Windows* 2000 Push Install Instructions ======================================= Contents: I. Introduction II. Setting up an install directory on the file server III. Deployment Methods IV. Alternate Deployment Methods I. Introduction The push installation of Windows* 2000 is achieved by setting the options in the Unattend.txt file. II. Setting up an Install Directory on the File Server The server must be setup with a distribution folder that holds the required Windows 2000 files and which clients can reach when connecting via TCP/IP or IPX. For illustration purposes, the examples in this readme use the network share Z:\PUSH2K. To prepare the distribution folder: 1. Copy the \I386 folder from the Windows 2000 CD to Z:\PUSH2K. Use Explorer, Winfile or XCOPY in order to maintain the same directory structure as on the CD. 2. Copy Unattend.txt from the Intel media (found in \PushInstall\Win2k) into the shared directory Z:\PUSH2K\i386. Make sure that Unattend.txt includes your customizations. 3. Create the driver install directory structure and copy the driver files to it. Make folders beneath the new \i386 as follows: \$OEM$\$$\Help \$OEM$\$$\System32 \$OEM$\$1\Drivers\Net\E100B From the files provided with the Intel adapter run (from the makedisk directory): "makedisk w2k Z:\PUSH2K\i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers\Net\E100B" Alternative: run "makedisk\makedisk w2k a:\" where a: is the floppy and then copy the contents of the floppy into Z:\PUSH2K\i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers\Net\e100b Note: The PUSHCOPY.BAT file provided with the drivers in the \PushInstall directory will copy the appropriate files for the installation. Example: "d:\pushinstall\pushcopy Z:\PUSH2K w2k" The above command will create the $OEM$ directory structure and copy all the necessary files to install the driver and PROSetII. However, PROSetII will not be installed unless the line: ; Command1="c:\drivers\net\e100b\proset2\setup /s" is uncommented from unattend.txt. III. Deployment Methods 1. Make sure that you have a copy of a network bootable MS-DOS floppy that will connect to the Z:\PUSH2K\i386 directory and use it to boot the destination system (the one you want to push install to) and connect to this shared network directory. 2. Run the command: (assumes prompt at \\Server\PUSH2K\i386): winnt /u:z:unattend.txt /s:z: /t:c (where z: equals mapped drive) Important Note: In the above procedure, setup runs the installation in unattended mode and also detects the plug and play network adapters. All driver files are copied from the shared directory to the target system directories and installation of the OS and Network Adapters continues without user intervention. IV. Alternate Deployment Methods (RIS/PXE) For deployment suggestions using a Windows 2000 RIS server and PXE boot see the Boot Agent User's Guide. To configure and install the driver set on the RIS Server see the knowledge base article Q246184 on Microsoft's support site at: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q246/1/84.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0 General information on how to preinstall an OEM driver set for Windows 2000 can be found in knowledge base article Q254078 http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q254/0/78.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0 A sample Unattend.txt file for Windows* 2000 Professional: [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes OemPnPDriversPath=\drivers\net\E100B TargetPath=\WINNT DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore Filesystem=LeaveAlone OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade=No [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=1 OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=4 OemSkipWelcome=1 [UserData] FullName=Name OrgName=Organization ComputerName=ComputerName ProductID=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx [GuiRunOnce] ; command to install the drivers from the driver media Command0="c:\drivers\net\e100b\w2kupdat.exe -ic:\drivers\net\e100b\net82557.inf" ; command to install PROSetII - uncomment to install PROSetII after push install ; Command1="c:\drivers\net\e100b\proset2\setup /s" [Identification] JoinWorkGroup = Workgroup ; *Use the following for a domain installation ; JoinDomain=DMI2 ; CreateComputerAccountInDomain=Yes ; DomainAdmin=Installer ; DomainAdminPassword=install [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=YesDownload Driver Pack
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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