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  1. del "$$\System32\sleep.exe" 
    del "$$\System32\cmdow.exe"

    If i'm not mistaking, this code won't work. The $$ folder, once copied during setup, becomes %SystemRoot%.

    So in order to delete these 2 files, imo you should use

    del "%SystemRoot%\System32\sleep.exe" 
    del "%SystemRoot%\System32\cmdow.exe"

    If it works your way, no problem. Else, i think you should use my suggestion.

  2. Thanks for your comments.

    I do have the autoconfirm set at 1, see the attached winnt.sif...

    Apart from the virtual machine not loading the correct driver, i really have no clue what could cause the problem... I tried with setting to both 1280*1024 and 1024*768 in winnt.sif.

    If anyone has any further suggestions, or links to other unattended forums/tutorials, please post them... I'm all out of ideas.



  3. While it seems a good idea, there are some flaws to the concept:

    • For a lot of proggies, you need an answer file before you can do an unattended setup; you would need to create these files on beforehand or it won't run silently
    • What if the download link is down? the utility needs to be able to cope with that, and the program won't be installed...
    • If the download link changes, same thing. Program can't be installed.
    • If, for some reasons, the network settings aren't correct, *nothing* will be installed.
    • What if the link is something like http://site.com/down.php?id=345 » prolly won't download correctly. Ok, you said 'direct links', but maybe for some progs this is not available...

    But, don't let these comments hold you back on trying to make it. Hell, if you've done it, i"ll even test it out :) Just don't know how useful it would be.

    /edit: for the name, something logical like URI (unattended remote installer)?

  4. ojojpogee, your problem is that the recovery disk is not an unattended installation, it is a ghost image of your hard drive that puts everything back to factory settings.

    So you have 2 options indeed - create your own unattended XP setup from a Windows XP cd, or create your own ghost image.

    To create your ghost image, you need to do a fresh reinstall on your computer, add as many applications as you like and change the settings you wish, and then create a snapshot with ghost software (like Norton Ghost, dunno which one is the best). Then burn that image to a bootable cd, also with the Ghost soft, and you have a new recovery dvd.

  5. I think if you're testing uA in VMWare it wouldn't use higher res than 640x480 initially unless you install VMWare Tools in the uA.

    I might have something to do wit the VM...

    I retested in MS Virtual PC 2004 instead of VMware 4.5, and the resolution did change automatically to 1024*768 after reboot (before first login). But right after that, i got the same msgbox as in my first post (Windows will adjust your screen resolution) and when i clicked OK, it changed back to 640*480... And the oobe (Windows Welcome) started running again.

    Has anyone experienced the same before? Is this maybe because in the virtual machine, my display driver i use on the host OS doesn't work?

  6. I don't know for sure if it's due to the winnt.sif...


       CrashDumpSetting = 0
       DisableVirtualOemDevices = Yes
       DUDisable = No
       EnableBigLBA = Yes
       FileSystem = ConvertNTFS
       ForceHALDetection = Yes
       Hibernation = Yes
       Repartition = No




       Vrefresh = 60



       ER_Display_UI = 0
       ER_Enable_Applications = All
       ER_Enable_Kernel_Error = 1
       ER_Enable_Reporting = 1
       ER_Enable_Windows_Components = 1
       ER_Force_Queue_Mode = 0
       ER_Include_MSApps = 1
       ER_Include_Shutdown_Errs = 1
       RA_AllowFullControl = 0
       RA_AllowToGetHelp = 0
       RA_AllowUnsolicited = 0
       RA_MaxTicketExpiry = 600


       Quick_Link_1_Name = "Google"
       Quick_Link_1 = http://www.google.com/

       Title1 = MSFN.url
       URL1 = http://www.msfn.org
       Title2 = MSFN-forum.url
       URL2 = http://www.msfn.org/board




       DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes
       DefaultThemesOff = Yes


    However OEMSkipWelcome is set to Yes, it still displays the Windows Welcome during setup (see screenshot attached) - maybe the screen resolution changer is part of Welcome...?

    If so, how comes i still get this Welcome bogus?

    Also, I set the section [Display] to preset the resolution - why isn't this one used? (I changed it from 1280x1024 to 1024x768 to test it, but didn't solve it).

    Massive thanks for your help!


  7. When running my unattended setup, everything works great, billboards are displayed and all, but after rebooting, setup prompts me to change my screen resolution.

    I've attached the screenshots. I have to click 2 times (confirmation also) and it's quite annoying, since this happens before my runonceex and not at the very end.

    Any suggestions? Anyone has had the same problem?




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