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    Re: RIS - Tips for beginners

    I'm sure it's listed elsewhere in this thread as that's where I nicked it from, but I'll post a copy of one of my RIS setups (The others are identical apart from the .cmd files which deploy different applications) which will deploy on damn near any hardware.

    This setup uses the flat XP Pro SP2 image created when originally setting up RIS.

    The 3 .cmd files should be placed in \\RIS_Server\REMINST\Setup\English\Images\Image_Na me\$OEM$\$1\Install
    Hardware drivers should be placed in \\RIS_Server\REMINST\Setup\English\Images\Image_Na me\$OEM$\$1\Drivers

    Applications with silent installs added to ictsuite1-0.cmd will be installed automatically. You can even install applications without silent installers by scripting them using AutoIt.

    ICTSuite1.sif
    Code:
    [data]
    floppyless = "1"
    msdosinitiated = "1"
    OriSrc = "\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%"
    OriTyp = "4"
    LocalSourceOnCD = 1
    
    [SetupData]
    OsLoadOptions = "/noguiboot /fastdetect"
    SetupSourceDevice = "\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%"
    
    [Unattended]
    OemPreinstall = yes
    OemPnpDriversPath = Drivers
    DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
    FileSystem = LeaveAlone
    ExtendOEMPartition = 0
    TargetPath = \WINDOWS
    OemSkipEula = yes
    InstallFilesPath = "\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%"
    LegacyNIC = 1
    
    [Components]
       AccessOpt=Off
       chat=off
       deskpaper=off
       freecell=off
       hearts=off
       hyperterm=off
       media_clips=off
       media_utopia=off
       minesweeper=off
       msnexplr=off
       OEAccess=off
       pinball=off
       solitaire=off
       spider=off
       templates=off
       WMAccess=off
       WMPOCM=off
       zonegames=off
    
    [UserData]
    ProductID = "Your Windows Product Key"
    FullName = "Authorised User"
    OrgName = "Your School"
    ComputerName = %MACHINENAME%
    
    [GuiUnattended]
    OemSkipWelcome = 1
    OemSkipRegional = 1
    TimeZone = %TIMEZONE%
    AdminPassword = "Local Admin Password"
    Autologon = Yes
    Autologoncount = 2
    
    
    [GuiRunOnce]
    %systemdrive%\install\ictsuite1-0.cmd
    
    [Display]
    BitsPerPel = 16
    XResolution = 1024
    YResolution = 768
    VRefresh = 60
    
    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    SystemLocale=00000809
    UserLocale=00000809
    InputLocale=0809:00000809
    
    [Networking]
    
    [NetServices]
    MS_Server=params.MS_PSched
    
    [Identification]
    JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
    DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes
    
    [RemoteInstall]
    Repartition = Yes
    UseWholeDisk = Yes
    
    [OSChooser]
    Description ="Microsoft Windows XP Professional - ICT Suite 1"
    Help ="This will install Windows XP Professional as a Curriculum station with the global software set."
    LaunchFile = "%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\templates\startrom.com"
    ImageType =Flat
    Version="5.1 (0)"
    ictsuite1-0.cmd
    Code:
    cmdow @ /HID
    @echo off
    
    SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
    
    REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Drives And Applications" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\001 /VE /D "Mapping Network Drive" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\001 /V /1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\curric1.cmd" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\004 /VE /D "KB899409 XP - Logon Delay" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\004 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\kb899409\windowsxp-kb899409-x86-enu.exe /passive /quiet /norestart" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\010 /VE /D "Microsoft Office 2003" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\010 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Office\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Office\Setup_Office_18_05_06.MST /qb-" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /VE /D "OpenOffice.org 2.0" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\OpenOffice\openofficeorg20.msi ALLUSERS=1 /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\020 /VE /D "FireFox 2.0" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\020 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Firefox\Firefox2.0.msi /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\025 /VE /D "IS Script 11" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\025 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\QuickTime\ISScript11.msi /qb" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\030 /VE /D "Quick Time Player 7" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\QuickTime\QuickTime.msi /passive /norestart /t \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\QuickTime\QuickTime_MST.mst ISSETUPDRIVEN=1" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\035 /VE /D "Windows Media Player 10" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\035 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\WindowsMediaPlayer10\wmp10setupedp.msi /passive /norestart /quiet" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\040 /VE /D "Java 2 Runtime Environment 1.4.2.11" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\040 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\J2RE\38075a31.msi /passive /norestart /t \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\J2RE\J2RE_1_4_2_11.mst" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\042 /VE /D "DirectX 9.0c" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\042 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\DirectX\dxsetup.exe /silent" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\045 /VE /D "Macromedia Flash Player 8" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\045 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Flash\install_flash_player_active_x.msi /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\050 /VE /D "Macromedia Shockwave" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\050 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Shockwave\sw_lic_full_installer.msi /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\056 /VE /D "Google SketchUp" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\056 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\GoogleSketchUp\GoogleSketchUp.msi /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\057 /VE /D "Audacity" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\057 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Audacity\audacity.exe" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\063 /VE /D "The GIMP" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\063 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Gimp\gtk.exe" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\063 /V 2 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Gimp\gimp.exe" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\063 /V 3 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Gimp\gap.exe" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\063 /V 4 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\Gimp\gimp-help.exe" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\085 /VE /D "Microsoft .Net Framework" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\085 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\DotNet\1.1\netfx.msi /q" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\085 /V 2 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\DotNet\2.0\install.exe /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\120 /VE /D "Adobe Reader 7" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\120 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\AdobeReader\AdobeReader7.0.msi /q /t \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\AdobeReader\reader.mst" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\125 /VE /D "AVG 7" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\125 /V 1 /D "\\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\AVG7\AVG\avgsetup.exe /script_file \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\AVG7\avgsetup.ini" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\135 /VE /D "OCS Inventory" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\135 /V 1 /D "MSIEXEC.EXE /i \\THOR\REMINST\MSIs\OCS\OCS.msi /q" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\150 /VE /D "Cleaning Up" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\150 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\curric2.cmd" /f
    
