I have been using Server 2003 Datacenter SP2 nLited (by me - not R2) for a while now, and I just nlited my 'non-touched' corporate version of Windows XP Pro SP2.
Normally in windows 2003 when I plug in a USB harddrive, I get the usual taskbar popup that shows me the drive is being installed. When it is complete, I have to go into Disk Management and assign a drive letter to it. When I have added the drive letter, the drive appears in My Computer, but on the properties for the drive it says "File system: RAW". So I turn off the drive, and then back on again, and the Filesystem now says NTFS (or whatever I formatted it as).
However on XP SP2, when I plug in a harddrive for the first time, it is able to assign a drive letter at once, and the filesystem is ok.
The only thing I have done in the nlite of this windows 2003 is I removed a file called volumes.inf. If I didn't remove it, I would get prompted to install a 'generic volume' (e.g. click next to install hardware prompt), but removing the volume.inf solves this 'temporarily'.
I haven't removed the same file from the XP SP2 nlite, as I never had to remove it - it always worked perfectly like this.
Any one have any ideas how I can get the same thing to happen in Windows 2003?
Edited by varney, 01 April 2008 - 07:01 PM.