JSI Tip 2274. How do I get Add/Remove Programs to display optional components in Windows 2000?


The following items as optional, even though they are installed by default:

Games
Accessories (Calculator, Clock, etc ...)
Multimedia
Accessibility options
Add/Remove Programs does NOT display these items.

You can cause these items to be displayed, and unselected, during setup:

1. Copy the I386 folder to a distribution share.

2. In the distrubtion folder, type expand -r sysoc.in_

3. Edit Sysoc.inf and find the ; old base components line.

4. Remove HIDE from the AccessUtil= line.

5. For each item you wish to appear, remove HIDE from its' line.

6. Save the changes and exit notepad.

7. Rename Sysoc.in_ to Sysoc.Old.

NOTE: Example of removing HIDE:

Before Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,HIDE,7 
After  Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
If Windows 2000 is installed:

1. Use Notepad to edit %SystemRoot%\inf\Sysoc.inf.

2. Find the ; old base components line.

3. Remove HIDE from the AccessUtil= line.

4. For each item you wish to appear, remove HIDE from its' line.

5. Save the changes and exit notepad.

6. Open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

7. Press the Add/Remove Windows Components button.

8. Select the Accessories and Utilities item. You can uncheck it or press the Details ... button to uninstall selected items.

NOTE: See How can I automate getting 'Add/Remove Windows Components' to display 'optional' components?



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