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[ComputerSettings] (Winbom)

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

[ComputerSettings]

The [ComputerSettings] section contains entries for configuring user settings on the destination computer.

Answer File Entries for the [ComputerSettings] Section

 

Entry Description

AuditAdminAutoLogon

Specifies whether the local administrator account logs on to the computer under Sysprep in Factory mode.

AutoLogon

Configures the computer to log on automatically with the Administrator account the first time it is started after delivery to a user.

DisplayRefresh

Indicates the desired refresh rate in megahertz.

DisplayResolution

Specifies x and y resolution and bit depth for the installed video card.

ExtendPartition

Specifies whether to extend the partition on which you install the Windows operating system.

FontSmoothing

Specifies whether to enable anti-aliasing of fonts and ClearType.

Hibernation

Specifies whether to enable hibernation on the computer.

PowerScheme

Specifies a collection of power management settings.

SourcePath

Specifies the source location of the Setup files.

TestCert

Identifies the path and file name of the certificate, and adds it to the local database.

AuditAdminAutoLogon

Specifies whether the local administrator account logs on to the computer under Sysprep in Factory mode.

Syntax

                AuditAdminAutoLogon = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Specifies that the local administrator account automatically logs on for each audit mode start.

No

Does not specify that the local administrator account automatically logs on for each audit mode start.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
AuditAdminAutoLogon = Yes
Comments

The default value is No.

AutoLogon

Configures the destination computer to log on automatically with the Administrator account the first time it is started after delivery to a user.

Syntax

                AutoLogon = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Configures the computer to log onto the Administrator account automatically.

No

Does not automatically log on to the computer.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
AutoLogon = Yes
Comments

The default value is No.

DisplayRefresh

Indicates the desired refresh rate in megahertz.

Syntax

                DisplayRefresh =
                refresh_rate
              

 

Value Description

refresh_rate

Refresh rate.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
DisplayRefresh = 75
Comments

The default value is the default refresh rate of the video adapter.

The specified refresh rate must be a valid value supported by the installed video adapter.

DisplayResolution

Specifies x and y resolution and bit depth supported by the installed video card.

Syntax

                DisplayResolution =
                x_resolution
                x
                y_resolution
                x
                bit_depth
              

 

Value Description

x_resolution

Indicates the number of horizontal pixels.

y_resolution

Indicates the number of vertical pixels.

bit_depth

Indicates the number of colors. The number of colors can be either an explicit value, or 8 for 256 colors, 16 for 65536 colors (high color), or 32 for true color.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
DisplayResolution = 1024 x 768 x 32
Comments

The default value is 800 x 600 x 16.

If the monitor plugged into the computer is a Plug and Play device and is capable of displaying a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and high color, then the DisplayResolution entry must have a value of at least 800 x 600 x 16. Use the 640 x 480-pixel screen size only if the monitor is unable to display 800 x 600 pixels.

If you define the screen resolution in both the [Display] section of Sysprep.inf and in the [ComputerSettings] section of Winbom.ini, the operating system uses the settings in Sysprep.inf.

ExtendPartition

Specifies whether to extend the partition on which you install the Windows operating system.

Syntax

                ExtendPartition =
                0 | 1 | extra_size_in_MB

 

Value Description

0

Factory.exe does not extend the partition.

1

Factory.exe extends the partition to fill out the hard disk.

extra_size_in_MB

Factory.exe increases the current partition size by this amount. This is useful if you want to configure more than one partition on the hard disk.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
ExtendPartition = 1000
Comments

The default value is 0.

This entry causes Setup to extend this destination partition into any available unpartitioned space that physically follows it on the disk.

The ExtendPartition entry automatically leaves the last cylinder on the hard disk free to enable dynamic disk support to work. In addition, you can extend only NTFS file system partitions and the partition that you want to extend must have unpartitioned space available following the partition.

FontSmoothing

Specifies whether to enable anti-aliasing of fonts and ClearType.

Syntax

                FontSmoothing = ClearType | On | Off | Standard

 

Value Description

ClearType

Enables both ClearType and anti-aliasing. Use this value only if you know that the computer uses an LCD monitor and that system performance supports an acceptable user experience.

On

Forces anti-aliasing on. Use this value only if you know that the video adapter supports an acceptable user experience.

Off

Forces anti-aliasing off.

Standard

Specifies that Windows determines, based on the processor speed, whether anti-aliasing is turned on.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
FontSmoothing = ClearType
Comments

The default value is On in Windows XP and Off in Windows Server 2003.

On computers with LCD displays, use the ClearType setting. You can enable ClearType on CRT displays but the benefits of doing so are negligible.

Hibernation

Specifies whether to enable hibernation on the computer.

Syntax

                Hibernation = Yes | No

 

Value Description

Yes

Enables hibernation.

No

Does not enable hibernation.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
Hibernation = Yes
Comments

By default, this setting does not change any existing settings.

Hibernation is a state in which the computer saves everything in memory to the computer hard disk and then shuts down to save power. When you restart the computer, the desktop returns to its pre-existing state.

PowerScheme

Specifies a collection of power management settings.

Syntax

                PowerScheme = AlwaysOn | Desktop | Laptop | MaxBattery | Minimal | Presentation

 

Value Description

AlwaysOn

Turns the monitor off after 20 minutes of idleness; never turns off the hard disk or hibernates.

Desktop

Turns the monitor off after 20 minutes of idleness; never turns off the hard disk or hibernates.

Laptop

Turns the monitor off after 15 minutes of idleness; turns the hard disk off after 30 minutes of idleness; hibernates after three hours of idleness.

MaxBattery

Turns the monitor off after 15 minutes of idleness; never turns off the hard disk; hibernates after 45 minutes of idleness.

Minimal

Turns the monitor off after 15 minutes of idleness; never turns off the hard disk or hibernates.

Presentation

Never turns off the monitor or hard disk, and never hibernates.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
PowerScheme = Laptop
Comments

By default, this setting does not change any existing settings.

SourcePath

Specifies the source location of the Setup files

Syntax

                SourcePath =
                path_and_folder_name
              

 

Value Description

path_and_folder_name

Path and folder name where Setup files are located.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
SourcePath = C:\Windows\i386
Comments

By default, this setting does not change any existing settings.

If the specified folder does not exist, Windows Welcome or Mini-Setup resets the path to the first CD drive.

If you delete the contents of the systemroot\System32\Dllcache folder, set the SourcePath entry to the location of the I386 folder on the destination computer. You must put the I386 folder in the systemroot folder.

You must leave the empty Dllcache folder on the destination computer for Windows File Protection to function properly.

TestCert

Identifies the path and file name of the certificate, and adds it to the local database.

Syntax

                TestCert =
                path_and_file_name
              

 

Value Description

path_and_file_name

Path and file name of the certificate.

Example
[ComputerSettings]
TestCert = C:\Certificate\testroot.cer
Comments

By default, this setting does not change any existing settings.

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