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    XP Unattended Install(upgrade)

    I have about 30 2k boxes to upgrade to XP over the next few days. I have decided to use the unattended install for XP.

    I have created the distrbution point and all the files are copied locally just fine. Here is the problem though.

    I inserted the disk and XP setup went fine, the unattended.txt was read and the install went without any type of information needed from me. Although, I wanted to do an upgrade to XP. The unattended simply used the same partition, and made the system a dual boot. So of course when I loaded the box onto the domain, and went into it, it had none of the programs installed etc.

    So here is the question:

    How do I get unattended install to do an automatic upgrade of the system?


    Here is my current unattended.txt file (edited for security)

    Any Ideas as to why it didn't update the current OS?

    (or ways to improve this?)
    Thanks,
    xmad



    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Data]
    AutoPartition=1
    MsDosInitiated="0"
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"

    [Unattended]
    UnattendMode=FullUnattended
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    OemPreinstall=Yes
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS

    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=*********
    EncryptedAdminPassword=Yes
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=35
    OemSkipWelcome=1

    [UserData]
    ProductID=*****-*****-*****-*****-*****
    FullName="Name"
    OrgName="Name"
    ComputerName=box_name

    [TapiLocation]
    CountryCode=1

    [SetupMgr]
    DistFolder="share"
    DistShare=xpshare

    [GuiRunOnce]
    Command0="rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\server\GPSLaser"

    [Identification]
    JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN

    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=No

    [NetAdapters]
    Adapter1=params.Adapter1

    [params.Adapter1]
    INFID=*

    [NetClients]
    MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient

    [NetServices]
    MS_SERVER=params.MS_SERVER

    [NetProtocols]
    MS_TCPIP=params.MS_TCPIP

    [params.MS_TCPIP]
    DNS=No
    UseDomainNameDevolution=No
    EnableLMHosts=Yes
    AdapterSections=params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1

    [params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1]
    SpecificTo=Adapter1
    DHCP=No
    IPAddress=172.16.x.x
    SubnetMask=255.255.255.0
    DefaultGateway=172.16.x.x
    DNSServerSearchOrder=172.16.x.x,172.16.x.x
    WINS=No
    NetBIOSOptions=0


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    If I understand you question,

    On a new, blank line under the [Unattended] section, type the following line:
    Repartition=Yes

    WARNING: This command instructs Windows Setup to remove all partitions on the first physical disk, and to create one partition that uses the NTFS file system on which to install Windows. This command deletes all data on the target hard disk.

    -from tech net
    EDIT:
    Oops re read the post, you don't want to format. You want to upgrade correct?
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    Yeah, not format. Just upgrade.

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    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...c_cai_tidq.asp

    Try this. I'm off to another stupid meeting.... Didn't have time to read it all
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    Here ya go...



    [Unattended]
    NtUpgrade=Yes

    Here is what it does-

    "NtUpgrade
    Specifies whether Setup upgrades a previous version of Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003."

    From- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...fc7027ffc.mspx

    The answer file for Win2k3 server is the same for XP.

    You'll also want to include-

    "OemPreinstall=Yes"

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