Right now I use RIS to deploy my Win2k Sp4 image to my clients. It has all the mandatory patches also slipstreamed into it (blaster, sasser etc). As of right now, when we rebuild a machine, we require our Ris servers to place the machine into a defaut OU so we can install the home made IE 6 group Policy (software distribution). Once it has installed then we must move it to it's final resting place in Active Directory. I need to find a way to cut this step out, the only way i can see this working is if I add IE 6 to my I386 flat file. I have found no way at all to integrate IE 6 SP1 into a Windows 2000 installation. The only other way I can think of to do this is to use the [GUIRUNONCE] section of the unattend.sif file. This would allow me to run the current installer I have, but what it also would require is for me to add the local admin password to the sif file which if you use autologon in the [GUIRUNONCE] section is copied to the workstation and cache in a non encrypted state, that is not acceptable. So I have come to my conclusion, why not slipstream it in, why else did M$ add this feature to the I386 flat file structure. So I beg, has anyone managed to do this, or find a way to do it?
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I simply put the IE6 source files in my %oem%\%1\i386 directory and then call the setup.exe /s for IE6 from cmdlines.txt. This installs under the system account while the machine is still building. The only issue is that you must log in as a local admin the first time the machine is logged on to unless your install contains the urd fix. You can however get around this as well by using the autologon feature and then running a batch in guirunonce to do a shutdown (shutdown.exe) you must set the shutdown to give IE about 2 minutes to be sure it is able to finish its setup.
Answered 07/29/2004 by: rasmsn3
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