By Pass Set computer name during windows 11 setup with .Wim??

Motzkus, Nathan 0 Reputation points
2023-01-18T18:13:50.8166667+00:00

Hi My company uses .WIM files four our imaging of computers, my question is is there something that can be set in the .WIM so that when the User goes through the windows 11 setup it does not show the Set computer name and skips it so it just auto-names the device?

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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 931 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-01-19T03:01:13.3033333+00:00

    Hello

    Sysprep allows generalization of Windows 11 installations by removing specific deployment details such as unique security identifiers (SIDs) and computer names.

    For how to boot Windows 11 into audit mode using Sysprep, please refer to the document below:

    [https://www.parallels.com/blogs/ras/sysprep-windows-11/

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  2. Limitless Technology 9,046 Reputation points
    2023-01-19T14:12:57.9+00:00
    You can't achieve this from the WIM file itself, but with the tool that you use to image the systems. For example with Microsoft MDT, WDS or SCCM you can use a AnswerFile in XML format that allows you to preconfigure variables for the installation before the user logs in. 
    
    Reference: 
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/update-windows-settings-and-scripts-create-your-own-answer-file-sxs?view=windows-11
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/microsoft-windows-shell-setup-computername
    
    For example, the next XML snippet in the Answer file would assign a computer name as "COMPUTER-<ramdom>" name
    
    
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    
                <RegisteredOrganization>ComputerName-</RegisteredOrganization>
    
                <RegisteredOwner>ComputerName-</RegisteredOwner>
    
                <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
    
                <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
    
    
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  3. Wesley Li-MSFT 931 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-01-30T05:56:07.68+00:00

    Hello

    Do you have any other questions?

    If the above reply is helpful to you, please mark it as answer.

    Thanks

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