Okay, this is the coolest utility I’ve seen in quite some time.
nLite is a sweet little freeware utility that bills itself as a “Windows Installation Customizer.” Using it, you can create customized Windows installation media or network share points (for those using RIS) with all of the following:
- slipstream service pack files
- permanently remove components
- generate an unattended installation script
- integrate both text-mode boot and PnP drivers
- integrate type 1 hotfixes
- perform OS tweaks
- create a bootable ISO image
Very cool indeed!
nLite is a .NET 1.1 app, so you’ll need the .NET 1.1 Framework installed on the machine you use to create the customized installers. It works with Windows 2000, Windows XP (x86 and x64), and Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64).