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    Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    I have been working on a few unattended install over the last few days, some for the network but also some from disc. I want the disc option to fully unattended and I have the below in my .sif file
    [Data]
    Autopartition = 1
    Unattended Install = Yes
    MsDosInitiated=No
    I think i may be going mad but i hope someone can help me. I have only really tinkered with sif files before on a basic basis. I find that if the hard drive is not formatted in the PC or Laptop then the disc works with no need to in out anything. But if the HD has had a previous install of windows then it always seems to stop and ask if i want to repair or install a new copy.

    I want the sif file to just format what ever is on the HD and then do a fresh install of windows xp

    Can some one point me in the right direction or am i going mad?

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    Hmmm, I haven't got mine on me here, but mine is default apart from OEM driver path things for un-supported NICs and my PID etc and mines fine it fully wipes the entire disk and makes it just 1 full size partition.

    I got it from the really long thread on here about RIS if you can find that, see if that helpds

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    I found this a while ago is it any help, it has fairly good explanations




    Code:
    [Data]
        ; Installs Windows to the first available partition that has the space and doesn't already contain an version of Windows
        AutoPartition=1
        ; Informs the Windows Setup Loader that an unattended Setup is running directly from the Windows product CD
        MsDosInitiated="0"
       ; Informs the Windows Setup Loader that an unattended Setup is running directly from the Windows product CD 
        UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    
    [Unattended]
        ; Defines the unattended mode to use during GUI-mode Setup (DefaultHide | FullUnattended | GuiAttended | ProvideDefault | ReadOnly)
        UnattendMode = FullUnattended
        ; Specifies whether the end user must accept the End-User License Agreement (EULA) included with Windows (Yes | No)
        OemSkipEula = Yes
        ; Specifies whether Setup installs its files from distribution folders.
        OemPreinstall = Yes
        ; Specifies the path to one or more folders that contain PnP drivers not in Drivers.cab, Redundant thanks to Bashrat
        OemPnPDriversPath = 
        ; Determines the installation folder in which you install Windows.
        TargetPath = \Windows
        ; Specifies how to process unsigned drivers during unattended Setup (Block | Warn | Ignore)
        DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
        ; Specifies whether to connect to the Windows Update site to download updates during Setup
        DUDisable = Yes
        ; Specifies whether to stop the Windows Update process when an error is detected
        DUStopOnError = No
        ; If Set extends disk partition to end of disk or by x MB
        ExtendOemPartition = 1	
        ; Specify wheter to leave filesystem alone or convert to NTFS	
        FileSystem = ConvertNTFS	
        ; Determines if Windows should auto activate over Internet
        AutoActivate = No		
        ; Proxy Setting to use when auto activating windows	
        ActivateProxy = Proxy	
        ; 3=small memory dump 0-3	
        CrashDumpSetting = 3	
        ; Don't go get updates from Internet during install	
        DisableDynamicUpdates = Yes 	
        ; Yes=Enables hibernation, No=Disabled hibernation	
        Hibernation = Yes		
        ; Yes=Wait 15seconds after guimode setup to reboot	
        WaitForReboot = No	
        ; Defines Custom HAL type	
        ComputerType =	
        ; Used in conjuction with OPK If yes will not delete Sysprep directory	
        Factory = Yes	
        ; Used in upgrades to keep previous hal	
        ForceHalDetection = No	
        ; Allows specification of keyboard type	
        Keyboardlayout =	
        ; Indicates whether or not this is an OS upgrade		
        NTUpgrade = No		
        ; Indicates whether OEM files should be overwritten	
        OverwriteOEMFilesOnUpgrade = 0		
        ; Only when booting to CD specify 1 to repartition hard disk
        Repartition = 1		
        ; Set to yes during winnt installation to skip welcome	
        UnattendSwitch = No	
        ; Indicats if this is an upgrade and to use [Win9xUpg] section	
        Win9xUpgrade = No	
    
    [Uninstall]
        ; This section has settings to allow an upgraded system to be uninstalled
    
    [GuiRunOnce]
        ; Commands to execute the first time an end user logs on to the computer after GUI-mode Setup completes
        "C:\local\buildgui.bat"
    
    [LicenseFilePrintData]
        ; Licensing Mode usually perseat
        AutoMode=PerSeat
        ; When in PerServer mode=number of licenses			
        AutoUsers=50	
    
