Windows Compact Disc Management Script (WINCDMAN)
Soon to be replaced by WINCDMAN 2.0


Create a script that handles all the necessary upgrades one might want to do with a Windows NT/2000/XP CD.

Automated Process:

Proposed Solution:

The script will handle all the necessary file operations for slipstreaming a Windows 2000 single  / multi-boot CD and integrating any hot-fixes in it.  The script is written in batch code using a collection of utilities and Windows Command Extensions (won't work under Win 9X).

Note: This script edits the necessary files via hex code on the fly, so it may work with Windows NT and XP already.   It should work regardless of what service pack you're installing.  You may experience problems if you attempt to upgrade an already personalized CD --- this uses date comparison as the method of upgrading from hot-fix files and using cdimage.exe wrongly (as some sites instruct) will encode a false modified date onto CDs.  This script maintains the structure of the Windows installation, keeping actual modified file date.


Version Notes Support
1.04.2003.2.2 Changes
Known Issues
Windows XP / 2000 Single
Windows X-in-1 Multi-boot
Silent Installs
1.03.2002.9.4 Changes Windows 2000 Single
Windows 2000 Multi-boot
Windows XP Single
1.02.2002.8.11 Changes Windows 2000 Single
Windows 2000 Multi-boot
1.01.2002.8.8 Initial Release Windows 2000 Single
Windows 2000 Multi-boot

As usual I have gotten behind and loaded with other work so I have not had much time to improve  / fix this.   I apologize if I haven't respond to email -- I just realized I had all of it filtered into a mail folder I never checked -- sorry.  I'll update this as I get time, and hopefully have something that works 100% by the next service pack of XP/2K.    

 -  Bryan

Bug Report Includes (If Possible):

Silent Install Pre-Setup (If Possible):

Information Used:

Tools Used (All Freeware / Shareware):

Note: The necessary files from these packages are distributed together in the releases section.  I have provided their links for support, licensing, and credit purposes.

Other Tools Used:

Note: I claim no responsibility in the use of these files.  I could not find information regarding their legitimacy of use or licensing.  Several other sites distribute it, so I will as well.  It is included in the above package.