Windows 10: ADK 10: Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer

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  1.    22 Jul 2015 #31

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Thanks for all the great info on this thread. Some of the stuff here refers to Out of date versions, and it would help if the original post contained up-to-date info, and some of the out of date stuff is changed to strikeout so that the old info can still be read by those that need it.
    That's a good suggestion - I'll have a look at the first post in the next couple of days. (Might not get a chance tonight)
    @Kyhi would it be OK with you if I put some of your stuff and links in the first post too?
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       22 Jul 2015 #32
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       22 Jul 2015 #33

    Really good information.

    So let me see if I understand with a simple example.

    Let's say that I install Firefox and set a bunch of settings in Firefox, like the homepage, disabling updates, etc.

    Are you saying that ScanState will create a "package" that will have the installed program in it along with the Firefox settings changes in it?
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       22 Jul 2015 #34

    yes....

    Scan state is designed for use in audit mode (no user has been setup) so the setting exported are imported into the default user setting)

    In a user state, scanstate also seems to pull some user settings (or so it seems by reading the MIG.xml) after creating the ppkg file..
    Or maybe it is excluding it - not sure - long hard to figure out file.. Yes included, No do not would be eaiser to follow along.. seems like every section of the xml say the same thing to me..

    I tested the windows 10 OS reset feature but that feature failed.. And had to restore partition with macrium image (created minutes before, testing windows reset..
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       22 Jul 2015 #35

    Going back to the Firefox example, how does ScanState grab that program? Does it get the Firefox installer and then install Firefox automatically when the package is deployed? Or, does ScanState actually look at the files and registry keys that the Firefox installer created and changed and record those changes?
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       22 Jul 2015 #36

    ScanState actually look at the files and registry keys that the Firefox installer created and changed and record those changes?
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       23 Jul 2015 #37

    DavidY said: View Post
    That's a good suggestion - I'll have a look at the first post in the next couple of days. (Might not get a chance tonight)
    @Kyhi would it be OK with you if I put some of your stuff and links in the first post too?
    Thanks for that!
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       23 Jul 2015 #38

    Problem is half the page is missing > https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=VS.85).aspx

    When using wimboot in win81 - you could capture the install.wim with the /wimboot option
    or
    capture the install.wim and export it to a wimboot image by using the /wimboot option

    the wimboot image was stored on the R partition and then applied to the W windows partition..

    *******************
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

    My understanding now is you just apply the install.wim using the /compact option to get wimboot..

    Code:
    dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:X:\install.wim /ApplyDir:W:\ /Index:1 /Compact
    which places a compacted install.wim in C\Images\

    then you create a provisioning ppkg of your customizations to be stored in C\recovery\custiomizations
    (Note: Capture custom image no longer used in win10)(it is a win8.1 option)

    Code:
    scanstate /tel:off /apps /drivers /ppkg C:\Recovery\Customizations\Apps_Drivers.ppkg /o /c /v:13 /l:C:\
    Now you have the full instance software (which you just captured into a ppkg) and a compressed instance of that same software

    then you can singleinstance the ppkg into the compacted install.wim _ so the full software instance is removed and the OS and customizations are running from a compressed state..

    Code:
    DISM /Apply-CustomDataImage /CustomDataImage:C:\Recovery\Customizations\USMT.ppkg /ImagePath:C:\ /SingleInstance
    Inportant ... You MUST keep the C\images and C\Recovery Directories - Removing them Removes Windows
    Last edited by Kyhi; 23 Jul 2015 at 10:14.
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  9.    23 Jul 2015 #39

    I have tried the script that was in drop box for this but when I do the reset it always fails. What am I missing here?
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       23 Jul 2015 #40

    Have you tried Reset without the provisioning package ??

    When I tried Reset with the provisioning package it failed too.. Thought it was just the windows 10 reset failure others have complained about..

    But I will now test without provisioning package.. thanks for the idea and info..
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