    [RegionalSettings]
        ; IF this section is used the Winnt32.exe /copysource:lang setting must be specified
        ; Specifies the Inputlocal and keyboard setting for default user
        InputLocale_DefaultUser=	
        ; Locale ID for default User
        UserLocale_DefaultUser=
        ; Locale\Keyboard combinations to be installed	
        InputLocale=	
        ; Lanugage locale to be installed			
        Language=	
        ; Language Group to be installed				
        LanguageGroup=	
        ; System Locale to be specified			
        SystemLocale=	
        ; User Locale setting			
        UserLocale=	
    
    [GuiUnattended]
        ; Used with Detached programs to provide arguments
        Arguments=		
        ; Indicates Regional info GUI to be skipped in setup			 	
        OEMSkipRegional=1			
        ; For OEMs allows use of hashpwd.exe cannot be used with autologon	
        EncryptedAdminPassword=No	
        ; Sets Timezone 010=Mountain	
        TimeZone="010"	
        ; Used to skip welcome screens in GUI setup				
        OemSkipWelcome=1	
        ; Allows to change default location of profiles			
        ProfilesDir=""			
        ; Indicates that system should autologon after reboot		
        AutoLogon="Yes"	
        ; Number of times to auto logon				
        AutoLogonCount=2	
        ; Specifies programs to run concurrently with Setup			
        DetachedProgram=""	
        ; Sets the admin password			
        AdminPassword=local
    
    [Identification]
        ; Specifies the name of the workgroup in which the computer participates.
        JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
        ; 
        CreateComputerAccountInDomain=Yes
        ; Specifies the name of the domain in which the computer participates
        JoinDomain="CONTOSO"
        ; Specifies the full Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) path name of the organizational unit (OU) in which the computer belongs
        MachineObjectOU= "OU=Workstations, dc=contoso, dc=com"
        ; Specifies the name of the user account in the domain that has permission to create a computer account in that domain
        DomainAdmin="Contoso\Administrator"
        ; Specifies the password of the user account as defined by the DomainAdmin entry.
        DomainAdminPassword="password"
    
    [UserData]
       ; Sets the computername, * = random by install
       ComputerName=*
       ; Sets the Registered Users name
       FullName="Full Name"
       ; Sets the Registered Organisation
       OrgName="Organization Name"
       ; We all know what this is
       ProductKey="XXXXX-YYYYY-ZZZZZ-AAAAA-BBBBB"
    
    [Display]
        ; Number of colors in display
        BitsPerPel=16	
        ; X resolution typically 1024		
        Xresolution=1024	    
        ; Y resolution typically 768
        YResolution=768	
        ; Vertical refresh rate		
        Vrefresh=60	
    
    [MassStorageDrivers]
        ; Used when custom disk drivers must be specified
        ; Enter the description name =Retail or OEM
    
    [OEMBootFiles]
        ; This section is used to specify custom HALs, and also maps to the Mass Storage Device section
    
    [OsChooser]
        ; Used by RIS Clients Only
    
    [Networking]
        ; This section has no entries but is required to install networking in unattended installations
    
    [NetProtocols]
        ; Installs TCP/IP
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_TCPIP	
       ; Installs IPX		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_NWIPX	
        ; Installs PPTP		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_PPTP
        ; Installs L2TP			
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_L2TP	
        ; Installs AppleTalk		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_AppleTalk
        ; Installs Network Monitor		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_NetMon	
        ; Installs ATM Lane Emulation		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_ATMLANE	
        ; Installs ATM Call Manager 		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_ATMUNI	
        ; Installs ATM ARP Server 		
        MS_TCPIP=params.MS_ATMArps			
    
    [NetClients]
        ; Indicates MS Client Should be installed and configured
        MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient	
        ; Indicates NetWare Client Should be installed and configured	
        MS_NWClient=params.NW_Client		
    
    [NetServices]
        ; Install File and Print Services
        MS_SERVER=params.MS_SERVER	
        ; Install Dial up Server		
        MS_RasSrv=params.MS_RasSrv	
        ; Install QOS Packet Scheduler		
        MS_PSched=params.MS_PSched
        ; Install SAP Agent			
        MS_NwSapAgent=params.NwSapAgent
        ; Install Network Load Balance	
        MS_WLBS=params.WLBS			  	
    
