Q. How can I use Group Policy to configure the Windows XP Recovery Console Set commands?

NOTE: See How can I install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP?

NOTE: See The SET command in the Windows Recovery Console.

If you install the Recovery Console, you can use Group Policy to configure the values for the SET command:

1. Start the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) snap-in.

2. Select the Security Options object in the left-hand (Console) pane.

3. In the right-hand (Details) pane, double-click the Recovery Console: Allow Floppy Copy And Access To All Drives And Folders policy.

4. Select Enabled and press OK.

5. Quit the MMC.

NOTE: Alternately, you can configure this setting in the registry of every computer using a Startup script:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole" /V SetCommand /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1

You can create a RC_SET.TXT file in the %SystemRoot% folder and use the Batch RC_SET.TXT command to set the variables:

set AllowWildCards = TRUE
set AllowAllPaths - TRUE
set AllowRemovableMedia = TRUE
set NoCopyPrompt = TRUE

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