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Q: MS Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Has anyone had experiences using the MS Windows Deployment Services?
I am attempting to config a Windows 2003 Server box for use with WDS for imaging XP based images remotley, unattended.
Any suggestions or horror stories would be appreciated.

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First, whats the difference between WDS and MDT?

Second, do I have to have a Windows 2003 Server or can I set this up on a network with nothing but XP PRO machines?

Finally, If we buy 30 dell computers with xp pro already installed is it neccesary to even use WDS?

Just some background, we are trying to set up a network where some users are restricted from doing certain tasks on their computers and over the network while others have admin rights. I'm not sure if I have to start from scratch or just network the computers and then implement AD for group polices, etc.

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I assume and hope this is the appropriate forum for this, even though it's for using WDS to deploy Windows XP SP2.  I installed WDS on one of our W2K3 R2 SP1 servers via the Windows Components window of Add / Remove Programs (I didn't use the downloaded Windows AIK package).  For the most part it seems I got everything setup and working fine.  I used the boot.wim image from the Windows Vista DVD to make my Capture boot image as well as Windows PE PXE boot environment image.  I successfully made my own custom install image and was even able to re-deploy it to the laptop which I made it from.Now enters my problem.  I have another laptop that's a similar model, but not the exact same.  When I go to image it I get this error after it gets into Windows PE:

WdsClient: An error occurred while communicating with the Windows Deployment Services server. Please check to ensure that the server is operational and that the necessary ports are open on the server's firewall.  Server name [wdsserver.domain.com], Server IP address [192.168.1.2].

I fired up the command prompt with shift+F10 and can ping the server just fine.  Also, ipconfig /all shows everything is functioning as it should, so http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923834/en-us doesn't seem relevant to my problem.  I couldn't find any other articles on this issue.  I also have the WDS server setup to accept any client... no client restrictions.I'm stumped as to what to do next.  I thought I had this thing all ironed o... Read more

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Has anyone played around with server 2008 and Vista? I'm asking because I work in an IT department and I've been playing with the deployment services to upgrade our workstations to vista as our xp licenses expire in the fall. The computers are fully capable of running vista (Index scores of 4.7 to 5.2).

I know some of you may think i'm crazy, but the UAC, at least from an administration standpoint is the best thing microsoft came up with. UAC and Deepfreeze should make sure some likely idiot won't screw up my workstations... "Protect users from themselves"

Any tips, hints would be appreciated.

A:Windows deployment services + Vista

Hi Pbb321,
From what I have heard Vista workstations need a Vista License server (something to that affect) and if a vista workstation cannot contact that license server in a certain period of time the workstation gets removed from the domain automatically. I heard that Vista and server2008 take full advantages of SMB. Much faster file transfers than Server 2003 and XP Pro. I think if you read up on the licensing schemes you should be ok.
Raj

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I have a WDS server locally and it works just fine. However, we have several remote locations that are connected through an MPLS. I am able to perform a Network Boot and access the WDS Server. Unfortunately, when I attempt to deploy the image across the MPLS, the installation takes way too long.

I would like to set up a share at each of my remote (MPLS) locations that the images can be pulled from. I want to avoid setting up a WDS Server at each location as it would be a mismanagement of resources for the number of people/PC's at the locations.

Is it possible to set up local shares at the remote locations and configure the WDS Server pull the images from those local shares?
 

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Hello. I have an issue.

I want to capture an Linux OS custom image or a fresh one and want to use WDS to complete the job. Could it be done?

I know I can use WDS from server to deploy WIN 7 or anyother Win OS to other systems. But can I use the same service to deploy Linux OS to other new systems and how can I go around in capturing the Linux OS image.

I don't want to use any third party application to capture and deploy both WIN and Linux images. I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image?

Is there an in-built app for Linux to capture an image like SysPrep (for WIN)???

Please help.

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Hiya

This book provides comprehensive information about planning, designing, and implementing a secure core network infrastructure that uses Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, and Internet Protocol security (IPSec). You can also use the deployment guidelines in this book to extend your core network infrastructure by deploying a network access infrastructure supporting a variety of network access methods, including dial-up, virtual private network (VPN), wireless, and switch access. You can provide centralized authentication, authorization, auditing, and accounting for all of these network access types by using Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS).
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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eddie
 

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I have configured a stand alone windows 2012 Std. OS with WDS, set up all the necessary items
loaded both the boot.wim and image.wim into wds server.
the system deploys the standatrd win7 Pro image without issue.
The problem comes when I try to use the image capture wizard.
The client laptop boots to pxe without issue I get the screen that  lets me choose  what I want to load
when I choose the capture image item it loads as normal,(as the deploy does except that all that happens is I get a black screen with a white arrow cursor. the screen never turns blue like you would expect and the image capture wizard never appears.
I have followed all of the steps on the WDS set up page for creating a image capture boot file however as I said it never appears.
Can someone assist?

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A working image (i think) has been uploaded to our WDS server, and this is the error message I recieve when I install it to the machine it was built on AND for.
"Windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for the component [Microsoft-Window-Shell-Setup]"

Using a HP Pavilion dv7-1273cl ... have 10 of these laptops, and now have one with 32-bit installed, and all our company base programs on it .. CONFIRMED working, I am posting this from it right now ... Please help
 

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Hiya

This book provides comprehensive information about planning, designing, and implementing a secure core network infrastructure that uses Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, and Internet Protocol security (IPSec). You can also use the deployment guidelines in this book to extend your core network infrastructure by deploying a network access infrastructure supporting a variety of network access methods, including dial-up, virtual private network (VPN), wireless, and switch access. You can provide centralized authentication, authorization, auditing, and accounting for all of these network access types by using Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS).

This book contains the following files for download:
Book Cover (front)
Introduction
Part I: Core Network Infrastructure
Ch 1: Designing an TCP/IP Network
Ch 2: Deploying DHCP
Ch 3: Deploying DNS
Ch 4: Deploying WINS
Ch 5: Deploying ISA Server
Ch 6: Deploying IPSec
Part II: Network Access Infrastructure
Ch 7: Deploying IAS
Ch 8: Deploying Dial-up and VPN Remote Access Servers
Ch 9: Deploying Remote Access Clients Using Connection Manager
Ch 10: Connecting Remote Sites
Ch 11: Deploying a Wireless LAN
Glossary
Index

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Hiya

IIS 6.0 provides the services to support a secure, available, and scalable Web server on which to run your Web sites and applications. This book provides prescriptive, task-based, and scenario-based guidance to help you design an IIS 6.0 solution that meets the specific needs of your organization. Deployment scenarios include installing a new Web server, upgrading an existing Web server from an earlier version of IIS, and migrating existing Apache or IIS Web sites and applications to a newly installed Web server.

This book contains the following files for download:
Book Cover (front)
Introduction
Ch 1: Overview of Deploying IIS 6.0
Ch 2: Deploying ASP.NET Applications in IIS 6.0
Ch 3: Securing Web Sites and Applications
Ch 4: Ensuring Application Availability
Ch 5: Upgrading an IIS Server to IIS 6.0
Ch 6: Migrating IIS Web Sites to IIS 6.0
Ch 7: Migrating Apache Web Sites to IIS 6.0
Appx A: IIS Deployment Procedures
Appx B: Changes to Metabase Properties in IIS 6.0
Glossary
Index
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Hiya

IIS 6.0 provides the services to support a secure, available, and scalable Web server on which to run your Web sites and applications. This book provides prescriptive, task-based, and scenario-based guidance to help you design an IIS 6.0 solution that meets the specific needs of your organization. Deployment scenarios include installing a new Web server, upgrading an existing Web server from an earlier version of IIS, and migrating existing Apache or IIS Web sites and applications to a newly installed Web server.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or later
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Regards

eddie
 

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A connection to the deployment share ... could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials.
PLEASE help me. I really don't know what to do anymore... Let's say I'm desperate. It is the correct Name and also correct map, afterwords I made myself a deploymentshare map and it also didn't work. Tried the $ --> didn't worked... WTF is wrong :(
I tried the administrator account, a self made account. Tried domainname\account
Nothing worked...
I'm using vm workstation.
Deploying from a virtual server to a virtual client...
 
Pleas help me, it is a little urgent... I really don't know what's wrong...
 
Greets Timothy
 
 

A:A connection to the deployment share could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. ?? Help me pleas :(

Resolved the problems !
It was the bloody firewall! probably it is resolved in a new update but I didn't installed any updates because in belgium we have still a download limit. :)
Thanks for all the help of you and the time you spended on my issue!
 
