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


The [NetCards] section contains an entry for configuring the network adapter on the destination computer, if Setup requires a network connection.

This section sets up the network adapter on the computer, and configures a default TCP/IP stack with Microsoft Network and Novell NetWare redirectors.

If this section does not contain any entries, the Sysprep -factory command scans all present .inf files for a NET class driver that matches the network adapter on the computer. If the Sysprep-factory command finds no driver, it logs a failure.

If this section does contain entries, only the entries present match against the network adapter installed on the computer. Optionally, you can suppress the error, and perform a scan if you use the entry DoDeviceIDScanOnError = Yes in the [Factory] section.


Identifies the path and file name of the .inf file containing the Plug and Play hardware ID of the network adapter on the computer.

NICPnPID =InfPathName
Value Description


Path to .inf file.

NICPnPID = C:\MyFiles\MyInf.inf