v8.01 (build: Jan 4 2020)

Option 1. Installation in the workgroup or domain

1. It is important to know administrator's name and password of the remote computer. Besides administrator can be local as well as the domain one.
It is necessary to enter the name in the format domain\name for domain's administrator.
Sometimes it is required to enter the name in the following format computer\name

2. Make sure that shared folder admin$ is actually shared on the remote computer. In most cases there is no need to do anything except to make shared access on the remote computer:
net share admin$

3. For workgroup: it is important to check the parameter in the remote computer registry:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
ForceGuest DWORD type
This parameter has to be equal 0
For domain: this parameter is set in security policies ("Network access"). By default is set in such way that it doesn't need to be changed.

4. For workgroup: if Windows Vista or Windows 7/8 is installed on the remote computer it is required to disable UAC there (Users Account Control) or to add this parameter to the registry:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy:DWORD=1
For domain: it doesn't need to be changed.

5. For Windows XP Home Edition this option may not work!

6. For domain: make sure that domain administrator (used to perform the installation) and the user whose credentials are entered for installation (in the particular case it may be the same user), are not removed from the list of local administrators of the remote computer (see "Computer management"->"Local users and groups"->"Administrators" on the remote computer)

7. "Remote registry" service must be enabled on the remote computer.


See also "Automatic deployment in Active Directory environment"

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