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  1. I have scripts to rename the computer to a three letter site code and serial number and then join the machine to the domain that work fine. I need this to pop up on machines that get reimaged. The scriptwii fail if the machine account already exixts in the domain, but if I do it manually it joins fine.
  2. I need to create a shortcut to the Change Computer Name applet in XP. I have found this, "control.exe sysdm.cpl,,1 -1", will open the system propereties and computer name tab, but I want to open the Change Computer Name applet directly. Anybody know the command to do this?
  3. Windows cant call diskpart from RIS, unless you boot to a PE image first then run diskpart, then call up your RIS image.
  4. You could load the PC completely, then sysprep (reseal) it and it will run through a mini setup that the user can enter their own info, just like the big factory ones, at first boot.
  5. I put a sleep command in my batch file for 90 seconds while the workstation service starts completely. Echo. Echo Waiting 90 seconds for the Workstation Service to start... Echo. Sleep 90 Echo ======================================= Echo Joining computer to mydomain Domain, please standby... Echo ======================================= ECHO. >>%systemroot%\setuplog1.log netdom join %ComputerName% /domain:mydomain /userd:mydomain\user1 /passwordd:4password111
  6. I cant set it by variable. i have 52 offices worldwide that will use this image. A VB script is used to qwery the ip address to determine the subnet, then from that info each subnet has a 3 letter site code assigned to it. Then the site code is combined with the systems serial # and that is the computer name. We dont want to create different sif files on each server to specify the computer names either. We more than likely wont even use RIS, but its one of the avenues we are exploring.
  7. I am trying this also, but not joining domain until after. I have scripts that run to rename the PC at first boot to a three letter site code and serial number, then reboot and then join the domain. I can't get it to skip past the welcome screen also. When I do an unattended setup over the network its fine, just fails wheile using RIS.
  8. Why would you launch it for each seperate component? You should cretae a custom transform to install only the components you want and the features you want all at once. You are using the office 2003 restore kit to create the transform file correct? I do mine from a batch file at first boot. Here is my syntax: start /wait x:\office2003\setuppro.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended3.MST /qb-
  9. I was just looking for this, great find. Thanks!
  10. nevermind, i figured it out. I had to read and re read to figure it out. I made another xp deployment, then copied my $oem$ and i386 directory over the default on created. Changed the sif file to match my settings and seems to be working. Just need to figure out the nic drivers for newer systems.
  11. I have a complete unattended network install configured with all my scripts, apps, tweaks etc for my company. Would like to test it with RIS instead of using a normal network install. What would I have to do to this to make it work on the RIS server. I already have a RIS server and have a basic XP load on it, and it works great, just want to move my unattended image over to the RIS server. Thanks in advance.
  12. Add this to your unattend.txt file to move the profile directory [GuiUnattended] ProfilesDir = "D:\Documents and Settings" After a reload though, it will create new profiles and you will have to move the files from the old profiles to the new profiles.
  13. You can download a free 30 dat trail of AdminStudio 7 by install shield. It will allow you to create a transform file for your install. I use it on all my msi's if I want to customize the install.
  14. I just boot into PE and run an unattened install over the network. This is the batch file I call up... net use z: \\crp16237\windist diskpart /s z:\diskpart.txt format c: /q /fs:ntfs /v:System /y format D: /q /fs:ntfs /v:Data /y echo Starting XP install... set AnswerFile=\\CRP16237\windist\unattend2.txt set SetupFiles=\\CRP16237\windist\I386 \\CRP16237\windist\I386\winnt32 /makelocalsource /tempdrive:C: /syspart:C: /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile% DiskPart.txt file.. select disk 0 Clean create partition primary size 8000 assign letter C active select disk 0 create partition extended create partition logical assign letter D
  15. Wrong. My $OEM$ is beside my I386, not inside, and it copies fine. I set mine up like a RIS image, but decided not to use RIS. I boot with BartPE and launch a batch file that formats the drive and starts the install. Here is a snipit from a batch file that launched the install: set AnswerFile=\\CRP16237\windist\unattend.txt set SetupFiles=\\CRP16237\windist\I386 \\CRP16237\windist\I386\winnt32 /makelocalsource /tempdrive:C: /syspart:C: /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile% And here is a snipit of my unattent.txt [Data] AutoPartition=1 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS OemFilesPath=\\crp16237\windist\$oem$ DriverSigningPolicy = "Ignore" NonDriverSigningPolicy = "Ignore" DriverSigningPolicy = "Ignore" OemPreinstall = "Yes"

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