    [params.MS_Client]
        ; For SERVER only. list of domains that can be browsed
        BrowseDomains=corp, sales, research	
        ; Name Service Provider address (NCACN)	
        NameServiceNetworkAddress=10.10.1.1		
        ; Specifies name service protocol (IP vs Pipes)
        NameServiceProtocol=ncacn_ip_tcp	 		
    
    [params.MS_Server]
        ; Server only - Broadcast for LANMAN 2.0
        BroadcastsToLanman2Clients=No
        ; Server only - Memory Optimization Setting				
        Optimization=MaxThroughputForFileSharing	
    
    [params.MS_WLBS]
        ; Specifies information for Network Load balancing
    
    [params.MS_TCPIP]
        ; Entries in this section are applied to all NICs
        ; RRAS boxes only - dead gateway detection
        DeadGWDetectDefault=NO
        ; If Yes A and PTR records are not auto registered in DNS							
        DisableDynamicUpdate=No				
        ; Sets the Primary DNS Suffix for the computer		
        DNSDomain=Foo.com			
        ; DNS Suffix Search Order					
        DNSSuffixSearchOrder=Srv1.foo.com,srv2.foo.com
        ; RRAS only. Yes=Use the default gateway	
        DontAddDefaultGatewayDefault=Yes	
        ; Used with Disable Dynamic Update to register with DNS			
        EnableAdapterDomainNameRegistration=Yes	
        ; RRAS Only Wheter or not to use ICMP redirects	
        EnableICMPRedirect=No							
        ; Specifies whether or not to use LMHosts
        EnableLMHosts=No								
        ; Enables TCP/IP Filtering
        EnableSecurity=No								
        ; Species NetBIOS scope
        ScopeID=Foo								
        ; Changes the Primary DNS Suffix to match the AD Domain name	
        SyncDomainWithMembership=1						
        ; Enables devolution when an unqualified DNS query is sent
        UseDomainNameDevolution=Yes				
        ; Specifies the sub heading for config specific to the adapter		
        AdapterSections=params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1		
    
    [NetBindings]
        ;Allows to enable, disable and demote specific bindings on specific NICs
        ;Often Used with NLB to set which NICs are NLB enabled
    
    [NetAdapters]
        ; One entry per adapter used to identify NIC for specific settings 
        Adapter1=params.Adapter1			
    
    [params.Adapter1]
        ; Specifies a name for this connection
        ConnectionName="Corporate Network"			
        ; Adapters P&P ID. If * means match to first card found
        INFID=*									
        ; Bus Number of PCI NIC	
        PCIBusNumber=0							
        ; Device Number of PCI NIC	
        PCIDeviceNumber=11						
        ; Function Number of PCI NIC	
        PCIFunctionNumber=0						
        ; DMA Channel Number for NIC
        DMA=1					
        ; Non P&P cards that setup can ignore and not install						
        DoNotDetectLegacyCards = *PNP030b,*PNP8132	
        ; IO Adddress of NiC
        IOAddr=330									
        ; IRQ of Card
        IRQ = 5									
        ; Memory address of Card
        MEM=0xc123456						
        ; MAC address of NIC			
        NetCardAddress=0x123456789AB				
    	
    [params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1]
        ; Maps to the NetADapters Section identies adapter specific settings
        SpecificTo=Adapter1						
        ; Default Gateway addresses for this adapter		
        DefaultGateway=10.10.1.1,10.10.1.2				
        ; Whether or not this adapter uses DHCP address	
        DHCP=Yes									
        ; DHCP Class ID	
        DHCPClassID=foo								
        ; DNS Suffix for this adapter
        DNSDomain=Foo.com					
        ; Order of DNS Servers to use for this adapter			
        DNSServerSearchOrder=10.10.1.21,10.10.1.22		
        ; IP addresses for this adapter
        IPAddress=10.10.1.24							
        ; 0=From DHCP, 1=Enable NetBIOS, 2=DisableNetBIOS
        NetBIOSOptions=1								
        ; Network Mask, 1 per each IP address specified
        SubnetMask=255.0.0.0							
        ; Whether or not to register with WINS
        WINS=No							
        ; List of WINS Servers. Wins=Yes must be set			
        WinsServerList=10.10.1.21,10.10.1.22
    
