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System Preparation Tool and Answer File Usage

Article ID:KB 216937
Last Review:Saturday, December 20, 2008
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INTRODUCTION

There is not a parameter for specifying the Mini-Setup Wizard answer file. The answer file must be renamed to Sysprep.inf, and must reside in the Sysprep folder in the root of the drive on which Windows is installed. If the Sysprep folder is named differently, Setup ignores it.

SUMMARY

There is not a parameter for specifying the Mini-Setup Wizard answer file. The answer file must be renamed to Sysprep.inf, and must reside in the Sysprep folder in the root of the drive on which Windows is installed. If the Sysprep folder is named differently, Setup ignores it.

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System Preparation Tool and Answer File Usage

System Preparation Tool and Answer File Usage

The following parameters can be used with the Sysprep.exe (and Riprep) tool:
pnp - Force Plug and Play enumeration on next restart
quiet - Run in Silent mode, with no dialog boxes
nosidgen - Do not regenerate security ID on restart
reboot - Automatically restart when the Sysprep.exe tool is finished
NOTE: There is not a parameter for specifying the Mini-Setup Wizard
answer file. The answer file must be renamed to Sysprep.inf, and must
reside in the Sysprep folder in the root of the drive on which Windows
is installed. If the Sysprep folder is named differently, Setup ignores
it.

The answer file's format and parameters use the same format as the
Unattended.txt file, but only the following sections and parameters are
supported. The answer file can be created by using a text editor or the
Setupmgr.exe tool included with the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit

[Unattended]
OemSkipEula 
OemPnPDriversPath 
ExtendOemPartition
InstallFilesPath
UpdateHAL
UpdateUPHAL
KeepPageFile
[GuiUnattended] 
AdminPassword 
Autologon
AutoLogonAccountCreation
AutoLogonCount
OEMDuplicatorString
OEMSkipRegional
OEMSkipWelcome
TimeZone 
OEMDuplicatorString
TimeZone
[UserData] 
All keys are supported 
[LicenseFilePrintData] 
All keys are supported 
[GuiRunOnce]
[Display] 
All keys are supported 
[RegionalSettings] 
All keys are supported 
[Networking] 

InstallDefaultComponents=Yes key is supported.
InstallDefaultComponents=No is not supported.
For additional information, click the article numbers
below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

The InstallDefaultComponents Key in the Networking Section Always
Defaults to Yes
247952
Statically-Entered TCP/IP Settings Are Not Present After Sysprep
271369
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271369/EN-US/
[Identification]
All keys are supported
[NetClients]
All keys for Client Services for Microsoft Networks and Client Services
for Netware are supported.
[TapiLocation]
All keys are supported. The values will only be valid if a modem is present on
the computer.
[Fax]
All keys are supported
[Oem_Ads]
All keys are supported
For a detailed explanation about answer files and a list of valid
parameter values, please refer to the Unattend.doc file in the
Support\Tools\Deploy.cab folder on the Windows CD-ROM.




  • NOTE: There is not a parameter for specifying the Mini-Setup Wizard answer file. The answer file must be renamed to Sysprep.inf, and must reside in the Sysprep folder in the root of the drive on which Windows is installed. If the Sysprep folder is named differently, Setup ignores it.
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