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PlainText specifies whether the AdministratorPassword is hidden in the unattended installation answer file.

You can only use this setting to hide the passwords for local accounts only. Domain account passwords are not hidden.

You cannot set this value directly. Select Hide sensitive data on the Tools menu to hide all passwords with a PlainText setting in your answer file.




Specifies that the AdministratorPassword appears in plain text in the answer file. This is the default value.


Specifies that the AdministratorPassword is hidden in the answer file.

This element appears above the Settings bar in the Properties pane of Windows System Manager. It always appears as true in the user interface (UI), even if you have selected Hide sensitive data.

Valid Passes

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Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set UserAccounts.


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