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    Sysprep help Please

    Hi all,

    Run into bit of a problem with a batch of machines. I'm pretty certain it's the network driver thats at fault as it's an unsigned one and when I log on it asks to install the drivers for it.

    I've got my sysprep.inf file to pickup the machine name from active directory and the domain as well. his works well on a realtek based nic. However the other machines have intel ones in, and i've got the unsigned driver. I can't seem to find a signed driver on intels site. Network card in Pro/100 VE. It's built into an Intel motherboard.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get round this?

    Cheers

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    wots the versoin of the motherboard

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    Are you using the line
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    in your Sysprep.inf? It goes in the [Unattended] section and should allow the driver to install during the mini-setup.
    Hope this helps

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    LukeC - motherboard is a Intel D946GZIS. And i'm using the latest drivers from intels site.

    IanB - I have that line in there. I'll have to post my details of it here and see if anyone can notice any problems with it.

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    Well here's my sysprep.inf file. This works absolutely fine on a realtek 8139 nic but not the intel ones.

    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Unattended]
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    UpdateInstalledDrivers=Yes
    OEMPNPDriversPath=\Drivers\NIC

    [UserData]
    ProductID=
    FullName = "Walton-le-Dale Arts College & High School"
    OrgName = "Preston"
    ComputerName = %MACHINENAME%

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

    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword="******"
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
    OemSkipWelcome = 1
    OemSkipRegional = 1
    TimeZone = %TIMEZONE%

    [Display]
    BitsPerPel = 32
    XResolution = 1024
    YResolution = 768
    VRefresh = 60

    [Networking]

    [NetServices]
    MS_Server=params.MS_PSched

    [Identification]
    JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%
    DoOldStyleDomainJoin = Yes
    Does anyone have any more ideas about what could be wrong?

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    On an unrelated note, I suggest you amend your post above to obscure the admin password...

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    And remove your product ID...

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    Got bit of a update now. I've got it to install the NIC correctly but it doesn't pick up the %MACHINENAME% from AD. I think it's something to do with the NIC install order. It now also joins the domain properly.

    Next question is being able to make it pick it's name up from AD. Has anyone managed to get sysprep.inf to do this? And if so how?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    You create a computer account and assign that account the machines GUID.

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    Never got sysprep to pick up the name from AD, wish I could! I'm not sure it's actually designed to do that, but I'm not a sysprep expert so I may be wrong.

    What we do here is leave the machine name blank in the answer file, so it prompts you for it at re-start. Then it automatically adds itself to the domain and completes the rest of the setup process. This is the closest I've ever got to a fully automated install using sysprep.

    Mike.

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    Well i've got it to work by putting a 8139 NIC in the machine in question and it works fine.

    Is it possible to add drivers to deploy.cab?


    Cheers

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    It is possible to add 3rd party drivers to images but blowed if I can get it to work. Currently talking to Microsoft about this because it won't work for me

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    I do believe that this line -

    OEMPNPDriversPath=\Drivers\NIC

    should point to each and every folder that has an .inf file...

    It should be more like -

    OEMPNPDriversPath=\Drivers\NIC1;\Drivers\NIC2;\Dri vers\NIC3

    That's the way that I have always done it, and it seems to work fine with the 10 or more different NICs that we have.

    Alan

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    It should be more like -

    OEMPNPDriversPath=\Drivers\NIC1;\Drivers\NIC2;\Dri vers\NIC3
    Thats the correct way to do it.

    OEMPNPDriversPath=\Drivers\NIC would mean you had all your nic driver(s) in that folder with no sub folders.

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    Re: Sysprep help Please

    I've only got the one extra NIC driver. It's an intel Pro 100/VE. We've got this chipset in about 200 machines. The rest are Realtek 8139 which are built into XP.

    I've got in installing the drivers but it won't pick the machine name out of AD. I think it looks for that before it runs mini-setup. Does anyone know of a way round this?

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