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  1. Thanks Moonchilde for the suggestion, however I did already have the folders in place and was even copying other shortcuts into those same folders. The good news is that I have figured out the issue. Once the unattended installer finished (and once again didn't copy the shortcuts to the appropriate places) I navigated to the directory using command prompt (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs) and noticed that the two shortcuts I was trying to move (Windows Media Player.lnk and Desktop Gadget Gallery.lnk) didn't exist, even though they are clearly visible at the top of the start menu, and appear when you navigate to that folder in Explorer. In the command prompt window I looked through the files that were listed and noticed that there were two there that didn't show up in the Start Menu: sidebar.lnk and media center.lnk . So those are the two files I need to move, but somehow they have a different name! This is new to me, but maybe some of you have seen it before? Strange...but thanks to you guys who tried to help. It was appreciated!
  2. Unfortunately xcopy didn't work either. Anyone else have any ideas?
  3. Yes I'm running as admin. I'll try xcopy instead and post back, thanks.
  4. I'm working away on my unattended install and have a batch file that is rearranging the Windows 7 start menu (that gets so messy). I'm filing things away into categorized folders, etc....but two shortcuts won't seem to move: Desktop Gadget Gallery and Windows Media Center. Even when I run the command after the install, it still can't seem to find the file to move, though I have checked my path over and over and over. Does anyone know if there's anything weird with those two shortcuts? Here's what I've been using (and I have already created the two folders Utilities and Audio & Video in the Start Menu): MOVE /Y "%systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Gadget Gallery.lnk" "%systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Utilities" MOVE /Y "%systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Media Center.lnk" "%systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Audio & Video" Any help would sure be appreciated, even if it's to say that I've made some sort of stupid oversight. I just want to get this fixed up, thanks!
  5. Ok, figured this one out myself and thought I'd post back in case anyone else is looking for an answer. I ended up right-clicking on the installers, and going to the General tab, where I could choose to enable or disable the "Block" feature. Disabling it solved my problem. Hope this helps someone else. This is weird..kind of like talking to myself!
  6. After using and continuously updating my XP unattended installer for years, I'm now working on one for Windows 7. I'm just getting back into this, so it's possible I'm missing something fairly simple... When my apps install via RunOnce, (I have about 7-8 apps in total) Java and both Flash installers pop up with the "Open file - security warning" page, with the checkmark at the bottom where it says "Always ask before opening this file". This is obviously not the way I want my unattended installation to go. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening, and what I can do to stop it? Just so you know, it doesn't seem to be a switch issue, as those three installers all work as soon as I bypass the security warning page (unless there's a switch I need to activate that will help me bypass this?). Any info/advice would be appreciated, thanks.
  7. Ok, thanks. At least I know it's not something on my end.
  8. I've just started using 7Customizer and it looks great (thank you). I'm getting an issue that seems to pop up when the image is unmounted...things seem to get stuck and nothing happens... Version: 6.1.7600.16385 Processing 1 of 1 - Adding package D:\Windows7Installers\Updates\x64\AMD64-all-w indows6.1-kb2644615-x64_a741770f749ad7659597af7ee0b127bd68063c02.msu [==========================100.0%==========================] The operation completed successfully. ==Finished integrating updates== ==Applying tweaks== The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. The operation completed successfully. ==Finished Applying tweaks== ==Unmounting image== Pausing before unmounting Press any key to continue . . . Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 6.1.7600.16385 Image File : D:\Windows7Installers\Installers\Win7x64\sources\install.wim Image Index : 3 It just sits at this point (I've waited half an hour). If I close the window, the "Done" windows pops up, but the updates don't seem to be applied if I burn an iso at that point... This may be pure inexperience, and maybe I'm missing something? I've searched and don't see any answers, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! ** Edit: Today I tried again and just left it on the screen, and eventually after about 30-40 minutes, it kept going and saved the image, then unmounted the image. Is that a typical wait? My system isn't a slow system... **
  9. Though I've only just started looking at it, RT7Lite looks really good. I'm hoping you won't mind a couple of questions as I get started... For years I've used my XP Unattended installers to install XP on many different machines (work related), including drivers, apps, etc.. It seems like RT7Lite would be the way to do the same for Windows 7. I've currently set up a Windows 7 deployment share from my server, but it doesn't seem like the right fit for my scenario (multiple machines for different people, using different versions of Windows all the time, and often installing multiple copies of XP at the same time). I'd like to use flash drives for installation of Win7, making for (hopefully) a quick edit of the unattended setup file each time (though I expect to use RT7Lite from time to time to update the installation sources). I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you RT7Lite veterans can answer: 1 - Do I need a separate installation source for each image, or can I use one source for all x64 and one source for all x86 sources, as long as I edit the unattended file to reflect the version I want to install? 2 - Do you see RT7Lite as being a good solution for my situation (multiple installs of multiple versions of Win7 for multiple end users), or do you see any problems with this scenario? Will I be able to simply edit the text file before the majority of installations? Any problems with that scenario? Thanks for any direction/advice/hints you can give me. I appreciate RT7Lite and hope to use it for a long time to come.
  10. I run my own IT business; a one person operation at this point in which I have to continually install OS's on customers computers. About 6 months ago I spent a fair bit of time setting up Windows 7 to deploy from my office server using a LTI disc (all of these installs happen within my office as I prepare the systems for my customers). I got it installing all versions of Win7, with all the applications I needed and with all of the updates I needed. But I got too busy to keep working on it and it's been sitting ever since. I still need to do the following and am hoping some of you veterans can tell me the best way to get this done: 1 - Install User Accounts (right now my systems are using the Administrator account and the system finishes with only that account existing) 2 - Add some registry tweaks and batch files to tidy up the Start Menu, etc. At this point I'm just copy the Lite Touch iso files from the Deployment Server share and using those discs to start the installation. Any suggestions would be appreciated, and of course answers to those two questions would be great. Thanks
  11. I'm in the same boat as Lodi_Dodi...when I click on MSDBuild.exe to create the package, I get an error message saying "The NTVDM CUP has encountered an illegal instruction.". I've tried to get around this by using different computers, and even did a clean xp sp2 install, with no luck for any of those attempts. Not sure if DarkShadow is still monitoring this thread or not, but if you are, I would appreciate any help/insight you can give on this. I've really appreciated using this pack in the past and would like to use it again if I can get this figured out. Even just uploading a copy of that msdbuild.exe to rapidshare, etc. might be all I need? Thanks
  12. Thanks for the response. I'll do the same and see how far I can get.
  13. Well it's finally time for me to start working on an Unattended Windows 7 structure, and so here I am. But where to start? If any of you who have already gotten this going could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. I use it mostly for individual workstation installations, and not for deployment from servers, etc. I'm not asking anyone to write out a complete guide for me, but some direction would sure help. I have never bothered with one for Vista, but have used XP Unattended Installers for years. Thanks to anyone who can point me the right way!
  14. Thanks Coffee...will try that out. If anyone knows a better way, or an alternative, feel free to post.
  15. I've got IE8 installing unattended, but every time I open it up for the first time, I have to run through the IE8 settings choices..the ones for comptability updates, search provider choice, etc. Does anyone know of a way that I can apply these automatically? Thanks