[Release] OEMScan Addons v1.4.1


OEM A.C.T. (OEM Activation Control Technology)
This is a method that allows you to create a Windows XP Setup disk that has Multiple Manufacturer oembios.* files on it. During installation a script is run that determines what oembios.* files are needed for the system so that you will have a pre-activated install. This will help lessen the times that you need to call Microsoft for activation. :D

OEM Addons ?

Postby twig123 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:08 am

First of all, this is a great project. Keep up the good work!

Second, I noticed some things... The Addons for Acer, Dell, DellQ, Sony & Toshiba, put the OEM files in the 'OEM' DIR at the root of the CD... However, they also make a blank folder under SVCPACK folder as well....

Whilst the Gateway, HPQ, IBM, Lenovo & Pavilion all ONLY put the OEM files in SVCPACK folder...

Is this by design?

~Dave
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Postby Siginet » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:44 am

They should all be in the oem folder. I use them a lot and I have never seen them only placed in svcpack.
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Postby twig123 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:37 pm

Siginet wrote:They should all be in the oem folder. I use them a lot and I have never seen them only placed in svcpack.

Ok... I think I'm lost... see this:
Ex from dell:
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[Dell Quanta]
PATH=".\DellQ\"
CMD="Cscript ChangeKey.vbs .\DellQ\OEMBIOS.txt"

[FileMove]
SVCPACK\Dell\OEMBIOS.*,..\OEM\Dell\*
SVCPACK\DellQ\OEMBIOS.*,..\OEM\DellQ\*
SVCPACK\OEMSCAN.EXE,..\OEM\OEMSCAN.EXE
SVCPACK\OEMSCAN.INI,..\OEM\OEMSCAN.INI
SVCPACK\OEMScanKey.vbs,..\OEM\ChangeKey.vbs

Ex: From HPQ:
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[Hewlett]
PATH=".\HPQ\"
CMD=""


Seems that not all OEM ACT files are created equal... Ex: Dell unpacks to SVCPACK then moves the files to the OEM folder... where HPQ unpacks just to SVCPACK and has no [FileMove] or CMD= code....

...and even though there is code in the Dell pack to delete the Dell & DellQ folders from SVCPACK... they are still there.. but empty..

~Dave

(PS -All files were downloaded from the OEM ACT thread yesterday)


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Edit: Strange... I just downloaded HPQ again, it has all of the extra entries now.... I will try to redownload them all again.
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Thanks

Postby twig123 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:13 pm

Well, re-downloading them did the trick... (That was strange, everything was just downloaded last night) O, well...

Anyways, I was wondering if you knew if these addons are compatible with nLite... or do I have to use RVM Integrator?
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Postby Siginet » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:07 pm

as far as I know nLite dose not use the FileMove command. So I don't know for sure. They used to only work with the integrator but I know a lot of people were requesting if nuhi could add the same features. The old OEMScan addons would integrate to svcpack but that was a very long time ago. The reason I changed it to move to the oem folder is not only is it neater looking but it also works better there in a multiboot disk environment. This way Windows XP PowerPacker also knows how to deal with them.
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Postby twig123 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:10 pm

Alright, well I re-downloaded everything (again) and all is working great....
Except a small annoyance that even though the code is in the .ini file to Delete the folders (ex: SVCPACK\Acer) they are still left there, but empty even though the log says it is Removing Directories. I have started with a fresh source, and have ran the Integrator several different times with the same results... am I just going crazy? or is it something that I am doing? See Here:
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22-04-2007 14¦54¦42
Log Startup @ 14:54:42 On 22-04-2007

