Windows* NT 4.0 Push Install Instructions ======================================== Contents: I. Introduction II. Setting up an install directory on the file server III. Performing the unattended installation IV. Sample Unattend.txt file V. REFERENCES I. Introduction A "Push", or unattended installation of Windows NT 4.0 provides a means for network adminstrators to easily install Windows NT 4.0 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 NT 4.0 installation directory stored on that server. This document provides instructions for a basic unattended installation of Windows NT 4.0 that includes the installation of drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 adapter. The elements necessary for the Windows NT 4.0 unattend installation are: - A Windows NT 4.0 Server with a shared image of the \I386 directory from the Windows NT 4.0 installation CD. - An unattended installation configuration file that provides Windows NT 4.0 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 NT 4.0 server and AutoExec commands to automatically start the Windows NT 4.0 installation. This document will provide instructions for setting up the shared installation directory on the Windows NT 4.0 Server andd making changes to the UNATTEND.TXT file. II. Setting up an install directory on the file server 1. Create a folder on the server's hard disk for the installation files (EX: "NT40.INS"). Make this folder shared (e.g., with shared name "NT40.INS"). 2. Create a user (EX: "USERID" with a password "password") and grant read and view rights for the NT40.INS folder. 3. Use a CD-ROM drive at the Windows NT server and xcopy the i386 folder with Windows NT 4.0 installation files to the shared folder NT40.INS on this server. Use Windows NT Explorer or XCOPY /s to preserve the directory structure of the installation files. When the copy is complete, the installation files should reside in the NT40.INS\I386 folder. 4. Copy the sample UNATTEND.TXT file from the Drivers CD to the NT40.INS\I386 folder. Modify the installation answer file UNATTEND.TXT as required by your specific system and desired Windows NT configurations. Note that UNATTEND.TXT may be read-only and may need to be made write-able before editing (EX: attrib -r unattend.txt). A sample UNATTEND.TXT file with comments is included with this document. The text of that file can also be in section IV of this document. At a minimum you should update the items in the [UserData] section. 5. Create the \E1000 folder in the installation share. The full folder name is NT40.INS\i386\$OEM$\Net\E1000. 6. Copy driver installation files: Copy the Driver installation files from the installation media to the to the proper place under Adapter Device Driver folder (NT40.INS\i386\$OEM$\Net\E1000 folder on the Windows NT server). This enables the installation program to find the drivers during unattended installation. When complete the following files should be in the NT40.INS\i386\$OEM$\Net\E1000 directory. NMSAPI.DLL NMSCFG.SYS NMSDD.SYS NMSMsg.DLL NMSSvc.Exe NMSSvcPS.DLL REGSVR32.EXE INETWH32.DLL E1000NT4.SYS OEMSETUP.INF PROMON.EXE PROSETP.CPL PROSETP.CNT PROSETP.HLP PROSETP.REG ROBOEX32.DLL III. Performing the Unattended Installation 2. Boot up your DOS network client diskette. After connecting to the network: a) Input "USERID" as a User name when prompted. b) Input "password" as a password when prompted. OR c) Modify the NET START line in the AUTOEXEC.BAT to NET LOGON USERID PASSWORD /YES After the Windows NT 4.0 installation begins, Wait until the copy operation labelled "Setup is copying files..." in the line-draw characters box appears, then remove the diskette from the drive. This will allow the unattended installation to continue after the setup program reboots the system. IV. Sample Unattend.txt file UNATTEND.TXT ; Windows NT 4.0 Unattended Installation sample [Unattended] OemPreinstall = yes NoWaitAfterTextMode = 1 NoWaitAfterGUIMode = 1 FileSystem = LeaveAlone ExtendOEMPartition = 0 ConfirmHardware = no NtUpgrade = no Win31Upgrade = no TargetPath = winnt OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade = no OemSkipEULA = yes [GuiUnattended] OemSkipWelcome = 1 OEMBlankAdminPassword = 1 TimeZone = "(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)" [UserData] FullName = "Userid" OrgName = "Organization" ComputerName = COMPUTER ProductId = "xxx-xxxxxxx" ;or Product key if you are using OEM versions [Display] ConfigureAtLogon = 0 BitsPerPel = 8 XResolution = 640 YResolution = 480 VRefresh = 60 AutoConfirm = 1 [Network] InstallAdapters = SelectedAdaptersSection InstallProtocols = ProtocolsSection InstallServices = ServicesSection JoinWorkgroup = workgroup [SelectedAdaptersSection] E1000 = E1000Parameters, ..\$OEM$\Net\E1000\ [E1000Parameters] [ProtocolsSection] TC = TCParamSection [TCParamSection] DHCP = yes [ServicesSection] ; - End of unattend.txt sample V. REFERENCES: 1. Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit - Microsoft Press 19NT 2. Microsoft TechNet CD-ROM, April 1997 3. Microsoft support web page at http://support.microsoft.com/support Article ID : Q155197, Q156795 * Windows NT 4.0 is a trademark of Microsoft CorporationDownload Driver Pack
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