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  1. Nope that didn't work either.

    RunOnceEx adds the regentry and copy the file symlcrst.dll prior to installing NIS2005, reboots with shutdown.exe, logs on with the same username after reboot. Still no go.

    It is installed, but it take ages for the configuration wizard to appear, and then it hangs.

    Doing it manually, adding to the reg, copy the file, and start silent install from start/run work......... Strange.......

    I've triple checked my syntax, and there is nothing wrong with it.

    I wonder if the shell has to be loaded? When does your batch file execute?

    I had NIS2004 working before unattended, but thisone puzzles me..... :huh:

  2. Thank you for answering.

    I'm thinking it has something to do with that I autologon with the admin account during install, RunOnceEx executes, then I'm reseting the welcome-screen, oobe, to be able to choose/create another username when the computer has restarted.

    I don't think it works when another username logs on before Norton's configuration wizard is run...

    Testing is in progress......

  3. bah.. I tried this on an already installed machine, adding the symlcrst.dll and the reg entries manually, and then started a silent install of NIS 2005 through start/run. Restarted the computer and it worked perfectly!

    However, when I transfer the exact same procedure to install through RunOnceEX it doesn't work :blink:

    The last line in ez_log.html indicates that the 'service failed to start'.

    It copies the symlcrst.dll, and enters the reg settings before starting the unattended install...

    Any ideas?

  4. At first I thought it looked a bit strange, but there are other lines under [sourceDisksFiles] that also contain the "_x" in the same position.

    The _x means the file is not compressed on the cd, without the _x it would be named sp4.ca_, a compressed cab file.

    Do you have all the w2k marker files both in the root of the DVD, and in the folder \SETUP\2000\2000-PRO-SP4?

    The marker files for w2k pro sp4 are:




    Try also to put the marker files in the boot folder, to see if that makes any difference. I remember having a trouble somewhat like this with w2k3, and putting the marker files in the boot folder solved it.

  5. The guide I wrote was for the 'beta' theme ripped from mce2005 beta. The files available from Microsoft today as the TabletPC 2005 Theme might not work.

    I've heard some people having issues with the copy process during install. Something about not being a valid microsoft file, and other errors. Don't know why, though. :unsure:

    If you use the exe file available on another post of mine in this thread, and install it through svcpack.inf it will work.

  6. Another method which I couldn't get working conventionally is changing the value of the "CmdLine" MULTI_SZ value at HKLM\System\Setup

    If you change the value to exclude "/retail" then it has the same effect as my msoobe.exe manipulation.  Unfortunately I've never found a conventional way to modify this reg value after t-9 minutes.

    Does it have to be after the t-9 minutes? Otherwise this inf will change the value for you:

    Signature="$Windows NT$"

    AddReg= Oobe.Reg

    HKLM,"SYSTEM\Setup","CmdLine",0x00010000,"%11%\oobe\msoobe.exe /f"

    And the attached exe is an iexpress installer of that inf, could maybe be run via svcpack.inf (haven't tried).

    It can be run after logon, or at RunOnceEx, to 'reset' the welcome screen (have tried..).


  7. @Adiel:

    If you remove the line DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes from [shell], it will work.

    Once again, all you need under the [shell] section is:

    CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%Systemroot%\Resources\Themes\Royale.Theme"


    Taken from ref.chm:

    DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes | No


    Uses the classic Windows Start menu and displays icons for My Computer and My Documents on the desktop.


    Uses the default Windows XP start menu.

    Default Value No

  8. ok, i'll try this EXE , but how exactly do i call him from svcpack?

    Do you have a svcpack.inf?

    If so, add the line royale.exe to it under the section [setupHotfixesToRun], no switches:

    Signature="$Windows NT$"




    Place the file royale.exe in your \i386\svcpack folder.

    To use this theme as default, add this line to winnt.sif:

    CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%Systemroot%\Resources\Themes\Royale.Theme"

    "DefaultThemesOff = No" should not be a problem, but it is not needed as it is the default setting.

    This is tested and working, if you can not get it to work with these instructions, some regtweak or something must be wrong.

    When your install is done, do you get the classic style start menu, or the default fancy, blue winxp start menu?

  9. Here's an exe I've made with the Royale Theme, including olive green, silver and blue color style, that works with every version of Windows XP, it also includes the 3D Windows XP screensaver...

    Royale Theme All WinXP

    This can be installed via svcpack.inf, just add the line Royale.exe without switches.

    To have it as default theme when the install is done, add this to winnt.sif:

    CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%Systemroot%\Resources\Themes\Royale.Theme"

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