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How do I join a WinXP PC to domain during mini-setup

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Anonymous
December 22, 2004 5:59:01 PM

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

Hello.
I am setting up some PCs via Ghost and Sysprep. I have a master PC, which
has a directory C:\sysprep in which I put the sysprep.inf file so that the
Mini Setup can be unattended. I sysprep the master and ghost up the image.
I ghost down the image to a different box and reboot. The mini setup program
starts automatically. I want to be prompted to join the domain at this time,
and be able to enter the domain name, user account, and password (for a user
authorized to joint the machine to the domain). Can someone help me on this?
When I run sysprep, should I choose unattended or sysprep. I've been
choosing sysprep. And in the sysprep.inf file, what do I need to specify to
be able to do this? Also, where do I need to have the sysprep.inf file so
that it is read when the ghosted PC reboots and starts the mini-setup
program? Thanks in advanced.

Benjamin
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 9:05:03 PM

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

You need to run setupmgr before sysprep. This will run you through a wizard
where you can name the pc, specifiy the domain, enter the admin password,
etc.

"Benjamin708" wrote:

> Hello.
> I am setting up some PCs via Ghost and Sysprep. I have a master PC, which
> has a directory C:\sysprep in which I put the sysprep.inf file so that the
> Mini Setup can be unattended. I sysprep the master and ghost up the image.
> I ghost down the image to a different box and reboot. The mini setup program
> starts automatically. I want to be prompted to join the domain at this time,
> and be able to enter the domain name, user account, and password (for a user
> authorized to joint the machine to the domain). Can someone help me on this?
> When I run sysprep, should I choose unattended or sysprep. I've been
> choosing sysprep. And in the sysprep.inf file, what do I need to specify to
> be able to do this? Also, where do I need to have the sysprep.inf file so
> that it is read when the ghosted PC reboots and starts the mini-setup
> program? Thanks in advanced.
>
> Benjamin
>
>
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 9:55:02 AM

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

The problem is that I don't want the Administrator's password to be in the
sysprep.inf file. I want to be prompted for the user credentials to join the
domain when I run the mini setup on the destination PCs.

Benjamin



"JoeC" wrote:

> You need to run setupmgr before sysprep. This will run you through a wizard
> where you can name the pc, specifiy the domain, enter the admin password,
> etc.
>
> "Benjamin708" wrote:
>
> > Hello.
> > I am setting up some PCs via Ghost and Sysprep. I have a master PC, which
> > has a directory C:\sysprep in which I put the sysprep.inf file so that the
> > Mini Setup can be unattended. I sysprep the master and ghost up the image.
> > I ghost down the image to a different box and reboot. The mini setup program
> > starts automatically. I want to be prompted to join the domain at this time,
> > and be able to enter the domain name, user account, and password (for a user
> > authorized to joint the machine to the domain). Can someone help me on this?
> > When I run sysprep, should I choose unattended or sysprep. I've been
> > choosing sysprep. And in the sysprep.inf file, what do I need to specify to
> > be able to do this? Also, where do I need to have the sysprep.inf file so
> > that it is read when the ghosted PC reboots and starts the mini-setup
> > program? Thanks in advanced.
> >
> > Benjamin
> >
> >
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 7:46:29 PM

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

Like Benjamin said, run setupmgr.exe.

Solution 1
Create domain user account just for joining domain. Remove (or deny) user
right to log on locally to this account. Specify this account in answer
file.

Solution 2
Run setupmgr.exe as if you would join a single computer to a domain.
Include computername, username, password, domain.
Edit resulting file sysprep.inf.
Leave blank computername, username and password.

Dusko Savatovic


"Benjamin708" <Benjamin708@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:03E3D97B-1640-4A39-8F0D-95878303D261@microsoft.com...
> The problem is that I don't want the Administrator's password to be in the
> sysprep.inf file. I want to be prompted for the user credentials to join
> the
> domain when I run the mini setup on the destination PCs.
>
> Benjamin
>
>
>
> "JoeC" wrote:
>
>> You need to run setupmgr before sysprep. This will run you through a
>> wizard
>> where you can name the pc, specifiy the domain, enter the admin password,
>> etc.
>>
!