February 22, 2008
Updating PE boot image (boot.wim) drivers
I updated the drivers in the boot.wim file (the boot image which is loaded when you net boot a PC in our environment). To do this, I used a feature in the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit).
A brief outline of the process is this:
1. Gather the drivers you will be adding to the .wim file and extract them.
2. On a machine with WAIK installed, open a PE Tools prompt.
3. Mount a .wim file for editing.
4. Inject the drivers from the command line using the peimg tool.
5. Unmount the .wim making sure to commit changes.
A good step by step article on this process with complete commands is here:
(or cut and paste: http://apcmag.com/5436/customise_windows_pe_2_0 )
February 06, 2008
Admin Desktop - disabling the Novell gina
In response to a question from a colleague, I put together a reg file with these two entries in it that can be imported onto a machine running the Novell client. The first sets the login gina back to the standard Windows one, and the second turns off the Novell gina. This is handy for folks that may want to occasionally use the Novell client, but don't want it trying to connect them on every login.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Network Provider\Initial Login]
"Login When NWGina Not Loaded"="no"
December 05, 2007
Flash crashing IE7 on Windows XP
The IT folks at LRC were able to make some changes that increased the stability of their web app, and will be further testing to find out how compatible their apps are with current versions of Flash.