oobeSystem Configuration Pass

Applies To: Windows 7


This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

The oobeSystem configuration pass configures settings that are applied during the end-user first-boot experience, also called Windows Welcome. The oobeSystem configuration pass settings are processed before a user first logs on to Windows®.

Out-of-Box-Experience (OOBE) runs the first time the user starts a newly configured computer. OOBE runs before the Windows shell or any additional software runs, and it performs a small set of tasks necessary to configure and run Windows.

The following diagram illustrates the process that occurs when an end user first boots a newly configured computer. The result is Windows Welcome or an end user's first-boot experience.

You can configure Windows to boot to Windows Welcome by running the sysprep command with the /oobe option. By default, after running Windows Setup, Windows Welcome starts.

See Also


auditSystem Configuration Pass
auditUser Configuration Pass
generalize Configuration Pass
offlineServicing Configuration Pass
specialize Configuration Pass
windowsPE Configuration Pass