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running w2k install over network

By Seadogs ·
Can anyone help fill in the blanks for me? I am trying to auto install w2k over the network on several pcs. I used the setup manager found on the w2k pro disk with no problems, set up a distribution point on the network and shared the folder. I have a network bootable floppy that works - I can connect to the server no problem. But when I try to run the setup, I get a bad command message back. Here is the .bat file I am using (created by stupmanager):
set AnswerFile=.\unattend.txt
set SetupFiles=\\library\win2000dist
\\library\win2000dist\winnt32 /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile%
where library is the server and win2000dist is the sharename. I also tried just running the command line plugging in the answer file and setupfiles variables. I tried using netuse to map the share to a drive letter, but that gave the same error. Any ideas? Perhaps I have the wrong type of boot disk? Is there a way to make the correct one with w2k? Thanks!

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You say that you can connect to the server with no problem using the bootdisk but are unable to map a share using the netuse command. Did you use RBFG.exe to create the disk? If not, look into using that utility. Many adapters are not supported by the RBFG utility, and this may not work for you. If not, try the manufacturer of the NIC. The only reason I say this, is because all of this revolves around being able to gain access to the share where the dist. files are located. Some more infowould defineitly be helpful (at least for me anyways!).

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