14:54:42  - System Running: WIN_XP Service Pack 2
14:54:42  - RVMIntegrator v1.4.3
14:54:42  - E:\Twig06\~Source~\Tools\RVM Integrator\RVM_Integrator_1.4.3.exe
14:55:20  -
14:55:20  - Source Drive         = E:\Twig06\ProOEM\VRMPOEM_EN
14:55:20  - Destination Drive    = E:\Twig06\ProOEM\VRMPOEM_EN
14:55:20  - Destination Size     = 8536.73046875
14:55:20  - Working Directory    = E:\Twig06\ProOEM\VRMPOEM_EN\I386
14:55:20  - Temp Directory       = E:\Twig06\ProOEM\VRMPOEM_EN\I386\rvmtemp
14:55:20  -
14:55:20  - Starting Integration
14:55:20  -
14:55:20  - Checking Destination For OS Type.
14:55:20  - Windows XP Professional -  OEM SP2 Found
14:55:20  - Clearing any Read Only Attributes.
14:55:22  -
14:55:23  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_Acer_1.4.1.7z
14:55:23  -     MD5 Hash = df61481556807a8dd907553748f3cb42
14:55:29  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_Dell_1.4.1.7z
14:55:29  -     MD5 Hash = a948269c8ef1db61e8d2959443bc9327
14:55:37  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_EMA_GATE_1.4.1.7z
14:55:37  -     MD5 Hash = ebb0119320d264354070562f599570e3
14:55:45  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_HPCOMPAQ_1.4.1.7z
14:55:45  -     MD5 Hash = aaa13f8bd82fa9d6517ad7a2cd26a886
14:55:50  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_IBM_1.4.1.7z
14:55:50  -     MD5 Hash = 6604013139a4f2d7b604b030f37a8be0
14:55:54  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_Lenovo_1.4.1.7z
14:55:54  -     MD5 Hash = fda3215ae9a01577d4a1ea97e3e9a830
14:55:59  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_Sony_1.4.1.7z
14:55:59  -     MD5 Hash = 21b302bf61a4ad7e3ed39fc8044a48d1
14:56:03  - Extracting OEMSCAN_ADDON_Toshiba_1.4.1.7z
14:56:03  -     MD5 Hash = 07637b56cf5b9df76646e4b57be37652
14:56:05  -
14:56:05  - Gathering temp files
14:56:05  - Compressing Files
14:56:05  - Shifting Stuff Around
14:56:05  -
14:56:09  - Analyzing 8 Entry Files
14:56:09  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_Acer.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:09  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_Dell.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:09  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_EMA_GATE.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:09  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_HPQ.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:09  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_IBM.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:10  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_Lenovo.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:10  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_Sony.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:10  - Processing Entries_OEMScan_Toshiba.ini v   Build Date:
14:56:10  - Processing Sysoc.inf
14:56:10  - Processing svcpack.inf
14:56:10  - Processing dosnet.inf
14:56:10  - Processing txtsetup.sif
14:56:11  - Processing [EditFile]
14:56:11  -
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_Acer.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_Dell.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_EMA_GATE.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_HPQ.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_IBM.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_Lenovo.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_Sony.ini
14:56:11  - Moving Files Found In Entries_OEMScan_Toshiba.ini
14:56:11  - Removing Directories
14:56:11  - Entire .ini Processing Completed in 2 Seconds
14:56:11  - Compressing and Moving Edited Files
14:56:12  - Integration is at 100%, Cleaning Up
14:56:12  - Integration Completed.
14:56:12  - Total Integration Time = 51 Seconds
14:56:12  - ==================================================================================
14:56:12  -


As well there is a typo in the Toshiba Pack:
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[TOSHIBA]
PATH=".\Toshiba\"
CMD="Cscript ChangeKey.vbs .\[color="Red"]IBM[/color]\OEMBIOS.txt"
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Postby Siginet » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:08 pm

I will fix these errors. ;) Thanks for pointing them out.
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Postby mr_smartepants » Fri May 11, 2007 3:53 pm

Since we're all still waiting for ladanator to post his instructions... :P

I just downloaded and integrated the Gateway OEMscan addon and I placed my SLP key into the OEMBIOS.txt file like the instructions said on the first post. The script didn't read the key (or something else didn't work) because the setup halted the unattended portion to ask for the product key. I input the same key as in the oembios.txt and everything worked perfectly. Any ideas why the key isn't passed from the oembios.txt file to the setup? Apart from the unattended portion getting interrupted, everything worked like a charm.

I reintegrated with the product key in the winnt.sif file and everything worked perfect. Not an ideal situation but workable.
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Postby Siginet » Fri May 11, 2007 7:34 pm

Yes the oembios.txt method does not work. :(
Someday I'll come up with a better solution. ;)
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Postby mr_smartepants » Sat May 12, 2007 2:43 pm

I might have found an error in the Gateway OEMscan addon. In the OEMSCAN.BAT file contains the following text
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CMDOW @ /HID
@ECHO OFF
for %%i in (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z :) do if exist %%i\WIN51 set CDROM=%%i

%CDROM%\OEM\OEMSCAN.EXE > "%SystemRoot%\Temp\oemscan.log"

Where cmdow is called but is not installed by the addon. I don't have cmdow in my source. Is it safe to edit the .bat file to read
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@ECHO OFF
for %%i in (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z :) do if exist %%i\WIN51 set CDROM=%%i

%CDROM%\OEM\OEMSCAN.EXE > "%SystemRoot%\Temp\oemscan.log"
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