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This step-by-step article describes how to use Group Policy to add more power to the Recovery Console. Windows XP provides a Group Policy that lets you add power to the commands that are available in the Recovery Console. Under normal conditions, the Recovery Console imposes limits on the environment in which it operates.
Use Group Policy to add power to Recovery ConsoleIf you pre-install the Recovery Console on a computer, you should use Group Policy to enhance the environment settings, adding power to the available file operations. To do so:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsoleregistry key's DWORD "SetCommand" value to 1.
After you have enabled this Group Policy, when you enter the Recovery Console, you can change the environment settings with the set command by using the set variable = TRUE or FALSE syntax.
Note: Be sure to use a space on each side of the equal sign. If you do not, the set command generates a "syntax error" error message and does not work.
The following variables define the default environment. The variables, when set to TRUE, enlarge the scope of the environment setting and have the following meanings:
For additional information about the Recovery Console in Windows XP, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/ )Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216417/ )How to install the Windows Recovery Console