    [PCHealth]
        ; This section is used to configure error reporting, remote assistance and Help and support center
        ; Specifies if error reporting is enabled\displayed
        ER_Display_UI = 1 				
        ; Specifies which applications to report errors on All, Listed, None	
        ER_Enabled_Applications = All		
        ; Determines if Kernel errors are reported
        ER_Enable_Kernel_Errors = 1			
        ; Determines if Errors are reported 
        ER_Enable_Reporting = 1		
        ; Determines if errors are reported for Windows Applications		
        ER_Enable_Windows_Components = 1	
        ; Specifies which applications not to report errors on
        ER_Exclude_Exe1=Notepad			
        ; Specifies which applications not to report errors on
        ER_Exclude_Exe2=Notepad			
        ; Which applications to include when applications mode=listed
        ER_Include_Exe1=Notepad			
        ; Which applications to include when applications mode=listed
        ER_Include_Exe2=Notepad			
        ; force queue mode
        ER_Force_Queue_mode = 0			
        ; Determines if Errors in MSApps are reported
        ER_Include_MSApps = 1				
        ; Allows remote person to take full control when allowed
        RA_AllowFullControl = 1				
        ; Defines if Remote assistance is enabled
        RA_AllowToGetHelp = 1			
        ; Defines if someone with permissions can create a session	
        RA_AllowUnsolicited = 1
        ; Number of seconds until the remote assistance ticket expires. Default 30 days				
        RA_MaxTicketExpiry=	
    
    [TapiLocation]
        ; Area Code for modem
        AreaCode=303				
        ; Country code for modem 1=USA
        CountryCode=1				
        ; Indicates tone or pulse dialing for modem
        Dialing=Tone			
        ; Specifies number to dial for outside line	
        LongDistanceACcess=9
    
    [TerminalServices]
        ; Enables Remote Desktop
        AllowConnections=1				
        ; Sets terminal services licensing Mode
        LicensingMode=PerSeat			
        ; 1 sets TS permissions same as NT 4.0. 0 sets them to Win2000
        PermissionsSetting=0
    
    [NetOptionalComponents]
        ; QoS Admission Control Service
        ACS = 0					
        ; DHCP Server	
        DHCPServer = 0				
        ; DNS Server
        DNS = 0					
        ; Directory Service Migration Tool	
        DSMIGRAT = 0				
        ; Internet Authentication Services
        IAS = 0						
        ; Internet Location Service
        ILS = 0					
        ; TCP/IP Print Server	
        LPDSVC = 0					
        ; Print Services for Macintosh
        MacPrint = 0				
        ; Services for Macintosh
        MacSrv = 0					
        ; Installs Connection Manager Admin Kit
        Netcm = 0					
        ; Network Monitor tools
        NETMONTOOLS = 0				
        ; Simple TCP/IP Services
        SimpTcp = 0					
        ; Simple Network Management Protocol
        SNMP = 0					
        ; Windows Internet Name Service
        WINS = 0	
    
    [SNMP]
        ; Defines community names and rights
        Accept_CommunityName = Dude:Read_WRITE							
        ; Determines if packets are allowed from any host
        Any_Host = Yes								
        ; Sets the community name 		
        Community_Name = ""								
        ; Defines a contact name for this machine
        Contact_Name = "mattmi@dude.com"							
        ; Defines specific hosts to allow packets from Max=3	
        Limit_Host = ""									
        ; Defines a physical location for this machine
        Location = "here"								
        ; Determines if an Authentication trap is sent	
        Send_Authentication = Yes						
        ; determines types of services to report	
        Service = Physical,Applications,Datalink,Internet,End-to-End	
        ; management stations to send traps to
        Traps = 
    
    [Components]
        ; accessibility wizard
        AccessOpt = on								
        ; calculator
        Calc = on									
        ; certificate services compontents of the certificate server
        CertSrv = off							
        ; web client components of the certificate server	
        CertSrv_Client = off						
        ; server components of the certificate server
        CertSrv_Server = off						
        ; enables insertion of symbols and characters into documents
        CharMap = off								
        ; chat client
        Chat = on									
        ; clipboard viewer
        Clipbook = on							
        ; COM+ network access	
        Complusnetwork = off						
        ; desktop wallpaper
        DeskPaper = on								
        ; phone dialer
        Dialer = on								
        ; DTC network access
        Dtcnetwork = off							
        ; Fax components
        Fax = on								
        ; Front Pager Extensions	
        fp_extensions = off							
        ; Visual Interdev RAD remote deployment	
        fp_vdir_deploy = off						
        ; freecell game
        freecell = off								
        ; hearts game
        hearts = off								
        ; hyperterm
        hypertrm = on								
        ; installs visible entry points (shortcuts) for IE
        IEAccess = on							
        ; harden IE for administrators, power users	
        IEHardenAdmin = off							
        ; harden IE for users
        IEHardenUser = off							
        ; common set of files needed by internet information services
        Iis_Common = off							
        ; ftp service
        Iis_Ftp = off								
        ; html based administration tools for iis
        Iis_Htmla = off							
        ; microsoft management console based administration tools for iis	
        Iis_Inetmgr = off							
        ; NNTP server.
        iis_nntp = off							
        ; NNTP server docs.	
        iis_nntp_docs = off							
        ; personal web manager, valid only for w2k professional
        iis_pwmgr = off								
        ; SMTP server.
        iis_smtp = off							
        ; SMTP server docs.	
        iis_smtp_docs = off							
        ; www service 
        iis_www = off						
        ; Web printing components		
        iis_www_vdir_printers = off				
        ; Installs terminal Services Active X control into the virtual directory	
        iis_www_vdir_terminalService = off			
        ; script debugger
        IisDbg = on								
        ; indexing services, requires iis_common, iis_inetmgr, iis_www and com = on	
        indexsrv_system = off						
        ; internet printing, requires iis_common, iis_inetmgr, and iis_www
        inetprint = off							
        ; Disable Terminal Services licensing.	
        LicenseServer = off							
        ; Sample Sounds
        media_clips = on							
        ; utopia sound scheme
        Media_Utopia = on							
        ; Minsweeper
        minesweeper = off							
        ; mouse pointers
        mousepoint = off							
        ; Windows media player
        Mplay = on								
        ; Integrates MSMQ into AD	
        msmq_ADIntegrated = off						
        ; MSMQ core components
        msmq_Core = off							
        ; Enables MSMQ to use HTTP	
        msmq_HTTPSupport = off						
        ; Allows messages to be stored locally
        msmq_LocalStorage = off						
        ; Provides AD and site recognition
        msmq_MQDSService = off					
        ; Provides MSMQ routing	
        msmq_RoutingSupport = off					
        ; associates message arrival with com objects
        msmq_TriggerService = off					
        ; Installs MSN Explorer
        msnexplr = off								
        ; Word Pad
        MsWordPad = on					
        ; microsoft com internet services, requires iis_common, iis_inetmgr, iis_www and com = on			
        NetCis = off					
        ; additional optional networking components, requires [NetOptionalComponents] section
        NetOc = on							
        ; object packager
        ObjectPkg = off								
        ; hide Outlook Express icons
        OEAccess = off								
        ; MS Paint
        Paint = on									
        ; Pinball
        pinball = off								
        ; sound recorder
        rec = on									
        ; remote installation services
        reminst = off							
        ; OCM update root certificates	
        rootautoupdate = on						
        ; remote storage services enable the use of tape libraries as extensions of ntfs volumes	
        RStorage = off						
        ; Solitaire game
        solitaire = off								
        ; spider game
        spider = off								
        ; document templates
        Templates = on							
        ; Installs Terminal Services on SERVERs only	
        TerminalServer = off						
        ; if TsEnable = On then tsClient files for creating client disks, appx 10MB
        TsClients = off							
        ; Installs the ActiveX component for terminal services. requires IIS	
        TsWebClient = off							
        ; volume control
        vol = on									
        ; show Windows Messenger shortcuts
        wmaccess = on								
        ; show Windows Media Player shortcuts
        wmPOCM = on									
        ; windows media technologies components
        Wms = off								
        ; windows media technologies server administration tools web components	
        Wms_Admin_asp = off							
        ; Windows Media MMC snap in
        wms_admin_mmc=off							
        ; windows media technologies server, requires Wms_Admin
        Wms_Server = off							
        ; Installs MS Game Zone internet games
        zonegames = off								
    
