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Password hint required windows 7

KUPAdmin asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-06
After creating a new image, sysprepping, restarting and creating a new user it is requiring a password hint.  My question?? Is there anyway to disable this feature maybe in my unattend.xml file??   Thanks for any help.
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No, there is no way to configure a password hint in your unattended answer file for Windows 7. The Windows Home Server unattended answer file had this ability (as PasswordHint in [InitialConfiguration])... don't see why it wasn't translated over to Win7.
Ivano ViolaSystem Administrator

Are you using Windows 7 Enterprise for your imaging? Try creating the new user using Computer Management - Local User & Groups - Users (if you are using control panel).  It may make a difference. When are you being prompted for a password hint?


He's talking about being able to specify a password hint in his unattended install answer file, which is not possible. Since he's not able to specify a password hint in the answer file, it pops up on the restart after the install finishes.

It's a pain but there's no way to do it.
Ivano ViolaSystem Administrator

My thought was.....should it be popping up to start with. I've never encountered a prompt to create a password hint when creating a local user after sysprepping Windows 7. Yes...your answer is right which is "No". A password hint is unique to the user so there is no way to specify this in an answer file.



ivanoviola Yes I am using Windows 7 Enterprise.  After sysprep and a restart I am required to create a new local user.  After creating a user and naming the computer I am required to enter a password and a password hint.  My hope was to take away that step.
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