PlainText

PlainText specifies whether the AutoLogon/Password/Value is hidden in the unattend installation answer file.

Note   You can use this setting only to hide the passwords for local accounts only. Domain account passwords are not hidden.

You cannot set this value directly. Select Hide sensitive data on the Tools menu to hide all passwords with a PlainText setting in your answer file.

Values

true

Specifies that the password appears in plain text in the answer file. This is the default value.

false

Specifies that the password is hidden in the answer file.

Note   This element appears above the Settings bar in the Properties pane of Windows System Manager. It always appears as true in the user interface (UI), even if you have selected Hide sensitive data.

Valid Configuration Passes

auditSystem

oobeSystem

specialize

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | AutoLogon | Password | PlainText

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup. This setting is not configured in a Nano Server image.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set autologon.

<AutoLogon>
   <Password>
      <Value>YwBvAG0AcABsAGUAeABfAHAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZABQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value> 
      <PlainText>false</PlainText>
   </Password>
   <Enabled>true</Enabled> 
   <LogonCount>2</LogonCount> 
   <Username>MyUserName</Username> 
   <Domain />
</AutoLogon>

Password