silently via runonceex.cmd, the syntax for this was REG ADD %KEY%\003 /VE /D "Microsoft Office XP" /f REG ADD %KEY%\003 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\OfficeXP\setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn /norestart" /f So for my xml would this be <execute display="Installing Office XP ..."> <program>#systemdrive#\Install\OfficeXP\setup.exe</program> <arguments>TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qn /norestart</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> I just wasn't sure about the TRANSFORMS bit. Thanks again.
  8. I'll have another go at it... I'll give you as much info as I can and hopefully one of you can see where I'm going wrong. I've read through the pdf and several posts over and over, there must be something I'm missing. I launch xplode4 from cmdlines.txt, the syntax is as follows.. [COMMANDS] ”%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Install\XPlode\XPlode.exe /xml:#XPLODE#\XPlode.xml /log:#XPLODE#\XPlode.log” My folder structure is as follows.. ROOT-- ->$OEM$->$1 ---------------->Drivers My $1 directory also contains -->Install ---->{All Apps folders plus XPlode Folder} ->$$ ->$Docs ->$Progs ->cmdlines.txt My xml resides in the XPlode folder. My winnt.sif file is as follows.. ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" AutomaticUpdates=1 [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=YES TargetPath=\WINDOWS UnattendSwitch="yes" FileSystem=* OemPnPDriversPath="DRIVERS\VIASRAID;DRIVERS\FASTTRAK;DRIVERS\000_AGP;DRIVERS\001_IDE;DRIVERS\002_INF;DRIVERS\003_WINXP" DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=250 OemSkipWelcome=1 [UserData] ProductKey=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx FullName="fred" OrgName="" ComputerName="hal" [Display] BitsPerPel=32 Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 [TapiLocation] CountryCode=61 AreaCode=08 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000c09 UserLocale=00000c09 InputLocale=0c09:00000409 [Branding] BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes [URL] Home_Page=www.google.com.au [Proxy] Proxy_Enable=0 Use_Same_Proxy=1 [Identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Components] msmsgs=off msnexplr=off And finally, this is my xml... <XPlode4> <config> <!-- Block containing all settings for the current display plugin. This will be dependent on which plugin used, so check documentation for that specific plug. --> <display plugin='#XPLODE#\XPlodeGFXInstall.x4d'> <hidewindow>Windows Update</hidewindow> <hidewindow>CMD.EXE</hidewindow> <show total='18' after='10' subcount='true' /> <font face='Tahoma' antialias='true' small='9' large='14' /> <!-- note the position attribute - it is listed in 'x,y' positions. --> <!-- 0..8 still may be used. --> <window width='461' position='2' fixmain='0' /> <windowmode>GUIinstall</windowmode> <colours> <header back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='' /> <footer back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='' /> <progress border='#FFFFFFAA' back='#00000000' fore='#FFFFFFAA' /> <main back='#4A6FD6' fore='#FFFFFFAA' current='#FF8000' description='#FFFFFF' image='' overlay='#FFFFFF22'/> </colours> <strings> <title>Installation and Configuration</title> <complete>complete</complete> <!-- adduser plugin strings --> <adduser>Adding User #1#</adduser> <addusertogroup>Adding user #1# to group #2#</addusertogroup> <addgroup>Adding group #1#</addgroup> <!-- file/dir ops plugin strings --> <copy>Copying #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</copy> <move>Moving #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</move> <delete>Deleting #1# (#3#)</delete> </strings> </display> </config> <items> <item display='Installing Applications'> <execute display='Installing .NET Framework v1.1 ...'> <program>%systemdrive%\install\netframework\netfx.msi</program> <arguments>/QN</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> <execute display='Installing Alcohol 120 ...'> <program>%systemdrive%\Install\Alcohol\setup.msi</program> <arguments>/qn /norestart</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> <execute display='Installing Winrar 3.30 ...'> <program>%systemdrive%\install\Winrar\Winrar_330.exe</program> <arguments>/s</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> <execute display='Installing Nero Burning ROM v6.6.0.6 ...'> <program>%systemdrive%\Install\Nero\Setup.exe</program> <arguments>/SN=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NO_UI /NOCANCEL /NOREBOOT</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> </item> </items> </XPlode4> During install, I do see a cmd box pop up very quickly but nothing is installed and also there is no log file generated. I was going to return to my previous method of UA Install but this has got me losing sleep so I'm determined to solve it. Thanks again to everyone, I do appreciate your help.
