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Datatel UI 2.3 Install Script

Yes this turd-tastic software is back with a new version 2.3! Same old poorly desighned datatel client that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. well if your looking for help geting this installed look no further as i have taken som of my previous scripts and fixed them for the new client. Enjoy!
On Error Resume Next
' First we Uninstall Datatel UI 2.2
Dim WshShell, oExec
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("MsiExec.exe /uninstall {726A85FE-D304-4C4A-8167-D8A24A7C86F9} /quiet")
Do While oExec.Status = 0
WScript.Sleep 100

'Next we do some cleanup of the All User's Folder

Set IBMFolder = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
Set DatatelFolder = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
DatatelFolder.DeleteFolder("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Datatel")
IBMFolder.DeleteFolder("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM")

'Begin Install of Datat…

WDS converting legacy images to WIM

here is what i had to do on moving from a 2003 WDS server running in legacy mode to a 2008 WDS server running in native (only option is native) with a bunch of XP images.

first setup your 2008 WDS server, for the most part the wizzard is self explanitory, install, point images to a diffrent drive other then the %system% drive and begin. However some issues i had to over come are multiprocessors and single processors for XP (vista\7 does not care about HAL's)

for the base install of an XP image i took parts that pertained to me from Lucius Craig's Guide

Step 6 and Step 7 (uploading image to WDS worked just fine for me)

I left the PE image on there for trouble shooting later on down the line, however i have not had to use it yet

For XP i had to create 2 XP SP3 Captures because some PC's have dual core and some single core and the HAL for xp will not let you do DC on a SC.

This Guide from helped me setup the capture portion (works great)

now the issues i had