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Forcing unattended sysprep mini-setup to ask for Computer Name and User Name in XP Pro

I've seen this done before, but can't recall what characters are necessary to enter into the Computer Name and User Name fields when running Setup Manager to create your sysprep answer file.  Supposedly there is a specific string of invalid characters that when entered will stop the mini-setup process so the desktop engineer can then enter the appropriate user's name and computer name, and once continued the process continues to automate.
Does anybody know what this string of characters is?
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JDominguezNYCommented:
It has been a while since I created an Unattended disc but I remember that I put in an invalid character as the computer name and when the setup reached that point it would ask for a Computer name because the one entered was invalid.
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TDuzan86Author Commented:
So any invalid character, it doesn't have to be a specific invalid character?
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JDominguezNYCommented:
Yes any invalid character would work, I used * when I created my disc.
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JDominguezNYCommented:
Were you able to test it out yet?
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TDuzan86Author Commented:
No, I haven't been able to successfully test yet, my project has been put on hold.  I believe your solution is correct though, so I'm going to go ahead and accept.
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