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WINNT.EXE & WIN32.EXE

By Clarkkent ·
What is the difference if u use Win.exe&win32.exe?
and what is its purpose?
why should we need to choose for win.exe&win32.exe if we are installing windows 2000 server? is there an advantage & disadvantage.

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WINNT.EXE & WIN32.EXE

by Shanghai Sam In reply to WINNT.EXE & WIN32.EXE

WINNT.EXE is for DOS-based installations,
WINNT32.EXE is used for installations from 32-bit Windows operating systems.
Usually you can install win2000 server just by booting from CD-ROM (SETUP.EXE).
If your current machine doesn?t support bootingfrom CD-ROM you need to create the Setup Disks by running program makeboot.exe or makebt32.exe. ?32?option as above ? 32/16-bit system.
The unattended installs do not use the SETUP.EXE program. Instead, they use program called WINNT.EXE/WINNT32.EXE. Its forte is in providing command-line syntax for unattended installs.
WINNT.EXE and WINNT32.EXE are using different switches e.g.:
WINNT - /rx: folder
WINNT32 - /copysource: folder
Some of these functions are n/a for both programs as e.g. /checkupgradeonly ? only for WINNT32.EXE.
WINNT.EXE/WINNT32.EXE can be used also for attended installation.

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