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[Guide] Win server 2008

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Edited at 22.8.2008:

Guide: How To Bulid up ur Server/Vista properly!

[using vlite and waik]

idea of this Guide:

installation of new updates and packages after installation of vista or server creating "checkpoint" if the user wanna uninstall same update he could but this make winsxs bigger and bigger

backup files dll more files will be saved

so this way u could save space and maybe have the os more stable

1. copy ur original disk to hard

2. use vlite to SS sp1 [only if use this on vista sp0 / server have already sp1 so skip that ]

3. use waik to pre-install updates and packages or feathers with perm type [ reinstall sp1 with waik after but now u do the perm type its should clean the old files from sp0]

[example:]

<package action="configure" permanence="permanent">

list of updates to windows server 2008 32/64bit:

OS\Packages

> .
> ..
8,956,536 windows-kb890830-v2.0.exe
1,656,115 Windows6.0-KB941693-x64.msu
1,259,712 Windows6.0-KB941693-x86.msu
4,220,054 Windows6.0-KB947562-x64.msu
3,588,159 Windows6.0-KB947562-x86.msu
567,284 Windows6.0-KB948590-x64.msu
377,161 Windows6.0-KB948590-x86.msu
32,014,893 Windows6.0-KB950050-x64.msu
4,049,948 Windows6.0-KB950050-x86.msu
10,578,008 Windows6.0-KB950582-x64.msu
7,398,345 Windows6.0-KB950582-x86.msu
15,408,222 Windows6.0-KB950759-x64.msu
7,882,094 Windows6.0-KB950759-x86.msu
210,727 Windows6.0-KB950760-x64.msu
209,944 Windows6.0-KB950760-x86.msu
296,701 Windows6.0-KB950762-x64.msu
273,445 Windows6.0-KB950762-x86.msu
1,544,500 Windows6.0-KB951698-x64.msu
850,141 Windows6.0-KB951698-x86.msu
66,133,418 Windows6.0-KB955020-x64.msu
59,185,906 Windows6.0-KB955020-x86.msu
226,661,313 bytes

use WUD to download vista updates

4. use vlite as u like[ at step 3 u should install all the feathers u like so u wont need add feahters working]

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Indexing the Topic:

Remove backup files without remove the Comps

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...551#entry764551

[save space about a half from what u didn't removed using vlite]

[500MB to 32bit and 1Giga to 64bit]

http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=serverlo7.png

List of Packages u SHOULD save (Jun 9 2008 updated)

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...242#entry743242

Guide How to Remove Packages with WAIK and go extreme with vlite (updated 12.6)

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...473#entry730473

[save around 200-400MB 32bit-64bit but lots of Work]

another good guide by 7bingo7

Pre-installing feathers using Waik

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...745#entry729745

[Could save more space after Tablet PC and more appear in vlite]

Workspace for Dism [windows6.1 only]

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...745#entry729745

[more info check the link]

Guide by dead0 to pre-install and remove packages

http://www.msfn.org/board/Win-server-2008-...745#entry729745

[more info check the link]

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hey

i wanna keep the add features ability what components should i leave ?

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Haven't finished that test, but it was at least half of them so you better not even start with it until fixed.

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[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
Speech Support
System Information
;# Drivers #
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
Scanners
;# Hardware Support #
Smartcards
;# Languages #
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
;# Multimedia #
Sample Pictures
Shell event sounds
Wallpapers
;# Services #
Error Reporting
Offline Files
;# System #
Help
Natural Language

is that ok ?

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I don't have an exact list, I would gladly give it to you.

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hey nuhi i might have some idea why its happening maybe after using vlite, Components that didnt seleted[because they not appear ] has been deleted using vlite

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hey nuhi i might have some idea why its happening maybe after using vlite, Components that didnt seleted[because they not appear ] has been deleted using vlite

That is a bloody good point aviv00, or at least a good suggestion, since vLite is only in beta, maybe Nuhi has not yet coded this into it, but (and I am no C# coder) I am sure if theres no component there to select, vLite cannot possibly remove things like that (Aero, WMP11).

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They are not deleted, it's just while Server is going through other component data it tries to read the removed ones and stops there.

It's just a matter of finding what to clean, gonna do it for the 1.1 final.

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They are not deleted, it's just while Server is going through other component data it tries to read the removed ones and stops there.

It's just a matter of finding what to clean, gonna do it for the 1.1 final.

The final vLite will probably be made before Server 2008 is even officially released.

Nuhi you do SO much man. Server 2008 isn't even out for months yet and you're talking about vLite final. :blink:

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[Components]
;# Accessories #
Speech Support
System Information
;# Drivers #
Modems
Printers
Scanners
;# Languages #
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
;# Multimedia #
Sample Pictures
Shell event sounds
Wallpapers
Windows Media Samples

this config i tested and 100% working

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Now, that's a gr8 list aviv00 ;)

Thanx!

It really bothers me to lose Aero after removing those crappy Components like Drivers and Chinese langs ;p

How about 'Natural Language'?

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as i remember its wont work [did that test long ago when vlite 1.0 released ]

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[Information]
Version = 1.1 beta 2 on 2.0.50727.1416 Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1, v.264
Target = Windows Longhorn (vLite) SERVERSTANDARD 32-bit - 6.0.6001.17042 - English (United States) Service Pack 1, v.658

[Components]
;# System #
Help
Manual Install (Setup.exe)
Natural Language

this configuration

kills the feathers add ability

Hope its help u nuhi

i think that Natural Language making the problem

i see it too much when i got the error

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aviv00, I think that only Help is breaking it from those 3.

Little patience I'll look into this once again, now I must.

