Windows Configuration Designer command-line interface (reference)

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Mobile

You can use the Windows Configuration Designer command-line interface (CLI) to automate the building of provisioning packages.

  • IT pros can use the Windows Configuration Designer CLI to require less re-tooling of existing processes. You must run the Windows Configuration Designer CLI from a command window with administrator privileges.

  • You must use the Windows Configuration Designer CLI and edit the customizations.xml sources to create a provisioning package with multivariant support. You need the customizations.xml file as one of the inputs to the Windows Configuration Designer CLI to build a provisioning package. For more information, see Create a provisioning package with multivariant settings.

Syntax

icd.exe /Build-ProvisioningPackage /CustomizationXML:<path_to_xml> /PackagePath:<path_to_ppkg> 
[/StoreFile:<path_to_storefile>]  [/MSPackageRoot:<path_to_mspackage_directory>]  [/OEMInputXML:<path_to_xml>]
[/ProductName:<product_name>]  [/Variables:<name>:<value>] [[+|-]Encrypted] [[+|-]Overwrite] [/?]

Switches and arguments

Switch Required? Arguments
/CustomizationXML No Specifies the path to a Windows provisioning XML file that contains the customization assets and settings. For more information, see Windows provisioning answer file.
/PackagePath Yes Specifies the path and the package name where the built provisioning package will be saved.
/StoreFile No
See Important note.
For partners using a settings store other than the default store(s) used by Windows Configuration Designer, use this parameter to specify the path to one or more comma-separated Windows settings store file. By default, if you don't specify a settings store file, the settings store that's common to all Windows editions will be loaded by Windows Configuration Designer.
Important If you use this parameter, you must not use /MSPackageRoot or /OEMInputXML.
/Variables No Specifies a semicolon separated and macro pair. The format for the argument must be =.
Encrypted No Denotes whether the provisioning package should be built with encryption. Windows Configuration Designer auto-generates the decryption password and includes this information in the output.
Precede with + for encryption or - for no encryption. The default is no encryption.
Overwrite No Denotes whether to overwrite an existing provisioning package.
Precede with + to overwrite an existing package or - if you don't want to overwrite an existing package. The default is false (don't overwrite).
/? No Lists the switches and their descriptions for the command-line tool or for certain commands.