Migration of Unattend.txt Settings

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

The following table shows the Windows® XP and Windows Server® 2003 settings that are available in the Unattend.txt file and the corresponding Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012 settings.

Section Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012Setting

[Branding]

BrandIEUsingUnattend

Deprecated

IEBrandingFile

Deprecated

[Certsrv_Client]

CAMachine

Deprecated

CAName

Deprecated

[CertSrv_Server]

CAType

Deprecated

CSPProvideer

Deprecated

HashAlgorithm

Deprecated

KeyLength

Deprecated

Name

Deprecated

ParentCAMachine

Deprecated

ParentCAName

Deprecated

SharedFolder

Deprecated

UseSharedFolder

Deprecated

ValidityPeriod

Deprecated

ValidityPeriodUnits

Deprecated

[Components]

Not a setting. These are now called packages and can be enabled and disabled as Windows features. For more information, see Packages.

[Data]

AutomaticUpdates

ProtectYourPC

AutoPartition

InstallToAvailablePartition

DisableAdminAccountOnDomainJoin

Deprecated

MsDosInitiated

Deprecated

UnattendedInstall

Deprecated

UseBIOSToBoot

Deprecated

[DCInstall]

No unattended Windows Setup settings are available to configure a domain controller in Windows Server 2008. However, you can use the Dcpromo.exe utility to configure a domain controller. For more information, see the Appendix of Unattended Installation Parameters website on MSDN.

AdministratorPassword

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

AllowAnonymousAccess

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

AutoConfigDNS

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ChildName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ConfirmGc

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

CreateOrJoin

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

CriticalReplicationOnly

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DatabasePath

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DisableCancelForDnsInstall

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DisableCancelForDnsInstall

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DNSOnNetwork

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DomainNetBiosName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

IsLastDCInDomain

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

LogPath

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

NewDomainDNSName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ParentDomainDNSName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

Password

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

RebootOnSuccess

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoveApplicationPartitions

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReplicaDomainDNSName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReplicaOrMember

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReplicaOrNewDomain

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReplicationSourceDC

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReplicationSourcePath

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SafeModeAdminPassword

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SetForestVersion

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SiteName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SysKey

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SysVolPath

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

TreeOrChild

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

UserDomain

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

UserName

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

[Display]

BitsPerPel

ColorDepth (Microsoft-Windows-Setup) or ColorDepth (Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup)

Vrefresh

RefreshRate (Microsoft-Windows-Setup) or RefreshRate (Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup)

Xresolution

HorizontalResolution (Microsoft-Windows-Setup) or HorizontalResolution (Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup)

Yresolution

VerticalResolution (Microsoft-Windows-Setup) or VerticalResolution (Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup)

[FavoritesEX]

FavoritesList

[Fax]

ArchiveFolderName

ArchiveFolderName

ArchiveIncoming

ArchiveFaxes

ArchiveIncomingFolderName

ArchiveFolderName

ArchiveOutgoing

ArchiveFaxes

ArchiveOutgoingFolderName

ArchiveFolderName

Csid

Csid

FaxPrinterIsShared

FaxPrinterIsShared

FaxPrinterName

Deprecated

FaxUserName

FaxUserName

FaxUserPassword

FaxUserPassword

ReceiveFaxes

ReceiveFaxes

Rings

Rings

RouteFolderName

RouteFolderName

RoutePrinterName

RoutePrinterName

RouteToEmail

Deprecated

RouteToEmailRecipient

Deprecated

RouteToFolder

RouteToFolder

RouteToPrinter

RouteToPrinter

SendFaxes

SendFaxes

SuppressConfigurationWizard

Deprecated

SmtpNotificationsEnabled

SmtpNotificationsEnabled

SmtpSenderAddress

SmtpSenderAddress

SmtpServerAddress

SmtpServerAddress

SmtpServerAuthenticationMechanism

SmtpServerAuthenticationMechanism

SmtpServerPort

SmtpServerPort

Tsid

Tsid

[GuiRunOnce]

SynchronousCommand

[GuiUnattend]

AdminPassword

AdministratorPassword

Arguments

Deprecated

AutoLogon

AutoLogon

AutoLogonCount

LogonCount

DetachedProgram

Deprecated

EMSBlankPassword

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

EMSSkipUnattendProcessing

Deprecated

Does not apply to Windows 8

EncryptedAdminPassword

PlainText

OEMSkipRegional

Language settings are specified in the Microsoft-Windows-International-Core component. Settings must be specified in the oobeSystem configuration pass. Also handled by Oobe.xml.

