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DNS Server name in net initialize stage of unattended install

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I need to include the DNS server name and address in the dos net initialization stage of the unattended install in order to map my i386 directory from the server how do I do this.
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by:Koen
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I'm not sure this is the right one so I'll post as a comment...

Check the net directory of your boot diskette for a lmhosts file? This should look like this :

# Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample LMHOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to computer
# (NetBIOS) names.  Each entry should be kept on an individual line.
# The IP address should be placed in the first column followed by the
# corresponding computername. The address and the LAN Manager name
# should be separated by at least one space.
#
# Note that the utilities will only recognize a finite number of
# mappings.  This current limit is 59 for Windows for Workgroups.
#
# Also, comments (like these) may be inserted on individual lines or
# following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      149.124.10.4     server1                 # main office server
#      182.102.93.122   joe3                    # joe's database server


Add your deployment server's IP-address and name to the file (of course NOT preceeded by the #)


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by:ahoffmann
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do you mean the unattended setup  file? then

[ProtocolsSection]
TC = TCParams
[TCParams]
IPAddress   = w.x.y.z
Subnet         = a.b.c.d
DNSServer = e.f.g.h
DNSName = domain.dom


or do you mean DOS's protocol.ini:
[TCPIP]
DriverName         = TCPIP$
IPAddress0          = w x y z
SubNetMask0     = a b c d
DNS_Server0      = e f g h
WINS_Server0    = i j k l



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by:jmays
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ahoffman I mean the DOS protocol.ini, here is my DOS protocol.ini how would I put in a DNS server name and address.

 [network.setup]
version=0x3110
netcard=ms$oli164,1,MS$OLI164,1
transport=tcpip,TCPIP
lana0=ms$oli164,1,tcpip

[ms$oli164]
drivername=OLITOK$
; adapter=0
; maxtransmits=6
; maxrequests=6
; recbufsize=512
; recbufcount=10
; earlyrelease=yes
; rpl=

[protman]
drivername=PROTMAN$
PRIORITY=MS$NDISHLP

[tcpip]
NBSessions=6
DefaultGateway0=
SubNetMask0=
IPAddress0=
DisableDHCP=0
DriverName=TCPIP$
BINDINGS=ms$oli164
LANABASE=0

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Koen earned 200 total points
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You needn't enter anything in the protocol.ini for DNS... DOS doesn't use that... It uses a lmhosts file (see above) instead... Have you tried my solution?
in the protocol.ini file comes your IP and the gateway and the subnet and that's it...

The name resolving is done throught the lmhosts file!
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by:jmays
ID: 1771969
so if I had a server named,  jmayssrv  with an address of 199.199.199.199.  How would my lmhosts file look.  Thanks.
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by:Koen
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What I posted in my first comment is the standard lmhosts file that comes with every NIC.
(but since it is all remarks you can just forget about that).
create a text file, name it lmhosts (no extention) and add following line :

199.199.199.199      jmayssr

That is it no special formatting,nothing just the IP address and the name separated by some spaces.
Gd Luck
Koen
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by:jmays
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Your the man!
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