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[Guide] Win server 2008

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Thanks for retooling aviv00's guide. Its much easier to follow now.

So this also works on Server 2008 Web? Its got a slightly different arrangement.

Also, there is no gimagex. Its simply imagex.

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Google "gimagex" and install in same folder as imagex. It's a gui w/c makes using imagex easier.

Favor to 7bingo7: could you replace "PHrase" wit "Phase"? Makes it easier to comprehend ^^ Excellent work!

Based on your attached files, what's your iso size and installed disk space used?

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RE: Phase Two

Is the instruction tp remove the "Owner" directory still necessary?

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Tweak the registry (%IMGMOUNT%\Windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE) to make all packages visible (See more later).

Replace the original "SOFTWARE" with your tweaked version.

See more later.... :blink:

Needs to be clearer here.

Also, it would be great if you can include a list of tools (like gimagex) and download locations at the bottom.

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Hi, guys, thanks for your feedbacks and suggestions.

I'm just busy in hunting for jobs... tough time for fresh graduates this year.

Anyway, I'll find some time to perfect it.

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7bingo7 about Phrase two - Pre-processing

u forgot to notice that in the regedit the owners key reg need to be able to remove them

cos then the system will always look for the owner and wont able to remove it

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Well that answered my question ^^ Now I get why you specified that. Thanks ^^

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7bingo7 about Phrase two - Pre-processing

u forgot to notice that in the regedit the owners key reg need to be able to remove them

cos then the system will always look for the owner and wont able to remove it

Owner's key? What does it do?

This was not mentioned before, I did a search on the forum for "owner's key".

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@weEvil

its mentioned here

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=730473

those key folders need to be removed else the packages wont be removed

cos it package's owner wont let it

anyway im very recommending to use web edition of server 2008

its have much less packages to remove

and all the packages the user need for workstation is there

like desktop xp , and wirelessnetwork too and the tcp tweaked is should be

and iis :) ofc

Edited by aviv00
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Hi,

this topic was wery helpful for me, but after few tries i decided to little speed-up my experiments ;)

So i wrote a little script that enables all packages in windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE registry file by setting Visibility to 0x00000001 and removing "Owners" subdirectories. here it is :

download source code (C# .NET 2.0)

download binary Look for updated version here.

(both download files contains Win32Security library (in binary or source code form) for some native registry calls that are missing in managed .NET)

To use it just mount install.wim with imagex (or gimagex, whatever), run my app and type the path to the mounted install.wim (You can provide this path as a run parameter as well). I hope that my tool will be usefull for You ;)

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Hi,

this topic was wery helpful for me, but after few tries i decided to little speed-up my experiments ;)

So i wrote a little script that enables all packages in windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE registry file by setting Visibility to 0x00000001 and removing "Owners" subdirectories. here it is :

download source code (C# .NET 2.0)

download binary

(both download files contains Win32Security library (in binary or source code form) for some native registry calls that are missing in managed .NET)

To use it just mount install.wim with imagex (or gimagex, whatever), run my app and type the path to the mounted install.wim (You can provide this path as a run parameter as well). I hope that my tool will be usefull for You ;)

Your effort is much appreciated. Havent used i yet but will do so for my next rebuild. Hope it works well.

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thx wnuku for gr8 tool

i tested server 7 and PackagesPending need to have owners clean too

could u update ur tool ?

shortcut for owner removal

export the regdir

rename the owner to xxxx using notepad

del the regdir from the hive

import back the reg file to hive

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Hi,

ok, my tool has been updated ;) ( this update is relevant for those, who are planning to use it with command line scripts or with win7 (win6.1))

download source code

download binary

Sorry for long delay, but i was very busy (still i am :P). To clear owners of PackagesPending use '/m' switch with command args. Use '/?' for more info.

Any future suggestions are welcome ;)

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Hi,

ok, my tool has been updated ;) ( this update is relevant for those, who are planning to use it with command line scripts or with win7 (win6.1))

download source code

download binary

Sorry for long delay, but i was very busy (still i am :P). To clear owners of PackagesPending use '/m' switch with command args. Use '/?' for more info.

Any future suggestions are welcome ;)

Thanks. Here's a direct link.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/9/20/210...ak_bin_v1.1.rar

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Edit: n/m I forgot to clear owners of PackagesPending.

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