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Westi

Use restore points under Server2003

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AutoIt will often be used to install apps unattended.

For some reasons system restore is very useful.

Server 2003 hasnt this feature installed.

The interface is grayed out.

If u want to use it under Server 2003, try:

#NoTrayIcon

;check os
If @OSVersion <> "WIN_2003" then exit

;normal .inf installation
Runwait ("rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection " & @ScriptDir & "\sr.inf ,DefaultInstall")

;add the service to the key
$reg = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost"
$net = RegRead ( $reg, "netsvcs")
$net = $net & @LF & "SRservice"

;and write it
RegWrite( $reg, "netsvcs", "REG_MULTI_SZ", $net)

;If u want to create a shortcut on desktop
;$sres = @SystemDir & "\restore"
;FileCreateShortcut ( $sres & "\rstrui.exe", @DesktopDir & "\Systemrestore.lnk" , $sres , "" , "" , $sres & "\rstrui.exe" , "" ,"0")

;reboot and let the service work
Shutdown ( 2 )

Store the compiled exe in a folder with the following files from an installed XP version.

Use F3 to find them.

rstrui.exe
srdiag.exe
srframe.mmf
srclient.dll
srrstr.dll
srsvc.dll
sr.inf
sr.sys
filelist.xml

If you leave following line in sr.inf alone, a restore point is created at every boot.

[SR_addreg]
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run","SRFirstRun",,"rundll32 srclient.dll,CreateFirstRunRp"

If you dont need this, change the line to RunOnce or delete it.

Now its installed and working properly under Windows Server 2003 :(

EDIT: Oops, i forgot: "from an installed XP version."

Edited by Westi

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