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  1. I am attempting to modify %ProgramFiles% and %ProgramFiles(x86)% definitions as well as a few minor directories during setup. What I am not sure of is where or when to apply this so windows copies the least amount of files to the default locations. I plan on using registry entries like the following. If I have to, I will write a script that finds and replaces any registry entries already modified and use the results of the script to move those files to their new locations. Any guidance is greatly appreciated! Comments also!! [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Environment] "CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES"="F:\\Program Files\\" "CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86"="F:\\Program Files (x86)\\" "AllUsers"="F:\\Users" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment] "CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES"="F:\\Program Files\\" "CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86"="F:\\Program Files (x86)\\" "AllUsers"="F:\\Users" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] "CommonFilesDir"="F:\\Program Files\\Common Files" "CommonFilesDir (x86)"="F:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files" "CommonW6432Dir"="F:\\Program Files\\Common Files" "ProgramFilesDir"="F:\\Program Files" "ProgramFilesDir (x86)"="F:\\Program Files (x86)" "ProgramW6432Dir"="F:\\Program Files" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders] "Common Desktop"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Desktop" "Common Start Menu"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu" "CommonVideo"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "CommonPictures"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "Common Programs"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs" "CommonMusic"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "Common Administrative Tools"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Administrative Tools" "Common Startup"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup" "Common Documents"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Documents" "OEM Links"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Links" "Common Templates"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Templates" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders] "CommonPictures"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 4d,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "CommonMusic"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\ 00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "CommonVideo"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\ 00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "Common Start Menu"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,\ 00,53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,00,00 "Common Programs"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c,00,50,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,00,00 "Common Startup"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c,00,50,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,\ 75,00,70,00,00,00 "Common Templates"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,\ 00,54,00,65,00,6d,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,73,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList] "Public"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,50,00,75,00,62,\ 00,6c,00,69,00,63,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList] "Public"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,50,00,75,00,62,\ 00,6c,00,69,00,63,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] "CommonFilesDir"="F:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files" "CommonFilesDir (x86)"="F:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files" "CommonW6432Dir"="F:\\Program Files\\Common Files" "ProgramFilesDir"="F:\\Program Files (x86)" "ProgramFilesDir (x86)"="F:\\Program Files (x86)" "ProgramW6432Dir"="F:\\Program Files" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders] "Common Desktop"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Desktop" "Common Start Menu"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu" "CommonVideo"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "CommonPictures"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "Common Programs"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs" "CommonMusic"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Media" "Common Administrative Tools"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Administrative Tools" "Common Startup"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup" "Common Documents"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Documents" "OEM Links"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Links" "Common Templates"="F:\\Users\\All Users\\Templates" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders] "CommonPictures"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 4d,00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "CommonMusic"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\ 00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "CommonVideo"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\ 00,65,00,64,00,69,00,61,00,00,00 "Common Start Menu"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,\ 00,53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,00,00 "Common Programs"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c,00,50,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,00,00 "Common Startup"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\ 53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c,00,50,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,\ 75,00,70,00,00,00 "Common Templates"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,\ 00,54,00,65,00,6d,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,73,00,00,00
  2. Appreciate your response! Turns out it was a problem with the config.js. But if that's the case it should have worked with an unmodified config file. I think I needed to clear the registry and fix the config. I didn't even know it made a registry entry... Thanks again. Thanks also to icnocop for convincing me to take another look at my config file. I think it was a dependency issue.
  3. Along with not being able to configure WPI. It is also no longer working within windows setup. Error 1: Out of memory at line: 125 When WPI Opens Picture Error 2: Stack overflow at line: 112 Changing Defaults Picture Error 3: Script error on line 57 at char 2: dxhWins is null or not an object url: alerts.js Clicking Exit Picture Can anyone help? I have spent a lot of hours configuring this to find out it no longer works. As far as I know nothing was done in between it working and not. I took a break to watch a movie on netflix. Came back to find it not opening.
