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JSI Tip 0920. How do I enable the Alerter Service during unattended install?.

Normally, you have to enable the Alerter Service manually or remotely, after an install. You can use the following technique to enable it during an unattended install:

1. Logon to any Windows NT 4.0 computer and enable the Alerter Service by using Control Panel / Services / Alerter / Startup / Automatic.

2. Using Regedit, export HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter as Alerter.reg.

3. Edit the Cmdlines.txt in the $OEM$ folder of the distribution share. Add .\Regedit.exe /s .\Alerter.reg to the \[commands\] section.

4. Copy Regedit.exe and Alerter.reg to the $OEM$ folder.

5. Edit the Unattend.txt file and add OemPreinstall = yes to the \[unattended\] section.

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