Windows XP Professional with SP2 Stable Build

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  1. kcnychief

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    Something I have been wanting to do, and will need to do sooner rather than later is to configure a "STABLE" Windows XP Professional Environment. This project, while somewhat tedious initially, can be a bit fun once I get things working the way they need to. I am posting in this section because I will be "tweaking" the environment so to speak, but can't go too crazy because it needs to be used in a wide scale of production environments.

    As I progress, I will update the main post with random comments as updates are warranted. I plan on giving a similar go to a Server/Domain setup, which should also be fun.

    Please only positive and constructive posts/thoughts.

    All I have set in stone atm is that I will have XP Pro with SP2 integrated and all current updates applied.
    More to come!
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    take a look at unattended.msfn.org :)
     
  3. kcnychief

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    Woo for procrastination!

    I have just finished building my installation CD including un-attended installation options and all current critical updates.

    The only critical update I have choosen not to install is the Malicious Software Tool, I don't see a point in having that in new builds really.

    Next I'm going to look for some tweaks that have beneficial performance enhancements to the OS itself.
     
  4. madmatt

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    You should include all updates. You can even include WMP10/11 and IE7B3.
     
  5. kcnychief

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    Remember - wide area of production so at least for now, WMP11 and IE7B3 are out.

    After I get the CD verified as working with all hotfixes I'm going to add things like .NET and WMP10 though.
     
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    I know some people who made unattended discs and putting themselves out of a job. Hope you don't have short-sighted employers like that, though ;)

    It's a fun project, though. It's amazing to have a Windows XP that's just the way you like it, including registry tweaks.
     
  7. VenomXt

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    Wa? how?
     
  8. Petros

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    Right here!
     
  9. VenomXt

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    lol i mis interperted what you said. :)
     
  10. failurbydesign

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    im kinda lost, whats the point?
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    saves you about 4 hours after installing fresh :p
     
  12. failurbydesign

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    oh so its like YOUR installer with your programs and what not??
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    ^ Yes. Takes a bit to configure the whole thing properly but once you've got a disc it's very useful.
     
  14. kcnychief

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    Can't believe I have wanted to do this since July - oh well :(

    I have been working on it here and there between a bunch of other things, and ran into a very annoying problem that I can't seem to find out. I assume it's related to the fact I'm modifying certain files during the slipstream/build, but I always get prompted to run a SFC after the first couple of boots, and sometimes when applying Windows Updates.

    Is this common? What gives? I know I can disable SFC, but I don't want to. Any advice on how I could probably fix this going forward would be appreciated :)
     
  15. madmatt

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    I have never had problems with my discs. I make them for everything from OEM/Home builds to Windows 2000 builds.
     
  16. kcnychief

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    I guess I should re-evaluate my process then :D