Basic Unattend Factory Installation


The simplest method to install Windows on new hardware is to start directly from the Windows product DVD with an answer file, autounattend.xml, saved on a USB flash device (UFD). This method is commonly known as the DVD boot method, and provides flexibility when network access is not available or when you install Windows Vista in a low-volume environment.


The following are the necessary components and values needed to automate your Windows Vista from a DVD.






































Component


Configuration Pass


Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration\Disk\CreatePartitions\CreatePartition


1 windowsPE


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration\Disk\ModifyPartitions\ModifyPartition


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\ImageInstall\OSImage\InstallTo


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\UserData


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep


3 generalize


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\OEMInformation


4 specialize


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\AutoLogon


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\OOBE


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\UserAccounts


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Deployment\Reseal


7 oobeSystem













































































Configuration Pass


Component


Value


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE


InputLocale = 0409:0000409


SystemLocale = en-US


UILanguage = en-US


UILanguageFallback = en-US


UserLocale= en-US


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE\SetupUILanguage


UILanguage = en-US


WillShowUI = OnError


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration


WillShowUI = OnError


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration\Disk


DiskID = 0


WillWipeDisk = true


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration\Disk\CreatePartitions\CreatePartition


Extend = true


Order = 1


Type = Primary


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\DiskConfiguration\Disk\ModifyPartitions\ModifyPartition


Active = true


Format = NTFS


Label = Vista


Letter = C


Order = 1


PartitionID = 1


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\ImageInstall\OSImage


WillShowUI = OnError


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\ImageInstall\OSImage\InstallTo


DiskID = 0


PartitionID = 1


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\UserData


AcceptEula = true


1 windowsPE


Microsoft-Windows-Setup\UserData\ProductKey


Key = <RC1 product key>


WillShowUI = OnError


3 generalize


Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep


PersistAllDeviceInstalls = True


4 specialize


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\OEMInformation


HelpCustomized = false


Logo = c:\windows\system32\oobe\info\OEMLOGO.BMP


Manufacturer = <company name>


SupportHours = <support hours>


SupportPhone = <support number>


SupportURL = <support URL>


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Deployment\Reseal


Mode = Audit


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\AutoLogon


Enabled = true


LogonCount = 5


Username = Administrator


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\AutoLogon\Password


Value = P@ssw0rd


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\OOBE


HideEULAPage = true


ProtectYourPC = 3


SkipMachineOOBE = true


SkipUserOOBE = true


7 oobeSystem


Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\UserAccounts\ AdministratorPassword


Value = P@ssw0rd

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