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    Unattended XP Install CD compared to RIS question.

    I have created a Fully Unattended XP PRo SP2 SLipstream cd that also installs OFfice 2003 and other software and also a lot of drivers in the $oem$ folder. It works very well for a standalone pc (not done a unattended for a domain because we use RIS)

    I have mainly done this for experience and to understand unattended install and $oem$ procedures.

    My question is this. Why on my disc do i have to go through the menu's to tell it what partiton and size to choose. On RIS you just log on to the domain,login . choose image and thats it.

    Is there something i have missed or have i done my CD correctly and i just need to add somthing else to my unattended files?

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    Re: Unattended XP Install CD compared to RIS question.

    I think you need

    Code:
    [Data]
    AutoPartition=1
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    [Unattended]
    UnattendedMode=FullUnattended
    I think if you have those you should be ok.

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    Re: Unattended XP Install CD compared to RIS question.

    On my sif file I have this,

    [Data]
    MsDosInitiated = "No"
    Autopartition = 0
    I know now to change the 0 to a 1 on the autopartion line. But what does the MSDOSinitiated mean?, can i get rid of that line?

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    Re: Unattended XP Install CD compared to RIS question.

    "MSDOSInitiated=0" tells the unattended setup routine that the installation process is set to run from CD. If you set this to "1" you will find that your process will stop working around the time that the GUI phase starts during setup of XP.

    HTH

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    Re: Unattended XP Install CD compared to RIS question.

    On another note: you can use:

    Repartition= Yes

    In your [Unattended] section. This will tell the process to manually run the GUI phase of install. If you leave this at "No" it will detect a previous version of Windows and stop, asking you if you want to delete etc etc. If you want setup to skip mini-setup, then enter this in the same section:

    UnattendedSwitch= Yes

    Paul

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