Fully unattended install from USB drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    got a task from a costumer that wants a fully unattended install of WES7 from a USB drive, but I'm still pretty new to the WES7, have done some XPe images, so I don't know if this is possible.

    btw, he also wants to read some custom settings from a external file, such as IP address, computer name, etc.

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:01 PM

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  • you might find this link useful to assist you in your undertaking



    good luck

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 3:53 PM
  • Hi all,


    a little update on the project, i might have misunderstood what my costumer wanted.

    the project is now this:

    1: make image with all drivers and thier own software.

    2: find a way to deploy the image to other pc's from USB drive fully unattended, with the possiblity to change computer name, IP address etc. in the image.

    3: after installation to the pc, delete the image from the USB drive, so it is impossible to deploy the same image to another pc.

    this is somehow what my task is.

    is it possible and what should I be aware of?

    have looked at WinPE/Imagex and some Sysprep.
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4:34 PM
  • Yes, it is possible. Here is some missing steps:

    1. Create the answer file that allows for full unattended install. You will also need to have an unattended file for sysprep - answer file without all the packages.

    2. Once installed you will have to run sysprep with the unattended file.

    3. Using a different USB key with WinPE installed,  use imagex to capture the sysprep image.


   / /, Book Author - ProGuide to WES 7, XP Embedded Advanced, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:17 AM
  • Hi Sean,


    is it possible to set the IP address from answer file in sysprep?


    Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:44 PM
  • No, but you could run something (script) that uses netsh to set it.

    -Sean / /, Book Author - ProGuide to WES 7, XP Embedded Advanced, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Friday, February 4, 2011 12:03 AM