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[UserAccounts] (Winbom)

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

[UserAccounts]

The [UserAccounts] section contains entries for controlling the creation of user accounts on the destination computer. This section is only for use with Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.

Note

  • All user accounts created by using this section are administrator accounts.

Answer File Entries for the [UserAccounts] Section

 

Entry Description

Name

Specifies a user account name.

[Name.account]

Specifies the accounts that you are configuring. It must be in the [UserAccounts] section.

Alias

Specifies the alias to use for the user account. The alias appears in the Windows logon screen.

Description

Specifies the description of the user account.

Passport

Specifies the Microsoft .NET Passport account associated with this user account.

Password

Specifies the password to use for the user account.

Name

Specifies a user account name.

Syntax

                Name 
Name 
Name

 

Value Description

Name

User account.

Example
[UserAccounts]
KirkNason
ScottGode
RyanCalafato
Comments

Name must be a unique value. It is also a portion of a section name in Winbom.ini of the form [Name.account] that contains all of the entries of the new account.

The value of name must be unique. Use a friendly, familiar name for each user account, such as “Michael,” instead of a randomly generated or overly technical name, such as “User12345.”

[Name.account]

Specifies the accounts that you are configuring. It must be in the [UserAccounts] section.

Syntax

                [
                Name.account]
Example
[UserAccounts]
JohnArthur

[JohnArthur.account]
Comments

You must first specify a value for the Name entry in the [UserAccounts] section.

Alias

Specifies the alias to use for the user account. The alias displays in the Windows logon screen.

Syntax

                [
                Name.account] 
Alias =alias

 

Value Description

alias

Alias you want to use for the user account.

Example
[UserAccounts]
KirkNason

[KirkNason.account]
Alias = KirkN
Comments

The value of the Name entry is used as the alias if you do not include this entry or you do not provide a value for this entry.

Description

Specifies the description of the user account.

Syntax

                [
                Name.account] 
Description =description

 

Value Description

description

Description of the user account.

Example
[UserAccounts]
KirkNason

[KirkNason.account]
Description = Administrator for MyDomain
Comments

The description remains blank if you do not include this entry or you do not provide a value for this entry.

Passport

Specifies the Microsoft .NET Passport account associated with this user account.

Syntax

                [
                Name.account] 
Passport =passport

 

Value Description

passport

Passport account.

Example
[UserAccounts]
KirkNason

[KirkNason.account]
Passport = someone@example.com
Comments

No passport is assigned to the user account if you do not specify this entry or you do not provide a value for this entry.

Password

Specifies the password to use for the user account.

Syntax

                [
                Name.account] 
Password =password

 

Value Description

password

Password for the user account.

Example
[UserAccounts]
KirkNason

[KirkNason.account]
Password = 123456password
Comments

A blank password is used if you do not specify this entry or you do not provide a value for this entry.

Notes

A blank password is a security threat and should not be used. You should always secure user accounts and computers with passwords.

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