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  1. I have changed my methodology to leave all my additional install files on the DVD and just have my batch file copied to the system drive root. Then I used GUIRUNONCE to intiate DVD ROM file installs and all is well. I think the key thing is use nLite and burn. Hmmmm, all I gotta do is work out how to close this baby. :-)
  2. Yeah, nLite plus dvdburn.exe (windows toolkit resource) seemed to produce a much better iso image. I left the winnt.sif alone. I shall carry on hacking away at thsi for a while to see if I can work out why the sub dirs were not carried across.
  3. Ok - that was better. However, 1. All the file names have been shortened (MS-DOS 16 bit copy thing?). Maybe I should use an XP boot disk instead of a Win98 one. 2. Only the MyFolder1 & MyFolder2 directories were copied <CDROM>\I386\$OEM$\$1\MyFolder1 <CDROM>\I386\$OEM$\$1\MyFolder2 but the sub dirs in MyFolder2 were not copied. Anyone got any ideas on that?
  4. Another thing am I supposed to use the switches at the command line (I am using winnt.exe not winnt32.exe) to tell the installation about my 'set up' files?
  5. Sorry AlbinoRaven, Are you suggesting that my dir structure should be <CD ROM>\$OEM$\$1\MyFolder\I386 or all off the root <CD ROM>\$OEM$ <CD ROM>\$1 <CD ROM>\MyFolder <CD ROM>\I386 I currently have (hedging my bets) <CD ROM>\$OEM$\$1\MyFolder <CD ROM>\I386 <CD ROM>\I386\$OEM$\$1\MyFolder
  6. Oh btw I am trying to install windows 2003 server standard.
  7. dd shadow If the 'trick' is in the difference between our listings then I cannot see it. I take it your copies files over from CD to harddrive? bledd, I do have upper case $OEM$ on the cd drive file name. Do you have any examples you could post, taking out PIDKEys, etc ? ddShadow, I read the link and I'm sure that I have the correct drive paths that is why I am looking more closely at the *.sif. Driving me bananas really.
  8. Apologies but I cannot workout the correct answer. I want to be able to copy myFolder to the root (c:\) from the install CD and start batch.bat My CD has the $oem$ at the following dir with myFolder under $1 <CDOM drive>\$oem$\$1\myFolder this is at the same level as my I386 folder <CDOM drive>\I386 Below is my winnt.sif which must have a problem but I'm going round and round trying to work out what it is ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=1 MsDosInitiated=0 UnattendedInstall=Yes [unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS FileSystem=ConvertNTFS [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword="workgroup" EncryptedAdminPassword=NO AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=10 OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=110 OemSkipWelcome=1 [userData] ProductKey=~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FullName="Install Test" OrgName="Blah ComputerName=blah [LicenseFilePrintData] AutoMode=PerServer AutoUsers=10 [TapiLocation] CountryCode=47 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000809 UserLocale=00000809 InputLocale=0809:00000809 [identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [branding] BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes [Proxy] Proxy_Enable=0 Use_Same_Proxy=0 [internetServer] PathFTPRoot = C:\Inetpub\Ftproot PathWWWRoot = C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot SvcManualStart = ftp [Components] aspnet = on complusnetwork = on dtcnetwork = on bitsserverextensionsisapi = on bitsserverextensionsmanager = on iis_common = on iis_ftp = on fp_extensions = off iis_inetmer = on iis_nntp = on iis_smtp = on iis_asp = on iis_internetdataconnector = on sakit_web = on tswebclient = on iis_serversideincludes = on iis_webdav = on iis_www = on/ appsrv_console = on inetprint = off [GuiRunOnce] "%systemdrive%\myFolder\Batch.bat"

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