|Administrator Password Set Incorrectly After Unattended
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 257442 - When you install Windows 2000 with an unattended Setup script and you specify a default administrator password by using the AdminPassword key in the [GuiUnattended] section of the answer file, the password may not be set as you typed it.
Autolfn.exe May Build Sound Files with Damaged File Names in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 318136 - If you use the Winnt.exe program to perform an unattended installation of Windows 2000 with the "OEMPreinstall=Yes" entry in the answer file, sound files on your computer may have damaged file names. Because of this, system sounds
may not play as you expect. This problem is most likely to occur
with non-English versions of Windows 2000 that use extended
characters in the localized file names
Cannot Obtain Access to
$oem$ Folder During Unattended Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 234536 -
You can run Windows 2000 Setup in unattended mode when you start your computer from the installation CD-ROM. However, by using this method, options such as Cmdlines.txt or use of the $oem$ folder structure cannot be used even if you create
your own bootable CD-ROM with these structures on the media.
CreateComputerAccount Value Not Valid for Windows 2000 Unattended Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 232128 - The CreateComputerAccount unattended Setup parameter is not supported in Windows 2000.
DhcpClassId Value Not Used During Unattended Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 285352 - Windows 2000-based Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients support DHCP Class ID options. You can configure this feature by using Ipconfig.exe command-line switches or by specifying a DhcpClassId value in your unattended installation.
Documents and Settings Folder Permissions Are Set Improperly When
OemPreinstall=Yes Exists in the Answer File
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 256569 - When you perform an unattended installation of Windows 2000 and the OemPreinstall=Yes parameter is in the answer file, the NTFS permissions are not set properly on the Documents and Settings folder. When Setup is finished, the folders
(Documents and Settings and All Users and Default Users) have
the permissions set to Everyone: FC (Full Control).
Error Message: Cannot Create a Temporary Unattended Setup Answer File
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 231410 - When you use the Remote Installation service (RIS) to install clients, or if you run out of disk space on the RIS volume, you may receive the following error message: The server Servername cannot create a
temporary unattended Setup Answer File. Contact your administrator.
Msg: Line <nnnn> of the Inf Is Corrupt or Invalid...
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 210888 - During an unattended upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000, you may receive the following error message: Line nnnn of the Inf is corrupt or invalid. Setup cannot continue. where nnnn
is the number of the damaged or invalid line.
GUI-Mode Settings Ignored in Windows 2000 Unattend.txt File
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243286 - When you are using an Unattend.txt file to automate the installation of Windows 2000, settings in your Unattend.txt file for the GUI-mode portion of Setup may be ignored and you may be prompted for information during GUI-mode
"OemPreInstall=Yes" Gives Incorrect NTFS Permissions on "Documents and Settings" Folders
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 276542 - If you perform an unattended installation from a network installation point that contains an integrated version of Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the "OemPreInstall=Yes" setting is specified in the answer file, the NTFS permissions
on folders that are subordinate to the Documents and Settings
folder are incorrect as compared to a manual installation, or to
an unattended installation with the "OemPreInstall=No"
setting. Also, the Default User folder is not marked as hidden.
Prompted for User Name and Password in Unattended Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 224284 - When you run an unattended installation of Windows 2000, you may be prompted to provide a user name and password to join a domain, and this may occur even if the machine account is already created.
Static IP Address Is Not Retained During Windows 2000 Unattended Installation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 262688 - During an unattended installation of Windows 2000, an answer file (Unattend.txt) may be configured with static Internet Protocol (IP) address information. After the operating system installation is finished and all networking components
"/tempdrive:Drive_Letter" Switch Halts Unattended Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 222968 - The "/tempdrive:Drive_Letter" unattended installation switch should direct the temporary files to the drive specified by the switch. Although the switch does work, it stops the unattended installation process to prompt you to
select a drive
The InstallDefaultComponents Key in the Networking Section Always Defaults to Yes
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247952 - When you use an Answer file to install Windows 2000, the InstallDefaultComponents entry in the [Networking] section always defaults to "Yes" regardless of the value set in the Answer file.
Unattended Install prompts for install partition
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 196288 - Steps to Reproduce the Behavior:
Unattended Installation Stops and Displays Warning Message
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 228244 - After you perform a low-level format on a hard disk, and then run an unattended installation of Windows, you may receive the following warning message: Windows 2000 Server Setup. Setup has determined that your
computer's startup hard disk is new or has been erased, or that an operating system is installed on your computer with which windows 2000 cannot coexist. If such an operating system is installed on your computer, continuing Setup may damage or destroy it. If the hard disk is new or
has been erased, or you want to discard its current contents, you can choose to continue setup.
Unattended Setup from CD-ROM Prompts for Installation Partition
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 220853 - When you are performing an unattended Setup after booting from a CD-ROM, text-mode Setup may stop and prompt you for the partition to install to. After the partition is selected, Setup continues in unattended
mode. (updated 9/14/2000)
Unattended Setup May Not Work During Upgrade from Windows NT 4.0 To Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 257814 - You may receive the following error message when you automate the upgrade of a Windows NT 4.0-based computer to Windows
Unattended Setup Restarts Computer During the Network
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 272335 - When you run an unattended installation, the computer may restart during the "Network Configuration" portion of
Unattended Setup Stops at Regional Settings Page
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 226557 - When you are performing an unattended Setup, Setup may stop at the Regional Settings page and wait for user input. If you click Next, Setup continues installing in unattended mode.
User Must Click 'Finish' to Reboot the Computer When Unattended Installation Is Complete
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 275206 - If a user receives any prompts during an unattended installation, the user must click
Finish in the last dialog box to reboot the computer.
/CHECKUPGRADEONLY /UNATTEND" Is Not Fully Automated
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 272308 - If you use the /checkupgradeonly and /unattend:c:\unattend.txt parameters with Winnt32.exe and you use the following settings in the Unattended.txt file, users must click Finish to complete the process after the upgrade report is generated and