 
I'll post my final customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini
 
[Settings]
Priority=Default
Properties=MyCustomProperty

[Default]
OSInstall=YES

SkipAdminPassword=YES

SkipApplications=NO

SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES

SkipBDDWelcome=YES

SkipBitLocker=YES

SkipCapture=YES

SkipComputerName=YES

SkipComputerBackup=YES

SkipDeploymentType=YES
DeploymentType=NEWCOMPUTER

SkipDomainMembership=YES
JoinDomain=Gip.local
DomainAdmin=JoinDomain
DomainAdminDomain=Gip.local
DomainAdminPassword=Passw0rd

SkipFinalSummary=NO

SkipLocaleSelection=YES
KeyboardLocale=nl-BE
UserLocale=nl-BE
UILanguage=en-US

SkipPackageDisplay=YES

SkipProductKey=YES

SkipSummary=YES

SkipTimeZone=YES
TimeZone=110
TimeZoneName=W. Europe Standard Time

SkipUserData=Yes
 
 
[Settings]
Priority=Default

[Default]

SkipBDDWelcome=YES
DeployRoot=\\Win-bjmkgpvypis\DeployShare

UserDomain=GIP.local
UserID=JoinDomain

UserPassword=Passw0rd

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Hi guys,

I want to migrate windows 7, 8 & 8.1 to windows 10 across 300 PCs through automated process in badges.

Please guide me.

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I have installed a Windows 7 Enterprise reference image. I have added a Windows 7 boot image on my WDS server and created a capture image, I have added the Ethernet and the storage driver to the boot image. When I PXE boot the refernce computer with the
capture image the WINPE is not loading, the green bar runs from side to side for a sec. and then black screen, I have tried to leave the computer for some hours but still black screen.
Any idears?

A:Windows 7 WDS deployment

Hi,
I consider this issue can be caused if the driver you added into boot image fail to install.

Please try the suggestions in this article:
Error message when you start a PXE client to connect to a WDS server on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer: "WdsClient: An error occurred while starting networking"
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/923834
Post back the setupapi.dev.log if you fail to get this issue resolved by above suggestions.

Keep post. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I wonder if you can help me with deploying Windows 10, I have a few questions;

Can I deploy W10 like I currently do via WDS 2008?

What software can I use to create a customized W10 DVD that allows me to alter/disable some of the standard initial setup questions?

We pay for an OVS agreement, should I be able to get a copy of Windows 10 from the VLSC? I cant seem to find a Windows 10 ISO, just 7 & 8?

Further questions may come aling, just trying to get a grasp of it all.

Many thanks.

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Hi everyone,
i know the internet is full of guides and tutorials but i haven't got what i'm looking for.
My situation is as follows:
Our corporation buys oem licensed windows 7 computers from our suppliers.
we would like to create an image with icd , without overwriting the product keys (since we don't buy volume keys, paying 2 times seems a little stupid aswell). We would like the icd image to join the domain under a variable name (something like desktop01
- desktop02 etc ...).Also it should be able to enable the built in local administrator and disable any other local user besides domain users.

within this icd image i would like to add other applications aswell (symantec antivirus, citrix, adobe reader, office365, etc...).
Is this possible ? if so could anyone guide me to a fairly easy guide where i can do all this stuff?

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I have staged a Windows 7 pro with  SP1 computer as a reference machine. Run sysprep with OOBE and Generalize. Captured the image and imported it to MDT as a custom image file. It work almost the time. But I have randomly two problems. 
1. After the completion of the OS deployment with 0 errors. The computer restart, but it hangs at a black screen with the mouse cursor.
2. Some computers have the same problem as in 1 but after sveral days of use. (3 to 4)
Please note that we have in the out of the box drivers several models of DEll laptops.
Is someone out there that knows what could be the cause of these issues?
Thank you in advance.

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I get the message "Windows\system32\services\services.exe" at start up twice. Browser previously hijacked by coolsearch, etc. I already ran CWShredder. Below is my log. (Note: I altered the domain name in last 3 values for security reasons.)

Also, Acrobat 6 no longer opens *.PDF files within Internet Explorer.

Thank you in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:24:21 PM, on 5/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ofps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\EN\DevDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\SharpTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\sdFTP.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:[Solved] Windows\system32\services\services.exe message at start up

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I have a licensing question regarding the deployement of Windows 7.

We are currently purchasing notebooks that have an OEM key for Windows 7 Pro and have been configuring each by hand which can get really annoying. I want to create an image of Windows 7 and use it for deployement however I'm not too sure about the licensing involved.

First off, you cannot image an OEM version and you need an open license version, correct?

Do I need to purchase a VLK license for each notebook that I want to image to? Or can I just purchase 1 open license and image that to multiple computers since the OEM key is in fact for Windows 7 Professional?

A:Image Deployment of Windows 7

I believe you're going to need to look into VLK if you're intending on using the same key & installation across multiple machines. You "may" be able to get away with buying one 7Pro and then inserting the individual OEM key that is on the individual laptop stickers, however I'm not sure on that one so don't quote me there. I'm sure someone else here does know this answer though so sit tight, some one else will surely be able to answer this.

Aside from the licensing issues, once you get the version of Windows that you'll be installing legally with a licensed key, you should look into windows sysprep. It will cut your distribution time down incredibly using this method rather than setting up each machine individually from scratch.

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In A WinXP / Win2003 server environment, you do not need to install the drivers in to each WinXP client. This is automatic.

Moving to Windows 7, will I need to install Server 2008 to get this same level of automation.

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If you use the Enterprise version you shouldnt have to.... I think...

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tl;dr:
"I would like to know if there is a way to back up the Windows 7 bootmgr in it's entirety (both what resides on the MBR and the needed files within my Windows 7 partition) and re-deploy them."

I would like to multi-boot Windows 7, Slackware (a Linux distro), a WIM installer for Windows (accessible via EasyBCD), and a floppy image installer for Slackware (also accessible via EasyBCD.)

I currently have this working, and a basic outline of my partition layout follows:
Disk 1
-MBR: Windows 7 bootmgr
-Partition 1: Windows 7
-Partition 2: Windows Installer WIM and Sources

Disk 2
-Partition 1: LILO and Slackware
-Partition 2: Swap Partition
-Partition 3: Personal Data Files
-Partition 4: Slackware Installer

Windows does some things while partitioning that I don't like (including seeing 500 MB less on my disc than is there, leaving unused space in the table which was odd to see.) I plan to use a utility on my Slackware installation to rectify that, but once I delete my Windows 7 partition I will have no way to reinstall Windows (as I will lose the MBR data pointing to the WIM installer.) I've been using Windows for about six months, but haven't used Slackware in almost a year and am not ready to dive back into it without a backup OS.

Suffice it to say I don't have media to make installation discs or usb sticks. (Since I know it seems like I'm trying to crack a wallnut with a sledgehammer. Or rather, use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut as use a sledgehammer to... Read more

A:Windows 7 MBR Recovery and Re-deployment

The simplest way to handle multi-booting with separate HD's is to install/repair with the other HD unplugged, then boot only via the BIOS boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If you do this then you don't need to worry about reimaging Win7 HD as it will contain its own boot files and not be interlocked or reliant upon the other HD, or vice versa. Just be sure to unplug the other HD during reinstall, repair or reimaging.

As to how to boot the other HD's multi-boots you can use GRUB for Linux which works better when it is restricted to Linux distros and not imposed on Win7.

Does this sound like a way to simplify what you want to do?

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Hi,

I have a question about deploying windows (multicasting) over a network that I’m hoping someone with the expertise will be able to offer a little advice on...

I work for a small PC manufacturer in the UK, and at the moment we are installing windows on to the machines using a USB3 hard drive with disk imaging software (Acronis). Our company is currently expanding and has just become a Microsoft partner, so my employer has asked me to look into setting up an image server and deploying windows over a network connection.

What I’d like to know is: what kind of infrastructure would I need to put in place to execute this task effectively?

My work place is relatively small. The install bench only has 8 bays - so for the moment this will be the maximum number of PC’s that will need to receive the broadcast. In time, I expect we will have to relocate into larger premises, so the solution has to be scalable. Time is also a huge factor at the moment. I would like the network to be as fast as possible, whilst still being economical with costs.

