Windows 10: Windows 10 - Deployment Image - Loses %appdata% Solved

  1.    02 Nov 2016 #1

    Windows 10 - Deployment Image - Loses %appdata%


    Hi There,

    I found this forum thru KariTheFinn's YouTube Videos which are superb! My first post is a problem that hunts me since quite some time now. I startet too more or less ignore it since it was only a problem with one program. But since I switch mail clients it's now also a problem there. But first things first.

    I have a Hyper-V Service running on my Windows 10 Machine for toying around. In there I was trying to create my personal perfect Windows 10 Installation with all the Apps, Tools, Settings, etc. I like and want. I did all of this in my created user account Yves. So all the settings from many apps (for example Chrome) are in this user profile. After I was done. I shutdown the Hyper-V Machine Boot up the WindowsPE.iso. And dism the complete machine to a mapped network drive. Than I created a new Hyper-V Machine booted directly into WindowsPE.iso. Diskpartet the complete system like I like. 100MB EFI. 1GB Rescue. 50GB System Partition. Dism the image back to the System Partition and bcdbooted the System Partition. Bootet up and tada System is "almost" like I left it before on the other VM. Only thing missing are for example Chrome extensions and settings. Which I can not figure out why this happens? Newly since I moved from em Client to Outlook 2016. Also Outlook 2016 does not like the dism'ing around. It says .ost file has to be deleted.

    Anyone an idea why this is happening and how I can prevent it?

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Cheers,
    Yves
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  2.    02 Nov 2016 #2

    A great way of creating images is to make an image backup of current pc install using Macrium Reflect Free, open up image in hyper-v, using viboot, change image as you see fit, boot in audit mode, update progs etc as you like, use sysprep then shutdown pc, then backup updated image file. I did this other day and it was quite easy. See posts in viboot tutorial over last couple of days - Kari really helped.
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  3.    02 Nov 2016 #3

    hi cereberus, thanks for your quick reply. I will have a look into it (maybe later today / definitly tomorrow). Quick follow up question. If I have my user account for example Yves with all the settings like I like them. And I do a sysprep... don't I lose it than anyway? Since sysprep removes user profiles? Since last time I tried something with sysprep it did ask me after the restore of the backup to create a new user?
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  4.    02 Nov 2016 #4

    Yves1 said: View Post
    hi cereberus, thanks for your quick reply. I will have a look into it (maybe later today / definitly tomorrow). Quick follow up question. If I have my user account for example Yves with all the settings like I like them. And I do a sysprep... don't I lose it than anyway? Since sysprep removes user profiles? Since last time I tried something with sysprep it did ask me after the restore of the backup to create a new user?
    Well it depends if you generalise the install I think. I created one yesterday without generalising and it kept my profile.
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  5.    02 Nov 2016 #5

    cerebrus you are amazing ;-) thanks a lot for the tip with Macrium Reflect Free. I just created an Rescue.iso of Macrium Reflect Free than created an image of my Hyper-V Perfect setup with Macrium Reflect Free. Create a completly new naked Hyper-V Machine. Booted into the Rescue.iso of Macrium Reflect Free. Restored the image I just created. And BOOM even Chrome Extensions work So I guess dism loses something somewhere :-(
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