Switching Windows Components on and off


Ever wanted to install/uninstall/enable/disable various Windows components automatically during installation or deployment?  I have compiled this list from various sources which lets you easily do just that!  You simply add the whole list to either your unattend.txt file or your sysprep.inf file and change the "On" or "Off" values accordingly.  This is a list for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 so some items will not work depending on the Operating System you are installing (for example 'pinball' does not exist on Windows 2003 server).  Don't worry as it won't generate an error for you, if the item enabled does not exist then it is just ignored.


Each one should be pretty self explanatory as to what it refers to.


[Components]
   accessopt=Off
   calc=On
   certsrv=Off
   certsrv_client=Off
   certsrv_server=Off
   charmap=On
   chat=Off
   deskpaper=Off
   dialer=Off
   fax=Off
   fp_extensions=Off
   fp_vdir_deploy=Off
   freecell=Off
   hearts=Off
   hypertrm=Off
   IEAccess=Off
   iis_common=Off
   iis_ftp=Off
   iis_htmla=Off
   iis_inetmgr=Off
   iis_nntp=Off
   iis_nntp_docs=Off
   iis_pwmgr=Off
   iis_smtp=Off
   iis_smtp_docs=Off
   iis_www=Off
   iis_www_vdir_printers=Off
   iis_www_vdir_terminalservices=Off
   iisdbg=Off
   indexsrv_system=Off
   licenseserver=Off
   media_clips=Off
   media_utopia=Off
   minesweeper=Off
   mousepoint=Off
   mplay=Off
   msmq_ADIntegrated=Off
   msmq_Core=Off
   msmq_HTTPSupport=Off
   msmq_LocalStorage=Off
   msmq_MQDSService=Off
   msmq_RoutingSupport=Off
   msmq_TriggersService=Off
   msmsgs=Off
   msnexplr=Off
   mswordpad=On
   netcis=Off
   netoc=Off
   objectpkg=Off
   OEAccess=Off
   paint=Off
   pinball=Off
   rec=Off
   reminst=Off
   rstorage=Off
   solitaire=Off
   spider=Off
   templates=Off
   TerminalServer=Off
   TSClients=Off
   TSWebClient=Off
   vol=On
   WMAccess=Off
   WMPOCM=Off
   wms=Off
   wms_admin_asp=Off
   wms_admin_mmc=Off
   wms_server=Off
   zonegames=Off


 BTW, this is by no means the full list of components so if you have one that I am missing then feel free to let me know and I will update this list.

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