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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"
  16. The install will fail with an error. Can't remember the exact error. I use a batch process with bartpe to run diskpart. Create 2 partitions, c&d, format quick with ntfs then run winnt32.exe. I also have a D folder in my $OEM$ folder. In the D folder is a folder called Documets and Settings. During the install process, the Documents and Settings folder get copied to the D drive automatically. I do this to lessen the chance of errors created.
  17. I'm looking for the same thing, anybody ever find a solution? I found a way to turn it off, but not just clear it.
  18. I am trying the same hing. I have a script that adds them during the firts boot process, after ofice istalls,and also tried setting up the icons using the transforms file, but it does not carry over to all users. It only shows for the user ID it is installed under, which is the default after the first startup. Once I join the computer to the domain, the office shortcuts are gone. I will really hate to do this to 2500 machines manually. I know I could add it to my domain logon script, but management wants to eliminate most of our script. Here is my vb script to add those shortcuts if you want to use it for your logon script, just add or remove whichever you need: Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set colEnvironmentVariables = objShell.Environment("Volatile") strQLFolder = colEnvironmentVariables.Item("APPDATA") & _ "\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" Set objShortcut = objShell.CreateShortcut(strQLFolder & "\Word.lnk") objShortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Winword.exe" objShortcut.Save Set objShortcut = objShell.CreateShortcut(strQLFolder & "\Excel.lnk") objShortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Excel.exe" objShortcut.Save Set objShortcut = objShell.CreateShortcut(strQLFolder & "\Powerpoint.lnk") objShortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\POWERPNT.EXE" objShortcut.Save Set objShortcut = objShell.CreateShortcut(strQLFolder & "\Outlook.lnk") objShortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE" objShortcut.Save
  19. Found a fix. Add this to your registry tweaks. Just tested it on my image and works great! [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download] "CheckExeSignatures"="no" "RunInvalidSignatures"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments] "SaveZoneInformation"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations] "LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov ;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
  20. I did this to my unattended setup: [GuiUnattended] ProfilesDir = "D:\Documents and Settings" This is in my unattend.txt and moves all of the "my docs, music, pics etc folders to D:\Documentys and Setings. You will of course have to have a D drive first, I create this using diskpart. You have to make a folder called D under your $oem$ folder, and a "Documents and Settings" folder under the D folder. I use this in an enterprise enviroment and works great for reloads.
  21. I only get it after my machine joins the domain. The funny thing is I use mostly the same code from our login script that install this same app. if I let the login script install the app, it installs fine. but I am trying to eliminate a good chunk of the login script so it's easier to manage.
  22. it is a feature of SP2, thats all I was ever able to find through google. I tried setting IE security way down to allow the install or searched for registry settings to temporarilly disable the security but had no luck.
  23. I have the same thing happening to me. I can't figure it out. I have a VB script that call to a file server to install our antivirus program. if I go to start/run and type \\servername\blah\blah.exe it runs fine, but through the script calling the same line I get that promt. i tried using send keys to do tab,tab,enter, but not working so well.
  24. You could try exescript http://www.hide-folder.com/overview/hf_7.html It turns any batch, vbscript or java script into an exe.
  25. Then copy your i386 directory to c:\sysprep\i386 or do [Unattended] ResetSourcePath = c:\windows\source\i386 This will specify the location of the source files in the registry.

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