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

UseConfigurationSet specifies whether to use a configuration set for Windows Setup.

A configuration set is a folder that contains additional device drivers, applications, or other binaries that you want to add to Windows during installation. You can create a configuration set in Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM). Configuration sets are useful when a network share is not available. Configuration sets can be stored on removable media and used to install Windows in the field. Creating a configuration set in Windows SIM exports binaries referenced in the unattended installation answer file and puts them together into a self-contained file set. Windows SIM automatically appends the paths to the configuration set when it validates and saves the answer file.



Specifies that a configuration set is used.


Specifies that a configuration set is not used. This is the default value.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Setup | UseConfigurationSet

Applies To

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

XML Example

The following XML output specifies that a configuration set is used.


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