  9. I ran a full install on my virtual pc, but I can't find the log file anywhere. I'm guessing I didn't put the log command in the right place. This is all getting too much of a headache for me at the moment, I'm going to go back to using runonceex, maybe I'll give it another shot in a few weeks. Some more documentation would be a great help, not only on how to write the xml but also general setup to make it all work. There is probably some other things I've not done. Thanks for everyone trying to help me, sorry if my questions were a nuisance.
  10. Where abouts in my xml file should I have this if I want to run a log file? XPlode.exe /log:”#XPLODE#“XPlode.log” OH, this should be merged within the line I run from cmdlines.txt shouldn't it?
  11. Oh sorry Does the rest of it look ok? I changed all the <item> parts to reflect the new code, but there is still no display during installation and the programs still not get installed. Thanks for you help.
  12. Can someone please look at my .xml as I am unsure to what is wrong with it. I see something flash up at the T13 minute mark of install but there is no graphics and no programs are installed. This is my first attempt at an xml and I'm really not sure which parts should remain and which I can delete, like add user for example. <XPlode4> <config> <!-- Block containing all settings for the current display plugin. This will be dependent on which plugin used, so check documentation for that specific plug. --> <display plugin='#XPLODE#\XPlodeGFXInstall.x4d'> <hidewindow>Windows Update</hidewindow> <hidewindow>CMD.EXE</hidewindow> <show total='18' after='10' subcount='true' /> <font face='Tahoma' antialias='true' small='9' large='14' /> <!-- note the position attribute - it is listed in 'x,y' positions. --> <!-- 0..8 still may be used. --> <window width='461' position='2' fixmain='0' /> <windowmode>GUIinstall</windowmode> <colours> <header back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='' /> <footer back='#003399' fore='#FFFFFFAA' image='' /> <progress border='#FFFFFFAA' back='#00000000' fore='#FFFFFFAA' /> <main back='#4A6FD6' fore='#FFFFFFAA' current='#FF8000' description='#FFFFFF' image='' overlay='#FFFFFF22'/> </colours> <strings> <title>Installation and Configuration</title> <complete>complete</complete> <!-- adduser plugin strings --> <adduser>Adding User #1#</adduser> <addusertogroup>Adding user #1# to group #2#</addusertogroup> <addgroup>Adding group #1#</addgroup> <!-- file/dir ops plugin strings --> <copy>Copying #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</copy> <move>Moving #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</move> <delete>Deleting #1# (#3#)</delete> </strings> </display> </config> <items> <item display='Installing Applications'> <execute display='Installing .NET Framework v1.1 ...' program='%systemdrive%\install\netframework\netfx.msi' arguments='/QN'/> <execute display='Installing Alcohol 120 ...' program='xpcd\$oem$\$1\Install\Alcohol\setup.msi' arguments='/qn /norestart'/> <execute display='Installing Winrar 3.30 ...' program='%systemdrive%\install\Winrar\Winrar_330.exe' arguments='/s'/> <execute display='Installing Nero Burning ROM v6.6.0.6 ...' program='%systemdrive%\Install\Nero\Setup.exe' arguments='/SN=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx /WRITE_SN /SILENT /NO_UI /NOCANCEL /NOREBOOT'/> </item> </items> </XPlode4> Here is my log file.. >>> Log session start at: 2005/03/22 03:58:07 XPlode4 Adding environment variables #XPLODE# = 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode' #SOURCEPATH# = 'G:\I386' #SOURCEDRIVE# = 'G:' #VERSION# = 'XPlode 4.00' XMLParser::LoadFile(C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlode.xml) Loading XPlode plugins Loading display plugin: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeGFXInstall.x4d' Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeGFXInstall.x4d' Loading effects plugins Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeRegistry.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeMisc.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeFileOps.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeExecute.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeAcctMgmt.x4e' Registering XPlode commands Registering commands in 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeRegistry.x4e' Command registered: <registry ... /> Registering commands in 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeMisc.x4e' Command registered: <sfcos-enable ... /> Command registered: <sfcos-disable ... /> Command registered: <netstart ... /> Command registered: <netstop ... /> Command registered: <hidewindow ... /> Command registered: <showwindow ... /> Registering commands in 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeFileOps.x4e' Command registered: <fileio-copy ... /> Command registered: <fileio-move ... /> Command registered: <fileio-delete ... /> Command registered: <fileio-rename ... /> Command registered: <fileio-rmdir ... /> Command registered: <fileio-shortcut ... /> Registering commands in 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeExecute.x4e' Command registered: <execute ... /> Registering commands in 'C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\xplode\XPlodeAcctMgmt.x4e' Command registered: <adduser ... /> Command registered: <addgroup ... /> Command registered: <deluser ... /> Command registered: <delgroup ... /> Spawning display plugin Install log: Starting dialog Install log: Execution thread Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).items(0).item(0).execute(0)' Install log: Running: ' ' Error during execution: Invalid XML syntax - missing 'program' tag. Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).items(0).item(0).execute(1)' Install log: Running: ' ' Error during execution: Invalid XML syntax - missing 'program' tag. Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).items(0).item(0).execute(2)' Install log: Running: ' ' Error during execution: Invalid XML syntax - missing 'program' tag. Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).items(0).item(0).execute(3)' Install log: Running: ' ' Error during execution: Invalid XML syntax - missing 'program' tag. >>> Log session end at: 2005/03/22 03:58:07 Does "missing 'program' tag" mean it can't find the file? Thanks
