Does vista's sysprep use a "sysprep.ini" file for control?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Steve Maser, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest

    I've googled around on this and I've not seen it anywhere.

    And the sysprep app that's in \windows\system32 doesn't seem to have
    any help files associated with it.

    If I just run sysprep using the defaults and reboot, it (as expected)
    asks me for Product Key/Time Zone, etc, but it also asks for me to set
    up another user account.

    Does Vista use a "sysprep.ini" file and is there any written syntax for
    it anywhere (google isn't bringing up anything except for stuff for XP,


    - Steve
    Steve Maser, Sep 26, 2006
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  2. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest

    To answer my own question: no, it doesn't. It uses an "unattend.xml"

    Now I just have to figure out the syntax for it. If anybody knows of a
    site that has all the possible commands listed -- I'm all ears!

    - Steve
    Steve Maser, Sep 26, 2006
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  3. Steve Maser

    AJR Guest

    Info is available in the Windows AIK.
    AJR, Sep 27, 2006
  4. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest

    Yeah, I found that.

    One thing I could *not* find in the WAIK (maybe you've seen it?):

    I figured out how to use sysprep with an "unattend.xml" file.

    However, when I boot the sysprepped computer back up again -- it's
    wanted me to "Set Network Location" again.

    None of the OOBE options seem to address this particular "Welcome

    Have you been able to find what the syntax for controlling that screen


    - Steve
    Steve Maser, Sep 27, 2006
  5. Have you posted the the Vista Setup newsgroup?
    Colin Barnhorst, Sep 27, 2006
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