Can anyone help with my cmdlines.txt file.

My unattended install on Windows 2000 Pro works fine apart from the hotfixes installed during my guisetup.

Any ideas?

My cmdlines.txt is below :-


[commands]

;Internet Explorer 6 install

".\applications\IE6\ie6setup.exe /q:a /r:n"

;Security Patches

".\Updates\Security\scripten.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" ; KB814078 (replaced js56nen.exe with scripten.exe)
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB823559-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Q818043_W2K_SP5_x86_EN.EXE -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB822831-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB824105-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB823182-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB825119-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB826232-x86-ENU.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB828035-x86-ENU.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB820888-x86-ENU.exe -u -z -q" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB329115-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\ENU_Q832483_MDAC_x86.EXE /Q:A /R:N /C:"dahotfix.exe /q /n""
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB828741-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB835732-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB837001-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows-KB870669-x86-ENU.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB839645-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB840315-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB841873-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB842526-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB841872-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\IE6.0sp1-KB823353-x86-ENU.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" ; WORKING
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB840987-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB841356-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB841533-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\IE6.0sp1-KB873377-Windows-2000-XP-x86-ENU.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
".\Updates\Security\Windows2000-KB828749-x86-ENU.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"

;".\Updates\Security\ /quiet /noreset /quiet"
;".\Updates\Security\ /quiet /noreset /quiet"

;DirectX 9.0c install

".\applications\DirectX\directx_9c_redist.exe /Q /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp /C"
"\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp\dxsetup.exe /silent"
;"rename \\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Sysytem32\d3d8thk.dll d3d8thk.old"
;"copy .\applications\DirectX\d3d8thk.dll \\TESTER\C$\WINNT\System32"

:Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.01 install

"\\SERVER\C$\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /qb- /i @\\Server\REMINST\Setup\English\Images\win2k.pro.oem.updated\$OEM$\Applications\AR_601\Adobe Reader 6.0.1.msi""


Thanks in advance.
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Read through the following in the Tips section, it fully explains Autologon, Autologoncount, Guirunonce and Guiunattend. This will hopefully help, I included as much detail as possible.

http://itninja.com/blog/view/autoexnt2
Answered 11/27/2004 by: cdupuis
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Thanks cdupuis.

Not exactly what I was looking for right now but will be something I look into once I can verify if my changes have succeded.

I have changed my cmdlist.txt file to refer to a update.cmd file.

The test PC is building just next to me now, entering the GUISetup.

Anyone with links/help for .cmd files called from cmdlines.txt would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Answered 11/28/2004 by: Pseudopath
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think of the above suggestion as an alternative to the cmdlines.txt route.
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Also, have you considered slipstreaming the hotfixes into your source i386 files?
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think of the above suggestion as an alternative to the cmdlines.txt route.


I have chenged my appraoch as mentioned in my last post.

I have referenced an "update.cmd" from the cmdlines.txt but instead of the partial success as indicated above (mraked ; WORKING) I have no success.

This is the cmd file (Ignore the REMs, I am testing each component) :-


REM @ECHO OFF
REM CLS
REM COLOR F2
REM MODE CON: COLS=50 LINES=30
SET SD=%Systemdrive%\Updates

REM TITLE IE6 INSTALL

REM Internet Explorer 6 install

REM ECHO Installing IE6...

REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Apps\IE6\ie6setup.exe /q:a /r:n" REM NOT WORKING

REM ECHO Done.
REM ECHO.

REM TITLE Hotfixes

REM Security Patches

REM ECHO Installing MS Hotfixes...

REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\scripten.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" REM KB814078 (replaced js56nen.exe with scripten.exe)
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB823559.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\Q818043.EXE -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB822831.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB824105.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB823182.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB825119.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB826232.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB828035.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB820888.exe -u -z -q" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB329115.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\Q832483.EXE /Q:A /R:N /C:"dahotfix.exe /q /n""
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB828741.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB835732.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB837001.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB870669.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB839645.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB840315.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB841873.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB842526.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB841872.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB823353.exe /Q:A /R:N /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp" REM WORKING
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB840987.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB841356.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB841533.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB873377.exe /passive /noreset /quiet"
"START /WAIT %SD%\Security\KB828749.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet"

REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\ /passive /noreset /quiet"
REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Security\ /passive /noreset /quiet"

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

REM TITLE DirectX

REM DirectX 9.0c install

REM ECHO Installing DirectX...

REM "START /WAIT %SD%\Apps\DirectX\directx_9c.exe /Q:A /T:\\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Temp /C"
REM "START /WAIT %Systemdrive%\WINNT\Temp\dxsetup.exe /silent"

REM rename \\TESTER\C$\WINNT\Sysytem32\d3d8thk.dll d3d8thk.old
REM copy %SD%\Apps\DirectX\d3d8thk.dll \\TESTER\C$\WINNT\System32

REM ECHO Done.
REM ECHO.

REM TITLE ADOBE ACROBAT READER 6.01

REM Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.01 install

REM ECHO Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.01...

