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    minlogon integrated directly to nLite image

    Does anyone have know how to integrate minlogon directly to nLite created file structure before an ISO is created?

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    I don`t really see how this be done with nlite.
    You could apply the minlogon.exe over the winlogon.exe within the cab files in i386 folder however..
    when you do your install windows, it will crash out and reboot because you need to apply the registry hack:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    
    "Config"=dword:00000017
    It is alot quicker and easier to do it following sfiorito instructions
    http://mason.gmu.edu/~sfiorito/eXPinstall.htm

    Alternatively this post may be better in the nliteos forums they have more experience

    If you are having problems with over writing the 470kb winlogon.exe with the 17kb minlogon.exe someone has created a quick app on the forums some where I saw it a couple days ago whilsts

    Alternively try my method:

    goto:
    windows/system32/dllcache
    right click select properties of winlogon.exe untick the readonly box.

    do the same with
    windows/system32/winlogon.exe

    rename minlogon.exe to winlogon.exe copy it and paste it over
    windows/system32/dllcache

    Quickly select
    windows/system32/
    and paste the copy into here aswell.

    if you do it before the 5-10 second refresh of dllcache then your new copy will be inplace

    if you need to check you have the correct versions in place do a reboot go back into both directories and the file size should be 17kb not 490kb of winlogon.exe if they are 490kb then you were too slow and the refresh occured

    Please make sure you have taken a back up of the original 490kb winlogon.exe
    AND BEFORE THE REBOOT MAKE SURE YOU APPLY THE REGISTRY HACK or your computer will constantly reboot with the new winlogon 17kb in place; i have done this. :P

    now give it a go..
    I have done this on 4 different machines with no probs

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    Thanks Slash... actually I have no problem to replace winlogon with minlogon once WinXP has been fully installed. Its just I am very lazy to do it everytime I do a fresh install to test something new (new nLite release, new drivers, new ideas,...). As I do it few times a week I was hoping someone outthere is lazy as me and he figured out how to save himself from mouseclicks and unnecesarry reboots...

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    well if you manage to get your nlite setup under 200mb Id be interested in seeing your .ini file

    my installation is just under 700mb

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    you need to add the registry setting in the HIVESYS.inf file and just replace the winlogon.ex_ file in I386 with the minlogon file. i always disable SFC so I don't worry about DllCache, etc. unfortunately I don't have an example of what the INF entry should look like, but you should be able to figure it out based on other DWORD entries in that file. just place it along other \Winlogon\ entries.

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    Guess I am doing something wrong... I have added following line to HIVESYS.inf just to see if it gets added to registry correctly but its simply not there upon install
    HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon","Config",0x00000017,2

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    oops..sorry, it should be in HIVESFT.inf, not HIVESYS....

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    thanks Silvio, that did the trick. However, it seems there is something different wrong again - when I replace winlogon.ex_ with ´minlogon versoin (UNCOMPRESSED BY THE WAY) the install freezez on first boot to GUI right after files are copied in text mode. Do you think I should compress winlogon.exe somehow to get .ex_ format? If yes, how do I do it?

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