Windows* 2000 Push Install Instructions ======================================= Contents: I. Introduction II. Setting up an install directory on the file server III. Deployment Methods IV. Microsoft documentation for unattended installations of Windows 2000. I. Introduction A "Push", or unattended installation of Windows 2000 provides a means for network adminstrators to easily install Windows 2000 on similarly equipped systems. The network administrator can create a bootable diskette that will automatically log into a central server and install the operating system from an image of the Windows 2000 installation directory stored on that server. This document provides instructions for a basic unattended installation of Windows 2000 that includes the installation of drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 family of network adapters. The elements necessary for the Windows 2000 unattend installation are: - A Windows 2000 Server with a shared image of the \I386 directory from the Windows 2000 installation CD. - An unattended installation configuration file that provides Windows 2000 setup with information it needs to complete the installation. The name of this file is UNATTEND.TXT - A DOS boot diskette that contains Microsoft Network Client software for connecting to the Windows 2000 server and AutoExec commands to automatically start the Windows 2000 installation. 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 D:\PUSH2K. To create this share, create a directory on the server, (EX: D:\PUSH2K) and create an I386 directory beneath it. Next, use the "My Computer" applet in Windows 2000 to locate the D:\PUSH2K folder. Right-click on the folder and select "Sharing". Select "Share this folder", Give it a share name (EX: PUSH2K). This share name will be used to connect to this directory from the remote target systems. By default, the permissions for this share will be for "Everyone" to have "Full Control". Adjust permissions as necessary and click OK. To prepare the distribution folder: 1. Copy the \I386 folder from the Windows 2000 CD to D:\PUSH2K. Use Windows Explorer or XCOPY in order to maintain the same directory structure as on the CD. When the copy is complete, the Windows 2000 installation files should be in the D:\PUSH2K\I386 directory. 2. Copy Unattend.txt from the Intel media (found in the same directory as these instructions) into the shared directory D:\PUSH2K\I386. 3. Edit the Unattend.txt file with Notepad or another text-editor to include your customizations. At a minimum you should change the items in the [UserData] section of the file. 4. 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\E1000 Copy the driver files from the Drivers disk CD to the $OEM$\$1\Drivers\Net\E1000 directory. Use XCOPY /S or Windows Explorer to maintain the directory structure. When finished the $OEM$\$1\Drivers\Net\E1000 directory should contain the NET8254x.INF file, the E1000NT5.SYS driver file and other files necessary for installing the driver. 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 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:\I386\unattend.txt /s:Z:\I386 /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. Microsoft documentation for unattended installations of Windows 2000. For a complete description of the parameters supported in Unattend.txt see the UNATTEND.DOC document in the DEPLOY.CAB cabinet file on the Windows 2000 CD. To obtain the document, use Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater to open DEPLOY.CAB in the \SUPPORT\TOOLS directory on the CD. 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\E1000 TargetPath=\WINNT DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore Filesystem=LeaveAlone OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade=No [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=1 OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=4 OemSkipWelcome=1 ; At a minimum you should update the [UserData] section. [UserData] FullName=Name OrgName=Organization ComputerName=ComputerName ProductID=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx [Identification] JoinWorkGroup = Workgroup ; *Use the following for a domain installation ; JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN ; CreateComputerAccountInDomain=Yes ; DomainAdmin=Installer ; DomainAdminPassword=install [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=YesDownload Driver Pack
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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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