Unattend entries - Windows operating systems earlier than Windows 2008

The Unattend Entries tab lets you modify the contents of the unattend.txt file, which is a file used in unattended installations of Microsoft Windows operating system earlier than Windows 2008.

The unattend.txt file is used in unattended installations to provide answers to the prompts that would be provided interactively in a live installation. When you define settings of system package, your input is automatically converted into entries in the first edit box of the Unattend Entries tab.

You can add entries to the unattend.txt file and customize the file by editing existing entries.

Note

If you create a custom unattend.txt 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.txt file for the particular Provision Job.

TaskProcedure

To leave existing unattend.txt entries unchanged and add entries

To leave the automatically generated entries in the first edit box unchanged and add entries for configuration elements that are not covered by the system package tabs, use this procedure.

  1. Leave Customize the Unattend Entries file unchecked.
  2. Add your new entries in the Additional entries for the unattend.txt file box. Make sure to include entry headers. For example:
    [Display]

To change existing unattend.txt entries

To modify the automatically generated entries in the first edit box and also add entries, use this procedure.

  1. Check Customize the Unattend Entries file.
  2. Modify the entries in the first edit box.
  3. Still in the first edit box, add your additional entries. Make sure to include entry headers. For example: 
    [Display]
    In this scenario, because you want to modify the automatically generated entries in the first edit box, you must add your additional entries to the first edit box, not the second edit box.

Proceed to the Post-install configuration - Windows and Windows R2 tab.

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