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

LocalAccounts specifies local accounts to be created during installation.

You can use the sysprep/generalize command in conjunction with LocalAccounts to change account information. See the Best Practices for Authoring Answer Files topic for details.

Child Elements


Specifies a local account to be created during installation.

Valid Configuration Passes



Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup| UserAccounts | LocalAccounts

Applies To

For a list of the Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set user accounts.

      <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
         <Description>Test account</Description>
         <DisplayName>Admin/Power User Account</DisplayName>
         <Group>Administrators;Power Users</Group>
      <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
         <Description>For testing</Description>
         <DisplayName>Admin Account</DisplayName>

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