July 28th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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?)
Command0="rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\server\GPSLaser"
July 28th, 2005, 04:16 PM
If I understand you question,
On a new, blank line under the [Unattended] section, type the following line:
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
Oops re read the post, you don't want to format. You want to upgrade correct?
July 28th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Yeah, not format. Just upgrade.
July 28th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Try this. I'm off to another stupid meeting.... Didn't have time to read it all
July 28th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Here ya go...
Here is what it does-
Specifies whether Setup upgrades a previous version of Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003."
The answer file for Win2k3 server is the same for XP.
You'll also want to include-