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Configure Creative Labs Sound Card using registry tools in NT4.0

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I have been working with the unattend feature of NT trying to completely automate my workstation installs..  I have been able to automate the SP3, autologin the administrator and run the oobfix_i hot fix.  I have been playing around with regini, regedit and regrest in the Resource Kit trying to install the (3) keys (HKLM\Software\etc....and HKLM\System\etc......  The keys I wanted to install were sndblst, driver32, and userinstalled.drivers for the CL Sound card.  Without having to write long ini files to use regini or reg files using regedit or regrest (won't overwrite open software hive) does anyone know of a way.  Am I not seeing the forest through the trees?  Thanx
much in advance.  Please e-mail at bali@delfinvb.delfin.com
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Normaly you would install NT manually, use SYSDIFF to create an system image, install what you want, run SYSDIFF again to freeze the differences.
You can the same manually. In your distribution site you must create a $OEM$ directory structure, there you place all the files which should be copied after install and a REGEDIT file with all the changed registry settings (all this is produced by SYSDIFF automatically).
I recommend you to get  DEPLOY.EXE from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/deploy.exe 
and see also:
http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/Q155/1/97.htm 
http://pcsg.cc.cmu.edu/winnt.html 
                     http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/anthe/NT/welcome.html
get preinstallation document there:
                     http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~anthe/NT/pre-install.zip

For your small problem to install just some registry settings I would use REGEDIT. The file to use is very simple.
Example:

regedit autokorr.reg

=== autokorr.reg =====
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\AutoCorrect]
"Path"="e:\\Winword\\Autokorr.acl"

=============================

Important is first line and the double-backslashes if the value of a key contains a path.

Why should I e-mail bali@....  ???
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