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  1. #1
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    Default unattended installs

    can someone explain to me the process of unattend install for xp.........for example......i made a unattened install answer file......i filled out the information and added in the key code.......my question is......is this answer file only good for 1 computer? because of the key code entered? ........or would imageing be faster ...........lets say i have 100 comps....i need XP on them all......whats the best way to do it?

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    Thumbs down Re: unattended installs

    Hmmmmm I bet if ya call Bill Gates he would tell ya ...... 100 X $$ = loser question ( needless to say illegal ) Plus ya can get windows xp for like 30 dollars for just the id # , collect some bottles !!
    Last edited by TheDudeWhoBe; 05-29-2005 at 12:21 PM.
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    Default Re: unattended installs

    illegal, not really..........i heard theres a certain license you can get from microsoft........i wanna konw what the admins out on the field do....how they setup up a distribution server and knock out so many comps with xp at the sametime

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    Default Re: unattended installs

    two ways.

    1. Remote installation Services.

    2. OEM Preinstallation kit [Sysprep deployment tool].
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    and drive imaging software.

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    Default Re: unattended installs

    If you buy the OEM 3pack it comes with the OEM Preinstallation Kit. If you are building computers and want to buy 3 or more copies of XP, you may as well get the OEM kit since it would not cost you any more.

    Or Do this.

    In this scenario, we have created 11 steps to create the floppy used in the unattended installation.

    1. Insert Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM.
    2. Insert a blank formatted floppy into the floppy drive.
    *Note: Use a USB floppy drive if you do not have a floppy drive installed.
    3. Use Explorer and navigate to D:\SUPPORT\TOOLS.
    4. Double-click on SUPPORT.CAB.
    5. Copy extract.exe to the floppy disk.
    6. Create a company logo in a bitmap file format, 172 x 100 pixels, and 16-color standard VGA palette. Save this logo to the floppy disk as Oemlogo.bmp.
    7. Create a Windows Welcome company logo in a .bmp format, 255 x 40 pixels, 16-Bit color. Save your Windows Welcome logo to the floppy disk as OEMEULA.BMP.
    8. Copy and paste the following text into Notepad.

    [General]
    Manufacturer=Victory Computing Solutions
    Model= VCS K-7
    SupportURL=http://home.houston.rr.com/victory/
    LocalFile=
    [OEMSpecific]
    SubModel=
    Model=
    Model=
    Model=
    SerialNo=
    OEM1=
    [ICW]
    Product=
    [Support Information]
    Line1=Victory Computing Solutions
    Line2=http://home.houston.rr.com/victory/
    Line3=General Information: andrew@victorycomputingsolutions.com
    Line4=Sales: sales@victorycomputingsolutions.com
    Line5=Technical Support: service@victorycomputingsolutions.com
    Line6=
    Line7=Store Hours:
    Line8=Monday - Friday 8AM - 6PM
    Line9=Saturday 9AM - 5PM
    Line10=CST
    Line11=For support please contact your local computer store or
    Line12=email us.
    Line13=
    Line14=Victory Computing Solutions
    Line15=(713) 783-7611
    Line16=
    Line17="Victory Computing Solutions,
    Line18=Keeping you ahead of the competition!"

    9. Save this file as Oeminfo.ini to the floppy disk.

    Copy and paste the following text into Notepad:

    [Branding]
    OEMLogo = "OEMEULA.BMP"

    Save this file as oobeinfo.ini to the floppy disk.
    10. Copy and paste the following text into Notepad:

    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Data]
    AutoPartition=1
    MsDosInitiated="0"
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    [Unattended]
    UnattendMode=FullUnattended
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    OemPreinstall=No
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    UnattendSwitch=yes
    Repartition=Yes
    FactoryMode=Yes
    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=*
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
    AutoLogon=Yes
    AutoLogonCount=1
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=4
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    [UserData]
    ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    FullName="OEM User"
    OrgName="New Organization"
    ComputerName=Deploy
    [TapiLocation]
    CountryCode=1
    AreaCode=281
    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    [SetupParams]
    UserExecute="A:\extract.bat"
    [Identification]
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

    Save this file as Winnt.sif to the floppy disk.

    *Note: For the product key please use a valid product key for the OS that you are installing. For Windows XP Home use a XP Home key, and for Windows XP Pro use a Windows XP Pro key. Do not use an NFR key. You have to use an OEM key with OEM product. This key is only used to install the OS. Don't worry if your key has been activated or not. It doesn't matter, once the computer is resealed the key will be removed and the end user will be prompted to enter their COA key.

    11. Copy and paste the following text into Notepad:
    @echo off
    a:
    Copy OEMinfo.ini %SystemRoot%\system32
    Copy oobeinfo.ini %SystemRoot%\system32\oobe
    Copy OEMEULA.BMP %SystemRoot%\System32\Oobe\Images
    Copy OEMLOGO.BMP %SystemRoot%\system32
    :_findCD
    set cddrv=
    :_findd
    dir d:\support\tools\support.cab|find "SUPPORT.CAB"
    if errorlevel 1 goto _finde
    if errorlevel 0 set cddrv=d:
    goto _end
    :_finde
    dir e:\support\tools\support.cab|find "SUPPORT.CAB"
    if errorlevel 1 goto _findf
    if errorlevel 0 set cddrv=e:
    goto _end
    :_findf
    dir f:\support\tools\support.cab|find "SUPPORT.CAB"
    if errorlevel 1 goto _findCD
    if errorlevel 0 set cddrv=f:
    goto _end
    :_end
    MD c:\sysprep
    extract /y /e /l %SystemDrive%\Sysprep %cddrv%\support\tools\deploy.cab

    12. Save this file as extract.bat to the floppy disk.

    Once you have completed this, you should have on the floppy disk the following files:
    extract.bat
    extract.exe
    OEMEULA.BMP
    Oeminfo.ini
    OEMLOGO.BMP
    oobeinfo.ini
    Winnt.sif

    In CMOS configure the BIOS boot order to boot from the CD 1st, hard disk 2nd, and disable booting from the floppy. In factory mode you can install/update drivers, install applications, configure computer, or make other configuration changes in your factory environment. Once you are satisfied with the setup and you are ready to deliver it to your customer, click on the reseal button. This is the last step of your manufacturing process. Clicking the reseal button causes the system to remove specific user changes made by the auditing tools and returns the computer to a customer-ready state, without causing you to reinstall Windows or any previously installed applications. When the end user receives the computer and starts it for the first time, the computer boots to the Windows Welcome screen. As your customer accepts the End User License Agreement, enters the product key, and answers questions, your company logo is displayed on the top right corner of the screen.

    Any questions, e-mail me at

    service@victorycomputingsolutions.com
    Last edited by Victory; 02-04-2006 at 06:18 PM. Reason: e-mail address changed

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    Default Re: unattended installs

    Replace My company info with yours. Unless you want me charging your company for warr. repair LOL

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