winnt.sif

Unattended and Customized Installlation of Windows 2003 Server


Sample Answer file for unattended windows 2003 server setup. This text files provides answers to questions normally asked during setup, such as where to install, which options to include (or not), basic network configuration, drivers to be installed, etc.

When using customized installation files (e.g. you've added vendor-specific drivers) and created a customized setup CD, or you want to install from a network share, uou need to boot from a suitable boot medium, then start setup with the winnt.exe (DOS boot) or winnt32.exe (32bit Windows boot) command + switches to indicate the location of your (modified) setup files. This can be done in a batch file :


	REM CD Drive = M:
	set AnswerFile=.\win2k3srv.txt
	set SetupFiles=M:\i386

	M:\i386\winnt32 /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile% /copysource:lang

	

[Data]
    MsDosInitiated="0"
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    AutoPartition=1

[Unattended]
    UnattendMode=FullUnattended
    OemPreinstall=Yes
    TargetPath=win2k3dc
    OemSkipEula=Yes
    OemFilesPath="A:\"
    OEMPnPDriversPath = "3C509"

[GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword=*
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
    AutoLogon=Yes
    AutoLogonCount=1
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=105
    OemSkipWelcome=1

[UserData]
    ProductKey=MBFBD-D2WKH-RH82B-XD3YP-VRY8M
    FullName="Ned Admin"
    OrgName="Useless Publications Unlimited"
    ComputerName=SRV01

[Display]
    BitsPerPel=32
    Xresolution=800
    YResolution=600
    Vrefresh=60

[LicenseFilePrintData]
    AutoMode=PerServer
    AutoUsers=5

[RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    Language=00000813

[Branding]
    BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes

[URL]
    Home_Page=http://www.google.be/

[Proxy]
    Proxy_Enable=0
    Use_Same_Proxy=1

[GuiRunOnce]
    Command0="ping 192.168.1.254 >> h:\setupfiles\ping.txt"
    Command1="dcpromo /answer:h:\setupfiles\dcinst.txt"

[Identification]
    JoinDomain=KICKS

[Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=No

[NetAdapters]
    Adapter1=params.Adapter1

[params.Adapter1]
    ;INFID=*pnpTCM5095

[NetClients]
    MS_MSClient=params.MS_MSClient

[NetServices]
    MS_SERVER=params.MS_SERVER

[NetProtocols]
    MS_TCPIP=params.MS_TCPIP

[params.MS_TCPIP]
    DNS=No
    UseDomainNameDevolution=No
    EnableLMHosts=Yes
    AdapterSections=params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1

[params.MS_TCPIP.Adapter1]
    SpecificTo=Adapter1
    DHCP=No
    IPAddress=192.168.1.33
    SubnetMask=255.255.255.0
    DefaultGateway=192.168.1.254
    DNSServerSearchOrder=192.168.1.254,195.130.131.2
    WINS=No
    NetBIOSOptions=1

[SetupMgr]
    DistFolder=k:\


[FavoritesEx]
    Title1="AFS Interculturele Programmas.url"
    URL1="http://www.afsvlaanderen.be/"





		

Koen Noens
june 7, 2005