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Windows 2000 CD

By Michael34 ·
Can someone please help us out? Our company resently upgraded to Windows 2000, however the problem we are having is we need to be able to automate the Windows install so all we have to do is put in the CD and it will install all the stuff we need it to automatically with no confirmation screens. Also we were needing it to enter the CD Key we have automatically as thats what always sets us behind is we get in the middle of reloading windows then leave and when we get back its just sitting there waiting for the CD key. Any help on how we could do this?

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by TheChas In reply to Windows 2000 CD

Have you checked out the articles on Deployment at Microsoft's TechNet site?

They pretty much cover what you need to know to deploy W2K.


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by valis In reply to Windows 2000 CD

norton ghost

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by jschein In reply to Windows 2000 CD

Do a search on microsoft for Sysprep. after setting up one system, it will prepare the system to be imaged.

Then use a secondary program - Norton Ghost or Powerquest's Drive Image Pro to make an image of that hard drive. Burn that image to a cd, make it bootable... And load onto your new desktops.

It's a process, but once you get it down, you can image 8-10 computers by yourself in an hour.

Good luck

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by dchaney In reply to Windows 2000 CD

Yes I can help I am doing this now. You will find some help at . I am trying to locate another article with great info for this. Basically you create a winnt.sif script file make a bootable winsows 2000 cd. (all you need in the 1386 directory is the .cab files and the system32 directory) put the .sif file into the i386 directory and the cd will boot and run automatically. The .sif file will have all the instructions in it to complete the install and can even install programs at the end. If you use EZ cd creator there is no good instructions to make a win2000 bootable Cd out there, but I use it too and can tell you how it is done.

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by dchaney In reply to Windows 2000 CD

It's me again here is the link to the really good article.

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