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What are the other softwares like nlite. Unattended cd's creation of all Opearating systems.

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Hi,

What are the other softwares like nlite. Unattended cd's creation of all Opearating systems.

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Sharath
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Hi Sharath

Here are the links to some other pieces of information and software for unattended Windows installation:

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
The Microsoft way: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314459
http://www.hytekcomputer.com/Articles/XPInstall/1.shtml

And of course, there's nLite which is the one I would always recommend first.

Matthew
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Matthew even i wanted nlite.
And went through wasting more than 10 cd's
I just went through all steps but they dont boot on any systems
I have posted a Q on this as well
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Matthew
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Q_23486264.html
Need serious help on this...
If you have used nlite can you suggest the steps and see why i am not able to boot please.........
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by:tigermatt
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Hmm... I've used it before so I've no idea what might be causing it not to work.
In any event, there are other options available to you - this is the Microsoft supported method http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314459 which isn't pretty but is guaranteed to work.
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In actual fact I have an idea, I'll post over in your other Q.
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I guess now you've got nLite working, you won't need any of these! ;-)
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Ya but will have this recorded for further need...
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Fair enough, it's always good to have more than 1 program to do things!
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Matthew some  questions on nlite
Where should we set the machine name?
Is there any way in this software to set to format the primary drive automatically...
Can we put in all the drivers for various Hardware?
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Matthew...
Can the same software be used to create unattended applications also
Like
sql
oracle
office
winzip
etc

Or any other software you know like nlite
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Yes, you can integrate drivers during the installation, but they are going to be hardware-specific (meaning you need a separate CD for each different hardware). You can integrate service packs too - so for example, if you have an XP SP2 disk, you could integrate Service Pack 3 into the installation.
I'm not aware of a way to do the other things you mentioned.

Software cannot be integrated into an nLite installation. nLite is just for doing the basic Windows software installation. For installing the software, you will have to create MSIs and use Group Policy or SCCM to deploy it. I know Office and probably a lot of the other Microsoft software can be configured for unattended install using Group Policy.
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Thanks Matthew....
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