winnt.exe

Definition of winnt.exe in The Network Encyclopedia.

Sponsor: Dating tips for MEN or WOMEN! You Don't have to be alone!

What is winnt.exe?

Winnt.exe is the Setup program for installing Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 on computers with a non–Windows NT operating system such as MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98. Winnt.exe is in the \I386 directory on the Windows NT 4 Server CD or Windows 2000 Server CD. The following table describes three common switches for this program.

Common Switches for Winnt.exe

Switch Description
/b
Installs Windows NT or Windows 2000 without using the three Windows NT boot floppies. Use this switch to install Windows NT on systems with a non–Windows NT operating system (such as Windows 95 or Windows 98).
/ox
Creates the three Windows NT boot floppies. Does not install Windows NT or Windows 2000.
/u
Performs unattended installation.
NOTE

The Setup program for installing Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000 on systems with a version of Windows NT already installed is winnt32.exe. You can use winnt32.exe to upgrade earlier versions of Windows NT to Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000, or to install a second copy of Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000 to a different system folder if you are attempting to recover from a system crash.