2000 pro sysprep ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Idle, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Idle

    Idle Guest

    hey guys i am launching about 40 laptops and i care not to input the product key code every time on a laptop. i know there is a way to use the sysprep tool that will do it for me when installing the ghost image. i have tried to find info on this but nothing seems be able to exlain of i am trying to do.

    thanks IDLE
     
  2. firehawk

    firehawk OSNN Addict

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    The PID is housed in an answer file called sysprep.inf. You can fully automate the setup using this file if you would like.
     
  3. Idle

    Idle Guest

    so when i create the sysprep.inf file, i can go back and enter the product key code manually under the user data parameter?
     
  4. firehawk

    firehawk OSNN Addict

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    Yes, you can add or change any of the parameters manually. It's just a text file. Edit it with notepad or any text editor. If you need more help, I can provide you with an example of the file.
     
  5. Idle

    Idle Guest

    if you could get me that example..im sending out 40 laptops. i want to make sure that im doing this right


    that would awsome of ya to do that!
     
  6. firehawk

    firehawk OSNN Addict

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    Here it is. My comments are in brackets. Replace them with your info. You can copy this text to make your sysprep.inf.

    [Unattended]
    OEMPnPDriversPath=(path to folder containing the driver for the machine)
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
    Filesystem = LeaveAlone

    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=*
    AutoLogon=Yes
    AutoLogonCount=1
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=20
    OemSkipWelcome=1

    [TapiLocation]
    AreaCode=""

    [UserData]
    FullName="Client Name"
    OrgName="Your Company Name"
    ComputerName=*
    ProductID=(PID)

    [Display]
    BitsPerPel=16
    XResolution=800
    YResolution=600
    VRefresh=75

    [SetupMgr]
    DistFolder=C:\sysprep\i386
    DistShare=win2000dist

    [GuiRunOnce]
    (you can kick off programs, bats, etc here)

    [Identification]
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP

    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
     
  7. Idle

    Idle Guest

    next thing to do is to run the sysprep.exe and im set? obviously i cannot reboot. my next step is making the image
     
  8. firehawk

    firehawk OSNN Addict

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    Yup. And then test it. How did you get sysprep and no documentation on how to use it, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  9. Idle

    Idle Guest

    ive got a few books on 2000/xp but but they dont go into detail on how to configure it and set it up or even how to input the key code. i was looking most of the morning on how to set it up. this was my first time doing this.

    i do appreciate your help.

    thanks!