OEMSkipWelcome

SkipUserOOBE

ProfilesDir

ProfilesDirectory

ServerWelcome

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

TimeZone

TimeZone also handled by Oobe.xml

[Homenet]

Bridge

Bridge

EnableICS

EnableICS

ExternalAdapter

ExternalAdapter

InternalAdapter

InternalAdapter

InternalIsBridge

InternalIsBridge

ShowTrayIcon

Deprecated

[IEHardening]

LocalIntranetSites

LocalIntranetSites

TrustedSites

TrustedSites

[IEPopupBlocker]

AllowedSites

AllowedSites

BlockPopups

BlockPopups

FilterLevel

FilterLevel

ShowInformationBar

ShowInformationBar

[InternetServer]

ApplicationDependency

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

DisableWebServiceOnUpgrade

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ExtensionFile

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

PathFTPRoot

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

PathWWWRoot

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

SvcsManualStart

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

[LicenseFilePrintData]

AutoMode

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

AutoUsers

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

[MassStorageDrivers]

mass_storage_driver_description

DriverPaths

[Networking]

[adapter_specific_protocol_section]

SpecificTo

Deprecated

[Networking]

[Identification]

DomainAdmin

Credentials

DomainAdminPassword

Password

JoinDomain

JoinDomain

JoinWorkgroup

JoinWorkgroup

MachineObjectOU

MachineObjectOU

[Networking]

[MS_AppleTalk parameters]

DefaultPort

Deprecated

DefaultZone

Deprecated

DesiredZone

Deprecated

EnableRouter

Deprecated

NetworkRangeLowerEnd

Deprecated

NetworkRangeUpperEnd

Deprecated

SeedingNetwork

Deprecated

ZoneList

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_ATMArps parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_ATMLANE parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_ATMUni parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_L2TP parameters]

WanEndpoints

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_MSClient parameters]

BrowseDomains

OtherDomains

NameServiceNetworkAddress

Deprecated

NameServiceProtocol

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_NetMon parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_NWClient parameters]

DefaultContext

Deprecated

DefaultTree

Deprecated

LogonScript

Deprecated

PreferredServer

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_NWIPX parameters]

DedicatedRouter

Deprecated

EnableWANRouter

Deprecated

NetworkNumber

Deprecated

PktType

Deprecated

VirtualNetworkNumber

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_NwSapAgent parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_PPTP parameters]

NumberLineDevices

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_Psched parameters]

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_RAS parameters]

AssignSameNetworkNumber

Deprecated

AutomaticNetworkNumbers

Deprecated

ClientCanRequestIPAddress

Deprecated

ClientsCanRequestIpxNodeNumber

Deprecated

DialinProtocols

Deprecated

IpAddressEnd

Deprecated

IpAddressStart

Deprecated

IPXClientAccess

Deprecated

Multilink

Deprecated

NetworkNumberForm

Deprecated

RouterType

RouterType

TcpIpClientAccess

Deprecated

UseDHCP

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_RasSrv parameters]

ParamsSection

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_Server parameters]

BroadcastsToLanman2Clients

LmAnnounce

Optimization

Deprecated

[Networking]

[MS_TCPIP parameters]

[Adapter-specific parameters]

DHCP

DhcpEnabled

DisableDynamicUpdate

dns-client.man Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Interfaces Interface @@DisableDynamicUpdate

DNSServerSearchOrder

dns-client.man Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Interfaces Interface @@DNSServerSearchOrder

EnableAdapterDomainRegistration

dns-client.man Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Interfaces Interface @@EnableAdapterDomainNameRegistration

IPAddress

dns-client.man Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Interfaces Interface DNSServerSearchOrder @@IpAddress

[Networking]

[MS_TCPIP parameters]

[Global Parameters]

DeadGWDetectDefault

Deprecated

DefaultGateway

Routes

DHCPClassID

Deprecated

DNSDomain

DNSDomain

DNSSuffixSearchOrder

DNSSuffixSearchOrder

DontAddDefaultGatewayDefault

Deprecated

EnableICMPRedirect

IcmpRedirectsEnabled

EnableLMHOSTS

Deprecated

NetBIOSOptions

NetbiosOptions

ScopeID

Deprecated

SubnetMask

UnicastIpAddresses

SyncDomainWithMembership

Deprecated

UseDomainNameDevolution

UseDomainNameDevolution

WINS

Deprecated

WINSServerList

NameServerList

[Networking]

[MS_WLBS parameters]

AliveMsgPeriod

MembershipHeartbeatPeriod

Does not apply to Windows 8

AliveMsgTolerance

MembershipHeartbeatLossTolerance

Does not apply to Windows 8

ClusterIPAddress

ClusterIpAddress

Does not apply to Windows 8

ClusterModeOnStart

ClusterMode

Does not apply to Windows 8

ClusterName

ClusterName

Does not apply to Windows 8

ClusterNetworkMask

ClusterNetMask

Does not apply to Windows 8

DedicatedIPAddress

DedicatedIpAddresses

Does not apply to Windows 8

DedicatedNetworkMask

DedicatedIpAddresses

Does not apply to Windows 8

DescriptorsPerAlloc

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Use MaximumConnectionDescriptors

