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When you use an Answer file to install Windows 2000, the InstallDefaultComponents entry in the [Networking] section always defaults to "Yes" regardless of the value set in the Answer file.
This behavior occurs because the default components are always installed by the network installation portion of Setup. All that is required by the Answer file is that the [Networking] section header be present.
With the following example of an Answer file section, this behavior exists:
[Networking] [Identification] JoinDomain=mycorp.com DomainAdmin=Administrator DomainAdminPassword=password [NetAdapters] Adapter01=Params.Adapter01 [Params.Adapter01] InfID=* [NetProtocols] MS_TCPIP=Params.MS_TCPIP [Params.MS_TCPIP] AdapterSections=params.TCPIP.Adapter01 DNS=yes DNSSuffixSearchOrder=mycorp.com, mycorp-nc.com,microsoft.com EnableLMHosts=No UseDomainNameDevolution=No [params.TCPIP.Adapter01] SpecificTo=adapter01 DNSServerSearchOrder=10.0.1.5, 10.0.1.50, 10.0.1.49 DNSDomain=mycorp.com DHCP=yes
NOTE: Because the default components are always installed, changing the UnattendMode to ProvideDefault will not permit the Network Wizard to appear during Setup with Answer file provided values. If this behavior is desired, the best method is to leave the JoinDomain value blank in the [Identification] section. This permits the installer to "back up" one screen, click Typical for the network settings, and then enter the required IP information for that computer. Also, note that this same behavior occurs using Sysprep.exe.