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[Guide] Win server 2008

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did u rebuild the iso at the end ?

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did u rebuild the iso at the end ?

Yes, I did rebuild it as an "Server Standard" only iso - worked without any problems.

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So any update on when we will see a component removal that supports Server 2008?

What can I actually remove, without breaking the add feature option?

I know I can remove languages and drivers, is that it?

Are lots of stuff I want to get rid of :P

Here's my Last Session.ini file. final iso size is 788mb. All server features work that i'm aware of.

Edit: check my later post for revised ini

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geo411m nice ini but u could remove more

another subject

i tested something new about winsxs removal

[Remove backup files without remove the Comps]

the idea in general:

now its could remove same backup files from winsxs dir by using vlite without need to remove the comp from it

i save 320MB in 32bit server without remove all the comps

its half from what i could even remove using vlite

it bit hard to do it

i will explain it in short

how to do it:

after v-liteing ur server 2008 [ or vista]

u have same comps left in vlite u could remove but u need ofc :)

u could remove the backup files in winsxs dir

but ofc without use the dupe method [post at another topic "winsxs removal.." ]

but with vlite itself [why ? safer i guess :D]

make a test copy from ur own vlited and vlite it as well removing everything [ non-extreme]

after that u will need to use "whereisit" app [ sure u need mount it and use whereisit to save it to clg ]

[and mount back to ur original vlited server or vista]

and watch what files was remove from the winsxs only [just go to this dir in whereisit and do comper to media]

remove the new files ["the new files"] [take own and full access to it]

few notices:

* [windows update] didnt succes to install same active-x update but the another update was fine

* just server manager and ocsetup wont work so u really need to use WAIK to pre-install it all

* the rest of the os working fine checked it not fully just in vmware!

* the size u should gain from all this mess is about half [of the test copy diff]

* so not alot if u are in 32bit

* use this link if u wanna more info http://www.msfn.org/board/Guide-WinSxS-Dup...el-t109131.html

Edit at 16.5.2008

i see that .NET Framework could have the same idea and save more 180mb to 32bit

gonna test it

so 32bit goes from 2500 to 2000~ whice is nice

gonna save around 1giga at 64bit

did the test in vmware looking ok

*checked vlite working ok

the comps still exist but same space were saved :D

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geo411m nice ini but u could remove more

I know but when i tried to it broke add remove feature. I think it still need "Help" thats the only really large file left. what else can be removed that you know of?

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u could use ocsetup to install it

better test ur new vlite os on vmware before going install it

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I've gotten my server install even smaller but breaking under 700mb may be impossible while keeping add/ remove feature from breaking. my latest size is 746mb.

; vLite preset file
;
;#Environment:
; vLite v1.1.6
; Framework 2.0.50727.1434
; Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 32-bit
;
;#Target:
; Windows Longhorn SERVERENTERPRISE 32-bit Service Pack 1
; Version 6.0.6001.18000 English (United States)
;
[Compatibility]
DriveimageXML
DVD Treasury
Halo 2
Hauppauge WinTV
KMPlayer
Aero Glass
File and printer sharing (Server)
Internet Explorer
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Recommended
Windows Fax and Scan

[CustomHide]

[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
Speech Support
;# Drivers #
Display adapters-Ati
Display adapters-Intel
Display adapters-nVidia
Display adapters-S3
Display adapters-SiS
Diva Server
Modems
Printers-Apollo
Printers-Brother
Printers-Canon
Printers-Citizen
Printers-Dell
Printers-Diconix
Printers-Epson
Printers-Fuji Xerox
Printers-Fujitsu
Printers-Generic printer
Printers-Gestetner
Printers-HP
Printers-IBM
Printers-Infotec
Printers-Konica
Printers-Konica Minolta
Printers-Kyocera Mita
Printers-Lanier
Printers-Lexmark
Printers-Minolta
Printers-Minolta-QMS
Printers-NEC
Printers-NRG
Printers-Oce
Printers-Oki
Printers-Okidata
Printers-Olivetti
Printers-Panasonic
Printers-QMS
Printers-Ricoh
Printers-Samsung
Printers-Savin
Printers-Seikosha
Printers-Sharp
Printers-Sony
Printers-Star
Printers-Tally
Printers-Tektronix
Printers-Wipro ePeripherals
Printers-Xerox
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
Scanners
TV Tuners-ADS Technologies
TV Tuners-ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
TV Tuners-AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
TV Tuners-Compro Technology Inc.
TV Tuners-Conexant Systems, Inc.
TV Tuners-Creatix
TV Tuners-Hauppauge
TV Tuners-KNC ONE GmbH
TV Tuners-KWorld
TV Tuners-Lumanate, Inc.
TV Tuners-Philips Semiconductors
TV Tuners-Pinnacle Systems
TV Tuners-TerraTec Electronic GmbH
TV Tuners-VidzMedia Pte Ltd.
TV Tuners-ViXS Systems Inc.
;# Languages #
Arabic
Brazillian
Bulgarian
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Estonian
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Simplified Chinese
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Table Driven Text Input Processor
Thai
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Ukrainian
;# Multimedia #
Music and Video samples
Sample Pictures
Shell event sounds
;# System #
Manual Install (Setup.exe)
Natural Language
Windows Easy Transfer

