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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2016-07-29 #430

    Unable to see page content in IE11 after SysPrep


    I've built a VM in Hyper-V to deploy to five PCs, but when I go to my Office 365 admin page using IE11: I'm unable to see the page content:



    As you can see, the page has loaded, but everything below the black header bar is not showing, neither is the tab bar that should run vertically down the left of the page.

    I thought this was a Hyper-V problem, but going back to an earlier point in the build shows it's fine. In fact it's okay up to the point just before running SysPrep. My next Checkpoint is after SysPrep and first OOBE boot, taken at the point where the 'Hi there' screen prompts you to confirm regional settings:



    At this point, if instead of completing the OOBE set-up, if I press Clt+Shift+F3 to enter Audit Mode once more, I'm logged on as the built-in Administrator account and the problem's not there. If, however, I do complete the OOBE set-up and log on as my (administrator) user account, the problem's there. So something's happening between the start of SysPrep and first user logon, but I don't know what it is or how to fix it.

    I'm not sure that entering Audit Mode again after running SysPrep undoes any or all of the changes specified in my Answer File (it's a pretty simple one), but I'll try running Sysprep on a basic VM with all switches except the '/unattend' one to see if it's the same.

    IE11 seems to work fine apart from this, but I haven't really used it much yet so it's hard to tell - I discovered this problem purely by chance. I'm hoping that the area not showing is encoded in a particular way that can be fixed by installing/updating the missing/damaged code.

    I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling IE11 using 'Turn Windows features on or off' - Uncheck IE11 - Restart - 'Turn Windows features on or off' - Check IE11 - Restart, but this doesn't fix the issue.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,038
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-07-29 #431

    Tolqua said: View Post
    Any ideas?
    How a website renders has naturally absolutely nothing to do with sysprep. O365 Admin Center having issues with IE since the launch or Windows 10, and earlier with Edge, too, has forced many users to switch to third party browsers. Luckily they have now got Edge working but occasional issues with IE seem to continue.

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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2016-07-30 #432

    Kari said: View Post
    How a website renders has naturally absolutely nothing to do with sysprep. O365 Admin Center having issues with IE since the launch or Windows 10, and earlier with Edge, too, has forced many users to switch to third party browsers. Luckily they have now got Edge working but occasional issues with IE seem to continue.
    This may be true, but you're describing a problem with particular pages not working with IE and what I'm seeing is a problem that exists only straight after SysPrepping on a Hyper-V VM. Sure, the page renders fine in other browsers, but it also works in IE on all other machines. It's also fine in IE on VMs at all checkpoints up to SysPrepping. I can't explain it, but that's what I'm seeing and I've replicated the issue on a second VM, too so it can't be just pure coincidence.

    This isn't the only browser issue I've seen during the months I've been experimenting with using SysPrep to customise Windows. Earlier in the year my first attempts resulted in both IE and Edge being unusable on the target PC, but you said you'd never seen this problem before and I couldn't find anything else about it so I went back and started again.

    Another minor IE issue I've seen consistently after SysPrepping is an error dialog when IE is first launched:




    My only customisation was to set Google UK as my home page and New Tab to First Home Page, but this error happens the first time each user starts IEevery time . It's not a big problem - I just have to click No and delete the default MSN and Welcome pages and all appears okay again. It's a minor niggle, but it does show that this simple setting doesn't 'hold' past SysPrep without having to do this for each user on first logon. It's also puzzling that the two unwanted pages still open despite having deleted them in Audit Mode (I checked to make sure the settings had held and all was working correctly). Again, not a big problem, but it's kind of defeating the point of doing it if you have to go in and tidy up for each user.

    Here's the VM build showing checkpoints:

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    Up until the selected checkpoint the page displays fine, but after this it's blank (as previously shown).