Does not apply to Windows 8

HostPriority

HostIdentifier

Does not apply to Windows 8

IGMPSupport

ClusterMode

Does not apply to Windows 8

MaskSourceMAC

MaskSourceMacEnabled

Does not apply to Windows 8

Master

Master

Does not apply to Windows 8

MaxDescriptorAllocs

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Use MaximumConnectionDescriptors

Does not apply to Windows 8

McastIPaddress

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

MulticastSupportEnable

MulticastSpoofEnabled

Does not apply to Windows 8

NetmonAliveMsgs

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

NumActions

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

NumAliveMsgs

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

NumPackets

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

PersistedStates

PersistSuspendedState

Does not apply to Windows 8

Ports

Portrules

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoteControlEnabled

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoteControlPassword

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoteControlUDPPort

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

ReverseHash

ReverseHash

Does not apply to Windows 8

TeamID

Team

Does not apply to Windows 8

[Networking]

[NetAdapters]

AdapterInstance

Deprecated

[Networking]

[NetBindings]

Demote

Deprecated

Disable

Deprecated

Enable

Deprecated

[Networking]

[NetClients]

network_client_name

Deprecated

[Networking]

[NetOptionalComponents]

Beacon

Deprecated

DHCPServer

Deprecated

DNS

Deprecated

IAS

Deprecated

ILS

Deprecated

LPDSVC

Deprecated

MacPrint

Deprecated

MacSrv

Deprecated

NetCMAK

Deprecated

NETMONTOOLS

Deprecated

SimpTcp

Deprecated

SNMP

Deprecated

WINS

Deprecated

[Networking]

NetProtocols]

protocol_name

Deprecated

[Networking

[NetServices]

network_service_name

Deprecated

[Networking]

[params.adapter instance]

ConnectionName

Deprecated

DMA

Deprecated

DoNotDetectLegacyCards

Deprecated

InfID

Deprecated

IOAddr

Deprecated

IRQ

Deprecated

MEM

Deprecated

NetCardAddress

Deprecated

PCIBusNumber

Deprecated

PCIDeviceNumber

Deprecated

PCIFunctinNumber

Deprecated

[Networking]

[protocol parameters section]

AdaptersSections

Deprecated

[OEMBootFiles]

hal_file_name

Deprecated

scsi_driver_file_name

DriverPaths

Txtsetup.oem

DriverPaths

[OsChooser]

Description

Deprecated

Help

Deprecated

ImageType

Deprecated

LaunchFile

Deprecated

Version

Deprecated

[PCHealth]

ER_Display_UI

Deprecated

ER_Enable_Applications

Deprecated

ER_Enable_Kernel_Errors

Deprecated

ER_Enable_Reporting

Deprecated

ER_Enable_Windows_Components

Deprecated

ER_Exclude_EXE(n)

Deprecated

ER_Force_Queue_Mode

Deprecated

ER_Include_EXE(n)

Deprecated

ER_IncludeMSApps

Deprecated

ER_Include_Shutdown_Errs

Deprecated

RA_AllowFullControl

fAllowFullControl

RA_AllowToGetHelp

fAllowToGetHelp

RA_AllowUnsolicited

Deprecated

RA_MaxTicketExpiry

MaxTicketExpiry

[Proxy]

FTP_Proxy_Server

HKLMProxyServer

Gopher_Proxy_Server

HKLMProxyServer

HTTP_Proxy_Server

HKLMProxyServer

Proxy_Enable

HKLMProxyEnable

Proxy_Override

HKLMProxyOverride

Secure_Proxy_Server

HKLMProxyServer

Socks_Proxy_Server

HKLMProxyServer

Use_Same_Proxy

HKLMProxyServer

[RegionalSettings]

InputLocale

InputLocale or InputLocale

InputLocale_DefaultUser

Deprecated

Language

UILanguage or UILanguage

LanguageGroup

Deprecated

SystemLocale

SystemLocale or SystemLocale

UserLocale

UserLocale or UserLocale

UserLocale_DefaultUser

Deprecated. Same as UserLocale or UserLocale

[RemoteInstall]

Repartition

WindowsDeploymentServices

UseWholeDisk

WindowsDeploymentServices

[SetupParams]

UserExecute

Handled by Setupcomplete.cmd. For more information, see How to Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup.

