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$OEM$ directory

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From the guide waik law that seen supports these directory:

$OEM$

Contains all supplemental folders and files for an automated or customized installation

\$OEM$\$$

Contains files that Windows Setup copies to the %WINDIR% (for example, C:\windows) folder during installation

\$OEM$\$$\System32

Contains files that Windows Setup copies to the %WINDIR%\System32 folder during installation

\$OEM$\$1

Represents the root of the drive on which you installed Windows (also called the boot partition) and contains files

that Windows Setup copies to the boot partition during installation

\$OEM$\drive_letter\subfolder

A subfolder of the drive that contains files that Windows Setup copies to the subfolder during installation.

Multiple instances of this type of folder may exist under the \$OEM$\drive_letter folder, for example, \$OEM$\D\MyFolder.

In order to make this we must create one DATA IMAGE

To create a data imageLocate the data that you will create a data image for.

Use ImageX to compress your data files to a .wim file. For example:

imagex /capture C:\Data\DataFiles C:\Data\MyData.wim "MyData"

In this example, everything under the C:\Data\DataFiles directory is added to the .wim file.

All files and folders under C:\Data\DataFiles are extracted to the root of the drive specified in the answer file.

Don't work, how I can make?

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In order to make this we must create one DATA IMAGE

That's not the truth completly. You are still able to use the $OEM$ folder structure "the old way". All you need is the following tag in your Autounattend.xml:

<UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>

Place it into the Windows-Setup-Section. And copy the $OEM$ folder structure to the root of Vista-DVD or other removeable media (I use an USB-Stick).

But it's right that MS favorit method of doing this is the DATA-Image thing.

Hope that'll help!

Martin

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Through Windows System Image Manager open up the distribution share, windows image and answer file. Goto tools Create Configuration Set. This creates the $oem$ structure, the autounattend.xml and a new file structure with the install.wim.

Make sure the auotunattend.xml has the follwoing info.

<UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>

Do an install and make sure files come down as expected.

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Thank, I have made to you thus. I have created $OEM$ and inserted within the direcroty new….

Don't work and after setup the directory C:\new it does not come copied .

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$OEM$ and insert into sources folder it copies down right before running the oobe

You don't need sim or waik to do this at all, just make it manually but make sure you have that UseConfigurationSet line in your xml

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Thank you maxXPsoft you are excatly right you dont need Widnows System Image Manager, it will come automatically the way you describe. Just verified this.

Matt

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yes and others mentioned this OEMs can also be copied to root of a usb stick along with the xml file if you have the stick. I put my xml on a floppy and oems in sources and works everytime here.

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