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[MS_RAS parameters] (Sysprep)

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

[MS_RAS parameters]

The [MS_RAS parameters] section contains entries for the Routing and Remote Access service.

It can be used only with the [Networking] section and requires the RouterType entry.

Answer File Entries for the [ MS_RAS parameters ] Section

 

Entry Description

AssignSameNetworkNumber

Specifies whether to assign the same network number to all clients.

AutomaticNetworkNumbers

Specifies whether to allocate the network numbers parameter automatically.

ClientCanRequestIPAddress

Specifies whether a TCP/IP client can request a specific IP address.

ClientsCanRequestIpxNodeNumber

Specifies whether a client can request an IPX node number.

DialinProtocols

Specifies the protocols that support incoming connections.

IpAddressEnd

Specifies the ending IP address that Setup uses when assigning addresses to clients.

IpAddressStart

Specifies the beginning IP address that Setup uses when assigning addresses to clients.

IPXClientAccess

Specifies the access scope of an IPX client.

Multilink

Specifies whether to enable multilinking of modems for increased bandwidth.

NetworkNumberFrom

Specifies the start address of allowed IPX network numbers.

RouterType

Specifies how to configure the Routing and Remote Access service.

TcpIpClientAccess

Specifies the access scope of a TCP/IP client.

UseDHCP

Specifies whether Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns IP addresses to TCP/IP clients.

AssignSameNetworkNumber

Specifies whether to assign the same network number to all clients.

Syntax

                AssignSameNetworkNumber = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Assigns the same network number to all clients.

No

Does not assign the same network number to all clients.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
AssignSameNetworkNumber = No
Comments

The default value is Yes.

AutomaticNetworkNumbers

Specifies whether to allocate the network numbers parameter automatically.

Syntax

                AutomaticNetworkNumbers = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Automatically allocates network numbers.

No

Does not automatically allocate network numbers.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
AutomaticNetworkNumbers = No
Comments

The default value is Yes.

If you use the entry AutomaticNetworkNumbers = No, then you must provide a value for the NetworkNumberFrom entry.

ClientCanRequestIPAddress

Specifies whether a TCP/IP client can request a specific IP address.

Syntax

                ClientCanRequestIPAddress = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Specifies that a TCP/IP client can request a specific IP address.

No

Specifies that a TCP/IP client cannot request a specific IP address.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
ClientCanRequestIPAddress = Yes
Comments

The default value is No.

ClientsCanRequestIpxNodeNumber

Specifies whether a client can request an IPX node number.

Syntax

                ClientsCanRequestIpxNodeNumber = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

A client can request an IPX node number.

No

A client cannot request an IPX node number.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
ClientsCanRequestIpxNodeNumber = Yes
Comments

The default value is No.

This entry is valid for 32-bit platforms but not 64-bit platforms.

DialinProtocols

Specifies the protocols that support incoming connections.

Syntax

                DialinProtocols = All | TCP/IP | IPX | AppleTalk

 

Value Description

All

Indicates all installed protocols on the computer.

TCP/IP

Indicates the TCP/IP protocol.

IPX

Indicates the IPX protocol.

AppleTalk

Indicates the AppleTalk protocol.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
DialinProtocols = IPX,TCP/IP
Comments

You can specify multiple protocols, but you must separate them with a comma.

Setup supports the IPX protocol on 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 but not on 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

IpAddressEnd

Specifies the ending IP address that Setup uses when assigning addresses to clients.

Syntax

                IpAddressEnd = 
                IP_address
              

 

Value Description

IP_address

An IP address.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
IpAddressEnd = 192.168.1.1
Comments

Setup adds only one range of IP addresses.

IpAddressStart

Specifies the beginning IP address that Setup uses when assigning addresses to clients.

Syntax

                IpAddressStart = 
                IP_address
              

 

Value Description

IP_address

An IP address.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
IpAddressStart = 192.168.1.1
Comments

Setup adds only one range of IP addresses.

IPXClientAccess

Specifies the access scope of an IPX client.

Syntax

                IPXClientAccess = Network | ThisComputer

 

Value Description

Network

The IPX client can access the entire network.

ThisComputer

The IPX client can access only this computer.

Example
[Networking]
 [MS_RAS parameters]
IPXClientAccess = ThisComputer
Comments

The default value is Network.

This entry is valid only if one of the values of the entry DialinProtocols is IPX.

Setup supports the IPX protocol on 32-bit platforms but not on 64-bit platforms.

Multilink

Specifies whether to enable multilinking of modems for increased bandwidth.

Syntax

                Multilink = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Can link multiple modems together.

No

Cannot link multiple modems together.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
Multilink = No
Comments

The default value is Yes.

This entry is valid only if you install multiple modems.

NetworkNumberFrom

Specifies the start address of allowed IPX network numbers.

Syntax

                NetworkNumberFrom = 
                0x00000001_to_0xFFFFFFFE
              

 

Value Description

0x00000001_to_0xFFFFFFFE

Hexadecimal number.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
NetworkNumberFrom = 0x000005ab
Comments

Setup supports the IPX protocol on 32-bit platforms but not on 64-bit platforms.

RouterType

Specifies how to configure the Routing and Remote Access service.

Syntax

                RouterType = 1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 7

 

Value Description

1

Enables remote access.

2

Enables local routing only (LAN-only router).

3

Enables remote access and local routing.

6

Enables local/remote routing (LAN and WAN routers).

7

Enables remote access and local/remote routing.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
RouterType = 3
Comments

Required for all [MS_RAS parameters] to take effect.

This entry is available only for Windows Server 2003.

TcpIpClientAccess

Specifies the access scope of a TCP/IP client.

Syntax

                TcpIpClientAccess = Network | ThisComputer

 

Value Description

Network

The TCP/IP client can access the entire network.

ThisComputer

The TCP/IP client can access only this computer.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
TcpIpClientAccess = ThisComputer
Comments

The default value is Network.

This entry is valid only if one of the values of the entry DialinProtocols is TCP/IP.

UseDHCP

Specifies whether Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns IP addresses to TCP/IP clients.

Syntax

                UseDHCP = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Uses DHCP to assign IP addresses to TCP/IP clients.

No

Does not use DHCP to assign IP addresses to TCP/IP clients.

Example
[Networking]
[MS_RAS parameters]
UseDHCP = No
Comments

The default value is Yes.

If you use the entry UseDHCP = No, you must specify values for the IpAddressStart and IpAddressEnd entries.

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