From what I understand, the server would have to have quite a lot of processing power; a lot of memory; fast hard drive access, and a fast ethernet connection. I was thinking something along the lines of an i7 2600k overclocked to 4.5Ghz / 16GB 1600mhz memory / Multiple SSD’s in raid 5 or 10 array, and a gigabit network card. How does that spec sound for the task? A networking switch would also be required. Do you have any recommendat... Read more

A:Windows deployment over a network

Having set up a Ghost type environment, you'll need to do a few things. First, you need to have your PC's PXE enabled. PXE support is going to be relevant to the NICs you are using. If you don't have PXE ability with the NICs you use with your PCs, then everything else is a no go. Next, you need a DHCP server and you need to set one of the DHCP boot parameters, I think it is type 60 (can't remember at the moment), to point the PXE client to the boot image server on your network. The boot image server is responsible for providing a small boot strap to allow the PC to come up with an OS. The boot image server also provides extra parameters to do a network map to the image server to load the actual image onto the PC. The last component is the image server which holds the image itself and pushes it to the client. All of these components can be a single box.

Depending on your network design and where you place the image server in relation to where you image your boxes, you might have to invoke a relay agent to forward DHCP requests to the DHCP server through a routed hop.

As far as hardware, the biggest impact on image performance is hard drive subsystem on the image server and the network itself.
 

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My boss and I are going to be deploying Windows 7 machines (new ones to replace the old ones) to about 20+ workstations at 3 sites.

We are going to be making some images to push to certain stations.

We are planning on using MDT2012. Does anyone have any tips?
 

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Hi, I hope someone can help. Many family member surf the web on this computer and I thought it was well protected (too many to list) but I have some strange things going on. I get the message "Windows\system32\services\services.exe" at start up twice. Browser hijacked and other fringe benefits, LOL here is my log and Thanks in advance.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:19:02 PM, on 4/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Windows\system32\services\services.exe message at start up

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I'm looking for some kind of "official" Microsoft documentation or TechNet article explaining the proper process for injecting Windows Updates / Hotfixes into a Windows WIM image to allow me to deploy a version of windows that already has all (or at least
most) of the current windows updates.
Does anyone know if such a document exists? Or perhaps someone from Microsoft can respond to this post with some well documented steps on how I would accomplish this?
Thanks!

A:Windows Update / Hotfix Injection into Windows 7 WIM image for Deployment

Process
WSUS Offline Tool

Download the WSUS Offline Tool and extract to another working directory, e.g. "C:\wsusoffline"
Run the "UpdateGenerator.exe" tool.
Select the version of Windows you wish to update, e.g. "x64 Global" under the Windows 7 category.
Optionally select to use a WSUS server on your local network with the "WSUS..." button.



Press the "Start" button. A command window will appear displaying the progress of the utility. The updates are downloaded to the "./client/w61-x64/glb" directory within the "wsusoffline"
folder.
The Windows 7 Media

Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and
install. This will allow you to obtain the "DISM.exe" command line utility that is needed.
Extract all files from the Windows 7 media. Store these files in a working directory, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source"
Create a temp directory that will be used to mount the WIM image to in order to manipulate the files, e.g. "C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM"
Open an elevated command prompt.
Run the follow command to mount the WIM file:


dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_Source\sources\install.wim /mountdir:C:\Win7_x64_Ent_WIM /index:1




You can determine the index number of the image you need to mount by running the "dism /get-wiminfo" command.

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As Joe mentioned in this blog post, the amount of interest in the Windows 10 preview has been phenomenal. We appreciate that IT pros are trying out the new features and providing feedback. But more importantly, we appreciate the sheer number of devices that you are upgrading from previous versions of Windows ? whether from Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. The telemetry from these upgrades enables us to further streamline and improve the upgrade process ? important because this is the primary way we expect organizations to deploy Windows 10.

In my blog post on September 30th, we introduced this idea of having a simpler deployment process, using an in-place upgrade instead of the traditional wipe-and-load approach that organizations have historically used to deploy new Windows versions. This upgrade process is designed to preserve the apps, data, and configuration from the existing Windows installation, taking care to put things back the way they need to be after Windows 10 has been installed on the system.

Of course it?s critical that at the same time we do everything we can to ensure that existing apps ?just work.? We understand the challenges that many organizations experienced as part of their Windows XP to Windows 7 migrations, and are working hard to ensure that compatibility between Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is excellent. This also applies to hardware: we are designing Windows 10 to have the same ov... Read more

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Hi all,

I've recently started in a new job as an ICT technician. I'm working with a system admin at a local school.

In previous jobs I've always used a "gold image" to deploy out to machines. In the new job there is no such thing unfortunately, making new installs a long drawn out affair (lots of additional software installs. Office, Visio, custom programs etc)

I have some spare time on my hands soon, so was thinking of creating a standard image that I can deploy (just via USB) to new machines that need to be imaged.

I already have a WinPE boot disk and understand the concept of sysprep and configuring in audit mode after a clean install (this will be my approach) I will probably then use CloneZilla to image the final product and deploy onto single machines where needed.

... I have a few questions!

1. How should I handle Windows updates? These are normally pushed out via WSUS - Some things should *not be installed* latest IE for example. WSUS is only pushing out IE9 due to some compatibility issues with sites that are currently used (there may be other updates that are not installed, but I'm not 100%) - What would be the best approach here? Not using the standard Windows update before I sysprep, or joining the domain, installing updates via wsus, then leaving the domain and running a sysprep?

2. Being as all the machines will be the same make and model, would it be worth including drivers into the mix, or will they be removed with sysprep? I be... Read more

A:Windows 7 Enterprise Deployment & WSUS

Don't have time to answer all your questions, but I can tell you that you do not need to join the domain to use WSUS, just configure the proper settings either in Group Policy or in the registry directly. Having them part of the domain only aids in mass configuration.

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Hello
I have inherited my environment and am trying to understand what the previous tech did to set up our windows deployment the way he did.

I have a winpe boot usb.
When I boot to it, runs a file called startnet.ps1 (powershell). I am then prompted for my admin credentials.
It then prompts me for an image on our network (WIM file). I can browse the the wim files from anywhere and I can select Win 7, 8.1, 10 (Enterprise licenses).
It asks what disk I want to install on.
It asks me for a drivers folder to install drivers for that specific model of computer or laptop (on the network).
It asks if it is an unattended install or not
It finally asks to confirm.

It then begins to install the OS, drivers etc and prompts for nothing.

I have looked at the boot USB, but cannot find anywhere where it is saying to go to a specific place on our network; or even the name of the network.

But it all works flawlessly.

Can anyone suggest as to how this was done? I'd like to learn to duplicate this going forward.

Thank You

Terry

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I have been a Windows 10 automated deployment solution developer for several years now.
I am familiar with Windows ADK, DISM, and also Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) as well.
Also, I have used PowerShell a lot to do some custom Windows 10 deployment solutions in enterprise network environments.
Now I am looking for an alternative to the MVA Windows 10 Deployment Training that will go
into the more advanced best practices of windows 10 deployment automation solution
development. If someone here can point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.
Free or paid options are both options I am open to for Windows 10 training resources.

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Hi 
I have installed MDT 2013, AIK and WDS on a Server 2012 R2 VM. I have created my deployment shares and Task sequences and everything seems to be ok. When i try to Sysprep and capture a Windows 7 machine by browsing to the deployment share, scripts folder
and then clicking on the LiteTouch.vbs, the windows 7 machine reboots after checking for updates and then the Deployment Wizard is blank, so i cannot continue or see any options. Has anyone seen this before? The windows 7 reference machine is a VM if that
helps.
Thanks
Shane

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Hi,

I am wondering if someone can assist. I have purchased a Toshiba R40 laptop for the school i work for as the previous model laptops are end of life span. I have purhcased the Satellite Pro R40-C but i am not able to image this with Windows 7 or Windows 10 using WDS.

My problem is adding the drivers using WDS fails. I have tried the official drivers from Toshiba website and intel website for the Satellite Pro R40. I have used the DISM command to inject the drivers manually but when commecing the deployment it fails as it says there's no dhcp server available. By pressing shft and f10 i can tell that it's not getting an ip address which is causing the issue. Even though i have manually embed the drivers to the boot.wim. I have tried all the network drivers available from intel and Toshiba for this model. I have also installed win10 from disk and installed the drivers and extracted them and injected them also. For some reason this model laptop won't allow WDS with Windows 10 Edu 64 bit image. I have a variety of other model laptops and they all work with a win10 image.

