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[WinPE] (Winbom)

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

[WinPE]

The [WinPe] section contains entries for identifying the configuration set and Windows operating system that you install. Unless you run the factory -winpe command, Setup ignores all entries in this section.

Note

  • Windows PE is licensed to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in preinstalling Windows onto new computers. The Windows PE for Corporations toolkit is available for enterprise customers; for more information, contact your account manager.

Answer File Entries for the [WinPE] Section

 

Entry Description

ConfigSet

Identifies the name of the configuration set to use when preinstalling the operating system.

Domain

Identifies the domain in which a user account exists for the Username entry.

Lang

Identifies the language of the operating system to install.

PageFileSize

Specifies whether to create a paging file on computers with more than 64 MB of RAM.

Password

Identifies the password to use when connecting to the location specified by the SourceRoot entry.

Quiet

Specifies whether the factory -winpe command invokes any message boxes.

Restart

Specifies the behavior after the factory -winpe command finishes.

SKU

Specifies the particular version of Windows to install.

SourceRoot

Identifies the UNC path of the root folder containing the source files.

Username

Identifies the user name to use when connecting to the location specified by the SourceRoot entry.

ConfigSet

Identifies the name of the configuration set to use when preinstalling the operating system.

Syntax

                ConfigSet =
                config_set_name
              

 

Value Description

config_set_name

Name of configuration set.

Example
[WinPE]
ConfigSet = MyConfigSet
Comments

A configuration set is a folder structure containing all files that you add to your Windows installation, including Windows Welcome customizations, answer files (such as Unattend.txt, Sysprep.inf, Oobeinfo.ini, or Winbom.ini), preinstalled applications, and additional hardware drivers.

Domain

Identifies the domain in which a user account exists for the Username entry in the [WinPE] section.

Syntax

                Domain =
                domain_name
              

 

Value Description

domain_name

Domain name.

Example
[WinPE]
Domain = MyDomain
Comments

The value for the Domain entry can be a computer name if the account is local to that computer.

Lang

Identifies the language of the operating system to install.

Syntax

                Lang =
                language
              

 

Value Description

language

Language that you want to install.

Example
[WinPE]
Lang = Eng
Comments

The value for the Lang entry must be a three-letter code. Language codes are shown in the following table.

Language Codes

 

Language Code

Arabic

ARA

Portuguese (Brazil)

BRZ

Catalan

CAT

Chinese Simplified

CHS

Chinese Traditional

CHT

Czech

CZE

Danish

DAN

Dutch

DUT

English

ENG

Finnish

FIN

French

FRN

German

GER

Greek

GRK

Hebrew

HEB

Hungarian

HUN

Italian

ITN

Japanese

JPN

Korean

KOR

Norwegian

NOR

Polish

POL

Portuguese (Portugal)

POR

Russian

RUS

Spanish

SPA

Swedish

SWE

Turkish

TRK

PageFileSize

Specifies whether to create a paging file on computers with more than 64 MB of RAM.

Syntax

                PageFileSize =
                number_ of_megabytes
              

 

Value Description

number_ of_megabytes

Page file size, in MB.

Example
[WinPE]
PageFileSize = 360
Comments

On computers with 64 MB or less of RAM, the factory -winpe command automatically creates a 64-MB paging file to insure that the computer does not run out of memory when installing the network or when users run programs that require a larger amount of memory than usual.

Password

Identifies the password to use when connecting to the location specified by the SourceRoot entry.

Syntax

                Password =
                password
              

 

Value Description

password

Password.

Example
[WinPE]
Password = 12345password
Comments

None.

Quiet

Specifies whether the factory -winpe command invokes any message boxes.

Syntax

                Quiet = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Factory -winpe does not invoke any message boxes.

No

Factory -winpe invokes message boxes.

Example
[WinPE]
Quiet = Yes
Comments

The default value is No.

Restart

Specifies the behavior after the factory -winpe command finishes.

Syntax

                Restart = Image |none| Poweroff | Prompt | Reboot | Shutdown

 

Value Description

Image

Presents a dialog box saying that you can image the computer. At this point, you can shut down the computer, or choose Cancel and return to the command prompt.

none

When there is no assigned value or the entry does not exist, Factory.exe exits to a command prompt.

Poweroff

Shuts down and turns off all power to the computer.

Prompt

Presents a dialog box similar to the dialog box that appears when you choose Shut Down from the Windows Start menu.

Reboot

Restarts the computer.

Shutdown

Presents a dialog box saying that you can turn off all power on the computer.

Example
[WinPE]
Restart = Prompt
Comments

None.

SKU

Specifies the particular version of Windows to install.

Syntax

                SKU = PER | PER.SP1 | PRO | PRO.SP1 | SRV | ADS | DTC | WBS

 

Value Description

PER

Windows XP Home Edition

PER.SP1

Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 1

PRO

Windows XP Professional

PRO.SP1

Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1

SRV

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

ADS

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

DTC

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

WBS

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Example
[WinPE]
SKU = PRO
Comments

A value is required for this entry.

SourceRoot

Identifies the UNC path of the root folder containing the source files.

Syntax

                SourceRoot
                =
                path
              

 

Value Description

path

Path to the source files.

Example
[WinPE]
SourceRoot = \\MyShare\i386
Comments

A value is required for this entry.

Username

Identifies the user name to use when connecting to the location specified by the SourceRoot entry.

Syntax

                Username =
                username
              

 

Value Description

username

User name.

Example
[WinPE]
Username = ScottG
Comments

A value is required for this entry.

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