Specifying your name and organization during an unattended install of Vista

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 22 July 2008 / Last Updated on 3 July 2008]

You can configure your answer file to specify your name and organization during an unattended install of Vista.

Examine the following answer file component using Windows SIM:

Microsoft-Windows-Setup\UserData

You’ll see three settings there. The first setting (AcceptEula) must be configured as True if you want to automate the windowsPE configuration pass of Windows Setup. The other two settings however (FullName and Organization) are optional, and you can use these settings to specify your name and organization. This information will be displayed on the View Computer Details page of the Welcome Center when you first log on.

For more information on deploying Vista, see my series of articles titled Deploying Vista right here on WindowsNetworking.com.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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