[SASAG] windows automated installs

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Thu Jan 4 20:22:30 PST 2007

Presumably you have an image deployment infrastructure... if that's the 
case why not just deploy a sysprep'ed image and automate the sysprep 


If you need help/advice about creating and deploying images, cyben is a 
good person to ask... he's the automated deployment wizard and is 
usually on efnet #206.

Alternatively, if you don't want to use images, you can use RIS with an 
unattended setup answer file to accomplish most of this.


Robin Battey wrote:
> Yes, that's what I'm using currently.  However, I've found that the INTERN
> package doesn't multitask very well, and I'm unable to use the "get me
> coffee" or "clean up the staging area" features while it is installing an
> OS.  I'm looking for a package that is more task-specific yet plays well
> with my existing INTERN package, which I'm unwilling to delete in spite of 
> its inability to multitask.
> Cheers!
> -robin
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 03:42:54PM -0800, Alex Matviychuk wrote:
>> I use a package called "INTERN". It also has a features like getting
>> you coffee and complaining about the smells in the employee bathroom.
>> You can order a copy from your local technical college or university.
>> -Alex
>> On 1/3/07, Robin Battey <zanfur at zanfur.com> wrote:
>>> What have people used for automated installations of Windows?  I'm looking
>>> for something similar to Kickstart, but for Windows.  In particular, I
>>> need some way of installing Windows, installing Office and various other
>>> programs, and joining the domain that requires no user intervention.  One
>>> of those "start it, go to lunch, come back and it's finished" deals.
>>> Any pointers would be appreciated.  Cheers!
>>> -robin
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