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  1. This Microsoft link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/558124 may help you if you want to get the S/N, not quite sure you'd be able to incorporate it into the AutoUnattend.xml however nothing wrong with using PowerShell to rename the computer name?
  2. Hi All, Having a bit of a strange issue. I'm using the RunOnceEX method to install some applications, however the title of the RunOnceEx box is only getting set once. So the first time I use ROEx it sets the title correctly but then the two times after this the title bar just says Windows Update. I am setting the title key but for some reason it doesn't change the title bar? Anyone have any ideas? Cheers Swain90
  3. MANY THANKS!!!!! It now reads as this and works; <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Size>20000</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>False</Extend> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>True</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Backup</Label> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall>
  4. Ahhhh i shall try this and report back, thanks!
  5. I was hoping it would fill up the rest of the drive space the HDD is 25GB, 200mb for System, 20GB for Windows Install and i was wanting the 3rd Partition to use the remaining of the drive Edit: I've also tried setting the 3rd Partition to 1GB <Size>1000</Size> and this has made no difference
  6. Hi I am using part of a unattended xml file for the disk partitions which was kindly shared by negatiiv which looks like this; (this works fine I have no problems using this) <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> My issue is that when im trying to add a 3rd partition using the following code it doesn't work and shows the Diskparition UI not sure why ? <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Size>20000</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Backup</Label> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> As you can see the only bits I have added are the bits in red not sure why its not working any help would be greatly appriciated! Thanks Swain90
  7. Do you deffo need the driver or are you able to change from AHCI mode to "Compatability/IDE" Mode in the BIOS?
  8. There is no winnt.sif file like I said i've not done anything other than add the $OEM$ folder. If I create winnt.sif and just have ; [unattended] OemPreinstall = Yes then save it in the i386 folder should that work?
  9. As far as im aware it shouldn't matter if autologon is on or off. One method of trying to diagnose why your RunOnceEx isn't working is to run the RunOnceEx.cmd file while you're logged on the computer you're testing it on, then log off that user, log back on and if RunOnceEx is working correctly it will then start running your files to install or what ever, if it doesn't then theres an issue somewhere else. Hope this helps
  10. Hi People, I'm using a volume lisence copy of Windows XP Pro. We currently use virtual machines to teach beginers how to install a fresh copy of windows xp. Because we are using virtual machines and due to restrictuons to the users vm's I am wanting to install VMWare Tools at the RunOnceEx part of the install (just before the user gets logged on). Nothing is unattended all i've added to the original image is the $OEM$\$1\Install\<vmwarefiles> folders and files and also the cmdlines.txt and RunOnceEx.cmd files. The RunOnceEx process runs and I can get it to install from the disk but for some reason my files don't copy to the system drive even though they're in the correct path to do so "$OEM$\$1\Install\<vmwarefiles>" (or so i think). Does anyone know of a reason why it wouldn't copy the files accross to the systemdrive? Thanks Swain90
  11. Make RIS Installations Faster

    You could try using nlite to strip out anything you don't need from the Windows Install disc and saving that as an image then using that image to use for your RIS?
  12. Hi, having a few problems with my RIS install. The setup completes but for some reason when it comes to running [GuiRunOnce] in the .sif file or using the cmdlines.txt RunOnceEx.cmd method I get the same issue saying that it can't find "%systemdrive%\Install\<folder>\myfile.bat". When i come to look at C:\ once the windows install has completed the "Install" folder is missing but.... the files do copy across just after the computer has finished formatting just before you get the GUI stage of the windows xp installation. Any help would be greatly appricated. Please find attached the .sif files the install is using the ristndrd.sif and rinorpart.sif files are located in the i386 and the (templatesfolder)ristndrd.sif file is located in the templates folder within the i386 fold.er (templatesfolder)ristndrd.sif rinorprt.sif ristndrd.sif
  13. After moving that folder it appears to have worked, there was also a /f missing from the title part which i have fixed, but thanks for the help
  14. I would recomend using RT 7 Lite to slip stream. Extract your image to your desktop or where ever, opening it with RT 7 Lite then when it loads all the files there's a tick box you can tick which says "Slipstream Service Pack" slipstream SP1 then save the image as an ISO again and then use 7Customizer http://www.rt7lite.com/downloads.html
  15. They are attached.....Thanks For Giving Me A hand, I used WPI for my Windows XP unattended images so i thought i'd give RunOnceEx a try proving a little more difficult Please note the oembat.txt file is named as oembat just for the batch file refference on the actual image its called oem.bat i just renamed it for the purpose of uploading it as a text file so on the actual image it is named correctly, just thought i'd let you know just in case you thought that may have been causing issues.