Appendix B. Partially Automating Installation

Those who install SBS often can save a good deal of time by automating Setup. There are two significant ways to automate SBS Setup: using answer files and using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) in conjunction with a disk imaging program to make a copy of SBS halfway through Setup.

Note

You can automate only the installation of the underlying operating system—you can’t automate the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Setup Wizard, which is run in the second major phase of Windows Small Business Server Setup. (See Chapter 3.)

Automating CD-Based Installations

During a normal installation of Windows Small ...

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