URGENT: Windows 2003 Unattended Fails to Run from BartPE Command Line
Posted on 2006-10-29
Okay, I'm trying to kick off an unattended install from a BartPE session running in a RAMDISK, booted via PXE.
I have successfully done this for Windows XP, and am using the exact same command line (cmd /c winnt32.exe /copysource:"lang" /makelocalsource /syspart:C /tempdrive:C /unattend:winnt.sif), but every time I run this, WINNT32.EXE fails with the following message:
"The specified Setup script file ([path to my script file, winnt.sif]) is inaccessible or invalid. Contact your system administrator."
A few points:
1. WINNT.sif is not inaccessible; I can access it and read it no problem from the command line or BartPE's GUI.
2. This is the exact same .sif file that I'm using on my WORKING unattended bootable CD.
3. Other than a few OS specific details, the WINNT.SIF files for the XP and 2k3 install are indentical.
Anyone have any bright ideas as to what could be going on here? What could be wrong with the .sif file here that wouldn't show up under a normal cd-booted unattended installatiion? I've sorted through the file, but can't find anything obvious.