I've prepared a DVD with an unattended Windows 7 and start adding softwares, I feel quickly cramped.
As Windows 7 as welle as the new softwares are GB sized, I was looking for buiding 2 DVDs, the first will contain Windows 7 (4GB), the second all other softwares.
To pass from the first DVD to the second I needed a DVD switcher. I built CDVD-Switcher. is an AutoIt script, tested, working.
Here how the CDVD-Switcher script will run.
Copy CDVD-Switcher.exe to DVD1 (Windows7) %CDROM%\sources\$OEM$\$$\Setup\scripts\ folder
Add in the Autounattend.xml file the here bellow command. it should be at the last one <Order>last</Order>
<FirstLogonCommands> ... ... ... <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>4</Order> <Description>Windows Post Install Wizard</Description> <CommandLine>cmd /C start /wait c:\Windows\Setup\scripts\CDVD-Switcher.exe</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands>
The DVD2 (softwares) have to be configured as %CDROM%\Software\WPI\WPI.exe unless you modify the path in the script.
That means, during Windows7 installation CDVD-Switcher.exe will be copied in C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\ folder, then
launched from hard drive, testing if the DVD1 has %CDROM%\Software\WPI\WPI.exe file. As is not exists in DVD1 you have to insert DVD2.
Edited by coucou, 18 January 2011 - 06:47 AM.