JSI Tip 2354. How do I minimize the installed 'Footprint' of Windows 2000 Professional?


When performing a parallel install of Windows 2000 Professional, you may want to conserve disk space, by minimizing the installed 'footprint'.

NOTE: This tip does NOT work on any Windows 2000 server products.

To minimize the installed 'footprint' of Windows 2000 Professional, perform a fully automated unattended install by modifing the \I386\Unattended.txt file with any/all of the following \[Components\]:

        accessopt=off
        calc=off
        cdplayer=off
        certsrv_client=off
        charmap=off
        chat=off
        deskpaper=off
        dialer=off
        fp=off
        freecell=off
        hypertrm=off
        indexsrv_system=off
        iis_pwmgr=off
        media_clips=off
        media_utopia=off
        minesweeper=off
        mousepoint=off
        mplay=off
        mswordpad=off
        objectpkg=off
        paint=off
        pinball=off
        rec=off
        solitaire=off
        templates=off
        TSClients=off
        vol=off
Save the Unattended.txt file as Winnt.sif on a floppy, which must be mounted when the installation starts. See the Unattend.doc file from the \Support\Tools\Deploy.cab file.

To minimize the WFP cache:

        \[SystemFileProtection\]
        SFCQuota=0
Use the NTFS file system, as this is the most efficient use of space on your 1GB or larger parallel partition.

After the install, delete the 50MB %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache\I386\Driver.cab file.

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