Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2c Release

  Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2c has released to manufacturing and will be available to system builders in September 2007. Critical Action Item:System builders who use imaging must create new Windows XP Professional images with Service Pack 2c when shipping Service Pack 2c product keys; otherwise end users will not be able to…

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Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager

If you are using USB keys to boot WinPE, you should take a look at this tool.  One thing that I have observed is that it boots the USB key much faster.  It also has a lot of configurable settings and it works on a great deal more USB keys than formatufd. Here’s the link…

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Windows Vista Deployment Center is Live!!

It’s been in the works for a while and now we are proud to present the Windows Vista Deployment Center. It may seem strange to think about it this way, but the OEM System Builder Technology Team has worked hard to make deployments simple, or at least simple for you to understand. And with the…

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Hey System Builders, the Windows Vista Deployment Center is here!

Hello everyone! The Windows Vista Deployment Center is finally here. The comprehensive site, designed to save you money by showing you how to reduce the time to deploy Windows Vista, includes step by step procedures for deployment, customization, WinRE, and much more.  Here is the URL:  http://oem.microsoft.com/script/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=77 or http://oem.microsoft.com/opk  

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Updated Windows Vista OPK Documentation

This documentation release is an English-only update and includes revised content that addresses the following: Known issues Workarounds Information from published addenda to the OPK The update consists of the following files: OPK.chm Unattend.chm Revisereadme file The .chm files replace the English release-to-manufacturing (RTM) OPK.chm and Unattend.chm files. Instructions for replacing the RTM .chms with…

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Hotfix Resolves Windows Vista Sysprep Fatal Error

When running the System Preparation tool (Sysprep.exe) on a Windows Vista-based computer, a fatal error may occur. An update for Windows Vista resolves this issue. Available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, the update can be applied to all language versions of Windows Vista.   http://oem.microsoft.com/script/contentpage.aspx?PageID=562037  

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Troubleshooting Windows Vista OPK Deployments

Many of you guys have been asking lots of great question on Windows Vista OPK.  Because of this, I figured it would be a great idea to do a troubleshooting webcast on Windows Vista OPK deployments.  If you are having issues or want great insights on Windows Vista OPK then you’ll want to attend this…

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Audit Mode locking you out when screensaver kicks in?

When you run Windows Vista in audit mode for a long time, the computer enters standby or hibernation. By default, you are then prompted to perform an administrator logon after the computer resumes.  Because the administrator’s account is disabled, your only option is too reboot.  The following link will show you step on how you…

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64 bit WinPE not showing up in WDS?

For the missing x64 WinPE image, see this article:   http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/9e197135-6711-4c20-bfad-fc80fc2151301033.mspx?mfr=true   You have to enable the x64 detection. From the article:   • x64-based client computers do not receive an x64 Windows PE boot image. This can occur if the PXE basic input/output system (BIOS) implementation of the network booting computer does not correctly…

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Windows Vista Network Deployment Scripts

These are the scripts used when creating a custom WinPE for network Vista deployment.    startnet.cmd – <Capture an Image> @echo off @echo Initializing network… wpeinit @echo Waiting for network services… :StartMon ping -n 1 wds > NUL if not %ERRORLEVEL%==0 GOTO StartMon @echo Mapping network resource net use g: \\wds\winbits /user:opk-wds\administrator dev g: @echo Captureing…

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