Removing components and shortcuts from XP during OS deployment

In Windows 7 Components are called features, and can easily be added and removed using DISM, but XP tends to be more about inf, ini and txt files, so here we must use SYSOCMGR.EXE

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, XP deployment  |  1 Comment

All Windows Keyboard layouts

I’m working for this customer who needs computers deployed I several different country’s. Because they run XP (I know!) they need that LCID – “hex code” number for the keyboard layout instead of the more user friendly “culture name” used in Win7, like en-US or da-DK. Every time I need these LCID’s I find myself […]

Category: Language, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7, XP deployment  |  1 Comment

Extending OSD progress UI Info in SCCM

While running a task sequence, info on what is happening is shown in the progress UI, well the name of the Task Sequence, and the step that is running anyway!! But what if we could extend that info to let us know other things as well! Turns out that is as easy as typing a […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7, XP deployment  |  3 Comments

Problem finding the Win7 Time Zone names!

Remember In the good old Windows XP days, when the Time Zone you used when creating your Sysprep.inf/Unattend.txt was just a number you could look up in a Microsoft table (and properly also remember) Well those days are almost gone and now you will have to use Time Zone ID which is a Name rather […]

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Install XP MUI from SCCM Task Sequence.

  Create a new package called Microsoft XP MUI   Note: It is not necessary to create a program for the package unless you intend to advertise the package to clients. The Microsoft XP MUI package should contain the files from the root of one if the MUI installation CD’s, and any language packages you […]

Category: Language, OS Deployment, XP deployment  |  6 Comments

Handling HAL switching during XP deployment (no BSOD /0x07 error)

  Because of the issue with different HAL’s (Hardware Abstraction Layer) used by XP, it is necessary to make some changes to both Sysprep, and the Kernel files during deployment.. I thought I’d supply my HAL changing script, as it does not require the reference computer to be to build  from a specific XXX, and […]

Category: HAL, OS Deployment, XP deployment  |  21 Comments