This article describes how to pre-install third party mass
storage drivers on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. This
article assumes that the third-party supplied drivers use the Txtsetup.oem
method for installation. Note
This procedure cannot be used in conjunction with a Winnt.sif
file when starting up from a CD for installation.
To Install Third-Party Mass Storage Drivers
The following example assumes that you are preinstalling the
drivers by using a distribution folder and that you have already created the
- If it does not already exist, create an $OEM$ folder under
your distribution folder. For example:
- Create a folder named TEXTMODE under the $OEM$ folder. For
- Copy the third-party mass storage driver files to this
folder. These typically include a Txtsetup.oem file and at least one driver
file (.sys file), although there may be more. Copy all the files to the
- Use a text editor such as Notepad to edit the
- Use the following code to configure your Txtsetup.oem file:
Note the backslash character at the end of the second line.
d1 = "Windows 2003 Driver Set v1.00", w23dsk1, \
- Save the file.
- Use a text editor such as Notepad to edit the Unattend.txt
file that you are using to perform your unattended installation.
- Create the following section:
"string that identifies the controller in the [scsi] section of TXTSETUP.OEM" = "OEM"
Note If you also use this same unattend file on computers that have
IDE controllers that start by using the in-box drivers (drivers that are
included with Windows), add the following code line to the [MassStorageDrivers]
"Adaptec Ultra160 Family PCI SCSI Controller (29160)" = "OEM"
If you do not add this code, you may receive an "Inaccessible Boot
Device" Stop error message during the text mode portion of Setup.
"IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL"
- In the Unattend.txt file, create an [OEMBootFiles] section
and list the files that you previously copied to the Textmode folder. This
typically includes an .inf file, a .sys file, and for Windows 2003 a .cat file.
- Make sure that OemPreinstall=Yes is in the [Unattended] section of your unattend file. If it is
not, Setup does not recognize the drivers.
For additional information, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Error Message: Illegal or Missing File Types Specified in Section Files.SCSI.Name
For additional information about how to
configure a Txtsetup.oem file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 816299 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 5.5
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