Preventing device detection

Posted: 01-22-2009, 10:14 AM
Hi folks!

First up, I'm using Windows 2K3 Server, but there doesn't seem to be a forum
for that, but I'm told that it acts pretty much the same as XP in these
circumstances.

I'm usung SYSPREP to prepare machines for imaging with Ghost for use in the
classroom environment. We are installing onto Laptop computers, but don't
want all of the features of the laptop. In fact, some of those features
actually cause problems (for example, the built-in wireless).

If I disable the wireless card prior to runnig SYSPREP, then when mini-setup
runs, it re-detects (and thus re-enables) the card. I have to manually diable
it again!

Is there a place (presumably in sysprep.ini) where I can give a list of
devices not to be detected?

Many thanks :-)

Preventing device detection


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smlunatick
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Re: Preventing device detection
Posted: 01-22-2009, 07:24 PM
On Jan 22, 10:14*am, Wierdbeard65
<Wierdbear...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi folks!
>
> First up, I'm using Windows 2K3 Server, but there doesn't seem to be a forum
> for that, but I'm told that it acts pretty much the same as XP in these
> circumstances.
>
> I'm usung SYSPREP to prepare machines for imaging with Ghost for use in the
> classroom environment. We are installing onto Laptop computers, but don't
> want all of the features of the laptop. In fact, some of those features
> actually cause problems (for example, the built-in wireless).
>
> If I disable the wireless card prior to runnig SYSPREP, then when mini-setup
> runs, it re-detects (and thus re-enables) the card. I have to manually diable
> it again!
>
> Is there a place (presumably in sysprep.ini) where I can give a list of
> devices not to be detected?
>
> Many thanks :-)
Windows server 2003 is in the general "server" newsgroups.
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: Preventing device detection
Posted: 01-22-2009, 08:45 PM

"Wierdbeard65" <Wierdbeard65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:27E641A5-44CF-4F9C-BA8F-DA965CAE1CDA@microsoft.com...
> Hi folks!
>
> First up, I'm using Windows 2K3 Server, but there doesn't seem to be a
> forum
> for that, but I'm told that it acts pretty much the same as XP in
> these
> circumstances.
>
> I'm usung SYSPREP to prepare machines for imaging with Ghost for use
> in the
> classroom environment. We are installing onto Laptop computers, but
> don't
> want all of the features of the laptop. In fact, some of those
> features
> actually cause problems (for example, the built-in wireless).
>
> If I disable the wireless card prior to runnig SYSPREP, then when
> mini-setup
> runs, it re-detects (and thus re-enables) the card. I have to manually
> diable
> it again!
>
> Is there a place (presumably in sysprep.ini) where I can give a list
> of
> devices not to be detected?
>
I don't know how to do what you are asking, but if it is possible it is
likely documented in either
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb457100.aspx or in
deploy.chm in the deploy.cab found in the \Support\Tools folder on the
OS CD.

Good luck!

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Zaphod

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: Preventing device detection
Posted: 01-22-2009, 08:52 PM

"Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in
message news:glalt1$ff9$1@news.motzarella.org...
>
> "Wierdbeard65" <Wierdbeard65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:27E641A5-44CF-4F9C-BA8F-DA965CAE1CDA@microsoft.com...
>> Hi folks!
>>
>> First up, I'm using Windows 2K3 Server, but there doesn't seem to be
>> a forum
>> for that, but I'm told that it acts pretty much the same as XP in
>> these
>> circumstances.
>>
>> I'm usung SYSPREP to prepare machines for imaging with Ghost for use
>> in the
>> classroom environment. We are installing onto Laptop computers, but
>> don't
>> want all of the features of the laptop. In fact, some of those
>> features
>> actually cause problems (for example, the built-in wireless).
>>
>> If I disable the wireless card prior to runnig SYSPREP, then when
>> mini-setup
>> runs, it re-detects (and thus re-enables) the card. I have to
>> manually diable
>> it again!
>>
>> Is there a place (presumably in sysprep.ini) where I can give a list
>> of
>> devices not to be detected?
>>
>
> I don't know how to do what you are asking, but if it is possible it
> is likely documented in either
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb457100.aspx or in
> deploy.chm in the deploy.cab found in the \Support\Tools folder on the
> OS CD.
>
Another resource is the ref.chm, also in deploy.cab I believe. A quick
scan shows that you might have some luck with UpdateInstalledDrivers =
No in the [Unattended] section.

Hope this helps.

--
Zaphod

No matter where you go, there you are!


 
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