PUSHWME.TXT Driver File Contents (R54402.zip)

Windows* Millennium Edition (ME) Push Install Instructions

I.    A note about computer names in Microsoft* networks
II.   Setting up an install directory on the file server
III.  Deployment Methods
IV.   Where to get help

I. A note about computer names in Microsoft networks

    There cannot be more than one computer with a particular name on the 
    network at any time, even during installation. Consequently to deploy 
    Windows 9x on multiple computers, you must manually change the value 
    of the computer name.

    Different configuration managers exist to overcome this hurdle in
    enterprise OS deployments.  For more information on deploying
    Windows 98/ME in an enterprise network, consult the Windows 98/ME
    resource kit.

II. Setting up an install directory on the file server
Note: The network share Z:\PUSH is used here as an example path to the
      distribution folder.  The distribution folder is where the setup
      files for Windows 98 reside.  During the first step of the
      install, the client will connect to the distribution folder with
      IPX or TCP/IP.

    Before an unattended server based setup of Windows 98 can occur,
    a directory needs to be prepared.

    1.  Copy the contents of the Windows ME setup folder from the Windows CD 
        to Z:\PUSH.  This is the folder on the CD that contains the 
        WIN_xx.CAB files.  On most Windows Millennium release CDs this is
        the \WIN9X folder on the CD.  
        Use Explorer, Winfile or XCOPY in order to maintain the same 
        directory structure as on the CD.

    2.  Copy the PRO/1000 Family network drivers into the Z:\PUSH directory
        that now contains the .CAB files.  The following files from the 
        Driver media should be in the directory when done.


    3.  Copy the CUSTOM.INF and MSBATCH.INF files from the directory
        containing these instructions into the Z:\PUSH directory.

    4.  Review the copy of MSBATCH.INF within the Z:\PUSH directory.
        Make any changes needed to customize the install.

III. Deployment Methods

    There are many ways to perform an unattended installation or upgrade
    including but not limited to:

    - Setting up a login script that executes a setup statement when
      each user logs in

    - Inserting an object in an email message that runs setup when the 
      user clicks it

    - Using Microsoft SMS server to run Windows 9x Setup

    - Inserting a floppy that shares a drive on the network and runs
      setup from the shared drive

    - Copying the files to a local drive and then running an unattended
      setup from there

    - Use the Boot Strap Agent and an installed PXE Server. See the Boot Agent Users
      Guide for deployment suggestions and strategies for each OS.

    In the end each Network Administrator will find the easiest way
    to accomplish this goal for his or her own network.

    To avoid possible areas where an unattended installation might be 
    halted we recommend you use the following setup command line.

    Note: Do not include the argument "/ID" if there is any doubt that there is 
          sufficient free hard disk space.

       SETUP /IS /ID /IM /IE /IW /IV

	  - "/IV" turns off billboards and speeds up the setup.
          - "/ID" turns off free diskspace check

IV. Where to get help

    The Windows Resource kits contains detailed information on unattended setups 
    and deploying Windows ME in an enterprise environment.

    Microsoft's support web site is also a good source:

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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