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  1. is it possible to specify a path for the entry in cmdlines.txt other than the below [COMMANDS] "RunOnceEx.cmd" and change it to e.g [COMMANDS] "c:\RunOnceEx.cmd" the reason I ask is that I want to use different templates for different desktops/laptops etc and was going to create a custom boot sector which called a batch file to prompt the user to specify which type of hardware or which build they wanted and it would then copy a runonceex.cmd tailored for that purpose from a 'templates' folder on the cd to the c: drive which would then be processed as normal
  2. Having wrestled with the dilema of how to get everything onto a CD for a corporate build and discovering that Office97 sr1 was 350-odd Mb and the sr2 package was about 80mb, I decided to try repackaging it using the SMS Installer from SMS v2.0. The whole thing, including the SR2 update came in at a CD-friendly 47Mb - what's more, it installed in under 20 seconds. I know that not everyone has access to repackaging tools, but last time I googled there were some free / cheap ones available and it's worth considering if space/time is at a premium.
  3. sorry - looking at your post again you can launch setup with various switches and define a path to the sif unfortunately I can't get a budget code assigned to this work yet where i work so I'm doing it (slowly) in my spare time which is taking forver. If you can hang on I'll post up a working script. I'll also dig for any usefull syntaxes you'll need.
  4. in the process of doing it myself. Basically my autoexec.bat calls env_config.bat which has 2 main purposes: 1) ask what size hdd so it can configure the corporate specified partition sizes then pass this to gdisk (symantec's CLI fdisk equivalent) 2) asks for the computername to pass back to setup Item 1 is fairly straightforward and wasn't asked for so I'll not go into that here. Item 2 runs pretty much like this: Sets up RAMDrive as eg: drive R: Copy winnt.sif to r: drive Display explanatory text asking for asset number in required format ie "Please enter the 6-character tag ie. PC12345" Take inputted characters and enter into r:\winnt.sif Exit back to autoexec.bat to launch setup using r:\winnt.sif as the answer file This is obviously a high level overview which you have probably already figured out (apologies if this is the case). Once I've got a working script I'll post it up. This feature has so many possibilities eg: adding computer to domain after specifying name having various 'template' winnt.sif files and copy whichever one fits to the r: drive before adding the computer name I've yet to attempt to use template runonceex files in a simliar manner as i'm not sure if it would be possible to modify them then call them. Thinking about it, you could do that by: using the pre-setup script AFTER creating the various partitions specify which runonceex file you want and copy it to the c: drive and have cmdlines.txt look at the c: drive rather than copy it over during oempreinstall. This would allow for some hardware variances in your runonceex (ie applying mobile office software for laptops but not for desktops) or you could do this by setting flag files and using runonceex to call a cmd which does an 'if exist' query.. hmmmmm...... sorry for going off on a unrelated ramble by the way - it happens all the time when i start thinking of things.........
  5. I integrated the rollup patch OK on win2k (showed in cpanel ok anyway) Maybe worth double checking the section on type 1 and type 2 hotfixes: http://unattended.msfn.org/beginner/hotfix/svcpack.htm My svcpack.inf looks like this: [SetupHotfixesToRun] 2krollup.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms02_009.exe /Q:A /R:N ms05_024.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_026.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_027.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_032.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_036.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_038.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_039.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_041.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_042.exe /Q /O /N /Z ms05_043.exe /Q /O /N /Z qchain.exe note that the rollup patch has been renamed to 2krollup to appear first on the list (must be in numerical order) I've also noticed that some of my own aren't integrating - which is something I now need to look at.......... by the way - do you have any quick links on integrating ie6+sp1 and dx9 into win2k? I googled and all it came up with was some hfslip thing........
  6. fyi - I've tried for the last couple of days to get this to work on win2k but it doesn't want to play, Guess it's not supported??
  7. a couple of Noob question

    if you read through the entire guide it answers all your questions. I would have been asking the same questions if i hadn't read that guide
  8. a couple of Noob question

  9. even if it doesn't allow you to create multiple partitions on the same disk, you can use it to create the c partition of a fixed size leaving the remainder as unpartitioned space. You could then use diskpart via RunOnceEx to create the other partitions in the unpartitioned space. I'll have a play with this later
  10. having extensively searched the forums, the only reference being my last post on the subject, I have been trying to work out the following: I've extracted the bootimage bin file from boot.img (that comes with cdimage.exe) and have been left with image1.bin. How do I now unpack image1.bin to get at the files within? I want to be able to modify autoexec.bat and add my own script to create partitions using fdisk WimImage won't do anything with the bin file - I've read the help files and website and used the wizard but all to no avail. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Should I just go to bootdisk.com and get a standard disk from there then modify that and create a new boot.img using winimage? Am well and truly confused........
  11. created my basic UA with the drivers from the Intel 915G CD that came with the workstation - everything installed OK (yes I copied the infs to the \\$$\INF as required and it would install all the chipset drivers except for the USB root hub. Downloaded the latest ones of the intel site and bob's yer muvva's bruvva I guess there's a lesson to be learned there somewhere.......
  12. I've been looking at this as well - i need to set up a c, d and s partition. Tried looking at diskpart running as a RunOnceEx, but it can't handle splitting an existing partition which takes up an entire disk. Another option may be a freeware partition manager utility (which I'm saving as a last resort). What I'm intending to do is to break apart the boot.img used with cdimage, and edit it so that in the autoexec.bat fdisk runs and removes all existing partitions, then creates the ones I want. I've currently extracted boot.img using BBIE and am trying to figure out how to unpack image1.bin that BBIE has given me - any thoughts anyone?
  13. Installing Network Device Drivers

    well, the Windows 2000 Guide To Unattended Setup which comes from the CD lists DriverSigningPolicy as the second option on the list of available entries for the [unattended] section, and oempnpdriverspath is waaay down the list. On the basis of this, I'm going to put Signing policy above pnpdriverspath
  14. How do you...

    a suggestion on the unattended guide is to install them as a guirunonce or runonceex after the main installation not a very elegant solution perhaps, but the alternative is to get an Ithaca Mag 10 and persuade the driver writers to release infs. May not do your long term prospects much good though........