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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Unattended Windows XP Installation.....single click installation....

  1. Insert the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. If the Welcome To Microsoft Windows XP screen opens automatically, click Exit to close the screen.
  3. In Windows Explorer, locate the root of the C drive and create a folder named Deploy.
  4. The C:\Deploy folder will be used to contain the files extracted from DEPLOY.CAB on the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM.
  5. 4. In Windows Explorer, open your CD-ROM drive and locate the Support\Tools\.
  6. In the Tools folder, double-click Deploy.cab.
  7.  Press CTRL+A to select all of the files listed in Deploy.cab.
  8.  Press CTRL+C to copy the selected files.
  9.  In Windows Explorer, locate and open the Deploy folder that you created on the C drive. 
  10.  In the Deploy folder that you created, press CTRL+V to paste (copy) the files.
  11.  Double-click Readme.txt.
  12.  Take a moment to view the topics covered in the Readme.txt file, and then close
    Notepad
  13. In Windows Explorer, locate the C:\Deploy folder.
  14.  Double-click Setupmgr.exe .Windows XP Professional starts the Windows Setup Manager Wizard. 
  15. Click Next. The New Or Existing Answer File page appears. 
  16. Ensure that Create A New Answer File is selected, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Product To Install page.
  17. Ensure that Windows Unattended Installation is selected, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Platform page.
  18. Ensure that Windows XP Professional is selected, and then click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the User Interaction Level page.
  19. Click Fully Automated, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Distribution Folder page.
  20. Select No, This Answer File Will Be Used To Install From A CD, and then click Next.
  21. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the License Agreement page.
  22.  Select I Accept The Terms Of The License Agreement, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Customize The Software page.
  23. Type your name in the Name box and your organization in the Organization box, and then click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Display Settings page. 
  24. Leave the default settings on the Display Settings page, and then click Next.Windows Setup Manager displays the Time Zone page.
  25. Select the appropriate time zone, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Providing The Product Key page. 
  26. Enter your Windows XP Professional product key, and then click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Computer Names page.
  27. In the Computer Name text box, type Client1, and then click Add. Repeat this step to add Client2 and Client3 to the list of names.Notice that the names Client1, Client2, and Client3 appear in the computers To Be Installed box.
  28. Click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Administrator Password page. 
  29. Ensure that Use The Following Administrative Password (127 Characters Maximum) is selected, and then type password in the Password text box and the Confirm Password text box.
  30. Click Encrypt Administrator Password In Answer File, and then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Networking Components page.
  31. Leave Typical Settings selected, and then click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Workgroup Or Domain page.
  32. Click Next to accept the default of the computers joining a workgroup named WORKGROUP. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Telephony page.
  33. Select the appropriate setting for What Country/Region Are You In.
  34. Type the appropriate setting for What Area (Or City) Code Are You In.
  35.  If necessary, type the appropriate setting for If You Dial A Number To Access An Outside Line, What Is It.
  36.  Select the appropriate setting for The Phone System At This Location Uses, and
    then click Next. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Regional Settings page. 
  37. Click Next to accept the default settings. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Languages page.
  38. Click Next to accept the default setting. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Browser And Shell Settings page. 
  39. Click Next to accept the default setting: Use Default Internet Explorer Settings.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Installation Folder page. 
  40. Select This Folder. In the This Folder text box, type WINXPPro, and then click Next.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Install Printers page.
  41. Click Next to continue without having the script install any network printers.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Run Once page.
  42. Click Next to continue without having the script run any additional commands.The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Additional Commands page.
  43. Click Finish to complete the script without having the script run any additional
    commands.
  44. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays a dialog box indicating that the Windows Setup Manager has successfully created an answer file. 
  45. Click OK to accept the default file name and location. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard displays the Setup Manager Complete page.
  46. On the File menu, click Exit
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