Build 9926 Known Issues:
Use the Enterprise edition for sysprepping Build 9926
, normal Pro edition has a bug and sysprep fails every time (subjective piece of information, based only on my own tests). Free Enterprise download at www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-enterprise-technical-preview?i=1
1.) Build 9926 Pro
edition (from Windows Insider) fails the sysprep every time on vm and two thirds of tries on real machine
. This seems to be (comical enough!) due Windows Insider app. Checking the error logs there's various errors every time, but always something common:
was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users".
I tried removing the AppxPackage Microsoft.InsiderHub
before sysprepping, did not work. Also trying to install offline, vm not connected to network when installing to avoid installing the Hub in the first place did not help, however logical solution that had been.
2.) Build 9926 Enterprise
edition (from TechNet Evaluation Center
), sysprep and customizations work every time like a charm as long as you remember to disconnect the computer or vm from the network
before starting to install. As soon as you have arrived to desktop in Audit Mode
you can reconnect the computer and download ADK and software to be installed. When connected to network while installing, all vm syspreps failed and over half on the real machines. As soon as I tried to install network disconnected, my success rate was 100%.
Even if the Sysprep works when done as told above, Enterprise edition installed without Internet connection, it's quite useles as it disables Start Menu, Search and Modern apps. At this point Sysprep can only be used for testing various answer file scenarios but I do not recommend using it to modify or customize a Windows setup you intend to use. Windows is nearly useless without Start and Search not to mention Modern apps like Settings and Mail not working.
You cannot create a catalog file (Part 5 Step 5.6
in this tutorial) using the install.wim file in Build 9926
. Use Windows 8.1 Update
, or Windows 10 Builds 9841
install.wim. When you have saved your answer file, open it with Notepad and edit the highlighted part in below example answer file, everything between the double quotes. In this example it is wim:X:\Sources\install.wim#Windows 10 Enterprise
, meaning that the Windows install media and its install.wim file used for Sysprepping (which as told above is not the same we use for catalog) are located on drive X:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SupportPhone>+1 (202) 456-1111</SupportPhone>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:\Sources\install.wim#Windows 10 Enterprise" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />