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By achen2002 ·
I am creating sysprep disk for out company. There are two major different systems we purchsed,, here is a list of "CPU/Motherboard/Chipset" of them:

(A) Pentium 4 1.6GHz / Intel D845BG / Intel 845
(B) Pentium 3 1 GHz / Asus TUSL2-C / Intel 815EP

The goal I want to achieve is to have *one* sysprep disk work for both systems.

I created sysprep disk under a new OS build on system (A), it works verey well if I duplicate it to another new box with identical or similar hardware. It'll work as long as it's the same motherboard.

I am trying to make it work for system (B), I know I need to add some more information about the mass storage device of system (B) into the section [SysprepMassStorage] in sysprep.inf. However I could not get it to work.

I don't want to give up with the result that I need two sysprep disks for two platforms, that means when we start to have another choice of new purchase, I need to create one more sysprep disk for it.

I am seeking a solution for this case here, and I will appreciate any suggestion. Here is my sysprep.ini:

[Unattended]
InstallFilesPath=C:\sysprep\i386
OemPnPDriversPath=C:\sysprep\drivers
TargetPath=\WINNT OemSkipEula=yes
[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=xxx
OEMSkipRegional=1
OEMDuplicatorstring="Windows 2000 Pro Sysprep"
TimeZone=4

[UserData]
ProductID="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"
OrgName="Company Name"
[OEM_Ads]
Logo=oemlogo.bmp

[Identification]
JoinDomain=DOMAIN

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

[Branding]
BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

[Proxy]
Proxy_Enable=0
Use_Same_Proxy=0

[sysprep]
BuildMassStorageSection=Yes

[SysprepMassStorage]

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by JordanA In reply to sysprep to work for diffe ...

Why not use the -pnp option? This will force a plug and play detection on next boot....

Jordan

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by achen2002 In reply to sysprep to work for diffe ...

The -pnp option is only for ISA or non-pnp device that can not be detected by the system.

I know where I should work on is the section [SysprepMassStorage] inside sysprep.ini, I just don't know how to give it additional drivers.

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by JordanA In reply to sysprep to work for diffe ...

No, the -pnp option will do what you want, as long as the differing systems don't have HAL's or mass storage controllers (i.e SCSI and IDE). From the Microsoft Official Cirriculum:

"switch -pnp : Forces setup to detect Plug and Play devices on the destination computers. Use this switch if the hardware for the destination computers is similar, but not identical."


The only way this won't work is if the two MoBo's have differing HAL's, which I didn't check, but isn't likely.

Jordan

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by achen2002 In reply to sysprep to work for diffe ...

Good explanation but I knew the option -pnp will not work for this.

I need to know how to embed the driver info about a second mass storage controller into the sysprep.ini.

Thanks anyway~~

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