Unattend entries - Windows 2008 or later
The Unattend Entries tab lets you modify the contents of the unattend.xml file, which is a file used in unattended installations of Microsoft Windows 2008 or later Windows versions.
When you define settings for a Windows 2008 (or later) system package, your input is automatically converted into entries in the Unattend Entries file (unattend.xml). This file is used in unattended installations to provide answers to the prompts that would be provided interactively in a live installation.
You can modify the unattend.xml file in two ways:
- Add to or replace automatically converted entries in the unattend.xml file. For example, you might add an operating system component not covered by the system package tabs or you might replace the entries for the out-of-the-box display component.
If you use the system package tabs to modify the system package, these additions and replacements are always added to the automatically converted entries of the unattend.xml file. In addition, you can edit and delete these additional entries.
Create a custom unattend.xmlfile by editing it in the Customize Unattend Entries text box. The System Package tool always uses this file exactly as shown in the Customized Unattend Entries text box, instead of generating the file from the System Package fields at deploy time.
- The Additional Unattend Entries XML editor is an XML editor only and is not intelligent about the BMC Server Automation provisioning process or components required in Windows installations.
- If you create a custom unattend.xml file, then when you create a Provision Job using the system package, the wizard displays the Customized Unattend Entries panel. You can use the panel to edit the custom unattend.xml file for the particular Provision Job.
For procedural instructions, see the following table:
To add or replace entries
To edit an entry from the Additional Unattend Entries list
To create a custom version of unattend.xml
Proceed to the Unattend entries - Windows operating systems earlier than Windows 2008 tab.