    REG ADD %KEY%\200 /VE /D "Restarting" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\200 /V 1 /D "shutdown.exe -r -f -t 5 -c \"Windows will now restart....\"" /f
    
    shutdown.exe -r -f -t 5 -c "Windows will now restart...."
    
    Exit
    curric1.cmd
    Code:
    cmdow @ /HID
    @echo off
    
    :: Create an authenticated connection to the server by mapping a drive.
    net use q: \\THOR\RemInst /user:DOMAIN\UserName /persistent:no UserPass
    
    :: Change to the Q Drive
    q:
    
    exit
    curric2.cmd
    Code:
    CMDOW @ /HID
    @echo off
    
    :: Start >>
    set AUPSM=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu
    del "%AUPSM%\New Office Document.lnk"
    del "%AUPSM%\Open Office Document.lnk"
    del "%AUPSM%\Set Program Access and Defaults.lnk"
    del "%AUPSM%\Windows Catalog.lnk"
    del "%AUPSM%\Windows Update.lnk"
    del "%AUPSM%\Microsoft Update.lnk"
    
    :: Start >> Programs >>
    set UPSMP=%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    del "%UPSMP%\Remote Assistance.lnk"
    
    set DUSMP=C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs
    del "%DUSMP%\Remote Assistance.lnk"
    
    set AUPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    rd /s /q "%AUPSMPA%\Java Web Start"
    rd /s /q "%AUPSMPA%\GTK+ Runtime Environment"
    rd /s /q "%AUPSMPA%\AVG Anti-Virus 7.0"
    rd /s /q "%AUPSMPA%\AVG 7.5"
    del "%AUPSMPA%\GIMP\Uninstall.lnk"
    rd /s /q "%AUPSMPA%\SMART\Board Software\ Check for Updates"
    
    set AUPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    del "%AUPSMPA%\Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk"
    del "%AUPSMPA%\Java Web Start.lnk"
    
    :: Start >> Programs >> Accessories >>
    set AUPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\System Tools"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Communications"
    
    set DUSMP=C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    del "%DUSMP%\Tour Windows XP.lnk"
    del "%DUSMP%\Program Compatibility Wizard.lnk"
    del "%DUSMP%\Synchronize.lnk"
    del "%DUSMP%\Command Prompt.lnk"
    
    :: Start >> Programs >> Administrative Tools
    set AUPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Component Services.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Computer Management.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Data Sources (ODBC).lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Event Viewer.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Local Security Policy.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Performance.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Services.lnk"
    
    :: Start >> Programs >> QuickTime
    set AUPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\QuickTime
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\About QuickTime.lnk"
    rd /s /q  "%AUPSMPA%\Uninstall QuickTime.lnk"
    
    set UPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories
    del "%UPSMPA%\Tour Windows XP.lnk"
    del "%UPSMPA%\Program Compatibility Wizard.lnk"
    del "%UPSMPA%\Synchronize.lnk"
    del "%UPSMPA%\Command Prompt.lnk"
    del "%UPSMPA%\Address Book.lnk"
    
    set UPSMPA=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    del "%UPSMPA%\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk"
    
    set AUD=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop
    del "%AUD%\Java Web Start.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\Adobe Reader 7.0.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\SMART Board Tools.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\SMART Notebook.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\Notebook Software.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\AVG 7.5.lnk"
    del "%AUD%\Google Earth.lnk"
    
    DEL "%systemroot%\*.bmp"
    DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\*.scr"
    DEL "%systemroot%\system32\*.scr"
    
    RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\Drivers
    RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\Install
    
    net user aspnet /delete
    
    EXIT
    This setup has worked happily for at least 12 months, however I've now moved over to WDS & BDD as I can get away with a smaller number of configurations.

