Fred: re: Slipstream + Shrink In One Step ( http://langa.com/newsletters/2004/2004-11-22.htm#4 ) Your way works but is no good for installs on multiple computers unless they have identical hardware. This process can easily be done with Nlite, it’s a combined tool for slipstreaming service packs and optionally removing components, slipstreaming drivers and setting up unattended options. It’s freeware and very good. Available here: http://nuhi.msfn.org
Another Way To Automate Setups:
You can also find loads of information about unattended setups at: http://unattended.msfn.org and within the unattended forums at http://www.msfn.org/ there are also a bunch of post setup tools.
Be warned though, get into this and you could spend a large amount of time creating the perfect unattended CD. Enjoy! —Dan Caine