REM "START /WAIT \\SERVER\C$\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /qb- /i @%SD%\Apps\AR_601\AdbeRdr601.msi"

REM ECHO Done.
REM ECHO.

TITLE DLL VERSIONS CLEANUP
ECHO Running QChain...

"START /WAIT %SD%\Security\qchain.exe" REM QChain.exe

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

WAIT
EXIT


and this is my cmdlines.txt file :-


[commands]
".\update.cmd"


Any ideas?

Thanks.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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Also, have you considered slipstreaming the hotfixes into your source i386 files?


I did briefly but as I am somewhat prone to serious difficulties with things of this nature I thought it best to apply them after installation, if you have a link to a step by step approach to do this I will certainly give it a look.

Cheers for your help.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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The Autologon and GuiRunOnce options takes place after the OS has been installed, it actually logs the station in automatically with the Admin account specified in AutoLogon.

Refresh my memory as to when the cmdlines.txt option is actually run. It may be that it needs the OS to be logged in to run, in that case you will need to set AutoLogon and include the administrator account you wish to use and you must also set AutoLogonCount to =1 or higher depending if the installs require reboots.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: cdupuis
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The cmdlines.txt is run during the "registering components" part of the GUISetup.

I do logon using the autologin to complete the IE6 install, when it works...

I suppose I could just run the cmd file from the runonce event and then reboot and log in again to complete.

I'l have to run a check.cmd I suppose to make sure that I ran my reboot before after I had logged on the second time, with a reg ksy check... If you know what I mean.

I'll try the runonce again ;¬)

Again thanks for your time.
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Add your Updates.cmd to the GuiRunOnce and set Autologon to 1, add a shutdown /r command to the end of your cmd file.

If you are logging in a second time to complete any other installs then set the Autologon to 2, the only problem with that is you cannot specify another batch or script file for the second time around so you cannot automate the reboot, therefore leaving a station logged in as an admin.
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Add your Updates.cmd to the GuiRunOnce and set Autologon to 1, add a shutdown /r command to the end of your cmd file.

If you are logging in a second time to complete any other installs then set the Autologon to 2, the only problem with that is you cannot specify another batch or script file for the second time around so you cannot automate the reboot, therefore leaving a station logged in as an admin.


I'm using Win2k Pro, does that have shutdown.exe?

I plan to run set a reg key in update.cmd which adds reboot.cmd to runoonce so it runs when the 2nd autologin is done, with a minute or so wait before reboot that is. Is this possible?

I'll have to think about the code though.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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The tip I posted earlier explains where to add files to your source image so they are copied to the local machine during install but it works only for RIS, what you could do is place shutdown.exe on a network share and have your updates.cmd copy it locally, run it with /r and delete it. You could also simplify adding your runonce entry by making a .reg file and have updates.cmd copy it locally, run with /s and delte it before the shutdown is performed.
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The tip I posted earlier explains where to add files to your source image so they are copied to the local machine during install but it works only for RIS, what you could do is place shutdown.exe on a network share and have your updates.cmd copy it locally, run it with /r and delete it. You could also simplify adding your runonce entry by making a .reg file and have updates.cmd copy it locally, run with /s and delte it before the shutdown is performed.


I have my image and $OEM$ files etc. setup already I'm thinking that I shouldn't copy all my update exe's into the image but setup a share and just point the cmd file towards them instead, as long as they are inside my REMINST share I suppose.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/myra.taylor/image_tree.jpg

Where can I download "shutdown.exe"?
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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Make a new folder in your "drivers folder under $OEM$ and place any files you want on the local machine in there. Here is a link I found to Shutdown.exe, I confirmed it is live, but did not verify the file, should be it.
http://www.dynawell.com/reskit/microsoft/win2000/shutdown.zip

On another note, in our setup, we have slipstreamed all of the updates, it really simplifies things.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: cdupuis
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Thanks for the link I'm just tryin my changes to the setup now i.e. no cmdlist.txt but a runonce entry for update.cmd.

If all goes well I'll add the reboot code etc.

Do you know of a method that I can write direct to the registry from a cmd file?
So I can add the runonce key I need before reboot.

You mentioned slipstreaming the updates before, any decent documentation on the web that you know of?

Thanks.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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This is what I followed

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814847

and

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828930

As far as editing the registry, I am sure there is a way, but I suggest just calling a .reg file, just add it to your $OEM$\drivers folder in a new folder and if you are worried about users seeing it or running it, just a delete entry for the file at the end of your updates.cmd file.
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As far as editing the registry, I am sure there is a way, but I suggest just calling a .reg file, just add it to your $OEM$\drivers folder in a new folder and if you are worried about users seeing it or running it, just a delete entry for the file at the end of your updates.cmd file.


Be sure to call it as updates.reg /s to do it silently.
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This is what I followed

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814847

and

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828930

As far as editing the registry, I am sure there is a way, but I suggest just calling a .reg file, just add it to your $OEM$\drivers folder in a new folder and if you are worried about users seeing it or running it, just a delete entry for the file at the end of your updates.cmd file.



