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^eMpTy^

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  1. On my RIS server I've been integrating Windows XP patches into my source image for a while now. I noticed that KB925454 would not integrate and I can no longer find it in the standard XP hotfixes thread. So I decided to simply launch the installer using a batch file on first boot, but even that just doesn't seem to be working. So I was wondering if there is anything special about this hotfix that I'm missing. I also had another small problem with RunOnceEx not performing all of its assigned tasks. It seems to fail at some point and never reach the final step of cleaning. I was wondering if perhaps there is some kind of issue with RunOnceEx and running faulty batch files that can cause RunOnceEx to fail. That is to say: can an error in a batch file cause RunOnceEx to error out and stop before it's finished? Thanks!
  2. On my RIS server I've been integrating Windows XP patches into my source image for a while now. I noticed that KB925454 would not integrate and I can no longer find it in the standard XP hotfixes thread. So I decided to simply launch the installer using a batch file on first boot, but even that just doesn't seem to be working. So I was wondering if there is anything special about this hotfix that I'm missing. I also had another small problem with RunOnceEx not performing all of its assigned tasks. It seems to fail at some point and never reach the final step of cleaning. I was wondering if perhaps there is some kind of issue with RunOnceEx and running faulty batch files that can cause RunOnceEx to fail. That is to say: can an error in a batch file cause RunOnceEx to error out and stop before it's finished? Thanks!
  3. I've been googling for a bit and can't find a solid way to do this. I have 65 machines to image in the next couple of days using RIS. I have all the super cool unattended stuff going on, but I can't seem to figure out a way to keep windows from using the entire partition. Since I will be installing linux on a separate partition at some point in the future I'd like to leave about 30 gigs left on the drives. Is there any way I can specify the size to make the primary partition without forcing the unattended install to stop and prompt me for the size?
  4. Xplode4 Script Generator

    Any progress on this script thing? I use xplode in a community type setting and it would be cool if anyone could add stuff to the installer without having to mess around with the xml...
  5. So I've been doing a lot of experimentation with unattended cds and I've gotten to the poin that it looks like the only way I'll be able to do everything I want with it is if I do a network install. So I figured a BartPE would be the way to go with that along with some scripting. The one hangup I can't seem to get past is paritioning the drives. Windows XP setup itself will happily run the cute little winnt.exe partition doodad that handles everything quite nicely...so I'm looking for a replacement that can run in a preinstall environment. All I really need to do is set which partition to install on and give the option to delete or resize partitions. The winnt.exe version of this process is precisely what I need, but from what I can tell you can't quite run that from BartPE... At this point I'm guessing the best way to do this would be to use diskpart.exe and do some scripting or use a batch file...but that seems like a lot of work and testing to replace a utility that is already perfectly suited to the task. How have other people gotten around this? Any recommendations? TIA -eMpTy
  6. Any Way To View The Source?

    yes but how can I view the source...I know that it's all just an html document...but how can I get it?
  7. Png Images As Background

    yeah I've read about the hack to get it working...haven't tried it myself...
  8. Any Way To View The Source?

    Any way I can get the source of the html after it's been rendered so I can experiment with some style sheets and colors and stuff and not have to run the program to preview it?
  9. Png Images As Background

    everything is rendered by ie right? so pngs should work fine (minus the alpha channel support)
  10. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    oh sweet you can attach files to posts...I thought I'd have to host it and it'd be a pain in the a**...sorry bout that...
  11. Does Checkbox Mode Work?

    Doh! Sorry about that. No I didn't read the doc, I just jumped right into the code...whoops
  12. Does Checkbox Mode Work?

