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ConfirmHardware In an Unattend.txt File Appears Not to Work

Article ID: 168709

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q168709

SYMPTOMS

During an unattended installation of Windows NT 4.0 with the ConfirmHardware option set at Yes, Windows NT 4.0 may not prompt you to confirm the hardware settings.

For example:

[Unattended]
ConfirmHardware = yes
NtUpgrade = no
Win31Upgrade = no
TargetPath = "\winnt"
OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade = no
OemPreinstall = yes
FileSystem = LeaveAlone
ExtendOEMPartition = 0
NoWaitAfterTextmode = 1
NoWaitAfterGuiMode = 1
.
.
.
                

RESOLUTION

This problem will occur if the OemPreinstall = Yes. In order to use the ConfirmHardware option, the OemPreinstall entry must be set to no.

NOTE: If you do set the OemPreinstall option at no, keep in mind that setup will no longer use the $OEM$ directory or Cmdlines.txt file.

[Unattended]
ConfirmHardware = yes
NtUpgrade = no
Win31Upgrade = no
TargetPath = "\winnt"
OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade = no
OemPreinstall = no
FileSystem = LeaveAlone
ExtendOEMPartition = 0
NoWaitAfterTextmode = 1
NoWaitAfterGuiMode = 1
.
.
.
                

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on Windows NT 4.0 deployment and unattended Installation, consult the Microsoft Knowledge Base at:

and download the Windows NT 4.0 Deployment Guide.

Also, you can find the Guide to Automating Windows NT Setup from:

NOTE: The Deployment Guide is valid for both Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server.


Additional query words: unattend

Keywords: kbsetup KB168709