Quote: Originally Posted by Xander
Wait, I just down to the bit where people tell you that were you to do this then you can't apply service packs... which is a bit of a swine.
Surely this eats up any time you may have saved initially? Surely then you have to redo your entire custom install and start from scratch? This can't be ideal.
WAIK is only really usefull if you have 1000 or so machines that need updating, a System Administrator does not want to have to manually install each update onto each machine and that's why WAIK was created.
Its also how WAIK works, if you customize your installation CD then your removing components from the system, the ServicePack installation can not guarantee the updates/security fixes will be successfully applied because you removed half the Windows Components its going to update and trying to install a ServicePack onto a customized installation will fail for this reason.
Once a service pack is released you will need to use your original non-customized install disk to create a new customized WAIK setup that the service pack can use to apply all fixes and updates, after the ServicePack is integrated with that non-customized WIAK installation you can then once again customize the installation.