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  1. So how does WinInstall LE work? Does it take a snapshot of the drive before the application has been installed and then takes a snapshot after the installation and at the end it will compare those two snapshots and makes a install package?
  2. Hi Everyone, I was looking for a tool/utility which will let me create a install package for windows platform. For example, if I want to install CS3 unattended what tool/utility will let me create customized installer. I have tried wininstall LE but I could not find how to use that program. I am also a Mac user and on the Macintosh side they have tool called InstallEase which works like ghost package maker does. Also I have tried Autoit with Scite but after recording a script I was unable to run, the app icon sits in the system tray and if I try to click on it then it says that it was paused. Thanks,
  3. Hello morgancroft, I have tried as it is stated in the guide but still were not able to install any apps. I have attached my xml file with this, can you please let me know if this will work or not. Thanks, P.S. I am using vmware to test my installation, hopefully that should not have impact on unattended install. Autounattend.xml
  4. Hi All, Can you please take a look at my autounattended.xml and let me that why it would not ask me to enter a computername? I have tried to write an empty string for computername (also tried leaving it empty but then it would not save anything in xml file) and which looks like this: <ComputerName /> everything else works fine but it will skip the computername part. Can anyone give me an idea about what to do? Thanks, I forgot to mention that i have been following FireGeier's wonderfull guide for my unattended vista install. Autounattend.xml
  5. Once my Vista installation was done then I have look and under my computer CDROM was pointed to CD_ROM. Do you know if I have to change my %CDROM% variable to %CD_ROM%? Thanks a lot for your help.
  6. Hi I have tried to paste my commands in <FirstLogonCommands> and it still did not work. Here is what does it look like in xml file: <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>cmd /c %CDROM%\Install\Firefox\Firefox Setup 2.0.0.12.exe -ms</CommandLine> <Description>FIrefox</Description> <Order>20</Order> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> do you know how can point installation to root of my install media? Thanks,
  7. The other thing is to remember to have all your paths & directories correctly set & in place. If I copy my command from <RunSynchronous> and then paste in <FirstLogonCommands>, would it work? Do you know how to set value for order? According the guide first comand was set with order value of 1 and then later it was some like 10 or 20. Thanks,
  8. Hi All, I have been following firegeier guide to install unattended copy of vista and it has been working great until now. Now I am at step where I would like to install apps and I want my apps files to reside on the DVD (inside install folder). I have created a file call CDROM.txt on root of dvd but still unable to install any application. here is what it looks like in my xml file: <RunSynchronous> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Credentials> <Username>administrator</Username> <Password>U814sure!</Password> </Credentials> <Path>cmd /c "FOR %i IN (C D E F G H I J K L N M O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %i:\CDROM.txt SETX CDROM %i: -m"</Path> <WillReboot>OnRequest</WillReboot> </RunSynchronousCommand> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <RunSynchronous> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>10</Order> <Credentials> <Username>administrator</Username> <Password>U814sure!</Password> </Credentials> <Path>cmd /c %CDROM%\Install\Firefox\Firefox Setup 2.0.0.12.exe -ms</Path> <WillReboot>Never</WillReboot> <Description>Firefox Installation</Description> </RunSynchronousCommand> </RunSynchronous> For now I am trying to install firefox only to see if this works but after finishing setup vista will auto login and displays welcome center. It would not install any app at. can anyone help please? Thanks,
  9. Hi All, Do any of you know how to disable UAC so once i will try to install apps at first logon so it would not ask me to click continue or input username or password? Thanks,
  10. 1. AuditSystem 2. oobeSystem
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Here is the sample xml file which skips all the prompts and auto login to machine twice. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>12000</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>OS_Install</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <UserData> <ProductKey> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> <Key>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Key> </ProductKey> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</FullName> <Organization>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Organization> </UserData> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>123456</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>123456</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Description>Test Account</Description> <DisplayName>Test User</DisplayName> <Group>administrators</Group> <Name>Test</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> <OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> </OOBE> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>123456</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <LogonCount>2</LogonCount> <Username>administrator</Username> </AutoLogon> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <ComputerName>*</ComputerName> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> <RegisteredOrganization>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</RegisteredOrganization> <RegisteredOwner>xxxxxxx</RegisteredOwner> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation> </component> </settings> <settings pass="auditSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <UserAccounts> <AdministratorPassword> <Value>123456</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </AdministratorPassword> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>aABwAGMAZABzAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Description>Test Account</Description> <DisplayName>Test User</DisplayName> <Group>administrators;users</Group> <Name>TestUser</Name> </LocalAccount> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>123456</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Description>Test Account</Description> <DisplayName>Test User</DisplayName> <Group>administrators</Group> <Name>test</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/vistawork/dvd/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend> I have edited few of the settings but once you open this file using SIM then point to proper install.wim (I have highlighted the line). with above xml file, i have installed vista twiced without any prompts.
  12. Have you tried setting SkipMachineOOBE settings to true and tried? Because I have similar problem with my autounattended which would not let me enter my comuter name but everything else seems to be working fine. In my xml file i have set true for both (SkipMachineOOBE, SkipUserOOBE) of the settings and it works for me.
  13. Hi, I have tried using SkipMachineOOBE settings to empty string but now setup asks me to create a user account instead asking me for a computer name. I would like to skip creating user but I would like to type-in the computername. Do you know if this has anything to do with SkipUserOOBE set to true? Thanks,
  14. I believe that you are suppose to use user settings at two different places (or passes) as the reference guide has mentioned. And I only see you are only using one (oobeSystem). I have pasted the topic from that guide below please use it to correct your xml file and then try it. LocalAccounts LocalAccounts specifies local accounts to be created during installation. You can use sysprep/generalize in conjunction with LocalAccounts to change account information. See the Best Practices for Authoring Answer Files topic for details. <h1 class="heading">Child Elements</h1> LocalAccount Specifies a local account to be created during installation. <h1 class="heading">Valid Passes</h1> auditSystem oobeSystem <h1 class="heading">Parent Hierarchy</h1> Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup| UserAccounts | LocalAccounts <h1 class="heading">Applies To</h1> This element is available in the following editions and architectures. Editions Architectures the Windows Vista family All <h1 class="heading">XML Example</h1> The following XML output shows how to set user accounts. <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>cAB3AFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Description>Test account</Description> <DisplayName>Admin/Power User Account</DisplayName> <Group>Administrators;Power Users</Group> <Name>Test1</Name> </LocalAccount> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>cABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Description>For testing</Description> <DisplayName>Admin Account</DisplayName> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>Test2</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts>
  15. Are you using xml settings in order to show classic menu? if no then read below and edit your xml file: StartPanelOff specifies whether the new Start Panel or the classic Start menu appears when the Start button is clicked. When the classic Start menu is used, Computer, Control Panel, User Profile, Internet Explorer, and Network icons are shown on the desktop. <h1 class="heading">Values</h1> true Specifies that the classic Start menu appears when the Start button is clicked. false Specifies that the new Start Panel appears when the Start button is clicked. This is the default value. <h1 class="heading">Valid Passes</h1> auditSystem auditUser generalize offlineServicing oobeSystem specialize