  4. I'm not sure if WPI caused my problem or not. Maybe someone here will have some ideas for me? I successfully opened 8.1 maybe 20 times, added 44 programs to config. Now it will not stay open. I have tried a new source. If there is an error, it disappears faster than it can be seen. The same time it closes these are logged in event viewer: Failed extract of third-party root list from auto update cab at: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab> with error: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt> with error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired. Here's a video I recorded using Mona's Free Screen Recorder Addon: WPI.avi
  5. there are svcpack style installers available for 3.5sp1. Just in case someone was unaware. http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?...p;highlight=net to name one that I have tested myself. Not to say the Silent .Net Maker is not appreciated!! This is the first method I ever used for .Net Installations. By the chance someone has software that requires .NET 2.0 before RunOnceEx, there are other options.
  6. %UserProfile%, or %AllUsersProfile% should work for you. Depending on what your doing with it.
  7. the space was the special character missing from your list. It is fixed in the new build. I'm sorry for coming off as I did, I was a little frustrated with myself at the time. I should have been more organized. I had just started using nLite (or anything related to Unattended Setup) I was playing with a lot of different addons and tweaks and some combinations worked and some didn't. I couldn't remember which session was the good one Sorry for such a late response I set up this account with the wrong email address Fixing that now!
  8. Ashampoo WinOptimizer, System Optimizer, Reg Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Defrag... Check out website: http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/p...ct_2_1906__.htm
  9. I am installing DotNet 1.1, 2+SP1, 3+SP1, & 3.5 SVCPACK style. No problems with the installation. Everything works fine but the event viewer shows a whole list of warnings regarding .Net 2. Basically saying IIS isn't installed and a whole bunch of things couldn't install because of it. I am using nLite 1.4.5.2 and IIS is set to Install. After setup finishes I go to Add Remove Programs/Windows Components and IIS is not installed. Any ideas? I just don't like seeing warnings or errors in the event viewer after a clean install!
  10. Yes you can use nLite add-on maker to do this. I do it myself. just unpack the redistributable package using WinRAR or similar program, Delete all x64 if running 32bit windows. ignore if not. use nLite addon maker and run DXsetup.exe /silent
  11. not only does this program use up to 10MB RAM it also uses up to 20MB Virtual Memory!
  12. don't get me wrong, nLite is an Awesome program! I couldn't help but notice small things that could use changing. in Unattended mode, you can use whatever Computer Name you want, when installing windows, you cannot have any special characters in the computer name breaking the unattended mode and asking you to rename it. when using a previously fixed version of windows nLite will let you re-integrate all previously integrated add-ons, hotfixes, drivers... even though the session.ini file exists in the files being modified. If you use nLite on new windows files and later want to add something or remove something it should know what is already integrated, and how to remove them (seeing as it added them in the first place). I have used nLite so many times I have a collection of Sessions, nLite doesn't allow you to name a session while making it. You can rename it when you're done making it, but if you forget you've got a folder full of useless sessions. Because each session only saves what that particular session changed. If you need to start over for whatever reason, you would have to import the first session and complete the process. Import the second session and complete the process... etc.. each time repacking all the cabs... very annoying. Maybe it's just me?
  13. setup.exe is in dotnetfx35setup.exe you need to extract that as well. If you'll notice the 3rd line, it says "Extract dotNetFx35setup.exe" I didn't try just running dotNetFx35setup.exe because USSF didn't recognize any switches. but after I extracted it I still couldn't verify switches, so I should have just ran it like you but I had already extracted it so I kept it like that. I did try to specify I don't really know what I'm doing I just know the package was cut from 197MB to 85.8MB and still installs.
  14. If you are interested in this idea, and are running a 32 bit operating system. I found that I could delete all x64 related files and folders and still install all updates. I'm sure this is not the way it should be done, but it does work. Extract dotNetFx35.exe into a folder named dotNet35 Delete all files and folders containing 64 (amd64, ia64, x64). Extract dotNetFx35setup.exe into your created folder (dotNet35). Delete the original dotNetFx35setup.exe Re-Pack using WinRAR or similar program and execute setup.exe /q /norestart Cut unpacked size from 219MB to 100MB and still installed flawlessly (For me at least). I couldn't help but notice the locdata.ini files including x64 entries but I don't know enough to completely fix this. Like I said, this probably isn't correct but it does work.
  15. Just saying hello. I'm In the process of creating my own unattended Windows XP Professional. Maybe, someday, I'll be able to contribute to this forum as well.