Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The [Sysprep] section contains an entry for automatically generating the entries in the pre-existing [SysprepMassStorage] section and then installing those mass-storage controllers.
Generates the entries in the [SysprepMassStorage] section from the Plug and Play hardware IDs specified in the Machine.inf, Scsi.inf, Pnpscsi.inf, and Mshdc.inf files, and installs each of these mass-storage controllers.
BuildMassStorageSection = Yes | No
Populates a pre-existing [SysprepMassStorage] section with the hardware IDs specified in the Machine.inf, Scsi.inf, Pnpscsi.inf, and Mshdc.inf files, and installs those mass-storage controllers.
Does not populate the [SysprepMassStorage] section.
You can run the
Sysprep -bmsd command instead of including the BuildMassStorageSection entry in your Sysprep.inf file. When you run the
Sysprep -bmsd command, Sysprep populates a pre-existing [SysprepMassStorage] section, but the mass-storage controllers are not installed until the next time you run Sysprep. You can then delete items from this section before running the
Sysprep -reseal or
Sysprep -factory command on this installation. Installing a smaller number of items in the critical device database reduces the time required for this image to restart into the operating system.