I am able to use the same drivers and load them with a USB each time when the WDS deployment cycle begins and this seems to work but is there anyway i can make the R40 drivers work with the boot image. I have copied fresh boot.wim from windows 10 to make sure its not the boot.wim that is corrupt. Toshiba support are advising to do the deployment with a USB stick but this is not practical and... Read more

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Hiya

Planning, Testing, and Piloting Deployment Projects

Overview
The first of six books in the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit, this book provides guidelines for planning, testing, and piloting the deployment of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional operating systems in medium and large organizations. IT professionals can use this book to create a comprehensive project plan, which serves as a framework for designing and deploying complex technologies and operating system features. A key component of this book is a roadmap that summarizes each of the chapters in the kit. The roadmap can be used to match business solutions with the design guidelines discussed in the kit. In addition, because testing and piloting are critical tasks in any deployment project, this book contains guidelines for designing and setting up a test lab, testing applications and resolving application compatibility issues, and designing and implementing a pilot project.

This book contains the following files for download:
Book Cover (front)
Introduction
Ch 1: Planning for Deployment
Ch 2: Designing a Test Environment
Ch 3: Planning and Testing for Application Deployment
Ch 4: Designing a Pilot Project
Glossary
Index

We want to provide high-quality, relevant content for IT Pros who plan, support, deploy, and operate Windows Server 2003 in small, medium, and large organizations. In order for us to improve our content offerings, we want to hear from you. Please click here to send us... Read more

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Hi.

I'm creating a new domain and I want to be able to design a start screen and quickly put it on every machine I build. I would like the end users to customise the start screen to their own preference afterwards.

I've looked at the "start screen layout" group policy which would be ideal, but it locks the start screen and prevents user changes.

Anyone know any way around this or alternative tips or tricks? Need it solving quickly, as always!

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Hiya

IIS 6.0 provides the services to support a secure, available, and scalable Web server on which to run your Web sites and applications. This book provides prescriptive, task-based, and scenario-based guidance to help you design an IIS 6.0 solution that meets the specific needs of your organization. Deployment scenarios include installing a new Web server, upgrading an existing Web server from an earlier version of IIS, and migrating existing Apache or IIS Web sites and applications to a newly installed Web server.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or later

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d5-03db-46d2-9f34-596edd039eb9&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I would like to install windows 8.1 in my laptop.Kindly inform me the details about the installation process

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Hiya

Contains Windows NT 4 Deployment Tools (Sysprep).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=37151&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

The first of six books in the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit, this book provides guidelines for planning, testing, and piloting the deployment of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional operating systems in medium and large organizations. IT professionals can use this book to create a comprehensive project plan, which serves as a framework for designing and deploying complex technologies and operating system features. A key component of this book is a roadmap that summarizes each of the chapters in the kit. The roadmap can be used to match business solutions with the design guidelines discussed in the kit. In addition, because testing and piloting are critical tasks in any deployment project, this book contains guidelines for designing and setting up a test lab, testing applications and resolving application compatibility issues, and designing and implementing a pilot project.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or later
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e7-dd1a-4369-b1c1-5ca32f6a6ae5&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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We are running Windows 7 Enterprise and Office 2010.  I am deploying WIM images.  Is there a way to set the answer file so that Office will activate automatically?
While we're at it, is there a way to set Windows Update so it will update both Windows and Office automatically?  This gets reset when I run sysprep.

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Hello ,

When sending an image from the WDS to the Tecra i get an error message telling me that the wds could not connect to the tecra , because of a missing driver.

The driver we are using works fine when installing from an windows installation disk i detects the lancard and installs it.

I've downloaded a lot of drivers i can't find out which is the right one.
When connecting a different laptop from an other brand it works fine

A:Windows deployment server could not connect to Tecra S11-11f

Has your Tecra ?factory settings? or you have installed and configured OS on your own?

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Wasn't sure where to post this, if i have posted in the wrong section can an admin please move it.

We have an environment consisting of about 40 workstations here in our head office. This is a mixed environment consisting of Windows XP, Macs and Linux machines. The network is in shambles however we only recently aquired a second IT staff to help manage the nation wide network.

Recently alot of strange and wonderful things have been occuring on the network resulting in alot of downtime. We have limited bandwidth and as such the Windows workstations have been left unpatched for quite sometime which creates a whole host of problems. We are running a Mac OS X server with OpenDirectory that both Windows and Mac clients use to connect to the domain.

We are looking to rebuild, from scratch, all the Windows XP workstations - fully patched and locked down with mandatory profiles. There is approx. 25 machines. Having brain stormed what we want the standard builds to be, there will need to be some configuration on each workstation after the images have been replicated including:

- Workstation Drivers (We have about 10 different types of machines with different hardware components)
- The computer Name
- Email (Thunderbird) setup
- Shares (will be mapped via a login script)
- Usernames
- Printer setup
- License keys (how would one go about customising individual workstations to contain unique keys from a master build)
- Joining the computers to the domain
- Additional applicati... Read more

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Hi guys, when im trying to reboot my Vista im getting the following error,

Windows Setup could not reinitialize the deployment engine. To install
Windows, restart the installation.

Now i cant get into my actually account to changed the drivers/device, can anyone help me resolve this issue?

A:Windows Setup could not reinitialize the deployment engine?

Can you boot into safe mode?
It sounds as if the installation has failed on one of the updates.

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I've recently setup and configured a deployment share using "MDT 2010 Update 1", although recently I discovered that after deploying "Windows 8 Enterprise" and creating a new user account with administrative privileges, the new user account does not display the "run as administrator" option the right-click menu, any ideas as to why this is occurring?

Please note, I haven't confirmed if this same issue occurs with other deployed operating systems yet.
 

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Hello All,
 
 
got an issue hoping to find some help. I am attempting to deploy a VPN connection during a task sequence SCCM OSD deployment. I can get it to drop the PBK file in to the app data folder in either user or programdata however I need it to come up as shared and accessible at log in thus enabling off site log in to the domain using the VPN for first log in. We are using Windows 7 64 bit and SCCM 2012 r2.  After copy the VPN does exist and is listed in rasphone however doesn't appear in network connections..  If there is a script I can use to create the connection that would be fine I am just not sure how to do that being I need it to be shared/available at log in.
 
I am also in need of a script that will set a computer name using WMI identifying number/serial number.  I am not running MDT in conjunction with SCCM.  So gather is not an option OSDcomputername doesn't seem to work.  Currently I have this but it errors out (shown in bold)
 
Set objWMISvc = GetObject( "winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2" )
Set colItems = objWMISvc.ExecQuery( "Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure", , 48 )
 For Each objItem in colItems
 strSerialNumber = objItem.SerialNumber
 Next
strMachineName = strSerialNumber
Set oTSEnv = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment")
oTSEnv("OSDComputerName") = UCase(strMachineName)

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I'm using server 2012 R2 Windows Deployment Services to capture an image from an Elite One 800 G2 23 nontouch AIO, and when I select the option to capture image, and it gets to the first dialouge window, the keyboard and mouse do not function. I'm assuming this is a USB 3.0 issue, because I can capture other older desktops (HP 6000 AIO) with no problem, of course they have USB 2.0    

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Wasn't sure where to post this, if i have posted in the wrong section can an admin please move it.

We have an environment consisting of about 40 workstations here in our head office. This is a mixed environment consisting of Windows XP, Macs and Linux machines. The network is in shambles however we only recently aquired a second IT staff to help manage the nation wide network.

Recently alot of strange and wonderful things have been occuring on the network resulting in alot of downtime. We have limited bandwidth and as such the Windows workstations have been left unpatched for quite sometime which creates a whole host of problems. We are running a Mac OS X server with OpenDirectory that both Windows and Mac clients use to connect to the domain.

We are looking to rebuild, from scratch, all the Windows XP workstations - fully patched and locked down with mandatory profiles. There is approx. 25 machines. Having brain stormed what we want the standard builds to be, there will need to be some configuration on each workstation after the images have been replicated including:

- Workstation Drivers (We have about 10 different types of machines with different hardware components)
- The computer Name
- Email (Thunderbird) setup
- Shares (will be mapped via a login script)
- Usernames
- Printer setup
- License keys (how would one go about customising individual workstations to contain unique keys from a master build)
- Joining the computers to the domain
- Addition... Read more

A:Windows XP Remote Deployment (Standard Builds)

I think your main problem is with the different systems. With having different systems you will aquire driver issues when pushing an image to these systems. Usually with different systems you need an image for each one.

I currently use RIS. It works quite well but is trouble some to get working. RIS uses an answer file that inputs all interactive data (productkey, company name, time, etc.).
I have also used Ghost. The biggest issue we have run into with Ghost is it will duplicate the host machine exactly. The problem with that is it also duplicates the SID of the host machine. As most people know this will not work in a AD domain environment. Thus the reason we went with RIS.

Quote:




License keys (how would one go about customising individual workstations to contain unique keys from a master build)




Normally you would need a VLK (volume license key).

