Hello everyone,

I hope I am in the correct section of the board, if not forgive me.

I ve spent some time reading MS ressources and some other website, and i havent been able to find a solution to my problem.

I would like to create a bootable CD rom of Windows 2000 professional which would also install a couple of other software (Antivirus, Acrobat reader, .....).

As a basis, i have an old version of a similar CD with outdated softs. I ve tried to use that but i lack the knowledge to complete this task. It uses a Cmdlines.txt and a batch file for each sotf. It seems simple enough but I am not sure of how to create the batch file. The content of each batch is different (/silent or /s or -s and a few other).

Is creating my own batch files the good way to make that bootable CD ?

Could someone either tell me (if it doesnt require a 10 pages explanation) or redirect me to a website or thread I might have missed ? Or give me information about a more simple way to create such CD....

I thank you all in advance for the replies.

Nicolas
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It's hard to give an accurate answer, because I don't know what's exactly on this CD.. (I understand it’s an unattended platform install CD, I've seen them before) I assume You’re talking about different type's of Installer files, so the syntax of every command-line is different.. Maybe this helps?

MSI Syntax:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/command_line_options.asp

MS Installer Syntax:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/mdacsdk/htm/wphistory_redistributemdac.asp

Installshield Syntax
http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q105473

WISE Syntax
http://www.wise.com/KBArticle.aspx?articleno=564&keywords=command-line+options

Now the only thing you need to do is find out which installer type it is, and then find the command-line options. Good luck with it.
Answered 07/06/2004 by: FunnyName
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If you need a bootable CD then first place to go is Barts Bootdisk site at www.nu2.nu

From here you can make the bootable CD.

Now as far as having your apps installed you can look at Sysprep and also Winbatch to acheive that.
Answered 07/06/2004 by: MSIMaker
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[8D] I have made hundreds of files like you are asking about. Send me an email and I'll send you some sample Batch files, WinPE docs, Powerquest settings and so on.
Answered 07/09/2004 by: RBrown1375
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