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    Re: RIS - Tips for beginners

    hello all, a little help?

    i've set up a cd based image, and tried to set up an unattended install, but it never works. which file do i need to create and where do i place it?

    i've tried creating an unattended.txt and renaming it blah.sif and placing it in the i386 folder.

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    Re: RIS - Tips for beginners

    Rename it to winnt.sif

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    As this is a RIS question i thought i'd add it in here.

    When i look in adsi edit under CN=NetServices,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=dom ain,DC=domain i see 2 DHCP servers listed one is the IP of my DHCP server the other is the IP of my RIS server.

    Is the RIS server supposed to be listed as a DHCP server? Anyone else see this?

    Cheers.

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    yup RIS is its own DHCP Server

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    Does anyone have a list of network cards supported natively by RIS? We have a bunch of machines with onboard Realtek gigabit cards which we cannot get the system to recognise in the initial stage of the installation process. If we can't get that working, we would like to add a second gigabit card to each machine which will work without any more messing about.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks.

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    If the card is not recognised then you can manually add the NIC drivers to the RIS base image.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315279
    http://diaryproducts.net/about/opera..._image_windows

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    Authentication

    I was finding having to authenticate against AD every time I booted into RIS was becoming a pain, so I had a look at how the menu system works, and it turns out to be a very simple form of markup language.

    So with a 10 minute hack I was able to preset a build username/password into the RIS client, so all I have to do to each client is press enter lots.

    Nowadays I only use RIS as a network launcher for Ghostcast though. Ghost has several significant advantages over RIS, like it can be made to work over many HALs, and you can multicast the image across the network making it much faster to rebuild whole rooms.

    </sales pitch> !!

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    Lightbulb Using nLite to slipstream in a RAID/SATA driver

    Having borked a server install out of two and still having a second server to hand with a good install I decided to try some new stuff with RIS and risprep...

    I hadn't counted on the RAID drivers causing problems so when I got the "can't find a hard drive" I was a bit non-plussed. The solution however was rather nifty so I thought I'd share.


    Instead of attempting to load the drivers direct to the Risprep'd image on the server I noted that you can make driver changes to the base OS on the RIS drive and they should carry over to the risprep.

    I then noted that a lot of work was required to do this manually: Ref:
    MSFN's Unattended Windows : RAID/SATA Drivers

    ... so after a few minutes looking at the nightmare of code I decided to give nlite a try...

    Amazingly it worked... All I did was use nLite on the base install to add in the driver (Textmode obviously) and then try re-ris'ing the server... Simple, effective and still waiting to see what the final outcome is...

    Thought I'd pass that on though as it was a lot of guesswork..

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    Couple of things I learned the hard way today...

    1. Duplicate GUID's error
    If you get this it may not relate directly to the computer that comes up with the error. It's more likely that you've managed to RIS or add two machines on to the AD that have the same GUID. Removing at least one of them resolves the issue and allows you to continue.

    The real lesson here is to not assume it's the current machine that comes up with the error. For some reason RIS seems to belatedly realised there's a problem and bork over two other computers. Took me half an hour to ID the problem machines and remove one (that had been deleted) and use GGUID.exe to resolve the other before re-adding it to the AD.


    2. "Unable to create or Modify Computer account" Error: 00004E4F
    This happens usually because you're trying to use a custom naming scheme to setup your machines AND putting the machines into a OU automatically. Google helped with this one but the solution I went with was to return the naming system to a pre-set one (AD > Domain controllers > right click > Remote Intall > Advanced Settings )

    It may have been this that prompted problem #1 above but either way resorting to a pre-set naming convention resolve the error.



    Don't forget to restart the WDS / RIS service when you're done...



    Hope that proves useful to anyone else who hits it...

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    We're running Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 (SP2) and was wondering if anyone has managed to get Windows XP x64 images working with RIS?

    How can you get the RIS server to recognise the x64 image? When I put the RISTNDRD.sif file in the AMD64 folder it doesn't recognise the image and when I put it in the i386 folder it complains it can't find txtsetup.sif.

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    Looking up RIS stuff all over the internet and thought this link might be handy for people...

    Adding drivers to RIS images without RIPrep (Windows XP and Windows 2000) | Diary Products - Hannes Schmidt

    Best wishes

    Gareth

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    Now that our RIS server is working fine and builds machines I'm looking at getting the machines to join the correct security groups as part of the build.

    Is this possible through the ristndrd.sif file?

    I've googled but cannot find anything. WOndered if you guys had done it.

    GJE

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