Windows 2000 server unattended install

Posted on 2002-06-18
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have the unattended install floppy created and working if Windows 2000 recognizes all the hardware itself.

My question is now that I have SCSI card and a network card that Windows 2000 does not recognize itself, how do I do an unattended install with 3rd party drivers?
Question by:Michaelc
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ID: 7090445
I've read these documents before and I'm still having trouble.  
Sound like I should be able to put the drivers in the $OEM$ folder and burn that into the Windows 2000 CD copy right?

I make an ISO image of the original Windows 2000 server CD and used an ISO editor like WinISO to add the $OEM$ folder and burned the image onto a rewritable CD.

I tried doing what I mentioned above but it didn't pick up the additional drivers.

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ID: 7090744
You might be able to get away with putting them on a floppy disk and using a win.sif file during the installation.

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ID: 7090987
Ok, I tried putting the /i386/$OEM$ folder on the floppy and I get the same message when I try to install unattended.  It says it cannot find the oemsetup.txt file.
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mikecr earned 600 total points
ID: 7092338
I was doing some research and according to Microsoft you can't specify third party drivers during the setup process like your doing it from cdrom. You'll find it under limitations in this article.


Is RIS an option?

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