Create a New Answer File

Applies To: Windows 7

Note

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

The following procedure describes how to create a new answer file by using Windows® System Image Manager (Windows SIM).

To create a new answer file

  1. Open Windows SIM.

  2. Open a Windows image. For more information, see Open a Windows Image or Catalog File.

  3. In the Answer File pane, select the top node, and then right-click to select New Answer File.

    The new answer file appears in the Answer File pane.

Note

You can create a new answer file without opening a Windows image. However, settings cannot be validated for your answer file. To create an answer file that consists only of packages, open an answer file without opening a Windows image. For more information, see Add Packages to a Distribution Share.

See Also

Concepts

Open an Answer File
Customize a Setting in an Answer File
Validate an Answer File
Add a Device Driver Path to an Answer File
Add a Package to an Answer File
Add a Custom Command to an Answer File