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 Deploying Windows Server 2003 R2 using MDT 2008 Minimize
Location: BlogsJohan Arwidmark    
Posted by: johan 4/27/2008

Deploying Windows Server 2003 R2 in MDT 2008

Credit goes to another Setup and Deployment MVP, Mikael Nyström (Who just happens to work at the same company I do :  )

  1. Add the Windows Server 2003 R2 Operating System (CD1) to the deployment workbench, and create a Task Sequence for it.in my example is was added it into D:\Distribution\Operating Systems\Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 Eng x86
  2. In the above folder, create a subfolder structure starting with $OEM$. It should look like this:
    D:\Distribution
    -Operating System
    --Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 Eng x86
    ---$OEM$
    ----$1
    -----R2
  3. From Windows Server 2003 R2 CD2, copy the CMPNENTS folder to D:\Distribution\Operating Systems\Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2 Eng x86\$OEM$\$1\R2
  4. In the $OEM$\$1\R2 folder, create a batchfile named InstallR2.cmd (using below content)

    reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v SourcePath /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\Source\i386 /f
    reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v ServicePackSourcePath /t REG_SZ /d C:\R2\CMPNENTS\R2 /f
    C:\R2\CMPNENTS\R2\setup2.exe /q /a /sr

    Note:
    There are only three lines, line 1 and 2 beginning with "reg", line 3 beginning with "C:\R2" these lines may have been wrapped.
  5. For the Windows Server 2003 R2 Task Sequence, update the [GUIRunOnce] section in Unattend.txt to look like below:

    [GUIRunOnce]
        "C:\R2\InstallR2.cmd"
        "cscript.exe C:\MININT\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf /start"
        "cscript.exe D:\MININT\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf /start"
        "cscript.exe E:\MININT\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf /start"
        "cscript.exe F:\MININT\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf /start"

Note: If you also want to disable the Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates window, you have two options for doing that.

Option 1:

Set "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ServerOOBE\SecurityOOBE\DontLaunchSecurityOOBE" to "0"

This will disable the Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates window without turning off the firewall (Thanks Rob for the great tip)

Option 2:

Turn off the firewall in unattend.txt using the below settings (Warning, make sure you are building your reference images on an isolated segment before doing this)

[WindowsFirewall]
Profiles = WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall

[WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall]
Mode = 0

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Re: Deploying Windows Server 2003 R2 using MDT 2008    By johan on 5/20/2008
Thanks for the tip Rob, I have updated the instructions


  
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