    [Proxy]
        ; Specifies the Internet Protocol (IP) address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) proxy server on the network.
        FTP_Proxy_Server="Http://Myproxy:80"
        ; Specifies the IP address or URL of the Gopher proxy server on the network
        Gopher_Proxy_Server="Http://Myproxy:80"
        ; Specifies the IP address or URL of the HTTP proxy server on the network
        HTTP_Proxy_Server="Http://Myproxy:80"
        ; Specifies whether to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet
        Proxy_Enable=1	
        ; Specifies a semicolon-separated list of IP addresses to bypass the proxy server
        Proxy_Override=<local>
        ; Specifies the IP address or URL of the Secure proxy on the network
        Secure_Proxy_Server="Http://Myproxy:80"
        ; Specifies the IP address or URL of the Socks proxy on the network
        Socks_Proxy_Server="Http://Myproxy:80"
        ; Specifies whether to use the same proxy server for all protocols.
        Use_Same_Proxy=1
    
    [URL]
        ; 1 indicates browser to be configured from a server
        AutoConfig=0					
        ; URL for Javascript file that configures proxy settings		
        AutoConfigJSURL=http://				
        ; URL for an INS file that configures proxy settings
        AutoConfigURL=Http://					
        ; URL for help page
        Help_Page=Http://	
        ; Set the default homepage					
        Home_Page = http://www.Microsoft.com
        ; Name fo quick link 1
        Quick_Link_1_Name="Foo Page"			
        ; URL of quick link 1
        Quick_Link_1="http:"
    
    [Branding]
        ; Tells IE to accept entries during unattended install
        BrandIEUsingUnattended = Yes		
        ; IE to use the specified IEAK branding file in $OEM$
        IEBrandingFile=IEAK.INS			
    
    [FavoritesEx]
        ; URL Name for first Favorite (BrandingIEUSingUnattended must =Yes)
        Title1="MSDN.url"				
        ; URL matching first favorite name		
        URL1="http://MSDN.Microsoft.com"		
        ; URL Name for 2nd Favorite (BrandingIEUSingUnattended must =Yes)
        Title2="Support.url"			
       ; URL matching 2nd favorite name		
        URL2="http://support.Microsoft.com"	
    
    [IEHardening]
        LocalIntranetSites=http://www.contoso.com;http://local.contoso.com
        TrustedSites=http://www.microsoft.com
    
    [IEPopupBlocker]
        ; Add to allowed sites in Internet Explorer
        AllowedSites=http://www.contoso.com;http://www.microsoft.com
        ; Block popups in Internet Explorer
        BlockPopups = yes
        ; Set the filter level for Internet Explorer
        FilterLevel = Medium
        ; Show the information bar when popups have been blocked
        ShowInformationBar = Yes
    
    [Fax]
        ; A bunch more Fax entries are availabe see documentation    
        ; Saves inbound faxes
        ArchiveIncoming=True			
        ; Location to save inbound fax	
        ArchiveIncomingFolderName=			
        ; Saves outbound faxes
        ArchiveOutgoing=True			
        ; Location to save outbound fax	
        ArchiveOutgoingFolderName=			
        ; Called Subscriber ID transmitted during faxes
        Csid=Fax	
    
    [Shell]
        ; No = use XP start panel, Yes= Use classic windows with icons on desktop
        DefaultStartPanelOff = no			
        ; No means use XP Themes Yes means us Windows Classic themes
        DefaultThemeseOff = no			
        ; Used to specify a different default theme. Use to set Screen Saver and wallpaper
        CustomDefaultThemeFile=c:\windows\Resources\Themes\Mytheme.theme	
    
    [HomeNet]
        ; specify the name from netadapters where you want this enabled
        InternetConnectionFirewall=Adapter1
    
    [Certsrv_Client]
        ; Can contain information for client side certificatses
    
    [CertSrv_Server]
        ; Can contain information on configuring Certificate Services on server
    
    [InternetServer]
        ; Path for FTP
        PathFTPRoot="C:\Inetpub\FTPRoot"		
        ; Path for WWW
        PAthWWWRoot="C:\Inetpub\WWWRoot"		
    
    [RemoteInstall]
        ; This section for RIS installs only
        ; Delete all partitions and reformat with NTFS
        Repartition=Yes				
        ; Extends volume to whole drive
        UseWholeDisk=Yes	
    
