Is it possible to SYSOCMGR a W2K3 DNS server installation?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Mark-Allen Perry, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. I've installed VSS and a couple of other services with sysocmgr but can't
    seem to find anything dealing with DNS?

    Is it possible to install a DNS on a Win2K3 server using sysocmgr for an
    unattended install?

    many thanks,
    Mark-Allen Perry, Apr 26, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    It looks like it is possible:

    Note this from

    If you want to change optional Networking components with
    Sysocmgr, you’ll need to include the “NetOC=on” option in the
    Components section.
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Apr 26, 2005
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    lazyadmin, Apr 27, 2005
  4. Torgeir and Rod, many thanks. Exactly what I needed. I've got a function
    up and tested already.

    Note: that the OS installation path and the Service Pack installation path
    have to be entered into the Registry, so the process is completed
    unattended. If anyone wants a copy of the completed function just email me.

    Now, I'm off to see about automating DHCP and WINS installs.

    thanks again,
    Mark-Allen Perry, Apr 27, 2005
  5. It sounds like you figured it out, but I thought that I'd give you a
    heads-up that there will be some useful information about Sysocmgr.exe in
    the Windows Server 2003 R2 version of the Windows Corporate Deployment Tools
    User Guide (Deploy.chm and Ref.chm). Until the new R2 Ref.chm file is made
    available (beta testers might be able to download it from the beta site
    sometime this summer - it's not included in Beta 2), you can refer to the
    [Components] section of the Unattend.txt answer file reference information
    in Ref.chm, which is available in the file on any Windows CD-ROM.

    Most Windows components can be installed (or prevented from installing)
    during unattended Windows Setup using the [Components] section of the
    Unattend.txt answer file (see Ref.chm for reference information); however,
    Message Queuing and Windows Server 2003 R2 components can only be installed
    after Windows Setup completes, either using Sysocmgr.exe with an answer file
    (Sysocmgr.ini or whatever else you want to name it), or using the Windows
    Component Wizard.

    Also, as pointed out previously, you have to pay attention to where the
    SourcePatch and ServicePackSourcePath registry keys are pointing - usually
    to your CD-ROM drive. To change these keys, you can use the following
    commands prior to running Sysocmgr.exe, where source_path equals the path to
    the folder storing the \i386 or \amd64 folders.

    "cmd /c reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v
    SourcePath /t REG_SZ /d source_path /f"
    "cmd /c reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v
    ServicePackSourcePath /t REG_SZ /d source_path /f"

    I hope this helps!
    Jason Gerend, MVP, Jun 1, 2005
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