[Shell]

CustomDefaultThemeFile

CustomDefaultThemeFile

DefaultStartPanelOff

StartPanelOff

DefaultThemesOff

DefaultThemesOff

[SNMP]

Accept_CommunityName

ValidCommunities

Any_Host

RFC1156Agent

Community_Name

ValidCommunities

Contact_Name

RFC1156Agent

Limit_Host

RFC1156Agent

Location

RFC1156Agent

Send_Authentication

EnableAuthenticationTraps

Service

sysServices

Traps

TrapConfigurationItems

[SystemFileProtection]

SFCDllCacheDir

Deprecated

SFCQuota

Deprecated

SFCShowProgress

Deprecated

[SystemRestore]

CheckpointCalendarFrequency

Deprecated

CheckpointSessionFrequency

Deprecated

MaximumDataStorePercentOfDisk

Deprecated

RestorePointLife

Deprecated

[TapiLocation]

AreaCode

AreaCode

CountryCode

CountryOrRegion

Dialing

PulseOrToneDialing

LongDistanceAccess

LongDistanceAccess

[TerminalServices]

AllowConnections

fDenyTSConnections

LicensingMode

Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-RDP-WinStationExtensions

PermissionsSetting

Deprecated

[UDDIDatabase]

CoreFiles1Path

CoreFiles1Path

Does not apply to Windows 8

CoreFiles2Path

Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

Does not apply to Windows 8

InstanceName

InstanceName

Does not apply to Windows 8

JournalFilePath

JournalFilePath

Does not apply to Windows 8

RequireSSL

RequireSSL

Does not apply to Windows 8

SiteName

SiteName

Does not apply to Windows 8

StagingPath

StagingPath

Does not apply to Windows 8

SystemPath

SystemPath

Does not apply to Windows 8

TransactionLogPath

TransactionLogPath

Does not apply to Windows 8

[UDDIWeb]

DatabaseLocation

DatabaseLocation

Does not apply to Windows 8

RegisterSite

RegisterSite

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoteAccessPassword

Deprecated

Does not apply to Windows 8

RemoteAccessUserName

Deprecated

Does not apply to Windows Vista

SitePassword

SitePassword

Does not apply to Windows 8

SiteUserName

SiteUsername

Does not apply to Windows 8

[Unattended]

ActivateProxy

Deprecated

AutoActivate

SkipAutoActivation

ComputerType

Deprecated

CrashDumpSetting

None

DisableVirtualOEMDevices

None

DUDisable

DynamicUpdate

DUShare

DynamicUpdate

DUStopOnError

DynamicUpdate

DriverSigningPolicy

Deprecated

ExtendOemPartition

ExtendOSPartition

FactoryMode

Reseal

FileSystem

Type

ForceHALDetection

Deprecated

Hibernation

Deprecated

KeyboardLayout

Deprecated

NtUpgrade

Upgrade

OemFilesPath

Deprecated

OemPreinstall

Deprecated

OemSkipEula

AcceptEula

OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade

None

Repartition

DiskConfiguration

TargetPath

Deprecated

UnattendMode

Use WillShowUI settings

UnattendSwitch

SkipMachineOOBE

WaitForReboot

Deprecated

Win9xUpgrade

Deprecated

[UserData]

ComputerName

ComputerName

FullName

FullName

OrgName

Organization

ProductKey

ProductKey

[Uninstall]

DisableCompression

None

EnableBackup

None

PathForBackup

None

[URL]

AutoConfig

Deprecated

AutoConfigJSURL

Deprecated

AutoConfigURL

Deprecated

Help_Page

Help_Page

Home_Page

Home_Page

Quicklink

QuickLinkList

[Win9xUpg]

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall]

LogConnections

DomainProfile_LogSuccessfulConnections

PrivateProfile_LogSuccessfulConnections

PublicProfile_LogSuccessfulConnections

LogDroppedPackets

DomainProfile_LogDroppedPackets

PrivateProfile_LogDroppedPackets

PublicProfile_LogDroppedPackets

LogFile

DomainProfile_LogFile

PrivateProfile_LogFile

PublicProfile_LogFile

LogSize

DomainProfile_LogFileSize

PrivateProfile_LogFileSize

PublicProfile_LogFileSize

Profiles

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall.<icmpsetting_name>]

Mode

Deprecated

Type

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall.<portopening_name>]

Addresses

Deprecated

Mode

Deprecated

Name

Deprecated

Port

Deprecated

Protocol

Deprecated

Scope

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall.<profile_name>]

AllowedPrograms

Deprecated

Exceptions

Deprecated

IcmpSettings

Deprecated

Mode

Deprecated

MulticastBroadcastResponse

Deprecated

Notifications

Deprecated

PortOpenings

Deprecated

Services

Deprecated

Type

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall.<program_name>]

Addresses

Deprecated

Mode

Deprecated

Name

Deprecated

Program

Deprecated

Scope

Deprecated

[WindowsFirewall.<service_name>]

Addresses

Deprecated

Mode

Deprecated

Scope

Deprecated

Type

Deprecated

See Also

Concepts

Changed Answer File Settings from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003