Settings used by Windows Setup
Here are examples for how to configure some common settings. All of these are used by Windows Setup, which means they are fully explained in Microsoft's documentation. These examples are just to help you get started quickly.
User Name, Organization Name, and Computer Name
[UserData] FullName="Jane Doe" OrgName="FooBar Widgets, Incorporated" ComputerName=magneto
Setting the ComputerName to
* tells Windows
Setup to pick a random name.
Note: Prior to Windows XP, this key was named "ProductID".
Local Administrator Password
To set the local Administrator account password:
Joining a domain
To join the d omain
FOOBAR using the account
FOOBAR\wsadmin and password
[Identification] JoinDomain=FOOBAR DomainAdmin=FOOBAR\wsadmin DomainAdminPassword="verysekrit"
If you do not want to store the password in cleartext, you can omit the DomainAdminPassword entry; remember that the installation script will prompt you for any required values which you do not already provide.
Joining a workgroup
To join the workgroup FOOBAR:
Note that you are required to join either a domain or a workgroup.
Joining an OU
To specify the Organizational Unit to join within an Active Directory domain:
See also KB article 226315.
To set the workstation's time zone:
[GuiUnattended] ; U.S. Pacific TimeZone=004
The time zone setting is numeric; see the table of index numbers for a complete list. The default value for Unattended is 035 (U.S. Eastern).
OEM Plug&Play Drivers
You may specify additions to the search path for Plug&Play drivers. Elements
of this path are separated by semicolons. Windows uses this path when searching
for a driver for a piece of hardware. These elements are relative to the
C: drive, and are usually used in conjunction with the
Windows XP look and feel
[Shell] section controls the general look and feel of Windows
XP. To use the classic Windows Start menu (with My Computer
and My Documents on the desktop), and to use the
"classic Windows visual style":
[Shell] ; Use classic start menu DefaultStartPanelOff=Yes ; Use classic visual style DefaultThemesOff=Yes