HOW TO: Disable the Configure Server Wizard for Unattended Installations

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When you first log on to Windows 2000, the Configure Server Wizard may start. This article describes how to disable this wizard for automated or unattended installations. To disable the wizard, you must edit the Hivedef.inf file.

NOTE: Editing an .inf file incorrectly could cause the installation not to work correctly. Make sure to back the file up before you modify it.

Disabling the Configure Server Wizard

  1. On the distribution share, locate the Hivedef.inf file.
  2. Using any text editor, open the file and search for the "srvwiz" text. The line should read:
    HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome","srvwiz",0x00010003,1
  3. Change the value at the end of the line from 1 to 0. This prevents the wizard from running.
  4. Save and close the file.


Article ID: 220838 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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