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  1. Posts : 12,136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       26 Mar 2017 #220

    cereberus said: View Post
    I think I managed to do all of above ok, but have a couple of questions about password for user accounts.

    <Password>
    <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkADcAOAA5AFAAYQBzAHMAdwBvAHIAZAA=</Value>

    Is that just some random typing or an encrypted password?

    I assume I enter nothing if I want no passwword?
    No, passwords for those imaginary users in sample answer file are those told in "Quest" post:

    Kari said: View Post
    • Create local admin user Admin with password Password123
    • Create local standard user Kari with password Password456
    • Create local guest account Visitor with password Password789
    For security reasons when an answer file is saved with Windows SIM, passwords for user accounts being created will be encrypted.

    Did you find out what I meant with trick question about time zone for Sydney?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    26 Mar 2017 #221

    I'm sorry I was unable to attend the live event, here's hoping we can let Kari do his video editing so we can view it again sooner!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    26 Mar 2017 #222

    Kari said: View Post
    No, passwords for those imaginary users in sample answer file are those told in "Quest" post:



    For security reasons when an answer file is saved with Windows SIM, passwords for user accounts being created will be encrypted.

    Did you find out what I meant with trick question about time zone for Sydney?
    TBH - I skipped over that question. I assume that is because the Sydney timezone is same as Aussie default timezone? PM me if you do not want to publicly answer?

    Re.passwords - just tried it. I see how it works now.

    I could see how to delete a user, but not how to add - will look again.

    Edit: worked it out - right click and get context menu option.
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  4. Posts : 12,136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       26 Mar 2017 #223

    No, the trick with Sydney time zone was that they still have summer time for one week, until April 2nd. If someone had checked the current time / time zone in Sydney (AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time) and put that in answer file it hadn't worked. Windows time zones are always given in standard time, Windows takes then care of toggling normal / summertime.

    In this case the correct time zone (regarding the "Quest" question) would have been E. Australia Standard Time.

    You add users in Windows SIM adding Shell-Setup > UserAccounts > LocalAccounts to configuration pass 7, oobeSystem in Image pane bottom left:
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    When added, right click Local Accounts in Answer File pane top middle to add an account:
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    ... and fill in details in Properties pane top right:
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    Question: How would you do that using a text editor? A hint: You would be forced to show password in answer file in plain text, not encrypted.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    26 Mar 2017 #224

    Kari said: View Post
    No, the trick with Sydney time zone was that they still have summer time for one week, until April 2nd. If someone had checked the current time / time zone in Sydney (AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time) and put that in answer file it hadn't worked. Windows time zones are always given in standard time, Windows takes then care of toggling normal / summertime.

    In this case the correct time zone (regarding the "Quest" question) would have been E. Australia Standard Time.

    You add users in Windows SIM adding Shell-Setup > UserAccounts > LocalAccounts to configuration pass 7, oobeSystem in Image pane bottom left:
    Name:  image.png
Views: 105
Size:  280.0 KB

    When added, right click Local Accounts in Answer File pane top middle to add an account:
    Name:  image.png
Views: 105
Size:  165.8 KB

    ... and fill in details in Properties pane top right:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	16 
Size:	267.3 KB 
ID:	126813

    Question: How would you do that using a text editor? A hint: You would be forced to show password in answer file in plain text, not encrypted.

    Kari
    Re. Sydney - ha ha ha

    Re. password - worked it out before your reply (edited reply) but good to see screen for all users.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 12,136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       26 Mar 2017 #225

    BTW, I was asked to write about this process on IT Knowledge Exchange. Our member @Ed Tittel is a well known IT writer and author, having his own blog on IT Knowledge Exchange going back to 2008. I wrote a six part series of the process as Ed's guest blogger, pretty much the same as told in this tutorial and covered in our live event yesterday.

    For those interest, see http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...0-part-1-of-6/
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 16,207
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16241
       26 Mar 2017 #226

    Kari said: View Post
    BTW, I was asked to write about this process on IT Knowledge Exchange. Our member @Ed Tittel is a well known IT writer and author, having his own blog on IT Knowledge Exchange going back to 2008. I wrote a six part series of the process as Ed's guest blogger, pretty much the same as told in this tutorial and covered in our live event yesterday.

    For those interest, see http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...0-part-1-of-6/
    I couldn't get the link to work, Kari.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16257.1 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       27 Mar 2017 #227

    Wynona said: View Post
    I couldn't get the link to work, Kari.
    Yes, there seem to be some problem with the pages. Some articles open, others don't.

    Try this: All Windows Enterprise Blog Posts

    Navigate down to the correct article and start reading :-)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 12,136
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       27 Mar 2017 #228

    Wynona said: View Post
    I couldn't get the link to work, Kari.
    The link works just fine, tested it just now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    27 Mar 2017 #229

    Hi,

    Getting a blank page in IE11 and Edge.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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