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Using System Images

There are three additional ways opf installing Windows 2000 that are based on the idea of "cloning" a completed or partially completed installation:

  • Sysprep. For deploying Windows 2000 to multiple computers with identical hardware. You install Windows 2000 and configure the user environment with additional applications, etc. Then you run Sysprep to make a "master" copy that can be cloned on other computers. A version of Sysprep is included in \SUPPORT\TOOLS\DEPLOY.CAB on the Windows 2000 Server CD.

  • Syspart. For deploying Windows 2000 to multiple computers that have dissimilar hardware. This method allows you to start the Setup program and then interrupt it after the file copy phase of Text mode Setup. Use the /syspart switch on the Winnt32 command line.

  • Bootable CD-ROM. For running a CD-ROM-based installation by providing an answer file on floppy disk during Setup. To use this method, you boot from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM and then provide a winnt.sif file on floppy disk when the blue Setup screen appears. Setup uses data provided in the winnt.sif file to customize the installation and continues installing from the CD-ROM


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