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  1. And here is my final update: It appears that the problem was caused by a bad ePO Agent for McAfee 8.5i Enterprise. Not the McAfee client itself, but a custom agent that our company uses. McAfee 8.5i without the Agent seems to be performing well with every available patch level from 1 through 5.
  2. Update of my tests: 2 different brand computers, both with Vista SP1 and connected to each other with cross cable. The test folder is composed of almost 5GB worth of big and small files (4551 files total). Computer 1: Sony Vaio Computer 2: HP dc7800 Share on HP, connected with Sony Vaio: Copy test folder from share... no issues Write test folder to share... no issues Share on Sony Vaio, connected with HP: Copy test folder from share... large files copy okay, small files performance drops to near zero Write test folder to share... no issues --- Really strange... if you download from one computer, it is basically an upload on the other computer. So the write test when i was connected with the Sony Vaio should have given me the same result, but the problem only occur when i am working directly on the HP. I still would really appreciate someone with a similar computer or nic to run a quick test with a batch of small files from the network.
  3. No one with a HP dc7700 or HP dc7800 and Vista SP1 that can give copying a bunch of small files from share to local a try?
  4. Since moving to Vista SP1 we are experiencing extremely slow performance on copying small files from a network share to local and it takes ages for policies to be loaded during a gpupdate. Luckily, we're still in the testing phase, but this is a very big issue non the less. The worstations we are testing this on are: HP dc7700 (nic: Intel 82566DM) and dc7800's (nic: Intel 82566DM-2). This is what has been tested thus far: a. Large file copy from win2003 R2 share to local = normal performance.. 99% utilization of 100mbit b. Small file copy from win2003 R2 share to local = almost dead... 0% to 0.25% utilization of 100mbit c. gpupdate takes 5 minutes or more d. Different driver versions (including latest from Intel) are not making any difference Above tests have been run on a domain joined computer and a non-joined computer, to rule out network policies. The workstation has been connected to both a Cisco and a 3com switch. Without SP1 all of the above is working just fine. Can someone with one of those HP workstations or with the same internal nic confirm that SP1 is having problems with small files on the network? Thanks!
  5. Removed my entry, i have the same problems no matter what bios setting i make
  6. Strange that i was thinking about adding the SP1 .wim to my custom DVD and not the other way around! Comparing my pre-SP1 source and the SP1 DVD, there are more files and a lot of files have changed. I have now switched around my stuff and put it on the new DVD Back to testing to see if i can now completely remove those Networklocation tweaks. Thanks!
  7. Okay, so i received the Vista with SP1 iso and i copied the install.wim into my source and recreated my own unattended iso. All phases are running fine, except the OOBE pass where i have the Networklocation tweak that pre-answers the Home/Work/Public question. It fails the install on this last pass with an error message, but when i remove the Networklocation tweaks it goes through. The down side is that it then comes up with the networklocation question again Is copying the SP1 install.wim into my pre-SP1 unattended DVD okay? Or should i add the Autounattend and packages etc from my pre-SP1 and add them to the new DVD? Any help is appreciated.
  8. If you are running a manual sysprep, then you don't need this in your script: <RunSynchronous> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>10</Order> <Path>%WINDIR%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /quiet /oobe /reboot</Path> </RunSynchronousCommand> </RunSynchronous> It might be have a bad effect on your sysprep process to have it in there again, i think.
  9. The autounattend.xml should take care of this (works over here), but you could always try a batch file and use this command: net user Administrator <password>
  10. Its late here and i'm not at work where i keep all my stuff, but i'm pretty sure that SkipMachineOOBE set to true will skip your settings for ComputerName. In fact, i think you can't even set that to false as it should be an empty string.
  11. You can place your xml in any location inside the install, however placing it in the sysprep folder is probably your best bet: %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\sysprep You then fire off sysprep using the following command: sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:<file>.xml or use a complete path to your xml file.
  12. One small update... The reason i used "C:\Program Files\etc etc", is because for some reason i get an error when i use %ProgramFiles% in the registry. Windows Media Player for some reason (the default value) IS able to use this variable.
  13. I used the Vista Codec Pack and the Media Player Classic Add-On for it. Assuming Media Player Classic is installed in the following location: C:\Program Files\VistaCodecPack\Tools\mplayerc.exe DVD Playback Command, change the "(Default)" REG_EXPAND_SZ value that is located under the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play\command To: "C:\Program Files\VistaCodecPack\Tools\mplayerc.exe" /DVD "%L" Or use this code and paste it into a .reg file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\VistaCodecPack\\Tools\\mplayerc.exe\" /DVD \"%L\"" Add a new key called: "PlayDVDMovieOnArrival" (without the quotes) to the following two keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers In both the "PlayDVDMovieOnArrival" keys there should be a REG_SZ value called (Default). Double click to edit and add the following data: MSLegacyDVDHandler Do this for both locations! Or use this code and paste it into a .reg file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers] "DisableAutoplay"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection] @="" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayDVDMovieOnArrival] @="MSLegacyDVDHandler" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers] @="" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\PlayDVDMovieOnArrival] @="MSLegacyDVDHandler" What i have done: 1. In my RunSynchronousCommand it imports the first .reg file to update the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT 2. The HKEY_CURRENT_USER settings are in a custom NTUSER.DAT that replaces the NTUSER.DAT of the Default user profile. You could optionally use Office 2007's HKLM-to-HKCU mechanism to update the settings under point 2, however that would mean that the user would not have immediate playback of DVDs until the user has started atleast one office application before inserting a DVD.
  14. Maybe you're missing a " somewhere in your RunSync commands. When all else fails, i'd start testing by adding one application at a time to see which app is giving you this error. You can also post your autounattend.xml here (remove the key!) so that we can see what might be wrong with it.
  15. This portion is critical as i understand it: <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>