Windows 10: Customize Windows 10 Image in Audit Mode with Sysprep
Do you have to install SIM and ADK on the workstation you are running sysprep? Can the unattened be built on a separate management desktop? Seems odd to have SIM/ADK on the machine your prepping.
As I have mentioned several times in thread, this tutorial as most of the content here at TenForums.com is intended for private users. This method for instance is suitable for a user with a single PC or a relatively small network. Read for instance this post.
That being said, I wanted to describe the method in such a way that also a user with a single PC could understand and follow it without any additional issues. In doing that I seem to have forgotten those with multiple computers, trusting too much that something in my opinion obvious would be as obvious to them.
Of course you can use any computer and any operating system to create your answer file. You can use a Linux text editor to compose it manually, or for instance a Windows 7 PC by installing Windows 10 ADK and creating your answer file on that PC.
Thanks for the clarification, your videos have been beyond helpful
You are most welcome
If I create an admin profile that I want in every deployment of my image and then do the oobe on the sysprep it still makes me create a user account when I restore and setup the target computer, is there a way to possibly skip that user creation and just use that profile I created that's included in the image?
Step 1: Add Shell-Setup\UserAccounts\LocalAccounts to Pass 5:
Step 2: Add (insert) a new local account:
Step 3: Enter Description, Display name, Group and Username (notice that display name and username don't have to be the same. Username will be the name of the profile and profile folder in Users folder, display name will be shown in Welcome and Start):
Step 4: Expand the user in Answer File pane, add password:
I have the same Problem like CanadianGooses with the Search-Bar using the LTSB-Release and the audit-mode.
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But only, if the image is deployed as a part of a iso-file. How do you deploy your wim-file? Has anyone found a solution?
Thanks und greetings from Germany - Katrin.
See this Microsoft TechNet article for various deployment scenarios: Deploy Windows 10 (Windows 10). I just checked, it seems it is only available in English.
An alternative method is Windows ICD (Imaging and Configuration Designer):
There is a trick which in most cases fixes Search when it is not working for a specific user. Simply deleting the %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat file (file is hidden by default) and rebooting have fixed the issue in most tests I've done. I have not tested yet how to best implement this, automatically deleting the file and making an extra reboot to deployment image.
Grüße aus Leipzig
Thanks for the reply, this works for creating the account but it still asks me to create a user during the initial windows setup where you select the time zone and such. I'm trying to just bypass that user creation screen during the setup. I really appreciate you helping me out.
@jimmysmalls My apologies! A small mistake in my previous reply to you: You need to add the LocalAccounts component to Pass 7 OobeSystem, not Pass 5 AuditSystem.
Sorry. I have no explanation why I mixed those two passes in my post.
Last edited by Kari; 21 May 2016 at 18:52.
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