    [SystemFileProtection]
        ; Location of folder used by Windows File Protection
        SFCDllCacheDir=				
        ; Display progress meter during scans
        SFCShowProgress=1				
        ; Size of DLL Cache 
        SFCQuota=	
    
    [SystemRestore]
        ; Number of days for Auto System Checkpoints or restore points created
        CheckpointCalendarFrequency = 1			
        ; Number of hours after which checkpoint is created
        CheckpointSessionFrequency = 10		
        ; Max % of hard disk to user for system restore data store	
        MaximumDataStorePercentOfDisk = 12		
        ; Max Age  in days before a restore point is purged from database 
        RestorePointLife=30	
    
    [Win9xUpg]
    ; This section can contain entries related to upgrading from Win9x

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    Thats a good example edie209 it should go on the wiki

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    I'm glad mine are not so complex as this, but agreed Its an excellent example

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    I find that if the hard drive is not formatted in the PC or Laptop then the disc works with no need to in out anything. But if the HD has had a previous install of windows then it always seems to stop and ask if i want to repair or install a new copy.

    I want the sif file to just format what ever is on the HD and then do a fresh install of windows xp
    I tried this today and i get the same. Is ther anyway you cant tellthe sif file toignore previous installs of windows and just format the partition and installa fresh version?

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    I tried this today and i get the same. Is ther anyway you cant tellthe sif file toignore previous installs of windows and just format the partition and installa fresh version?
    Does anyone have the answer to this?

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    Re: Question about unattended answer file (sif)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    I tried this today and i get the same. Is ther anyway you cant tellthe sif file toignore previous installs of windows and just format the partition and installa fresh version?
    Does anyone have the answer to this?
    Mine does exactly that, it ignores everything and anything on the drive and formats the drive as one big partition. This is the SIF I use (its DBs from another thread)

    [data]
    floppyless = "1"
    msdosinitiated = "1"
    OriSrc = "\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE %"
    OriTyp = "4"
    LocalSourceOnCD = 1
    DisableAdminAccountOnDomainJoin = 1

    [SetupData]
    OsLoadOptions = "/noguiboot /fastdetect"
    SetupSourceDevice ="\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%I NSTALLPATH%"
    SysPrepDevice="\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SERVERNAM E%\RemInst\%SYSPREPPATH%"
    SysPrepDriversDevice="\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SE RVERNAME%\RemInst\%SYSPREPDRIVERS%"

    [Unattended]
    OemPreinstall = no
    FileSystem = LeaveAlone
    ExtendOEMPartition = 0
    TargetPath = \WINDOWS
    OemSkipEula = yes
    InstallFilesPath = "\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE %"
    LegacyNIC = 1

    [UserData]
    ProductID=YOUR WINDOWS KEY
    FullName = "Authorised User"
    OrgName = "YOUR SCHOOL NAME"
    ComputerName ="%MACHINENAME%"

    [GuiUnattended]
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    OemSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=85
    AdminPassword="YOUR LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS PASSWORD "
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO

    [TapiLocation]
    CountryCode=44
    AreaCode=YOUR LOCAL AREA CODE
    LongDistanceAccess="9"

    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    SystemLocale=00000809
    UserLocale=00000809
    InputLocale=0809:00000809

    [Display]
    BitsPerPel = 32
    XResolution = 1280
    YResolution = 1024
    VRefresh = 60

    [Networking]

    [NetServices]
    MS_Server=params.MS_PSched

    [Identification]
    JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
    DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes

    [RemoteInstall]
    Repartition = Yes
    UseWholeDisk = Yes

    [URL]
    Home_Page=YOUR HOMEPAGE
    Search_Page=www.google.co.uk

    [Proxy]
    Proxy_Enable=1
    Use_Same_Proxy=1
    HTTP_Proxy_Server=YOUR PROXY DETAILS:PORT NUMBER
    Proxy_Override=<local>


    [OSChooser]
    Description ="THE NAME FOR THIS IMAGE - MUST BE UNIQUE!"
    Help =""
    LaunchFile ="%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\templates\startrom.c om"
    ImageType =SYSPREP
    Version="5.1 (2600)"
    SysPrepSystemRoot="Mirror1\UserData\WINDOWS"
    HalName=halaacpi.dll
    ProductType=0

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