Setup information for Windows is stored in a RIS configuration profile. See the sample setup files from SampleSIFFiles folder for more details.
Edit the configuration profile file for each distribution to set the parameters mentioned in the following steps.
To edit this file, use the SetupMgr.exe utility. from the Windows Resource Kit CD (deploy.cab file). You can also manually edit the file using the notepad tool.
For a Windows 2003 image, the default SIF file is on the RIS Server at the following location:
Verify or add the following configuration parameters to the [data] section in your ristndrd.sif configuration file:
Verify or add the following configuration parameters to the [Unattended] section in your ristndrd.sif configuration file:
UnattendMode=FullUnattended NtUpgrade=No OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade=No OemPreinstall = Yes
Verify or add the following configuration parameters to the [UserData] section in your ristndrd.sif configuration file:
FullName = "N1isp SunUser" OrgName = "Sun Microsystems" ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Replace the FullName and OrgName values with something that is appropriate for your environment.
While deploying some operating systems, such as Windows 2000 Advanced Server, ProductKey does not work. Instead, use a ProductID variable.
Verify or add the following configuration parameters to the [GuiUnattended] section in your ristndrd.sif configuration file:
AdminPassword="sun123" AutoLogon=Yes AutoLogonCount=1 EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
AutoLogonCount=1 implies that the super-user administrator is automatically logged on to the target host after installation with the default password as sun123 for the very first time. This is required to execute the provision time commands specified in the [GuiRunOnce] section in the SIF file. When the Administrator user attempts to login again, he will be prompted to change the password.
Verify or add the following sections to your ristndrd.sif configuration file:
[Branding] BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes [Proxy] Proxy_Enable=0 Use_Same_Proxy=0
The SetupMgr.exe utility generally adds these sections for you.
Add any specific plug and play drivers to the image.
See the instructions in Microsoft Knowledge Base article #: 315279.