Kbox 2000 Rename and Join Domain for Windows 7
We have recently upgraded and virtualized our K2000 appliance and will soon be upgrading most of our Windows XP boxes to Windows 7 Ent. We have a mid level and post level task on the 2000 to copy the Namedb.dat file on \\kbox2\petemp folder to the root of the C: and then to reference that .dat file to rename and then join the domain. This no longer works because the xcopy command to copy the namedb.dat file now required credentials and xcopy is not built to include a username and pass in the command line.
Now on to my question...Is there a new slick way to accomplish a rename and join domain?
AndrewCPaquette | 08/31/2012 | OK I was able to solve this mystery Instead of using an xcopy command I did a net use that allows credentials. The new mid level task goes like this: net use t: PASSWORD /user:ADMIN xcopy /sei t:\namedb.dat c:\ I also found that the "xcopy /S /E /I source c:\source" command on the batch in the post install is pulling from a zip that was shipped up during the creation of the post install to \\kbox2\peinst\applications\25\contents\source Now that I figured that last piece out I was able to duplicate and modify my Windows7 rename join domain tasks.
Community Chosen Answer
Use a mid-level task to do the xcopy, you already have a map and are authenticated to petemp, so no credentials are needed.
A midlevel task is a post install task that has the runtime environment set to k2000 boot environment.
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