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ok then i will try the other one the "Natural Language"

cuz i wanna get rid of it anyway

Edit:

yes ur right its the help

i just notice that when i add the feathers that makes aero enabled

its installed windows defender and tablet pc too

will be lovely to have those removed and maybe the image could drop from 900 to cd size :)

btw i really camfuze about the feathers and rules how they could be in this tiny image

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my WinServer2008 ISO is 811 MB and Add/Remove is not broken

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can some1 pls post the most lited settings for 2008 that do not brake the Aeoro (add/rem) feature?

also..

'my' vlite 1.1rc seems to freeze during 'Preparing' stage of Removing Components at this conf:

[Information]
Version = 1.1 RC on 2.0.50727.42 Microsoft Windows NT 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2
Target = Windows Longhorn SERVERSTANDARD 64-bit - 6.0.6001.17051 - English (United States) Service Pack 1, v.667

[Compatibility]
Halo 2
Aero Glass
Internet Explorer
Recommended

[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
Speech Support
;# Drivers #
Display adapters
Diva Server
Modems
Printers
Scanners
;# Languages #
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
;# Multimedia #
Music and Video samples
Sample Pictures
Shell event sounds
;# Network #
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Remote Desktop and Assistance
Remote Desktop Client
;# Services #
Windows Remote Management
;# System #
Natural Language

[Unattended]
SpecRegional
AcceptEULA
SkipAutoActivation
NetworkLoc = 1
ProtectPC = 3

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@WiCiO

u could save more space if u use waik to pre-install them with pgkmgr.exe

and then del help and tablet pc too

its will take ur hdd space to 2.7gb

GL

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omg, it's 1gb large;p

hope it'll do waht you advise;p

frankly i was hoping for a vLite 'script' what to remove;]

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ow u want to remove winsxs too and save the feathers addons ?

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hmm...

you don't understand me;)

i would like to see a full list of options i can check to remove in vLite that do not brake the features option so i can add Aero ^_^

what is Yours most lited version of server'08 and with fully working aero?

ps.

that code was just an example that broke the process of creating the vlited version of my server'08 installation

it has nothing to do with my main question ;)

just a bug report;p

CHeeRS!!

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just save the help and winsxs that's all

my extreme vlite is 1.6giga hdd space and i use WAIK to do that [but after alot of testing]

the normal vlite is around 2.34GB hdd space [ again with waik and removed alot of Packages]

notice that i use waik to pre-install [offline install] aero

then i could save more space and delete the help and tablet pc

and the feathers add-on didnt work after that

anyway the aero is installed already so i dont need it

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ok.. i've run the waik and i don't know what to set 'enabled' in DestopExperience to make aero work..

could you be so kind and attach your 'answer file'?:DDD

also

what's the correct order?

first vlite, then waik? or does the waik comes first?;/

many thanks in advance! :D

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ok i add the file

here the bat file i use to run it

copycat it as u want

type Untitled.xml

start /w pkgmgr /o:E:\Work\WimMount;E:\Work\WimMount\Windows /n:Untitled.xml /l:log

echo %ERRORLEVEL%

btw use gimagex to mount the image [install.win] with write access and save it

then u done go to vlite and make ur iso :)

should be about 800mb and 2.7giga hdd space[use gimagex info to check]

GL

Untitled.xml

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thanx! i've done it;)

the waik operations were pretty easy.. ^_^

now the problem lies in vLite :(

[Information]
Version = 1.1 RC on 2.0.50727.42 Microsoft Windows NT 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2
Target = Windows Longhorn SERVERSTANDARD 64-bit - 6.0.6001.17051 - English (United States) Service Pack 1, v.667

[Compatibility]
ACDSee / XnView
Halo 2
KMPlayer
Paint.NET
Zoom Player
Aero Glass
Internet Explorer
Recommended
Scanners and Cameras

[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
Speech Support
;# Drivers #
Display adapters
Diva Server
Modems
Printers
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
Scanners
Sound controllers
;# Languages #
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Table Driven Text Input Processor
Traditional Chinese
;# Multimedia #
Music and Video samples
Sample Pictures
Screensavers
Shell event sounds
SideShow
Sound Recorder
;# Network #
File and printer sharing (Server)
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Network and Sharing Center
Remote Desktop and Assistance
Remote Desktop Client
Windows Firewall
;# Services #
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
DNS Client
Error Reporting
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IPsec Policy Agent
Offline Files
Remote Registry
Windows Remote Management
Windows Time
;# System #
Disk Quota
IMAPIv2 Burning Support
Malicious Software Removal Tool
Manual Install (Setup.exe)
Microsoft Agent
Natural Language
Sync Center
Tablet PC
Windows Defender
Windows Easy Transfer
Zip Folder

[Options]
DEP (Data Execution Prevention) = Default
User Account Control (UAC) = Enabled
AntiSpyware Realtime Protection = Default
AutoPlay = Enabled
Paging Executive = Enabled
Power scheme = Balanced
Hibernation = Default
Control Panel - Classic View = Enabled
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

now THIS configuration freezes the process during the first 'preparing' stage..

what gives??

any suggestions?

btw. why after applying the answer file with pkgmgr i can see more options to remove in vLite???

edit:

just realised that i was using the WAIK pkgmgr, which is VISTA's application:P

now i've recompiled the wim file with server'08 pkgmgr;]

testing vLite..

edit2:

still the same error.. ;(

vlerr.gif

http://aemaeth.webpark.pl/vlerr.gif

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btw. why after applying the answer file with pkgmgr i can see more options to remove in vLite???

well that the point of it

but if u mean why its working like that coz server 2008 working diff then vista

& btw nuhi stop support cos that and others reasons

http://wicio.freehostia.com/vlerr.gif

wont work

any suggestions?

i checked ur ini file its fine i think

try make a short list like mine and retry and after try ur others stuff comp.s u want to remove

GL btw my server is 32bit

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