Settings for Automating OOBE

You can prevent some or all of the user interface (UI) pages from appearing in Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE).

Automating OOBE

To automate OOBE, add the following settings to your unattended Setup answer file:

Setting Configuration pass Description Applies to

Microsoft-Windows-International-Core settings: InputLocale, SystemLocale, UILanguage, and UserLocale.

oobeSystem

Specifies the region-specific defaults of the Windows installation.

Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education) and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | ComputerName

specialize

Specifies the computer's name to apply to the Windows installation.

If ComputerName is set to an asterisk (*) or is an empty string, a random computer name will be generated.

Windows 10 for desktop editions and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | UserAccounts: Add an account and a password.

oobeSystem

Specifies the user accounts to create on the Windows installation.

The account can be a user account, a domain account, or the default administrator account.

Though you must enter a password, the password may be blank. To enter a blank password, in Windows SIM, right-click Value, and select Write Empty String.

Windows 10 for desktop editions and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | (HideEULAPage, HideOEMRegistrationScreen, HideOnlineAccountScreens, and HideWirelessSetupInOOBE)

oobeSystem

Specifies the behavior of some OOBE screens.

Windows 10 for desktop editions and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | HideLocalAccountScreen

oobeSystem

Specifies whether end users must set the Administrator password screen that appears during OOBE.

Windows Server 2016 only

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | ProtectYourPC

oobeSystem

Specifies whether your device is configured with Express settings, such as sending data to Microsoft, letting Windows and apps request the user's localization, and turning on protection against malicious web content.

Windows 10 for desktop editions and Windows Server 2016

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Automate Windows Setup