Create a New Answer File
Applies To: Windows 7
This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.
The following procedure describes how to create a new answer file by using Windows® System Image Manager (Windows SIM).
To create a new answer file
Open Windows SIM.
Open a Windows image. For more information, see Open a Windows Image or Catalog File.
In the Answer File pane, select the top node, and then right-click to select New Answer File.
The new answer file appears in the Answer File pane.
You can create a new answer file without opening a Windows image. However, settings cannot be validated for your answer file. To create an answer file that consists only of packages, open an answer file without opening a Windows image. For more information, see Add Packages to a Distribution Share.