Configuration Passes

Windows Setup Configuration Passes

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7

This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

Configuration passes are used to specify different phases of Windows® Setup. Unattended installation settings can be applied in one or more configuration passes.

The following topics describe the configuration passes used with Windows Setup.

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How Configuration Passes Work

Describes the different phases of Windows Setup, and the different configuration passes used to install and configure a Windows installation.

auditSystem Configuration Pass

Describes the auditSystem configuration pass. This is one of the configuration passes used in audit mode.

auditUser Configuration Pass

Describes the auditUser configuration pass. This is one of the configuration passes used in audit mode.

generalize Configuration Pass

Describes the generalize configuration pass. This pass prepares a Windows image to be deployed across many computers.

offlineServicing Configuration Pass

Describes the offlineServicing configuration pass. This pass is used to install packages, drivers, and other updates to an offline Windows image.

oobeSystem Configuration Pass

Describes the oobeSystem configuration pass, also known as Windows Welcome. This pass can be used to preconfigure user interface pages for an end user.

specialize Configuration Pass

Describes the specialize configuration pass. This pass customizes a specific Windows installation to a specific computer.

windowsPE Configuration Pass

Describes the windowsPE configuration pass. This pass is used to configure Windows PE as well as some aspects of Windows Setup.

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