That's great thanks, I'll scour through those when I have time to kill!
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ORIGINAL: cdupuis

As far as editing the registry, I am sure there is a way, but I suggest just calling a .reg file, just add it to your $OEM$\drivers folder in a new folder and if you are worried about users seeing it or running it, just a delete entry for the file at the end of your updates.cmd file.


Be sure to call it as updates.reg /s to do it silently.


already done ;¬)
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Thanks for the link I'm just tryin my changes to the setup now i.e. no cmdlist.txt but a runonce entry for update.cmd.



Okay everything works up to the cmd file execution at the runonce event.

My update.cmd files works fine as far as I can see and the update exe's are all executed, the focus changes on the console.

But from the file shown below only the Adobe Acrobat install works ;¬(

Any ideas? I have tried using "CMD /C", "START /WAIT" and adding quotes before and after all to no avail!


@ECHO OFF
CLS
REM COLOR F2
MODE CON: COLS=50 LINES=25

TITLE IE6 INSTALL

REM Internet Explorer 6 install

ECHO Installing IE6...

C:\Updates\Apps\IE6\ie6setup.exe /q:a /r:n REM WORKS

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

TITLE Hotfixes

REM Security Patches

ECHO Installing MS Hotfixes...

C:\Updates\Security\scripten.exe /Q:A /R:N REM KB814078 (replaced js56nen.exe with scripten.exe)
C:\Updates\Security\KB823559.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\Q818043.EXE -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB822831.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB824105.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB823182.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB825119.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB826232.exe /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB828035.exe /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB820888.exe -u -z -q REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB329115.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\Q832483.EXE /Q:A /R:N /C:"dahotfix.exe /q /n" REM not WORKS
C:\Updates\Security\KB828741.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB835732.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB837001.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB870669.exe /Q:A /R:N REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB839645.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB840315.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB841873.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB842526.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB841872.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB823353.exe /Q:A /R:N REM not WORKING
C:\Updates\Security\KB840987.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB841356.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB841533.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB873377.exe /passive /noreset /quiet
C:\Updates\Security\KB828749.EXE /passive /noreset /quiet

REM C:\Updates\Security\ /passive /noreset /quiet
REM C:\Updates\Security\ /passive /noreset /quiet

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

TITLE ADOBE ACROBAT READER 6.01

REM Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.01 install

ECHO Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.01...

C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /qb- /i "C:\Updates\Apps\AR_601\AdbeRdr601.msi" REM installs

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

TITLE DLL VERSIONS CLEANUP

ECHO Running QChain...

C:\Updates\Security\qchain.exe REM QChain.exe

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

TITLE Setting Registry Values

ECHO Setting registry values...

regedit /s C:\Updates\runonceEx0.reg
REM C:\Updates\shutdown.exe /L /R /T:30 "The system is being rebooted in 30 seconds to complete installation." /Y

ECHO Done.
ECHO.

PAUSE
EXIT


Thanks in advance.
Answered 11/29/2004 by: Pseudopath
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The only suggestion I have is to get those updates out of that file and slipstream them into the i386 files, then maybe look at getting the application installs done via Group Policy.
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The only suggestion I have is to get those updates out of that file and slipstream them into the i386 files, then maybe look at getting the application installs done via Group Policy.


Yeah, it's looking like I might have to. I've already printed the documents you provided the links for and I'll probably go at it tomorrow.

It's already 215am here and I should have been in bed several hours ago.

Anyway thanks very much.

PS just downloaded WinInstall LE 2003 so I'll have a look at that too.
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ORIGINAL: cdupuis

The only suggestion I have is to get those updates out of that file and slipstream them into the i386 files, then maybe look at getting the application installs done via Group Policy.


Yeah, it's looking like I might have to. I've already printed the documents you provided the links for and I'll probably go at it tomorrow.


Just tested my slipstream version of my RIS image, bloomin thing works too! (just gotta sort the application distribution but I'm sure I can lick that...)

Thanks for the help although it should be called something like "hack"stream as I spent at least three hours extracting, checking, deleting, copying and editing!

I've only gotta move my $OEM$ with drivers and the "streamed" files over from my OEM image to the retail now...

And all for the fun of it, goodness I worry myself sometimes ;¬/

Next on my list after that is to buy XP pro and "hack" that too ;¬P

Cheers again!
Answered 11/30/2004 by: Pseudopath
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Glad to hear you got Slipstream to work the first time. It is really not that bad, but there is a combination of technologies you need to use.

1. Make a good secure base image (SP4, Blaster Patch, LSASS Patch etc, major security updates.)
2. Use 1 flat file and the Single Instance Storage Groveler service with RIS to host multiple installs in one set of source files (differntiated by .sif files for each machine type)
3. Use Software Updates Server to apply the rest of the patches.
4. Only update your source files with required updates (such as Blaster patch etc, very critical security updates only)
5. Use an enterprise Antivirus such as Mcafee or Symantec.

This will allow you to host a secure image that is secure the second it is deployed, it also eases the pain for the next time you need to slipstream a "Very critical update".
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