2003 Stnd/Ent unattended install using MSDN CD

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  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ Guest

    I am tryting to make an unattended install cd using the MSDN CD that has both 2003 Standard and Enterprize.

    I have been succesful using the MSDN CD for 2003 Web Edition. But I can't seem to get either the enterprize or standard edition to work right. When booting, I get the message that the setup cannot find a previous version to upgrade. I'm using the \i386 dir from cdroot:\english\win2003\standard. There is also a cdroot:\W3KS and W3KE directory that I've tried to copy into the above i386 directory with no luck.

    If I do an install from the MSDN CD I get the prompt to pick either Standard or Enterprize and then the install works fine. That is that I DONT get the upgrade prompt.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    -P
     
    PaulJ, Oct 21, 2003
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  2. Hi,

    2 options:
    1 - Download the ISO and burn it, then you can use it like the Web Edition
    CD (since it will only have one OS on it, use I386, etc)

    2 - Name the unattended file "winnt.sif", put it on a floppy, boot off of
    the multi-boot CD, press enter on the one you want then it should recognize
    winnt.sif as your answer file, and continue unattended

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    both 2003 Standard and Enterprize.
    seem to get either the enterprize or standard edition to work right. When
    booting, I get the message that the setup cannot find a previous version to
    upgrade. I'm using the \i386 dir from cdroot:\english\win2003\standard.
    There is also a cdroot:\W3KS and W3KE directory that I've tried to copy into
    the above i386 directory with no luck.
    Standard or Enterprize and then the install works fine. That is that I DONT
    get the upgrade prompt.
     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Oct 22, 2003
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  3. Hello.
    What is in the unattended file?
    Note remove any Product Key, User accounts and Passwords before posting.
    It sounds like it attempting to do an upgrade rather than a clean install.
    I gather that this is supposed to be a clean install, not an upgrade. If
    this is supposed to be an upgrade, what are you upgrading over and what is
    in the boot.ini.
    If this is a clean install, we need to see the unattended file ( how is
    setup started and where is the unattended file located)
    Also does the $win_nt$.~bt exist and is the Winnt.sif file located in
    there? May need to see that also, but remove any Product Key, User
    accounts and Passwords before posting.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    | I am tryting to make an unattended install cd using the MSDN CD that has
    both 2003 Standard and Enterprize.

    I have been succesful using the MSDN CD for 2003 Web Edition. But I can't
    seem to get either the enterprize or standard edition to work right. When
    booting, I get the message that the setup cannot find a previous version to
    upgrade. I'm using the \i386 dir from cdroot:\english\win2003\standard.
    There is also a cdroot:\W3KS and W3KE directory that I've tried to copy
    into the above i386 directory with no luck.

    If I do an install from the MSDN CD I get the prompt to pick either
    Standard or Enterprize and then the install works fine. That is that I
    DONT get the upgrade prompt.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    -P

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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Oct 22, 2003
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  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ Guest

    Downloading the ISO image and using that solved the issue. Thanks Jonathan.

    Darrell, the WINNT.SIF file I used is below. Its the same one I used (with the appropriate product key) for the 2003 Web install and for the, now working install of the download ISO.

    The multiboot cd has those 2 directories off the root that may have something to do with it.

    Anyhow - issues resolved as far as I am concerened. Thanks again.

    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Unattended]
    Unattendmode=FullUnattended
    OemPreinstall=Yes
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    Filesystem=LeaveAlone
    NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    ;Repartition=Yes
    Repartition=No
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    OemPnPDriversPath="DRIVERS\AUD;DRIVERS\MDM;DRIVERS\NET1;DRIVERS\NET2;DRIVERS\OTHER;DRIVERS\PWR;DRIVERS\VID"
    UnattendSwitch = Yes
    AutoActivate = No
    [Data]
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    MSDosInitiated="0"
    AutoPartition=1
    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword="[removed]"
    EncryptedAdminPassword=No
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    AutoLogon=Yes
    AutoLogonCount=1
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    TimeZone="035"
    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    Language=00000409
    [UserData]
    FullName=[removed]
    OrgName=[removed]
    ComputerName=IT
    ProductKey=[removed]
    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    [Identification]
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    [Display]
    BitsPerPel=16
    Xresolution=1024
    YResolution=768
    Vrefresh=70
    [LicenseFilePrintData]
    AutoMode=PerSeat
    [TapiLocation]
    CountryCode=1
    AreaCode=508
    [Components]
    AutoUpdate=off
    msmsgs=off
    msnexplr=off
    freecell=off
    hearts=off
    minesweeper=off
    pinball=off
    solitaire=off
    spider=off
    zonegames=off
    [Shell]
    DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes
    DefaultThemesOff = Yes
    [GuiRunOnce]
    %systemdrive%\install\main_run.cmd
     
    PaulJ, Oct 22, 2003
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  5. Hello,
    I don't see anything in here that should cause the error that you were
    seeing.
    The directory structure is different on your initial cd, that should be
    corrected in the txtsetup.sif file, which should have the pointers to the
    correct directory to locate the files.
    The error message however is more indicative of not properly locating the
    installation on the hard drive than locating the files on the CD. But I'm
    glad you got it working thanks to Jonathan.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    | Downloading the ISO image and using that solved the issue. Thanks
    Jonathan.

    Darrell, the WINNT.SIF file I used is below. Its the same one I used (with
    the appropriate product key) for the 2003 Web install and for the, now
    working install of the download ISO.

    The multiboot cd has those 2 directories off the root that may have
    something to do with it.

    Anyhow - issues resolved as far as I am concerened. Thanks again.

    ;SetupMgrTag
    [Unattended]
    Unattendmode=FullUnattended
    OemPreinstall=Yes
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    Filesystem=LeaveAlone
    NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    ;Repartition=Yes
    Repartition=No
    OemSkipEula=Yes

    OemPnPDriversPath="DRIVERS\AUD;DRIVERS\MDM;DRIVERS\NET1;DRIVERS\NET2;DRIVERS
    \OTHER;DRIVERS\PWR;DRIVERS\VID"
    UnattendSwitch = Yes
    AutoActivate = No
    [Data]
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    MSDosInitiated="0"
    AutoPartition=1
    [GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword="[removed]"
    EncryptedAdminPassword=No
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    AutoLogon=Yes
    AutoLogonCount=1
    OemSkipWelcome=1
    TimeZone="035"
    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    Language=00000409
    [UserData]
    FullName=[removed]
    OrgName=[removed]
    ComputerName=IT
    ProductKey=[removed]
    [Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    [Identification]
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    [Display]
    BitsPerPel=16
    Xresolution=1024
    YResolution=768
    Vrefresh=70
    [LicenseFilePrintData]
    AutoMode=PerSeat
    [TapiLocation]
    CountryCode=1
    AreaCode=508
    [Components]
    AutoUpdate=off
    msmsgs=off
    msnexplr=off
    freecell=off
    hearts=off
    minesweeper=off
    pinball=off
    solitaire=off
    spider=off
    zonegames=off
    [Shell]
    DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes
    DefaultThemesOff = Yes
    [GuiRunOnce]
    %systemdrive%\install\main_run.cmd

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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Oct 23, 2003
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