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How to install the Windows Recovery Console
Article ID: 216417 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q216417
This article describes how to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console to your hard disk. If you install this tool to your local hard disk, Windows Recovery Console is added as a choice on the Windows Startup menu.
Install the Windows Recovery Console After Windows is Already Installed on the Computer
Note To use the recovery console for an installation, you need the local Administrator password. For Domain Controllers, you need the Administrator password that is used in the Directory Service Restore mode.
Deleting the Recovery Console
Installing Recovery Console During an Unattended InstallIn order to install the Recovery Console during the unattended installation of Windows, it is necessary to use the [GuiRunOnce] section of the unattend.txt file.
Command1="path\winnt32 /cmdcons /unattend"
For additional information about how to create Setup boot disks for Windows, please see the following article(s) in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197063/EN-US/ )How to create Setup boot disks for Windows 2000
For more information about how to use the unattend.txt file, see the Deployment Planning Guide of the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit.
Article ID: 216417 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 4.3