Windows Server 2022 Install Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by adric, Feb 6, 2024.

  1. RogerUK

    RogerUK MDL Novice

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    Quite agree, but to simply get the network working, just load a similar driver to get connected
     
  2. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    Sure, If a similar driver is available, that's good too.

    I use that way for opposite motivations (Radeon Pro driver instead of the usual consumer one, because of better GPU-P support).
     
  3. adric

    adric MDL Expert

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    Great. Now I can reply from Server. This gets me started. I will look into SKUWitch for my wifi and others
     
  4. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    I'm using the AC-8260 on server right now, and isn't locked.

    BTW you need to enable the WLAN feature in the server manager, to get any WIFI card working.
     
  5. adric

    adric MDL Expert

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    #25 adric, Feb 7, 2024
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    I don't see that in Select Feature. What's the name I should be looking for?
    server.jpg
     
  6. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    Come on! it's the 3rd from the bottom.
     
  7. adric

    adric MDL Expert

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    I would react that way too.:D Sorry.. sometimes I can't see the forest through the trees.:eek:
     
  8. adric

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    That's the wifi I have that I tried to install. I added the wlan feature and tried to install again, but nada. Did you install that using SKUwitch? I still need to try that.
     
  9. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    What driver are you using?
    I looked at the inf of WiFi-22.110.1-Driver64-Win10-Win11.zip and doesn't seem locked.

    I can't test it on the very 26040 build, because the machine where I have that WIFI card can't run 259xx builds and newer.

    But on older servers I don't remember doing anything special to enable it
     
  10. adric

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    #30 adric, Feb 7, 2024
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    It's the one I have from Lenovo for my Thinkpad
    Code:
    Software name      Intel 8260 Wireless LAN Driver
    Support models     ThinkPad T460p, L460
    Operating Systems  Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
                       Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models
                       support which Operating Systems.
    Version            21.30.2 (Program and Features)
                       20.70.11.3(Device Manager)
    Support device     Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
    
    I will try the driver you mentioned. I'm also using this
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    Just customize the default user, then any new user will use the customization.
     
  13. migascalp

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    Thanks for your suggestion, indeed it works for many Windows user settings.
    On the other hand, many softwares do not use default user.
    So I'm going other ways.
     
  14. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    We are talking of windows customizations, third party is a different matter.

    That's why I suggest to follow the capture/generalize/apply way instead of using scripts and offline regs.

    Or you can just copy the user profile(s) from an old, "perfect", installation then migrate it using forensit (or manually) way more time saved instead of customizing the wim
     
  15. migascalp

    migascalp MDL Senior Member

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    I read your advice regularly.
    I even started “playing” with VHDX from reading you. :)
    But modifying a Windows image is not an option for my usage.
     
  16. acer-5100

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    Not for me either, but here seem everyone want to do this.

    Speaking of vhdx none of such things are needed, all you need is to store a template one (customize it as you like, using the method you like, and when and if you need a fresh install just overwrite the old one or add it as a further dual boot one).
     
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    What's the advantage of adding a cmd file in the specialize pass as compared to just using SetupComplete.cmd in \windows\setup\scripts?