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Error Message "The Workstation Service Has Not Been Started" When Using Cmdlines.txt
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When you try to run the net use command from the Cmdlines.txt file, you receive the following error message:
If you start a command prompt session during the graphical phase of Setup by pressing SHIFT+F10, you can run Ipconfig.exe and verify that you have an IP address. You can also ping the computer to which you want to connect, but you receive the error message if you use the net use command.
The Workstation Service has not been started.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2138
This problem is caused by a missing entry in the Hivesys.inf file that creates the following registry key:
To work around the issue, modify the Hivesys.inf file on the Windows XP distribution share.
NOTE: Editing .inf files incorrectly can cause fatal errors to occur during the Setup process. Microsoft recommends that you create a backup copy of the Hivesys.inf file before you modify the file.
The Cmdlines.txt file is used during unattended installations to run commands near the end of the graphical portion of Setup.