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Unattended Installation Instructions Under Windows* XP

The unattended method of installation is available for Microsoft* Windows* XP, Windows* 2000 and Windows* Server 2003. It is used to install the RAID or AHCI driver, as outlined in the Microsoft document Deployment Guide Automating Windows NT Setup.

Perform the following steps in order to install the RAID or AHCI driver via unattended install:

  1. Extract the IAAHCI.INF, IAAHCI.CAT, IASTOR.INF, IASTOR.CAT, IASTOR.SYS, and TXTSETUP.OEM files from the setup files.

    To extract these files, run the executable (e.g. IATA50_ENU.EXE for Intel® Matrix Storage Manager version 5.0) with the following command line options: -A -A -PC:\<path>, as described in the Advanced Installation Instructions section of the README.TXT.

    Does the system contain a 32-bit or 64-bit processor?
    • If the system has a 32-bit processor, the files will be located in the Drivers folder after extraction.
    • If the system has a 64-bit processor, the files will be located in the Drivers64 folder after extraction.

  2. Insert the lines shown below, as applicable, into the UNATTEND.TXT file:

    Systems Configured for RAID Mode:

    Note: This same procedure can be used for systems using the Intel® 82801ER SATA RAID Controller, Intel® 6300ESB SATA RAID Controller, Intel® 82801FR SATA RAID Controller, Intel® 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller, Intel® 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller, or Intel® 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller. Simply replace the text within the quotation marks.

    // Insert the lines below into the UNATTEND.TXT file

    [MassStorageDrivers]
    "Intel(R) 82801R/DO/DH SATA RAID Controller" = OEM

    [OEMBootFiles]
    iaStor.inf
    iaStor.sys
    iaStor.cat
    Txtsetup.oem

    Systems Configured for AHCI Mode:

    Note: This same procedure can be used for systems using the Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller, Intel® 82801FBM SATA AHCI Controller, Intel® 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller, Intel® 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller, or Intel® 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller. Simply replace the text within the quotation marks.

    // Insert the lines below into the UNATTEND.TXT file

    [MassStorageDrivers]
    "Intel(R) 82801R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller" = OEM

    [OEMBootFiles]
    iaAhci.inf
    iaStor.sys
    iaAhci.cat
    Txtsetup.oem

  3. Place IAAHCI.CAT, IAAHCI.INF, IASTOR.CAT, IASTOR.INF, IASTOR.SYS, and TXTSETUP.OEM into the following folder:

    <SystemRoot>:\i386\$OEM$\Textmode

Operating System:
Windows Server* 2003, Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

This applies to:
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology

Solution ID: CS-020825
Date Created: 28-Apr-2005
Last Modified: 12-Jul-2006
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