# RunSynchronousCommand (microsoft-windows-deployment-runsynchronous-runsynchronouscommand)

`RunSynchronousCommand` specifies a single command to run during the specified configuration pass.

To start a command that needs to finish before other commands can start, use synchronous commands. To run services or commands that can start at the same time, use RunAsynchronous instead.

RunSynchronous commands always run before commands in the same pass. `RunSynchronous` commands run in the user context in the auditUser configuration pass configuration pass and in the system context in the specialize configuration pass.

Warning

Do not add commands that shut down or reboot the computer; instead, use the setting: Microsoft-Windows-Deployment\RunSynchronous\RunSynchronousCommand\WillReboot.

## Child Elements

Setting Description
Credentials Specifies the credentials to use when accessing paths.
Description Specifies a description of the command to run.
Order Specifies the order of the command to run.
Path Specifies the path to the command to run.
WillReboot Specifies in what circumstances to restart the computer after running a synchronous command.

auditUser

specialize

## Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Deployment | RunSynchronous | RunSynchronousCommand

## Applies To

For the list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Deployment.

## XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set synchronous commands.

``````<RunSynchronous>
<Credentials>
<Domain>MyDomain</Domain>
</Credentials>
<Description>MySynchCommand1</Description>
<Order>1</Order>
<Path>\\network\server\share\filename</Path>
<WillReboot>OnRequest</WillReboot>
</RunSynchronousCommand>
<Credentials>
<Domain>MyDomain</Domain>