[Options]
DEP (Data Execution Prevention) = Default
User Account Control (UAC) = Enabled
AntiSpyware Realtime Protection = Default
AutoPlay = Enabled
Paging Executive = Enabled
Power scheme = Balanced
Power button = Shutdown
Sleep button = Do nothing
Hibernation = Default
Memory requirement = 256MB
Control Panel - Classic View = Default
Show hidden files and folders = No
Show protected operating system files = No
Show extensions for known file types = No
IE Phishing Filter = Default
IE Phishing Verification Ballon Tips = Default

[Protection]

[Drivers]

[Unattended]

[Hotfixes]

[LanguagePacks]

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u could do more but then u need to use waik if u looking for tut

go to post #1 u will see it in the index

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hi aviv00,

am following u r guide and stripped it down to almost earth.

WSIM shows only 20 packages remaining (out of 201 as u said)

and .net30 and Desktop Experience is preinstalled.

den vlited extreme (vlite last session and WSIM package list are attached)

winsxs is only ~115MB. total VM hd size is 1.66GB, iso size is 540MB

and still aero is working :) :thumbsup

didnt checkd i-net connectivity (am over a dial up :( )

probs:

some mmc snapins get malfunctioning

of that Services is important, (no services snapin, it hard to configure services via regedit )

any clue abt that ??

wat packages should be saved or visibility=2 in registry ?

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Last_Session.ini

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Hi Aviv00

I can see that you do have great experience with server 2008. Can you please help me with some services please..

I use Server 2008 Enterprise x64 as Workstation ONLY, i dont need any server services, but i really dont know which services to disable while having my workstation and surfing and remote desktop as well.

Could you please tell me which services i can safely disable and have my remote desktop, surfing, and workstation stuffs (desktop experience)

Thank you

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Microsoft-Windows-Branding-SE-Server-Package

required for branding the server edition (otherwise there will be no visual indiaction of wat server is using)

btw

Microsoft-Windows-BLB-UI-Package

Microsoft-Windows-IIS-*

and few packages i shown in pic couldnote be removed, why they can't ??

and where are these files (those install and config ) inside the wim ??

which of them break net connectivity ( via LAN or dialup) ?

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hello shahed26

i added my services list tho i didn't disable much of them

cos like that the system is more stable

FMO u wont gain significant change

u are not satisfied with ur os speed and response ?

GL

@Innocent Devil

thx for the info i was looking for that package

about the packages u cant remove use

start /w pkgmgr /o:d:\Work\WimMount;d:\Work\WimMount\Windows /up:%1 /l:log

echo %ERRORLEVEL% %ERRORLEVEL% %ERRORLEVEL% %ERRORLEVEL% %ERRORLEVEL% %ERRORLEVEL%

services.rar

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Hi Aviv00

Thanks for your services Attachment. Ofcourse am happy with the speed and reliability (its great), i thought i might as well disable some unneeded services, end of the day i have a powerful spec pc, so it does not really matter, but just for my convenience i thought disable some unneeded services

Thanks

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me too stuck at 74 packages

am also getting 1168 err on pkgmgr but it works fine after vliting

all the 74 packages can be uninstalled from the offline image but not Removed (may be not ALL but most of them)

uninstall using

peimg /uninstall=<pkgname> <mountpoint>

the duno turn up in add roles/features but peimg lists it.

but how to REMOVE them from image ???

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