    Here's what I get no matter what I try. Even with default everything. Am I missing something? I hit install and it just closes and does absolutely nothing. Spawning display plugin Install log: Asked to install: item1.tag0 Install log: Closing dialog >>> Log session end at: 2005/02/14 15:35:32 Press any key to continue . . .
  13. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    haha...well I figured if they're playing with this stuff in the first place... but yeah, I'll attach... .... now attached select_checkboxes_collapse.html
  14. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    ok here's how it's done...have to add one new function that will toggle the visibility: function toggleDiv(itemno) { var tags = window.external.GetTagCount(itemno); for(var j = 0; j < tags; j++) { var temp = "document.all.blah" + itemno + "blah" + j + ".style.display"; if (eval(temp)=="none") { eval(temp + "='block'"); } else { eval(temp + "='none'"); } } } Then need to modify another function or two: function addTag(text, itemno, tagno) { // retrieve this tag's attributes var disp = window.external.GetTagAttr("display", itemno, tagno); var checked = window.external.GetTagAttr("checked", itemno, tagno) == "true" ? "checked" : ""; // set up the current tag's layout stuff - name of checkbox ends up being item4.tag2 etc. // Changed by eMpTy to give each row containing a checkbox a unique id. text += "<tr class='effectrow' id=\"blah"+itemno+"blah"+tagno+"\" style=\"display: none\">"; text += "<td width='20' align='right'> </td>"; text += "<td width='20'> </td>"; text += "<td width='20' align='right' class='effectcheck'><input type='checkbox' name='item"+itemno+".tag"+tagno+"' "+checked+" id='"+disp+"'></td>"; text += "<td width='1000' class='effectitem'> "+disp+"</td>"; text += "</tr>"; // return the updated layout return text; } Changed one line in that function, and I changed this one line in the addItem function, but you could really do this anywhere. All you need is access to the item number. // Made the description of the item a link that toggles all the sub-items visibility. text += "<td width='1000' class='itemdesc'> <a href=\"javascript: toggleDiv('"+itemno+"')\">"+desc+"</a></td>";
  15. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    Ok I got it working...javascript is soooooo touchy...blah...I'll get it cleaned up and post it when I get the chance...
  16. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    I'm trying my little heart out to get it working right now...but for some reason it keeps telling me the object isn't there...I'm using the exact same code I've used in other projects...i have no idea why it wouldn't work...
  17. Collapsible Sets Of Check Boxes?

    So I have xplode up and running and I really like the checkbox mode. I was wondering if it were possible to make it so different sets of check boxes were hideable...cuz after you get a bunch of stuff in there it starts to become unwieldy... I know how to do this with DHTML, but I don't really understand how html/javascript works with xplode...like, can I just go editing the html files that came with it and expect that to work? -eMpTy
  18. Bts Driverpacks - General Discussion

    Bashrat, how are you adding cab compression to method 1???
  19. Bts Driverpacks - General Discussion

    Bashrat: Why would you have to edit infs? What needs to be changed?
  20. Bts Driverpacks - General Discussion

    I concur. Appearing stock is HUGE for me. I deleted some drivers to make it fit with method 1 instead of using method 2, too much of a hack. Like I mentioned before (and is in the first post in this thread) a BTS.cab that is decompressed by setup itself and listed in the windows drivers list is the ultimate solution. The only problem being multiple drivers. You'd have to rename something like 50 different files, and then all the associated inf entries. And that's assuming it would work. It's a bit of a chore, but well worth it IMHO. If I wasn't so insanely busy, I would do it myself. Alternately, you could make BTS1.cab BTS2.cab ... and so and so forth to accomodate all the different drivers that are duplicately named. In fact, I think I will take a look at that myself tonight. EDIT: Would it be wise to discard older versions of the same dll in favor of newer versions to remove duplicate driver entries?
  21. u must be kidding right. do u know how many of us here are using Firefox and using the Search feature? that is a pretty lame excuse to be lazy in using the search function. if u go to google.com and type xp install from hard drive msfn.org u will get dozens of results. Yeah I was having some wierd problem and I got p***ed off trying to use the stupid search function. I got it working now...sorry if I somehow disrupted your world by asking a question you deem lazy.
  22. Bashrat -> Add drivers to cab files?

    Talk to the guys that make nlite or one of those other setup helpers and get them to make you a GUI to easily select which drivers you'd like to include in you driver packaged. Then with a couple of clicks, it builds your BTS_DP.cab and edits the appropriate files and off you go. If only I wasn't imagining it...
  23. Bashrat -> Add drivers to cab files?

    I am personally extraordinarily busy or I would test it myself...if I get the time I will definitely give it a shot...I think in the long run this would be the cleanest method by far...gives you all the positives of method 2 without hacking setup.exe... I'm not quite sure how to handle duplicate files yet, but I'm sure something can be done. Thanks again Bashrat for the awesome driver packs...made my life a whole lot easier...
  24. Driverpack Massstorage - V5.03

    if you do method 2 I think you can make it all fit...
  25. Bashrat -> Add drivers to cab files?

    that works, but if you could do it this way, wouldn't it be so much simpler? don't have to bother with replacing setup.exe etc... just an idea, it seems like the cleanest way to go about it...I was wondering if anyone else had tried it. EDIT: Most imporantly, you could in theory make as many cab files as you wanted, so it would also alleviate the problem of like-named files...
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