Unattended Windows Setup Reference

The Windows Unattended Setup Reference provides a complete listing of all the settings that you can use to automate the configuration and the deployment of Windows 10.

The Windows Unattended Setup Reference is organized by Windows components and Windows packages, in the same order that the Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) tool displays each Windows component and package.

Each Windows component includes settings that can be used to create an unattended-installation answer file. Each setting in a component is listed in its own individual topic. If an element contains a value, valid value types are described and XML examples are given.

Information about how to use Windows SIM is available in the Windows System Image Manager Technical Reference.

Note

All Unattend settings for Windows 10 are also supported in S mode, with the exception of Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup-FirstLogonCommands.

In this section

Topic Description
Changed answer file settings for Windows 10 for desktop editions, version 1809 This topic describes Windows 10, version 1809 answer-file settings that have changed since Windows 10 for desktop editions, version 1803.
Changed answer file settings for Windows 10 for desktop editions, version 1803 This topic describes Windows 10, version 1803 answer-file settings that have changed since Windows 10 for desktop editions, version 1709.
Changed answer file settings for previous Windows 10 builds This topic shows the historic list of changes to answer file settings for each build of Windows 10 that was released prior to build 1803.
Components The topics in this section describe all of the unattended settings that can be set in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. To determine whether a component applies to the image you’re building, load your image into Windows SIM and search for the component or setting name. For information on how to view components and settings, see Configure Components and Settings in an Answer File