Adds operating system load options for a specified operating system entry.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


bootcfg /addsw [/s <Computer> [/u <Domain>\<User> /p <Password>]] [/mm <MaximumRAM>] [/bv] [/so] [/ng] /id <OSEntryLineNum>


Term Definition

/s <Computer>

Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.

/u <Domain>\<User>

Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by <User> or <Domain>\<User>. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.

/p <Password>

Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.

/mm <MaximumRAM>

Specifies the maximum amount of RAM, in megabytes, that the operating system can use. The value must be equal to or greater than 32 Megabytes.


Adds the /basevideo option to the specified <OSEntryLineNum>, directing the operating system to use standard VGA mode for the installed video driver.


Adds the /sos option to the specified OSEntryLineNum, directing the operating system to display device driver names while they are being loaded.


Adds the /noguiboot option to the specified <OSEntryLineNum>, disabling the progress bar that appears before the CTRL+ALT+DEL logon prompt.

/id <OSEntryLineNum>

Specifies the operating system entry line number in the [operating systems] section of the Boot.ini file to which the operating system load options are added. The first line after the [operating systems] section header is 1.


Displays help at the command prompt.


The following examples show how you can use the bootcfg /addsw command:

bootcfg /addsw /mm 64 /id 2 
bootcfg /addsw /so /id 3 
bootcfg /addsw /so /ng /s srvmain /u hiropln /id 2 
bootcfg /addsw /ng /id 2 
bootcfg /addsw /mm 96 /ng /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /id 2

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