Deployment Build Automation
Posted on 2011-03-16
We currently create Windows Server images for a variety of hardware platforms. Different projects require different software and different hardware requires different drivers etc. At the moment the team follows a step by step script which includes all the keystrokes and button presses to install Server 2003 and 30 or so applications such as .net , Adobe Reader, Nero, McAfee Anti Virus etc. The process takes an age to complete and i am looking to automate the process.
I am starting by looking at the Microsoft Unattended Install route but was wondering if you can advice on the best practice way for installing the apps and drivers?
We have tried using a scripting tool (ITScript) which basically uses x and y coordinates and "Click" commands and its only really been semi successful.
Im sure there is a better way to do this and thought i would try here first, any advice would be greatly appreciated.