Your biggest issue will be your different machines. Unless you decide to replace them all with the same, It would probably be easier to install the environment individually.

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Hi There,

I found this forum thru KariTheFinn's YouTube Videos which are superb! My first post is a problem that hunts me since quite some time now. I startet too more or less ignore it since it was only a problem with one program. But since I switch mail clients it's now also a problem there. But first things first.

I have a Hyper-V Service running on my Windows 10 Machine for toying around. In there I was trying to create my personal perfect Windows 10 Installation with all the Apps, Tools, Settings, etc. I like and want. I did all of this in my created user account Yves. So all the settings from many apps (for example Chrome) are in this user profile. After I was done. I shutdown the Hyper-V Machine Boot up the WindowsPE.iso. And dism the complete machine to a mapped network drive. Than I created a new Hyper-V Machine booted directly into WindowsPE.iso. Diskpartet the complete system like I like. 100MB EFI. 1GB Rescue. 50GB System Partition. Dism the image back to the System Partition and bcdbooted the System Partition. Bootet up and tada System is "almost" like I left it before on the other VM. Only thing missing are for example Chrome extensions and settings. Which I can not figure out why this happens? Newly since I moved from em Client to Outlook 2016. Also Outlook 2016 does not like the dism'ing around. It says .ost file has to be deleted.

Anyone an idea why this is happening and how I can prevent it?

Thanks for your help guys.

Cheers,
Yves

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Here is the Microsoft Internet Explorer error I am getting when I try to download the tools from Microsoft website at:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...949b-beda3080e0f6&displaylang=en&Hash=T5SM494 or try http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...91-ac56-4665-949b-beda3080e0f6&displaylang=en
"Internet Explorer cannot download...38080-SP2-DeployTools-ENU.cab from www.microsoft.com.
The connection with the server was reset."
 

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Getting the message after Sysprep stating "Sysprep Fails After Deployment With: Windows could not finish configuring the system...."

This is a new out-of-box Lenovo T530 laptop, it came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Pro.

I pulled laptop from box and inserted our Windows 7 Pro SP 1 disk and installed our copy. I then configured all settings and applications under "audit mode", created an "Unattend.xml" file using the WSIM, and copied that file into the Sysprep folder and ran "Sysprep /shutdown /oobe /generalize /unattend:unattend.xml"

The error message appears after I image drive using Ghost GSS 11.5.1.2266. (I'm assuming the error would appear after boot-up regardless of imaging the machine)

I have read numerous articles regarding this error and have also disabled the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" as suggested by many. I'm also assuming that the "Hotfix" for this issue does not apply since I am installing SP1.

I am able to boot into the machine after attempting to boot into "safe mode" first (as suggested by many users), however once in, it looks as if the XML file is completely ignored.
Could it be related to the SSD drive in these laptops?

A:Sysprep Fails After Deployment With: Windows could not finish configur

So I decided to completely reinstall Win 7 Pro, add drivers needed and Sysprep using the same Unattend.xml file I created, it now comes back with an error after sysprep stating it doesn't like the "amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup__neutral" pass under "specialize".

It then states it has to reboot and when it does it comes back with an error about "unexpected error" and "windows installation cannot proceed" and to "restart the installation"??

I did manage to Shift+F10 into a command prompt and copy the "setupact.log" and the "setuperr.log" from the "C:\Windows\Panther" folder, it seems to complain about a product key which is not listed in the xml file, so not sure whats up with that.


Code:
2012-11-08 00:39:16, Error [Shell Unattend] ProductKey: '' installation failed (0x80070057)
2012-11-08 00:40:18, Error [windeploy.exe] Setup.exe failed, returning exit code [0x1f]
2012-11-08 00:40:18, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x80004005
2012-11-08 01:10:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Setup.exe failed, returning exit code [0x1f]
2012-11-08 01:10:25, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x80004005
2012-... Read more

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Hello,

I had asked this question on TechNet was directed here.   A user thought perhaps I would find better support at the MSDN forums.

I have a fully updated Windows 7 image that has drivers slipstreamed in it for a customer's PC.   I used DISM to slipstream the drivers.   I used WAIK to create an autounattend.xml answer file.    When 7 is installed using this image, it
creates three partitions.   The first is a 500MB primary partition that I call System Reserved.   This is the active partition.   The second is a 14GB Recovery partition and the third is a 133GB OS partition.

I would like it when the image gets deployed, it sets up the Recovery partition to hold the recovery information.   That way, if the OS partition or System Reserved partition get damaged, the user can still fully recover their system.   I know how
to configure the system so when the user presses F10, it should start the recovery partition.   However, it errors out about BOOTMGR missing.   I believe the BCD Store is configured incorrectly.   BCDEdit /ENUM ALL shows stuff pointing to the
OS's partition's \Recovery directory and the WinRE.wim file.

I want it so when the user uses the recovery partition, it deletes the OS partition and the system reserved partition and recreates them, without deleting the recovery partition.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can accomplish this?  I do have to admit that I don't... Read more

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Hi All,
Been pulling my hair out for months working with this OS and MDT. I'm creating a master image (Golden) on a virtual machine and when the software for our organization is installed, and a test user logs into the Virtual machine for the first time, Cortana and search are disabled. Logs also show errors with initializing "Search". Here are my image build steps:
-Install OS, log into machine with default Administrator account
-Create a local administrator account. Log off of "built-In" admin account.
-Log in with "new" local administrator account.
-Install updates. Rename and join computer to domain
-Log into VM with a default domain account (Used to customize apps for domain users). Install and configure apps.
-Log off domain account. Log in with "new" local admin account
-Copy domain user account profile to the "Default" profile. Use regedit to load "Default" hive. Remove references of domain account"
-Remove domain account SID and user folder.
-Remove VM from domain
-Sysprep, and Shutdown.
When I use a domain joined account to log into the VM, Cortana and Search is disabled. When I log into the machine as the newly created "Admin" account. Search and Cortana work as expected. For some reason it seems to be permissions related to the "Apps" folder, but Im not sure. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi,
Not really sure where to post this question so if there's a better forum just let me know.
We bought a new HP Color LaserJet Pro M452dn printer and I set it up today.  Installed it on my printer server and set it to deploy using group policy.  Seems to be working fine on our Windows 7 desktops but I have a Windows 8.1 workstation and
it isn't deploying.
Since it is the day after patch Tuesday I decided to run Windows Updates and interestingly enough the printer shows up as an Important Update.  Ok, so I tell it to install but it fails with an error code of 80070490.
Searched for help with that error found a few suggestions, running sfc and dism, but so far none of that has helped.  I also tried deleting the port thinking since I had used it in the past it may need to recreate it, didn't help.
So I'm stumped, I've rebooted the computer dozens of times, even turned it off for a while, no help.  I even manually installed the printer to see if having the drivers pre-loaded would help but it didn't.
Any suggestions?  Anyone run into this issue before?
Thanks in advance,
Linn

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Hiya

This book provides the foundation you need to understand and deploy Group Policy within Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003. The guidance in this book will help you reduce the cost of managing a diverse set of organizational and computing needs, and to centrally manage domain-wide and forest-wide security, servers, computers, and users.

This book contains the following files for download:
Book Cover (front)
Introduction
Ch 1: Planning a Managed Environment
Ch 2: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Ch 3: Staging Group Policy Deployments
Ch 4: Deploying Security Policy
Ch 5: Deploying Microsoft Software Update Services
Ch 6: Migrating User State
Ch 7: Implementing User State Management
Ch 8: Deploying a Managed Software Environment
Ch 9: Deploying a Simple Managed Environment
Glossary
Index

We want to provide high-quality, relevant content for IT Pros who plan, support, deploy, and operate Windows Server 2003 in small, medium, and large organizations. In order for us to improve our content offerings, we want to hear from you. Please click here to send us your feedback on the usefulness and relevance of this content or any suggestions for content you would like to see.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...7b-ef65-4ccf-9d00-89d6ae428edc&DisplayLang=en

Regards
eddie
 

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Hiya

This book provides comprehensive information about planning, designing, and implementing automated installations in medium and large organizations. Options range from automated installations of a basic operating system to complex installations of a customized operating system and applications. The technologies and tools discussed in this book include: unattended installation, image-based installation with the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool, and Remote Installation Services (RIS). IT professionals can use the guidelines discussed in this book to create a functional specification that describes how to automate the installation of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or later

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Regards

eddie
 

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I am a network administrator using MDT 2013 to roll out Windows 8.1 machines to my organization.  The process is working well.  The issue I'm having is that after the machine is imaged, each user that logs into the machine and tries to use a webpage
in IE 11 that utilizes DOM storage doesn't work as expected.  The Developer Tools indicate that there is a "SCRIPT5: Access is Denied" on a line that tries to store something in the 'localStorage' object via JavaScript.  This page
will work on other browsers, and on other Windows 8.1 computers that are running IE11 with the same internet options set.  After googling, I found this page: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/066767a5-f9d5-45f4-95cf-dcd0ff030090/script5-access-is-denied-error-when-accessing-web-sites-using-localstorage
and this one: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie10-windows_7/ie10-script5-access-is-denied/e87bdb30-7f2a-4510-bfa3-a22b995f777b Which both point to a problem with the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\ folder not having correct Integrity settings. 


