- Windows Vista, SP1, SP2
- Windows 7, SP1
A slight matter of a documentation error on TechNet that has existed for a very long time and is causing a lot of confusion.
TechNet states that the first and preferred search location for an Unattend.xml file is the registry location:
This is vague and confusing and is in fact probably typo that has been left for a long time. This could mean a value called Setup!UnattendFile under HKLM\System or a number of other things.
You can see the TechNet link below.
I can confirm from first hand experience with Vista, 7 and 7 SP1 that this should be:
Unattend.xml files found through this registry key do not have to be named Unattend.xml, you can call them whatever you like.