Windows XP Theme

Posted on 2003-02-21
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Last Modified: 2010-10-05
I have a problem with upgrading Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP Professional.  I am deploying Windows XP across the enterprise using SMS 2.0 SP4.  I have included SP1a into my deployment package.  I have tested the deployment on both Windows 2000 clients and Windows NT clients, the end result is the same.  Under the display properties, windows and button style, the only option is for Windows Classic.  How do I fix this issue?  Is there any way to import themes into installation package or specify a theme in the unattend.txt file?


Question by:sshaff
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Expert Comment

ID: 8001892
I dont really understand what you are trying to say. If you are looking for themes I reccomend http:\\www.themeworld.com\ , Also, I have had some trouble getting themes to work. If there is a "browse" option you could save the theme in a folder and just go to the folder in the browse box. Sorry if this doesnt help.


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ID: 8009357
My problem does not reside with adding more themes.  It resides with not having ANY themes.  If you do a fresh install, by default you get several themes.  This is not the case with doing an upgrade.  On the upgraded machine, there is ONLY one theme.  Where did all of the pre-defined themes go?  And more importantly, How do I get them back?

Author Comment

ID: 8018892
Just to be more clear.

I have setup my distribution point on my SMS server using setupmgr.exe, which has created my unattend.txt.  I have my winxp.sms and modified unattend.txt files on my SMS server, within a SMS advertisement.  The actual deployment of the Windows XP upgrade works really well.  I had a problem with Nic Drivers for one of the laptops, but I have recently fixed that.  

The only real problem is that the only theme that is available is the Windows Classic Theme.  There is the option to browse, but I am not willing for 500 users to browse to a theme that should be in drop down menu by default.

I have increased the points on this, to get a reaction.  I hope this has cleared up any of confussion I have made.



Accepted Solution

sshaff earned 0 total points
ID: 8309155
Well, Here is the solution.  It lies within the unattend.txt file.  By default OemPreinstall=Yes, if you change this to No.  It works just fine.

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