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I want to make an answer file for reinstall RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know the OEM's can do it, now I want to do it too.

    A few years ago I embarked on slipstreaming an install of Win XP with service packs and an answer file. Honestly I don't remember if I ever got it to work or not, but I like to play with computers so I want to try again.

    Does anyone know of a link or even a FAQ that can help me create a server reinstall CD\DVD with an answer file for my home server?  I want to be able to put the CD in the server, turn it on, and walk away. then come back a few hours later to my server sitting there purring away happily.  I'm sure I can find a writeup for Server 2003, but that answer file wouldn't really be the same as home server, would it?

    Thanks  

    Monday, April 19, 2010 4:11 PM

Answers

  • If you bought a "system builder" package, you should have a disk labeled "OEM Preinstallation Kit". Read the documentation is includes and it should tell you what you can customize and how.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by MyAvatar Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:13 AM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 6:08 PM
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  • If you bought a "system builder" package, you should have a disk labeled "OEM Preinstallation Kit". Read the documentation is includes and it should tell you what you can customize and how.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by MyAvatar Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:13 AM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 6:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Ken I knew the information would be somewhere. I just had to read the instructions.
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:14 AM