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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 5. Managing Unattended Installations

When you have 20, 50, or 100 servers to install, you don't want to waste your time babysitting the installation for each and every server. Besides being very boring (you'll be answering the same questions over and over and over), it is a waste of your time—time you'll never get back—and this is where unattended installations come to the rescue.

An unattended installation is simply a way to automate the setup and installation process. When determining the level of user interaction you want to require during automated installation, you have several choices. Each of these choices uses an answer file to control the level of interaction. These choices are as ...

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