  13. I have read the documentation.
  14. Ok, sounds pretty logical. But how do you edit the XML code (even with an example) if you have no knowledge of how it should be written? For example, which parts to change and which to leave alone.
  15. Ok thanks, I'll give it a try. I have a similar problem with icq, is there anyway to stop it from starting up after installed? **** thing pops up while the rest of my apps are installing.
  16. Adding.. FactoryMode=Yes to the [unnatended] section of winnt.sif does stop the video being played on first boot up... However, it also changes the display settings to Classic Style, eg; grey start menu etc. I think I will just put up with the video until I can figure out how to use XPlode and install everything at the 13 minute mark.
  17. I would love the availability of this type of program. I currently install apps on my unattended cd via the runonceex.cmd method but after seeing a couple of screenshots of XPlode I think its much better. Unfortunately, like others, I have no idea about xml's. I have read the pdf which came with the XPlode download and tried a few things but I don't know what to do to make it work. If not an xml script generator, then perhaps an in depth guide? I've searched high and low for a guide but most results are quite sketchy and seem to assume you have prior knowledge on the topic. Just a thought.
  18. Hi, I have an error message when my unattended install reaches the MSN Messenger. It tells me this: The function you are trying to use cannot be accessed at this time. To fix this problem, please restart your computer. Info number 236. Here is the code I use for the silent install.. REG ADD %KEY%\011 /VE /D "MSN Messenger 6.2" /f REG ADD %KEY%\011 /V 1 /D "%PP%\Install\MSN\MsnMsgs.msi /qn" /f After the pc reboots, I am returned to the desktop only to find that MSN Messenger did infact install successfully. Could it be perhaps that MSN tried to start itself immediately after the install process? Thanks in advance.
  19. Thanks Alanoll, I did find that answer previously in my searches that I have done on this topic. The solution worked for me, but after posting my solution previously in this thread some people continued to offer different ideas. I became unsure as to whether this was the correct answer or not. Now that I know for sure I will put it back into my winnt.sif. (you'll notice its missing from the one I posted) Thanks to everyone for trying to help me out.
  20. Ok, sure... here's my winnt.sif: ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" AutomaticUpdates=1 [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=YES TargetPath=\WINDOWS UnattendSwitch="yes" FileSystem=* OemPnPDriversPath="DRIVERS\VIASRAID;DRIVERS\FASTTRAK;DRIVERS\000_AGP;DRIVERS\001_IDE;DRIVERS\002_INF;DRIVERS\003_WINXP" DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=250 OemSkipWelcome=1 [UserData] ProductKey=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx FullName="fred" OrgName="" ComputerName="hal" [Display] BitsPerPel=32 Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 [TapiLocation] CountryCode=61 AreaCode=08 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000c09 UserLocale=00000c09 InputLocale=0c09:00000409 [Branding] BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes [URL] Home_Page=www.google.com.au [Proxy] Proxy_Enable=0 Use_Same_Proxy=1 [Identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Components] msmsgs=off msnexplr=off Thanks for helping
  21. No its not the Tour Windows Xp video. The video is played only on the first boot up. That is, windows installs, then reboots, then after the black Windows XP with the blue progress bar screen but before the Welcome screen there is a short video with some music. I have since solved the problem by adding FactoryMode=Yes to my [unattended] part of my winnt.sif
  22. I'm not too sure either what is called, which makes solving my problem very difficult indeed. The next time I run virtualpc, I'll try to get a screen capture and post a small image in here if that is allowed. I've found another thread which from what I understand have a similar problem. I'm going to try a suggestion they were talking about and see how I go. If it works, I'll post the answer.

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