I had to use Process Monitor to determine where the computer was attempting to create the DOMStorage folder, because it wasn't in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore, like the linked articles indicated, but rather in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\AppCache.

Troubleshooting this with icacls, I see that the correct line appears on the 'Lo... Read more

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During a deployment from wds i get the following error with windows 8.1 "windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed"

When doing shift+f10 i can check the NIC is working well (i did get a ip-adress from the dhcp-server).

Hardware : HP 8200 SFF.

Thx

A:During deployment :windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed

Hi,
I suggest we doing shift+f10, and type diskpart and lisk disk to see whether all HDD work as expected.
If not, please check the driver for Storage.
In addition, would you please let me know where did this image file come from, you captured yourself or got from installation disc.

Keep post. Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I've been running disk and system maintenance on my computer, and sfc found some corruption it couldn't repair. It looks like it's .NET framework 4 that has the errors, so I uninstalled it and its updates, then reinstalled it and updated it, but the problem remains. Since that didn't solve it, I'm not sure if that's where the problem is or what to do about it. Anyone know which files I need to look at before I resort to doing an upgrade/repair installation?

2011-08-02 11:35:11, Info CSI 000002e3 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-Shared-Deployment, Version = 6.2.7600.16513, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (TRUE)

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Anyone?

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Hello All,

First, I hope this is in the correct forum/section. If not - Moderators - Sorry!

I am currently looking for a solution for customizing windows images and then automating the deployment/Out-of-box Experience (OOBE) for the business I work for. I have done some research for what is available, but so far I find the Microsoft solutions to be complicated or not quite what I need. I have done a bit of exploration with Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), but found that WAIK is a bit too complicated, and I don't believe MDT will suit our needs.

Here is a bit of background information to familiarize you with our environment/needs:

Customization:

-Currently we are taking the factory Dell image that comes with the laptops and customizing it to our needs by uninstalling bloatware and installing our default applications. We are also customizing the image by configuring power settings, screen saver settings, IE homepage, etc. To do this, we are currently forced to use local group policy, which disables the option to let the user change said settings. Currently, we do not have our domain environment setup with the proper OUs to use domain group policy. Therefore, we are using local group policy as a temporary solution. Once all of these settings are set, we create a backup image of the system before using sysprep, then we sysprep the box and create another image before booting the system again so that we can in... Read more

A:Custominzing/Automating Windows Images for Medium Business Deployment

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Hi,
Using Windows System Image Manager.
I believe I am doing something wrong since the whole deployment is working perfectly with the unattended XML etc.. although I can't figure out it for the 'Select the operating system you want to install' option, it is the only thing that pops up when I install
Windows...

I've tried: Microsoft-Windows-Deployment-Services/ImageSelection as such:
Filename: install.wim
ImageGroup: Windows (The WDS Group I created?)
ImageName: Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL (The Image name exactly how it is in WDS?)


I also tried adding Microsoft-Windows-Setup/ImageInstall/OSImage/InstallFrom/MetaData with help on the web but I am obviously either not inputting the correct string/value or choosing the correct option.

Hope I didn't explain it awfully.

Many thanks,

B.Spendlove



EDIT: I also noticed something on the web that might be worth mentioning. I am currently using SetupUILanguage and others to en-GB but when I get to the above screen, it notes at the bottom left en-US... I'll try to change language and see what happens :)

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On startup of Windows XP I continually get error message C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe. That error message is followed by another error message Desktop-Could not run or load C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the refernce to in in the registry.

I am a beginner computer user so any help you can provide is appreciated.

Thank you.
New Mom
 

A:C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe

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64 bit emachines desktop PC running Home Premium, direct wire connection to a modem.

It boots normally, it just doesn't connect to the internet. Many of the services are disabled.

I have done a startup repair with and without a disk (the CD we have is NOT from emachines - it's a standard Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit disk. The repairs never find a problem. I have done an sfc /scannow. No intefgrity violations were detected.

When I run services.msc I see that DHCP Client is not running. When I attempt to start it, I get that it could not start because the dependency service or group failed to start. If I go to properties and click on Dependencies I get a Win32 error - the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

I get the exact behavior when I try to start DNS Client.

There are no restore points available. There are no viruses or malware according to TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes and ComboFix. When I try to use Internet Explorer I get the 'page cannot be displayed' . When I then click on 'Diagnose Connection Problems', I get 'Troubleshooting Couldn't Identify the Problem.'

There's about 50GB worht of music and videos on this PC and the idea of saving all that externally, plus the drivers, reinstalling and putting everything back is a lot of time and work.

I was looking for something that used to be available in Windows XP, where you'd pop in the CD, boot from it, hit enter to do an insta... Read more

A:How do I Fix the Windows Services - Many in services.msc won't start

You might be at the point where a Repair Install is in order:

Repair Install

A Guy

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Hi guys,
I was not able to find an answer via google maybe you can help me.
My question, should it be possible to deploy Windows 7 with an "old" Windows PE like 6.0.6001?
I did some tests and there it was not possible. I used the WDS on a Server 2003 (yea they are still in use) and added a unattended.xml to the wim file.
The strange thing now, a coworker told me that he was able to do it sucessfully. Now i am confused, should it work?

thanks for your help, BR

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Hi,
I am having all sorts of trouble imaging a new Dell 5570 laptop with custom Windows 7 SP1 Ent. through SCCM.I have tried Dell support and their assistance so far hasn't been satisfactory unfortunately.

First: I had issues booting the laptop with my boot image, SSD was not recognized. I had to import Samsung NVMe drivers into boot image for the SSD to be recognized and to kick start task sequence.
Now: The task sequence doesn't go through. Immediately after 'Set up Windows and ConfigMgr', the laptop reboots and crashes with the error '0x0000007B'.

I have already tried below with not much success.

Dell Diagnosis says no faults detectedSATA Operation set to AHCI, RAID on in BIOSBoot sequence set to Legacy, UEFIWith and Without 5570 drivers after applying O.SWith and Without KMDF, UMDFDifferent WIM files-one recently updated with most hotfixes, one updated last year, one close to vanilla Windows 7 SP1 Ent.
Any help here is much appreciated please as I have around 20 laptops already procured from Dell and waiting to be imaged before deploying.

Thanks,
Madhusudan

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In Optiplex 3040 - There is no option to choose 'ATA' mode from  BIOS. 
Due to this, i am unable to deploy windows 2008 server on optiplex 3040. 
"Once i boot from USB and try to deploy the windows, the setup is asking for the "windows deploy share path". 
Please advise how to enable 'ATA' SATA operation mode in optiplex 3040 BIOS and install windows 2008 server.

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Why did my deployment of Windows 2012 fails with the error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot
proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." OR I have components that didn't install drivers that are in my driver package?
example error in setuperr.log (from %windir%\Panther) shows the following failure information:
 
Error  CBS Startup: Failed to process advanced operation queue, startupPhase: 0.  Primitives are still pending. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]


Do I need to update latest KMDF http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 if mean please share for windows server 2012

Pandiyan Muthuraman

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Hello,

We're deploying Windows 8.1 to our public computing labs right now. This is the first time we're doing mass deployments with SCCM and we've run into the dreaded sysprep error just after applying the image. I think we've
narrowed this down to drivers but can't seem to figure it out. As an example, *almost none* of our hundreds of Optiplex 9010s will accept the image, yet hundreds of other models (Optiplex 7010, Optiplex 9020) accept the same image without issue.

I saw plenty of other posts about this error but I don't think this could be an unattend file or sysprep issue. Why would it work on some machines but not others?

Has anyone experienced a similar issue?

Thanks in advance!!

Error:
Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].

Log Files:
Will post separately.

A:SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

For those with a similar issue - 

This turned out to be a driver problem for us, as suspected. In speaking with Premier Support, we dug through the CBS.log on a failed machine and confirmed it. In CBS, we traced the setup process to where drivers get installed and found a couple failures
(network, audio, etc.). Setup failed immediately after that process.

