first let me thank you for posting this tutorial, it's very thorough.
I looked through the replies and it doesn't seem like anyone has had the same issue that I'm experiencing. I'm still trying to figure it out, but I'd be really, really thankful if you could take a look at it real quick and maybe give your professional opinion about it? (Using Windows 10 Enterprise N LTSB)
I followed your tutorial (transfer from C:\users to D:\users which does not exist of course), but for some reason after I run the sysprep command and the computer reboots I receive an error message very early on during the loading screen (no msoobe GUI appears):
Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.
And this just continues in endless loop reboots if I press "OK". At this point I grabbed the error log (SHIFT+F10 gave me a cmd prompt) and you can view it in the attachment.
My unattended xml looks as follows:
I copied the contents of the USB installation medium to the D drive, since my boot order is USB first and that'd just put me right back at the start. I think that's the only thing that differs from the tutorial, but it shouldn't invoke such an error, right? I don't know how else I can offer the install.wim to the OOBE process without booting into USB first.. so I instead of method 1, I actually tried method 2 as well and it's the same error, right after the sysprep reboot command. I'm really at a loss here, not sure what's going wrong and the log file doesn't show any errors either.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="https://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:D:\wim\sources\install.wim#Windows 10" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
What's funny, I tried a third option by changing the ProfileImagePath and ProfilesList keys in the registry and trying to relocate folders that way on my 3rd installation and it worked. I had to set up a temporary admin account, but my main account is properly migrated to D:\users this way. both %userprofile% and %appdata% point to D:\users as well as the other profile folders. In any case, this is the only method that worked for me.
Again, thank you and if you can spare a minute to put me on the right track, I'd really appreciate it. Even though I've set it up, I feel as though it's not properly set up (feels like I forgot something, is there a way to definitely make sure I did it right? other than checking those two env. variables?) and I couldn't get it to work with sysprep.