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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,600
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-12-12 #10

    Gh0stdom0 said: View Post
    Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes! I'm building up an image on Monday for a faculty refresh. Thanks for helping California Students!
    You are welcome. You might want to read this tutorial before you start: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums.

    The CopyProfile component in Answer File has a small bug; it works as told in this tutorial and the one I mentioned above but since a few last builds of Windows 10 it leaves the end users the built-in admin's Desktop and Recent Files in File Explorer's Quick Access. I've addressed this issue with a solution in the above mentioned tutorial thread (the quotes below show a question from another member about this issue and my response to it):

    Madcat said: View Post
    Can you explain how best to remove the link to the admin desktop in the Quick access list - can this be done via a login script or similar?

    Thanks!
    Kari said: View Post
    Hi Madcat, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    It's easy and logical. You can use synchronous commands in answer file or simply this trick (my favorite!):

    Before running Sysprep in Audit Mode, create the following batch file and save it as ANYNAME.bat in
    %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup:
    Code:
    echo Y | del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\*
    del %0
    The batch file explained:
    • echo Y | = Pipes (sends) a letter Y to the command given after the Pipe (|) character
    • del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\* = Resets the Quick Access to defaults. This command expects the user to enter either Y for Yes or N for No. As the Y will be in this case piped, user interaction is not needed but instead the Y will be entered automatically
    • del %0 = Deletes the batch file itself after it has been run. Leaving this away, not deleting the batch file, would reset the Quick Access every time the user signs in

    File is now saved in built-in admin's Startup folder, which will be copied among other customizations to Default User Profile when you sysprep with CopyProfile set TRUE using the /generalize switch.

    Now whenever a new user account will be created, be it the initial user created in OOBE or any user created anytime later, the batch will be run once for each user resetting the Quick Access to defaults and then removing itself.
    Kari
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       2015-12-21 #11

    Is there any way to copy over customized settings as well, such as all the privacy settings?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    Switzerland, near Lake of Constance
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 & Mac OS X 10.11.x
       2016-04-06 #12

    Hello Kari

    Thanks for your very helpful and detailed tutorials -- I know and read them quite a while know. I started to roll out Windows 10 Pro in our company and for that I build an image with DISM where all of our needed software and tools are installed. I also build an autounattend.xml file to format the HD and stuff. And I also used the <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> switch so that every user gets some standards.
    I build the profile in Audit Mode when I am logged in as Administrator and also started nearly every program so that later on the standard user won't get nagged with Start Screens, or English menus instead of German and so on.

    Unfortunatly I found out that with this default profile the IE11 do not work flawlessly. When you start some simple Websites everything is fine. But when you start some "complex" Sites like tagesanzeiger.ch: Nichts verpassen or SPIEGEL ONLINE - Aktuelle Nachrichten you receive an "The website stopped working" error message and IE11 had to be closed or restarts. I tried to reset the IE settings, or other tips I found but nothing helped.

    Since using the CopyProfile switch is a recomended method from MS, I like to ask if you experienced the same behaviour or much better a solution to get IE11 running again.

    Thanks in advance for your help, have a great time.

    -- Hudson
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  4. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       2016-04-28 #13

    I am trying to figure out how to do some of this system admin work for our company and am relying completely on tutorials. I don't have any prior knowledge of this type of stuff...so please excuse my ignorant questions..

    We have a computer that is in a conference room and would like to set it up to have a default user profile for users the first time they use the computer. It is a Dell computer that came pre-installed with Win10 and we have already gone through the OOBE experience.

    Is this the correct process for creating that default profile on the computer? Or is there some simpler way that I am missing? If this is the correct tutorial for this process - do I just use the 'Backup and Restore' function to create a new image (wim file) and reference that from my answer file?

    Thanks!
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,600
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-04-28 #14

    gwstroup said: View Post
    I am trying to figure out how to do some of this system admin work for our company and am relying completely on tutorials. I don't have any prior knowledge of this type of stuff...so please excuse my ignorant questions..

    We have a computer that is in a conference room and would like to set it up to have a default user profile for users the first time they use the computer. It is a Dell computer that came pre-installed with Win10 and we have already gone through the OOBE experience.

    Is this the correct process for creating that default profile on the computer? Or is there some simpler way that I am missing? If this is the correct tutorial for this process - do I just use the 'Backup and Restore' function to create a new image (wim file) and reference that from my answer file?

    Thanks!
    IF you only want to customize the default user profile, this is the method; following instructions in this tutorial you fget a Windows setup where every new user account will get your default settings and applications.

    The more in-depth tutorial about creating a customized Windows can be found here: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 2016-05-04 at 13:38.
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  6. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 build 10240
       2016-05-05 #15

    Kari:
    Excellent information in this thread. I ran the audit, did my customization based on the information in this thread and not the more advanced tutorial, created the answer file and ran Sysprep. Most of my settings came over and I have documented what changes will need to be made to each new user to make them our full stock default. All good... except the Search function does not work for the new users. Neither the icon in the task bar nor the r-clk / Start / Search work. Also if you left click Start and just type, nothing happens. I had a similar problem when I used the old enabler / copy profile button. Is there a fix or do I need to run the full blown tutorial to make this work right. I am running this on a Gigabyte GA-H97N, Windows 10 Pro build 10240.
    Thank you.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,600
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-05-05 #16

    Mac11b20 said: View Post
    I had a similar problem when I used the old enabler / copy profile button. Is there a fix or do I need to run the full blown tutorial to make this work right. I am running this on a Gigabyte GA-H97N, Windows 10 Pro build 10240.
    Thank you.
    Did you customize the default profile on a fresh clean install before any user accounts were created? Do the Start and Search work on new accounts you create?
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  8. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 build 10240
       2016-05-05 #17

    Kari said: View Post
    Did you customize the default profile on a fresh clean install before any user accounts were created? Do the Start and Search work on new accounts you create?
    Thank you for your prompt response. Yes, as per your instructions the install was clean with no prior users. That being said there had been an instance of Windows 10 on that drive before, but the installation of the OS from DVD should have overwritten any previous data/partitions. After running Sysprep with the answer file I created a local non-microsoft user, opened gpedit and enabled the administrator user, logged back in as a the local administrator, made some changes and then logged in as a non-admin user. In each case the Start menu, both left clk and right click work as they should. The exception occurs with each standard user created post sysprep. The magnifying glass icon (cortana/search) in the taskbar, when clicked does nothing. So I tried right clicking on Start and left clicking on Search. Again, no reaction. Keep in mind all of these users are local, non-microsoft accounts, are not domain users and the PC in question, though connected to a network is not part of a domain.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,600
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-05-05 #18

    Try this on one of the user accounts where Start & Search are not working: Delete the %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat file, reboot. Windows creates a new UsrClass.dat when it does not find an existing one.

    "Reseting" UsrClass.dat often helps when Start and Search stop working. Try this.

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  10. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 build 10240
       2016-05-05 #19

    I will try this fix in the morning and let you know.
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