bootcfg addsw

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Adds operating system load options for a specified operating system entry.


bootcfg /addsw [/s <computer> [/u <domain>\<user> /p <password>]] [/mm <maximumram>] [/bv] [/so] [/ng] /id <osentrylinenum>


Term Definition
/s <computer> Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (don't use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
/u <domain>\<user> Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by <user> or <domain>\<user>. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
/p <password> Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/mm <maximumram> Specifies the maximum amount of RAM, in megabytes, that the operating system can use. The value must be equal to or greater than 32 Megabytes.
/bv Adds the /basevideo option to the specified <osentrylinenum>, directing the operating system to use standard VGA mode for the installed video driver.
/so Adds the /sos option to the specified <osentrylinenum>, directing the operating system to display device driver names while they are being loaded.
/ng Adds the /noguiboot option to the specified <osentrylinenum>, disabling the progress bar that appears before the CTRL+ALT+DEL logon prompt.
/id <osentrylinenum> Specifies the operating system entry line number in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file to which the operating system load options are added. The first line after the [operating systems] section header is 1.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.


To use the bootcfg /addsw command:

bootcfg /addsw /mm 64 /id 2
bootcfg /addsw /so /id 3
bootcfg /addsw /so /ng /s srvmain /u hiropln /id 2
bootcfg /addsw /ng /id 2
bootcfg /addsw /mm 96 /ng /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /id 2