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Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


Installs a limited set of optional components.


sysocmgr[.exe] /i:InfFile.inf [/u:AnswerFilePathAndName [/q][/w]] [/r] [/z] [/n] [/f] [/c] [/x] [/l]

  • /i: InfFile .inf
    Required. Designates the InfFile**.inf** that you specify as the master .inf file.
  • /u: AnswerFilePathAndName
    Specifies the path and file name of an optional answer file that contains parameters for unattended installation.
  • /q
    Runs the unattended installation without a user interface. You cannot use /q without /u.
  • /w
    Prompts the user before rebooting, only if reboot is required. You cannot use /w without /u.
  • /r
    Suppresses reboot. If reboot is not necessary, this command-line option has no effect.
  • /z
    Indicates that the arguments that follow are not optional component arguments and they should be passed to the components.
  • /n
    Forces the master .inf to be treated as new.
  • /f
    Indicates that all component installation states should be initialized as if their installers had never been run.
  • /c
    Disallows cancellation during the final installation phase.
  • /x
    Suppresses the initializing banner.
  • /l
    Multi-language aware installation.
  • [/?] [/h**] [IncorrectSyntax]**
    Displays help in a separate window, not at the command prompt.

The following example shows how you can use sysocmgr:

sysocmgr.exe /i:sysoc.inf /u:unattend.txt

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Format Meaning


Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

See Also


Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview