This section provides a collection of procedures on how to customize Windows® installations by using an answer file. Before completing any of the procedures in this section, make sure you have successfully built a basic answer file as outlined in Work with Answer Files.

You can preconfigure these settings through:

In This Section

Work with Windows Welcome

Describes ways to customize the Windows Welcome experience, including automating the settings so that certain Windows Welcome screens do not appear.

Configure Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE)

Describes how to create and deploy Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) onto a Windows system.

Configure Power Plans

Describes how to create custom power plans to help users find a power plan that is optimized for their computers.

Configure Windows Firewall

Describes how to configure the Windows Firewall to an answer file for unattended installations.

Configure Windows System Assessment Tests Scores

Describes how to preset Windows System Assessment Tests Score.

Customize Help and Support

Describes how to build and to deploy a customized escalation page to contain customized support information.

Enable Remote Desktop

Describes how to enable Remote Desktop connections during an unattended installation.

Configure Server Roles

Describes how to configure one or more Server Roles during an unattended installation.

Configure the SAN Policy

Describes how to configure the SAN policy on a Windows image.

Deploy to a Remotely Controlled Computer

Describes how to deploy to a remotely controlled computer using an automated installation.

Enable Message Queuing

Describes how to enable applications running at different times to communicate across heterogeneous networks and systems that may be temporarily offline.

Configure Windows Backup

Describes how to disable Windows Backup notifications to end users.

Configure Wake on Wireless LAN (WoWLAN)

Describes how to configure the computer to wake when receiving network requests.

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