We were under the impression that our device drivers were current in SCCM, however they were not. In SCCM, we were ignoring driver import errors while using the Dell Command Deploy Utility for CABs. The errors were a result of the 2008 site server's inability
to recognize the newer Windows 8.1 drivers. We applied KB 2837108 and KB 2921916 to the site server and re-imported drivers. The sysprep error went away after this.

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Hello experts,
I am deploying windows 7 images to HP Z420 workstations using WDS (Server 2008 R2). The deployment is stuck at "setup is installing devices 98%" Is it possible to see where it's hanging?
Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Deployment stuck at "setup is installing devices"

yes you can check in the setupact log in \windows\panther on the machine.

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Hello,

I have an issue where someone has gained server access / control over my system. I am unable to regain control or even clean install my operating system from OEM windows 10 CD. Currently, when i attempt to re-install what I end up with is a Windows Deployment Service installation. Is there a way to force the installation from CD?

Thanks,

Robert

A:"clean install" is actually Windows Deployment Service - Help

I would normally do a clean install by booting from the DVD. (Preferably, I'd copy the DVD to a bootable USB drive. Installs much more quickly from that.)

Can you boot from the DVD?

How was it that "someone has gained server access / control over my system"? Something seems more than a little odd here.

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hi,
recently when i boot my computer and my user account loads in it brings up the background and desktop folders and that, and then it just sits there and does absolutely nothing for about 5 mins and if i try to do something it will freeze or move really slow, when i go into task manager its got the process there in the Image Name column, and the Mem usage is there, but in the User Name column where its surpost to say what processes are running on which user account, and the processes that are from the system, that column is blank, but then after the long wait they start loading and they all say what belongs to the system/user etc.

what is causeing this to halt like like??

i have virus scanned, adaware scanned, disk defragmented and turned all the startup items off. btw the system boots okay untill when it gets into windows.

i hav a P4 2.8 , a WD 80gb (boot drive) and a WD 200gb sata drive, and a gig of ram

any help will be much appreciated ,
thanks

A:Slow booting/loading uses,system, local services and network services

What programs did you use to do a virus and spyware scan?

Try an online scan at www.antivirus.com

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i am not good at english, hope i can make myself clear.hello, everyone. this is all my fault. i download a movie call "Brave" via torrent from internet. after download i can't open the video file, the readme file tell me that i need to install a decoder software in the same folder. i use the microsoft security essential to scan this "decoder", all good. so i install it after scaning.then, bad thing happened. the microsoft security essential realtime protection shut down. windows fire wall shut down. windows update shut down. the most important, all of those three could not be restart and i can't find each of them in the services.msci search on google for a solution. it take a long time. finally, i found something on the google. the solution is use "sc" command to recreate the service on services.msc. then i download a reg file called "wscsvc.reg" from that site, and import it to the system.http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?116524-Win7-Security-Centre-service-missing-after-malware-infectionWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\wscsvc.dll,-200""ErrorControl"=dword:00000001"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,... Read more

A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi,

I'm trying to sort out issues with my Win7 machine and want to disable/set to manual services that I know are not needed, but every time I have done this in the past (a while ago now) I invariably run into an issue where I've inadvertently disabled a service that was needed by something, and I end up scratching my head (as all of my hair falls out around this point) and enabling everything just to sort it..

Is there any utility that anyone is aware of that lets you toggle service status, with the option to reset to default or reset to last status, while showing a list of services that I've changed?

I can't seem to word it properly for a search engine to find relevant results, and find usually specific services and not something I'm hoping exists.

I wish the Services.msc mmc had a checkbox or some sort of flag to show altered services so you could sort them by that, which would help a lot, but it doesn't.

Hopefully I'm not too vague here, and I did do a search for it on the forums, but did not seem to find anything related to my query.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

bone.

A:Services utility to toggle and restore/enable disable services

I have never used this but check it out and let us know:

Windows Services Manager

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Hello,
I have windows vista 64 (sp3) (home premium)
Im in serious trouble here, I really haven't a clue whats going on
I went to a website and must have got a virus.. my avg poped up with a couple of warnings. so i scanned everything, and it seems things where ok. but I suddenly got a popup:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/01.jpg
I also now see my security is off.
Here is my Windows Security Centre when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg
Here is my Windows Firewall when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/05.jpg
Here is my Windows Defender when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/06.jpg

I always run AVG free and Spybot Search&Destroy...
So I Run spybot.. and nothing is found
I also run AVG and nothing is found (apart from the constant popups "hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg"

I try to download Microsoft Malicious Software removal kit, .. I download 32bit and 64bit
When i try to run either of them in normal mode or windows safe mode i get this:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/07.jpg

I look more online for help and am advised to download and run Malwarebytes.. I download the trial and run it, it finds this:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/03.jpg

I run Malwarebytes again and it finds nothing. (i rebooted a few times too)

I am testing things in both normal and safe mode of windows.

All the time in normal mode AVG is poping up ("hxxp:/... Read more

A:infected services.exe (win64/patched.a) + Win security services disabled.. HELP

try to stay off the internet as much as you can until we clean up the infection

(please don't post live links...mung the links)
Please do the following:

download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Sel... Read more

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Hello,

I "recently" found out a way to save a lot of ram by disabling services for example The Windows Update Sevice or the Windows Installer and so on.

It was great because it made my PC faster by freeing up RAM. But somehow it made my PC slower booting up. When all services are turned on it uses a lot of RAM but it makes the boot-up faster. When a lot of the services are disabled my system runs faster but it takes longer to start.

Maybe I have disabled some kind of Boot-up Optimizer service.

If you got a clue enter the name of the service which should be enabled to make my computer booting up faster.

NOTE: When I turn on my PC there happens a lot of things. The only thing that goes slower is the Windows is starting up.... sequence. Other things like logging in to an account goes very fast.

A:Disabling services from services.msc made my PC boot up slower (RESOLVED)

Hi

Have a look at these services guides and see if there are any adjustments you need to make to your own setup.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/services.html

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Hello,

I've got a client's machine that is really not very well. It got a few trojans on it, which I believe I've managed to remove by plugging it into another machine and running SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (please let me know if you believe otherwise). It now sits running at 99% on services.exe for a majority of the time (I get about 20 seconds to do things in every 3-5minutes or so), takes 27 minutes to reach a login screen, and get various errors about rights trying to run useful things like Computer Management, Services etc. Note there's only one copy of services.exe, unlike some other issues people get with a rogue extra copy.

Installing most apps gives a "you do not have permission to update Windows 2000" or "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".

They are running an old NW4.11 network, so no Domains or things like that to worry about. All the above errors occur whether connected to the network or not (including no cable in the NIC). I've checked the things in most posts that I can find such as;
large hosts file, Winsockfix, ntrights.exe w/ some scripts to set back rights, a lovely script to restore policies following the initial Trojan (soz can't remember it's name, but it's the one that puts a 'VIRUS ALERT!' after your clock in the system tray), running a repair from the Win2K CD. I've also tried installing various tools to get more info, but most of them fail ... Read more

A:Solved: services.exe @ 99% & 1307 errors running Services / Compmgmt etc

Thank you to those who looked. Thankfully the people I'm working for have decided that they would rather spend the money than invest the time in recovering this box, so it's buy a new PC time.

Rich.
 

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I am running windows vista home premium and I decided to create a new partition in order to install windows seven, unfortunately when I tried shrinking my default drive, it was showing me that I can't shrink my volume. This was due to the fact that some system files were at the end of my hard disk and needed to be moved to the back, I archived this by using PerfectDisk 10 and following these instructions:

Working Around Windows Vista?s "Shrink Volume" Inadequacy Problems :: the How-To Geek

After creating the partition, I tried re-enabling all the important system services, which turned out successful at first until today. After installing some software and trying to undo it by system restore, I noticed in my list of system restore points was empty.

I then went into administrative tools and looked at my list of system services, unfortunately system restore services was missing. While I was looking through my list of services, I also noticed that two symatec services were still listed but disabled

1) Symantec Event Manager 2) Symantec Settings Manager

Could these be some leftovers of Norton 360 (which I stopped using about 5 months ago and replaced with AVG Internet Security) or Norton Internet Security (Which was at default installed on my computer by HP)? Are they the cause of system restore not functioning anymore?

What could have happened? how may I re-enable system restore? please reply ASAP.
I would really appreciate it if just one of you Vis... Read more

A:System restore services missing from list of services!

