Mode indicates whether, after completing other tasks, the computer returns to audit mode, or is set to start the Windows® Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE). For more information about modes, see Windows Setup Configuration Passes.

Generalize is a special-case setting. It is processed after all other settings in that configuration pass.



Specifies that the computer starts in audit mode.


Specifies that the computer starts the Windows Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE).

This is the default value.

The default value for Mode is OOBE.

Valid Configuration Passes


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Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Deployment.

XML Example

The following XML output shows a deployment with no asynchronous or synchronous commands.

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