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Sets up or upgrades Windows 2000 Server or
Windows 2000 Professional. You can run the winnt32 command
at a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT command prompt.
- Checks your computer for upgrade compatibility with
Windows 2000. For Windows 95 or Windows 98 upgrades, Setup
creates a report named Upgrade.txt in the Windows
installation folder. For Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 upgrades,
it saves the report to the Winnt32.log in the installation
- Instructs Setup to carry out a specific command before
the final phase of Setup. This would occur after your
computer has restarted twice and after Setup has collected
the necessary configuration information, but before Setup
- Adds to the operating system selection screen a
Recovery Console option for repairing a failed
installation. It is only used post-Setup.
- Creates an additional folder within the folder in
which the Windows 2000 files are installed.
- For example, if the source folder contains a folder
called Private_drivers that has modifications just for
your site, you can type /copydir:Private_drivers to have
Setup copy that folder to your installed Windows 2000 folder,
making the new folder location C:\Winnt\Private_drivers.
You can use /copydir to create as many additional folders
as you want.
- Creates a temporary additional folder within the folder
in which the Windows 2000 files are installed.
- For example, if the source folder contains a folder
called Private_drivers that has modifications just for your
site, you can type /copysource:Private_drivers to have
Setup copy that folder to your installed Windows 2000
folder and use its files during Setup, making the temporary
folder location C:\Winnt\Private_drivers. Unlike the
folders /copydir creates, /copysource folders are deleted
after Setup completes.
- Creates a debug log at the level specified, for example,
/debug4:C:\Win2000.log. The default log file is
with the debug level set to 2. The log levels are:
Each level includes the levels below it.
- 0 severe errors
- 1 errors
- 2 warnings
- 3 information
- 4 detailed information for debugging
- Prevents Dynamic Update from running. Without
Dynamic Update, Setup runs only with the original
Setup files. This option will disable Dynamic Update
even if you use an answer file and specify Dynamic
Update options in that file.
- Carries out preparations on an installation share
so that it can be used with Dynamic Update files that
you downloaded from the Windows Update Web site. This
share can then be used for installing Windows XP for
- Specifies a share on which you previously
downloaded Dynamic Update files (updated files for use
with Setup) from the Windows Update Web site, and on
which you previously ran
When run on a client, specifies that the client
installation will make use of the updated files on the
share specified in path_name.
- Specifies that Setup copies replacement files from
an alternate location. Instructs Setup to look in the
alternate location first and if files are present, use
them instead of the files from the default location.
- Instructs Setup to copy all installation source files
to your local hard disk. Use /makelocalsource when
installing from a CD to provide installation files when
the CD is not available later in the installation.
- Instructs Setup to not restart the computer after
the file copy phase of winnt32 is completed so that you
can execute another command.
- Specifies the source location of the Windows 2000
files. To simultaneously copy files from multiple servers,
specify multiple /s sources. If you use multiple /s
switches, the first specified server must be available or
Setup will fail.
- Specifies that you can copy Setup startup files to a
hard disk, mark the disk as active, and then install the
disk into another computer. When you start that computer,
it automatically starts with the next phase of the Setup.
You must always use the
/tempdrive switch with
the /syspart switch.
- Directs Setup to place temporary files on the specified
partition and to install Windows 2000 on that partition.
- Indicates an identifier (id) that Setup uses to specify
how a Uniqueness Database (UDB) file modifies an answer file
(see the /unattend entry).
This switch overrides values in the answer file, and
the identifier determines which values in the UDB file are
- For example, /udf:RAS_user,Our_company.udb overrides
settings specified for the RAS_user identifier in the
Our_company.udb file. If no UDB_file is specified, Setup
prompts the user to insert a disk that contains the
- Upgrades your previous version of Windows 2000,
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 3.51, Windows 95, or Windows 98 in
unattended Setup mode. All user settings are taken from the
previous installation, so no user intervention is required
- Using the /unattend switch to automate Setup affirms
that you have read and accepted the Microsoft License
Agreement for Windows 2000. Before using this switch to
install Windows 2000 on behalf of an organization other
than your own, you must confirm that the end user (whether
an individual, or a single entity) has received, read, and
accepted the terms of the Windows 2000 Microsoft License
Agreement. OEMs may not specify this key on machines being
sold to end users.
- Performs a fresh installation in unattended Setup mode.
The answer file provides Setup with your custom specifications.
Num is the number of seconds between the time that Setup
finishes copying the files and when it restarts your computer.
You can use num on any computer running Windows NT or Windows 2000.
Answer_file is the name of the answer file.
- Windows NT