Notes on Installing Windows NT
NT can be installed by:
File System Initialization
You can have multiple OS on a PC.
When NT boots, it asks what OS you want to run.
This list can be modified in Control Panel / System / Startup Shutdown
The list is kept in BOOT.INI
You can (and should) modify the time limit.
Creating New Boot Floppies
Under Win95 or WinNT as administrator
You should always keep an up-to-date recovery diskette.
To make a recovery diskette
As administrator under command prompt run
To recover from disasters, reinstall Windows NT and specify Recovery.
Installing NT from a shared CD
With Windows 95, you can share the NT CD.
Under Dos mode:
Installing NT from a Network
The answers to the installation questions can be stored in a file.
The unattend.txt file will be read when you use winnt /U
A Uniqueness Database File (UDF) can be used to specify the differences between computers.
Example unattend.txt file found on the NT Server CD
; Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 and
; Windows NT Server Version 4.0
; (c) 1994 - 1996 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
; Sample Unattended Setup Answer File
; This file contains information about how to automate the installation
; or upgrade of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server so the
; Setup program runs without requiring user input.
; For information on how to use this file, read the appropriate sections
; of the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit.
OemPreinstall = no
ConfirmHardware = no
NtUpgrade = no
Win31Upgrade = no
TargetPath = WINNT
OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade = no
FullName = "Your User Name"
OrgName = "Your Organization Name"
ComputerName = COMPUTER_NAME
TimeZone = "(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana"
ConfigureAtLogon = 0
BitsPerPel = 16
XResolution = 640
YResolution = 480
VRefresh = 70
AutoConfirm = 1
Attend = yes
DetectAdapters = ""
InstallProtocols = ProtocolsSection
JoinDomain = Domain_To_Join
TC = TCParameters
DHCP = yes