Hi Mr Electrifyer, post xp-"system restore" service is known "volume shadow copy" service. is this still there if so is system restore turned on and have you tried a manual restore point or is system restore itself missing. If you can create a manual restore point then you may have to have a look in task scheduler and reenable tasks or create new ones Task Scheduler - Create Task I hope this is of some help, as for the Norton reg keys they are left over and have to be manually removed (but are doing no harm if just left there unless they are interfering with your current AV? shouldnt be) even the Norton removal tool doesnt remove them it actually adds an extra one "sym/NRT". well i hope all this helps you find some answers, all the best

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DETAIL - 
 6 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003:
Process 768 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\lsass.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003
Process 768 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\lsass.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003
Process 704 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003
Process 768 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\lsass.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Disallowed
Process 768 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\lsass.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\MY
Process 768 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\lsass.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876378617-1490751924-622671684-72003\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA

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Hi Guys,

Just a quick question. Is there anyway I can specify a serial number when deploying a package via GPO? Its getting a bit tedious deploying the software then having to input the serial number 60 times :S

Cheers.
 

A:GPO deployment

Use a program like nLite to create an installation package to which you can incorporate the Serial Number and any number of tweaks. This works pretty much the same way as a Sysprep install.
 

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hi guys
I need a software that can be installed on one pc or server that can automatic deploy standardapp. to other pc on the network.
Can someone help me with this.
 

A:deployment

doe anybody know a software for the deployment of windos and software
 

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i'm looking to find out the best tool to use in order to automatically deploy windwows xp / 7 onto our Dell based workstations

also looking for appropriate software for application deployment and patch management to these PC's

can you help with any recommendations?

A:PC Deployment

You need to create a WSUS server

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VB6 - Does anybody have any suggestions on how to deploy a vb6 application to a computer using Windows 7 or 8. I have vb6 running on my win7 computer but I would like to be able to deploy my application on a client's win 7 machine. This application has been running successfully on the client's Win XP machine for years. The client wants to buy a new computer which will probably have Win 8. Can the Package and Deployment Wizard that comes with VB6 be used? I do have a copy of VB10. Can this help me deploy a vb6 program?

Geo. D.(mld4523)
 

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(do any of you have any experience using group policy to deploy service packs? i would like to automatically push out sp 4. i am currently using the microsoft software update services to automatically push out the critical updates. i actually ran into a problem with that as well. if i edit the default domain policy, my updates are pushed out. if i try to only apply it to a given ou, the updates are not pushed out. has anyone had this problem?

i ran across this link:

Windows 2000/XP SP Deployment

i don't have a test environment as such to test this first so i would like some feedback before i go forward with this.

thank you kindly in advance!)

 

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Hello,
I downloaded PowerPivot for Office 2010 and installed it manually to one computer with no problems. Now I try to deploy this MSI package to few similar workstations with GP but this fails. I can see from logs that installation has started but failed. I suspect
that this has something to do with UAC on Windows7 clients.
I can start the MSI manually with command prompt from same network location that my GPO starts it but the UAC prompts me to accept changes rightaway. So is the a option to disable or say yes to user prompt automatically?? Thanks!

A:UAC and MSI deployment?

Hi,
 
You can try to disable UAC on Windows 7:
1. Access User Control Panel from Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Account
2. Click on

User Account Control settings link.

3. Move the Slider to Never Notify
4. Click OK to make the change effective
5. Reboot.
 
Hope that helps.
 
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
 
 Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Hello...

Just want to know what solution do you guys use to install Win XP pro corp over 90 computers. All computers are identical and I can network them using a switch or router with a centralized server. I was thinking doing a LAN boot and then from there each PC would install XP from the server. What do you have to say?
 

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The wife has taken over my computer... and a lot of "c***" around that I'd like to clean up. Here' my log.

I appreciate your help. The DiskAdServ.eve and DiskAdKeep.exe are pains.

Thanks,

Dan

==========================================================
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 1/23/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:44:05 AM, on 1/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver2\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\DeskAd Service\DeskAdServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\DeskAd Service\DeskAdKeep.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.iGlide.net
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://games.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.bellsouth.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O1 - Hosts: 12.129.205.209 search.netscape.com12.129.205.209 sitefinder.verisign.com
O1 - Hosts: 12.129.205.209 search.netscape.com12.1... Read more

A:Returned from deployment to this...

ok hello my name is NoRiN and welcome to TSF. i will post as best i can and more than likely one of the mods will come in and post as well... they are good like that ^_^

go ahead and run HJT and check the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartup -s

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeskAd Service] C:\Program Files\DeskAd Service\DeskAdServ.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherCast] C:\Program Files\WeatherCast\Weather.exe /q

do you know exactly what this is below?
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PrinTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\printra y.exe

or is that your printer?

what i suggest is going to get Ad-Aware SE and also get SpyBot - S&D. open the installers, update as nessessary and let them run i suggest running Ad-Aware first then SpyBot [i suggest this because after Spybot finishes finding the bad files and you select which ones to fix it will set a system restore point. so... thus meaning if you run spybot first it will set a system restore point and then you run ad-aware and clean thos files out. well next time you restore your system to that date you have all of that spyware that you have to clean yet again. ~_^] you already have HJT which is good.

also a good thing to do. is the generic method. go in thru control panel and uninstall those programs.

i also suggest two other programs that are really well designed and user friendly.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Suite | Wintools.net

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Hi All,

Here is our situation.

We have a little over 100 users all of whom have a corporate signature. However these signatures are images so each individual user has a different image containing their name and contact details. Is there any way that we can deploy all of these signatures to the relevant users automatically rather than having to go round and install them on each individual PC.

We use Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, but if there are any other tools that can help us do this then any information would be much appreciated.

Many thanks
 

A:Deployment of Signatures

It would be hard to deploy the image to every user in that manner since the file names would be different. I am sure you could use some sort of environment variable to grab it from their user profile or some other shared location and integrate it into the script found here:
http://community.spiceworks.com/scr...-signatures-with-active-directory-information
 

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Hi Guys

I do tech support and training for a software company, our application runs through Mozilla firefox.

The problem with this is that there are often more than 20 users that i need to install Firefox and acrobat reader on.

Is there a way that i run one program that can run through the installation of both firefox and acrobat in one.

Thanks for taking time to read this

Regards

A:Deployment Software

Sounds like this is just what you need: Ninite Easy PC Setup - Silent Unattended Install Multiple Programs At Once

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Any thoughts on the best and/or simplest way to deploy applications to workstations which are not members of our Domain? What apps are available that will allow me to, for example, create an installation package for an appilication complete with all the configuration options I'd like and then place that package somewhere on a server or even burn it on a CD so that launching the package would be the only task required to install/configure the app. Also, what's available that would allow me to remotely place the install package (or any file for that matter) on the desktop (or start menu)of a large number of non-domain workstations based on the IP address of the workstation. Thanks for any pointers...
 

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We're doing a quick POC for ATA. The first stage - where a couple of DCs had the ATA Lightweight Gateway deployed - was promising, and we'd like to extend the scope to further DCs. However, since some of our DCs are running Windows Server 2008 R2, this presents
a problem since .NET Framework 4.6.X requires a reboot. To add to the problem the ATA client itself requires another reboot. We also want to avoid doing a manual install on each DC - which would mean automatic deployment, maybe as simple as a GPO (with the
.exe first packaged as a .msi - an older thread about it
here) or invoking psexec with an include file to specify the list of remote machines. Looking at the silent installation instructions the
setup can pause automatically and not initiate the reboot of the machine - allowing a degree of control and preventing critical systems going down at an inappropriate time.
In the referenced article above it's stated that "When using the -NoRestart flag and restart will be required as part of the installation, the installer will pause until the server is restarted", which hints that there's no way for avoiding the
2-restarts issue. But just to be sure - has anyone found a workaround for deploying this in one go ? Eg deploy .NET Framework followed immediately by the ATA client.
Also - I was just thinking above of some ways to deploy the client automatically, but probably they might not be the best pick or someone went already through this proces... Read more

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Greetings
Please help. I have SBS2003 setup.Trying to deploy MSI package via GPO.
1.Setup distribution point
2.applied recommended Microsoft settings

Software does not deploy for some reason?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 

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Hi Guys,

Just signed up and am looking forward to receiving and sharing tips!

If I wanted to deploy a single image of a customised XP SP2 environment to hundreds of laptops all at once (or very quickly) - what would the most efficient way? Someone has told me to use NAS, but I'm not sure how without attaching it to a server...

Got an assignment with this question and am trying to come up with a bunch of ideas...

Looking forward to your responses.

Cheers,

Flappy
 

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