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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 6:27:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I'm using RIS to deploy win 2k pro from a win 2k server
computer. It is an unattended install, however the
[UserData] fields are requiring me to input the
information. All of the fields have a value with
quotations, with the exception of, in the Computername
field, it has been set to * (no quotations). Could this
be the cause of my problem?

see below:
[UserData]
FullName="IT Dept"
OrgName="The Teal-Jones Group"
ComputerName=*
ProductID="abc12-abc12-abc12-abc12-abc12"

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Anonymous
April 9, 2004 12:44:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

"Wayne" <wmccormack@stagtimber.com> writes:

> I'm using RIS to deploy win 2k pro from a win 2k server
> computer. It is an unattended install, however the
> [UserData] fields are requiring me to input the
> information. All of the fields have a value with
> quotations, with the exception of, in the Computername
> field, it has been set to * (no quotations). Could this
> be the cause of my problem?

No, it should work either way.

Double-check the product key carefully. Also, what setting are you
using for [Unattended]/UnattendMode?

It might be helpful if you would send your entire unattend.txt file
(after blanking out product keys and passwords, of course).

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 6:42:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

thx for the link.
i've pasted my unattend.txt file:

;SetupMgrTag
[Data]
AutoPartition=1
MsDosInitiated="0"
UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
OemSkipEula=Yes
OemPreinstall=Yes
TargetPath=\WINNT

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=*******
AutoLogon=Yes
AutoLogonCount=1
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=4
OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
FullName="** ****"
OrgName="** ***** ****"
ComputerName=*
ProductID="abc12-abc12-abc12-abc12-abc21"

[Display]
BitsPerPel=32
Xresolution=1024
YResolution=768

[TapiLocation]
CountryCode=107
Dialing=Tone
AreaCode=604

[SetupMgr]
DistFolder=d:\reminst
DistShare=win2000dist

[Branding]
BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

http://www.google.ca

[Proxy]
Proxy_Enable=1
Use_Same_Proxy=1
HTTP_Proxy_Server=firewall:80
Proxy_Override=192.168.1.*;192.168.2.*;<local>

[Identification]
JoinDomain=*****
DomainAdmin=administrator
DomainAdminPassword=********

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

thx for the input." target="_blank">
Home_Page=http://www.*********
Search_Page=http://www.google.ca

[Proxy]
Proxy_Enable=1
Use_Same_Proxy=1
HTTP_Proxy_Server=firewall:80
Proxy_Override=192.168.1.*;192.168.2.*;<local>

[Identification]
JoinDomain=*****
DomainAdmin=administrator
DomainAdminPassword=********

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

thx for the input.
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Anonymous
April 12, 2004 2:31:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> writes:

> thx for the link.
> i've pasted my unattend.txt file:
>

> [Unattended]
> UnattendMode=FullUnattended

UnattendMode=FullUnattended means that Setup should not stop to ask
you any questions ever. It might bomb out with an error, but it
should never put up a dialog box.

What makes you think you are actually using this unattend.txt file at
all? That is, what are you doing, exactly, to start Windows Setup?

> OemSkipEula=Yes
> OemPreinstall=Yes
> TargetPath=\WINNT

TargetPath=\WINNT is redundant because it is the default. I recommend
removing this. (Especially since they changed it to "\Windows" in
XP.) Won't cause any harm, though.

> [UserData]
> FullName="** ****"
> OrgName="** ***** ****"
> ComputerName=*
> ProductID="abc12-abc12-abc12-abc12-abc21"

I think you meant "...-abc12" at the end there. :-)

The rest of the file looks fine to me.

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 12:49:56 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Looks fine to me, as well. I'm guessing, as you are, that it's not being
referenced properly.

Wayne, are you sure you're not mixing up the /u and /unattend switches?
They're different between winnt.exe and winnt32.exe.

Regards

Oli


"Patrick J. LoPresti [MVP]" <patl@users.sourceforge.net> wrote in message
news:s5gad1hz2z6.fsf@patl=users.sf.net...
> <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> writes:
>
>> thx for the link.
>> i've pasted my unattend.txt file:
>>
>
>> [Unattended]
>> UnattendMode=FullUnattended
>
> UnattendMode=FullUnattended means that Setup should not stop to ask
> you any questions ever. It might bomb out with an error, but it
> should never put up a dialog box.
>
> What makes you think you are actually using this unattend.txt file at
> all? That is, what are you doing, exactly, to start Windows Setup?
>
>> OemSkipEula=Yes
>> OemPreinstall=Yes
>> TargetPath=\WINNT
>
> TargetPath=\WINNT is redundant because it is the default. I recommend
> removing this. (Especially since they changed it to "\Windows" in
> XP.) Won't cause any harm, though.
>
>> [UserData]
>> FullName="** ****"
>> OrgName="** ***** ****"
>> ComputerName=*
>> ProductID="abc12-abc12-abc12-abc12-abc21"
>
> I think you meant "...-abc12" at the end there. :-)
>
> The rest of the file looks fine to me.
>
> - Pat
> http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
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