    Here's my answer file:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <FolderLocations>
    <ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
    </FolderLocations>
    <RegisteredOrganization>**REDACTED**</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>**REDACTED**</RegisteredOwner>
    <UserAccounts>
    <LocalAccounts>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Group>Administrators</Group>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    </LocalAccount>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Group>Users</Group>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    </LocalAccount>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    <Group>Users</Group>
    </LocalAccount>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    <Group>Users</Group>
    </LocalAccount>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    <Group>Users</Group>
    </LocalAccount>
    <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
    <Password>
    <Value>**REDACTED**=</Value>
    <PlainText>false</PlainText>
    </Password>
    <DisplayName>**REDACTED**</DisplayName>
    <Group>Users</Group>
    <Name>**REDACTED**</Name>
    </LocalAccount>
    </LocalAccounts>
    </UserAccounts>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="specialize">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <OEMInformation>
    <Manufacturer>**REDACTED**</Manufacturer>
    <Model>10P64-1607</Model>
    </OEMInformation>
    <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    <RegisteredOrganization>**REDACTED**</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>**REDACTED**</RegisteredOwner>
    <ComputerName></ComputerName>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpifflineImage cpi:source="catalog://**REDACTED**-pc1/w/pcx install files/windows 10 pro/install_windows 10 pro1.clg" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>


    See anything unusual or non-conformal here?

    Sorry about the 'Redface' smiley, but I don't know how to best include this type of content in the post

    Tolqua?
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 929
    Windows 8.1, 10
       2016-08-01 #433

    With apologies to Tolqua, as this is no help to your query.

    And apologies if this has been posted already, but I thought I'd share something I spotted in the MSDN documentation.

    From:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-manufacturing
    What's new in desktop manufacturing
    ...
    July 21, 2016

    The following changes are new for Windows 10, version 1607:
    • Sysprep supports preparing an image that has been upgraded from a previous version of Windows 10. For more information, see Sysprep Overview.

    ...
    And following the link gives this:

    New and changed functionality

    Beginning with Windows 10, version 1607, Sysprep can be used to prepare an image that has been upgraded. For example:
    • You can start with a computer that runs Windows 10, version 1507.
    • Upgrade the computer to run Windows 10, version 1607.
    • Run Sysprep generalize on the upgraded image, re-capture the updated image, and deploy the image to new devices.

    This process allows enterprises to efficiently and continuously roll out up-to-date Windows 10 deployment images.
    I imagine this applies to the 'Version 1607' of the Windows ADK which I haven't found published to the general public yet, but will presumably be released soon after version 1607 of Windows 10 itself.

    It sounds like it will be a useful feature for some though.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,038
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-08-01 #434

    DavidY said: View Post
    I imagine this applies to the 'Version 1607' of the Windows ADK which I haven't found published to the general public yet, but will presumably be released soon after version 1607 of Windows 10 itself.

    It sounds like it will be a useful feature for some though.
    Yes, this works already quite nicely with build 14393, I have done several customization, image capture and deployment tests.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       2016-08-02 #435

    I would like to build a fresh image with 1607. Can I use Windows System Image Manager (10.0.10586.0) to create an answer file using the .wim from the Windows 10 Version 1607?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,038
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-08-02 #436

    mrick69 said: View Post
    I would like to build a fresh image with 1607. Can I use Windows System Image Manager (10.0.10586.0) to create an answer file using the .wim from the Windows 10 Version 1607?
    Latest ADK version available at the moment is Windows ADK for Windows 10 Version 1511. You have to use it if you can't wait a few days / a week or so before MS releases version 1607.

    It has no issues with Windows 10 version 1607.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       2016-08-02 #437

    That's the one. It shows up as version 10.1.10586.0 in Programs and Features. Thanks.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 929
    Windows 8.1, 10
       2016-08-02 #438

    Kari said: View Post
    Latest ADK version available at the moment is Windows ADK for Windows 10 Version 1511. You have to use it if you can't wait a few days / a week or so before MS releases version 1607.
    In case anyone isn't aware, the 1607 ADK is now available for download, at the link which previously pointed to 1511.
    From here:

    Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607

    Get Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607

    Note: You must use Windows 10, version 1607 with this version of the ADK.
    I'm not sure whether this means that the ADK is only for creating/ configuring Windows 10, 1607 builds or if it only runs on Windows 10, 1607. The last ADK (for 1511) ran quite happily on Windows 8.1, so it would seem odd if the new version was suddenly a lot more fussy.


    and, the 1511 version is still available:
    Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1511

    You must use Windows 10, version 1511 with this version of the Windows ADK and the Windows 10 IoT Core ADK Add-Ons for version 1511.
    Get Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1511
    I've not tried it yet though.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,038
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-08-02 #439

    Thanks David. At the time of my post the 1511 was still the last one.
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