Windows Vista Deployment Using Microsoft WAIK – Part 6

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You had done the stage 1 of Windows Vista deployment task which you had partitioned and formatted the hard disk of destination computer.

Now, you will proceed to the stage 2. You will make the network connection from destination computer to the reference computer. For your information, reference computer had become the share point where you share Windows Vista image file and imagex.exe program inside its folder.



THIS PART WILL GUIDE YOU HOW TO MAKE THE NETWORK CONNECTION FROM DESTINATION COMPUTER TO REFERENCE COMPUTER, SO THAT YOU CAN COPY WINDOWS VISTA IMAGE FILE AND IMAGEX.EXE FROM REFERENCE COMPUTER TO DESTINATION COMPUTER.



What You Need

  1. Windows PE bootable CD.

  2. Share point reside in the reference computer. Click here if you need the guide how to create the share point.

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Before The Procedures


FIRST CONDITION

You need to assure the type of IP address used by both reference computer and destination computer. In other words, if you perform Windows Vista deployment in a computer lab, you need to know either its computer network uses DYNAMIC IP address or STATIC IP address.

To check the type of IP address used in the computer lab environment you can do the following to one of its computers.

  1. Click image start Vista --> click Control Panel –-> find and click Network and Sharing Center –-> you will see the interface below.

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  2. Click View Status –-> the Local Area Connection Status box’s appears below.

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  3. Click Capture22 –-> click Continue –-> the Local Area Connection Properties box’s appears like below.

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  4. Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) –-> click Capture –-> the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties box’s appears below.

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  5. Now, based on above, you can see the different between the computers that use STATIC IP address and DYNAMIC IP address.

You will have no problem if the type of IP address used in the computer lab environment is DYNAMIC IP address. But, if STATIC IP address applied, you need to setup STATIC IP address in destination computer using the command NETSH. See below. 

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I will show you in details how to run this command in a next section.



SECOND CONDITION

You should notes the network path to the share point @ share folder that you created in reference computer. Eg: WimSource. To view the path, use the following steps

  1. Double click Capture1 --> double click Local Disk (C:) –-> the contents of Local Disk (C:) appears like below

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  2. Based on above, right click on the share folder @ share point you created –-> click Properties –-> the WimSource Properties box’s appears like below.

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  3. Based on above, click the tab Sharing –-> you will see the network path information under Network File and Folder Sharing section’s.



THIRD CONDITION

You must assign the password for default Windows account in reference computer. It can be done by accessing Control Panel –-> User Accounts.

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Note:
THE USERNAME
for default Windows account SHOULD NOT HAS A GAP. Eg: User 1.


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The Procedures

At this stage, you have fulfilled the THREE conditions stated under section Before The Procedures. For you information these conditions must be fulfilled on the reference computer

I also assume that you have done the stage 1 of Windows Vista deployment task on destination computer and leave the Windows PE command prompt like below.


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Now, the steps below will guide you how to make a network connection from destination computer to reference computer.

  1. Let say the computer lab environment using the STATIC IP address in its network. So, type the command below in order to assign the STATIC IP address in destination computer. Press Enter button after typing.

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  2. Then, if you run the command ipconfig, you will see that IPv4 address had been assigned. See below

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    Note:
    This step is OPTIONAL to be done.



  3. The destination computer had has an IP address (static) of its own. So now, you can connect the destination computer to the share point in reference computer.

    I assume that you had acquired the network path information from reference computer.



  4. Based on the network path information you acquired, type the command below –-> press Enter button.

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    NOTE:

    net use
    = the command you use to make network connection between computers.

    \\<network path information> = \\computer name of reference computer \share point @ share folder name reside in reference computer

     

  5. Now the Windows PE command prompt will instruct you to enter the password for default Windows account of reference computer. See below.

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    Type the password you had assigned –-> press Enter button.



  6. When the network connection is successful, Windows PE will prompt the message like below.

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1 comments:

{ Sell My Cell Phone } at: January 20, 2012 at 3:52 AM said...

Very precise instructions aforementioned.

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