Slipstream install

Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
Ok I have a question about slipstreaming a Windows XP SP3 install. Is it possible (or likely) to add more than just than Windows XP3 to the disc. I mean is it possible that I could add windows security essentials or firefox as well?

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation lets you customize things a lot more. I don't think it's going to automate 3rd-party apps, but maybe you could script something. I'd check this out for the 3rd-party stuff: http://www.techexams.net/forums/off-topic/51021-best-site-new-windows-system-builds-evar.html

    Otherwise, just configure the system the way you want, run sysprep, and create an image.
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    dynamik wrote: »
    nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation lets you customize things a lot more. I don't think it's going to automate 3rd-party apps, but maybe you could script something. I'd check this out for the 3rd-party stuff: http://www.techexams.net/forums/off-topic/51021-best-site-new-windows-system-builds-evar.html

    Otherwise, just configure the system the way you want, run sysprep, and create an image.


    Coolness. I am already tired of installing SP3 on machines in the field and I need a better (faster) solution for reinstalling windows. I am thinking of building an image disc and using the codes off the stickers on the boxes (assuming they are there) and reimageing the machines. I would like to put firefox, windows security essentials, spybot, open office, and maybe some other things on there.

    Thanks for the link.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Keep in mind that images are going to be hardware-specific (unless you go with a universal product from Acronis, etc.), so you're probably just going to have to make a customized installation CD and then use that utility or script the installation of the third-party stuff.
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    dynamik wrote: »
    Keep in mind that images are going to be hardware-specific (unless you go with a universal product from Acronis, etc.), so you're probably just going to have to make a customized installation CD and then use that utility or script the installation of the third-party stuff.

    I thought if I created a Windows XP w/SP3 Slipstream install disc it would be as generic as a Windows XP disc. Or are you talking about something else. If so that would really defeat my point of doing all this icon_redface.gif
  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Banned Posts: 2,059
    making a slipstreamed install disc with nLite will allow you to install on whatever. Caputuring an image of completed install will be specific to that hardware (on XP).

    I try to keep an inventory of the really common models I see out there, and this eliminates manual reinstalls to around the 90% mark.
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hyper-Me wrote: »
    making a slipstreamed install disc with nLite will allow you to install on whatever. Caputuring an image of completed install will be specific to that hardware (on XP).

    I try to keep an inventory of the really common models I see out there, and this eliminates manual reinstalls to around the 90% mark.

    Cool. I will have to do this in the next few weeks.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    dynamik wrote: »
    nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation lets you customize things a lot more. I don't think it's going to automate 3rd-party apps, but maybe you could script something. I'd check this out for the 3rd-party stuff: http://www.techexams.net/forums/off-topic/51021-best-site-new-windows-system-builds-evar.html

    Otherwise, just configure the system the way you want, run sysprep, and create an image.

    Keep in mind that this test doesn't test you on 3rd party software. When this exam asks a question about slip streaming it is meant using the native pain in the a** method.

    So just be careful that you remember the scope, if you are actually taking the exam.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
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