Windows 10: Copy default profile for imaging

  1.    10 Nov 2015 #1

    Copy default profile for imaging


    I am currently setting up an image for a small business. The image is Windows 10.


    I have the admin profile all set up the way I want the other profiles to look, after sysprep has been ran and the oobe crap has worked.


    Question is, how do I get the standard default profile to look the way I have my admin profile?


    For instance, I have a custom background with the company logo, a few changes to the start menu and taskbars, and some desktop shortcuts.


    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       10 Nov 2015 #2

    You need to use the CopyProfile component in settings pass Specialize in your answer file, setting its value to True:
    Code:
    <settings pass="specialize">
    <component ... (here the long list w. language, processor architecture and so on) ... >
    <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    <component/>
    </settings
    Tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Notice that as has been discussed in the above mentioned tutorial thread, the CopyProfile component has a minor bug and we are waiting Microsoft to fix it. At the moment it also copies the recent files of the built-in administrator in Audit Mode to default user profile, and adds the built-in admin's desktop to end user's Quick Access. Workaround is to completely emtpy the built-in admin desktop and recent files in Audit Mode before sysprepping, and removing the Desktop shortcut from the File Explorer Quick Access.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 1
    Depends on what I'm doing
       15 Dec 2015 #3

    Also, setup Win10 the way you like, defer upgrades as that will cause issues during sysprep. However, we can "make" it work. Albeit, we don't want upgrade junk on our master image, correct? This will just cause further headache down the road when attempting to remove default Apps/Provisioned apps via Powershell. Prior to Sysprep using copyprofile true; AFTER all programs are installed under the profile you are copying, take a gander at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu in Explorer


    Now open another explorer window to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu


    Compare the shortcuts that are missing in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and the subdirectories.


    If you cut and paste those shortcuts from the respective path of your admin (sysprep) profile to the respective path of ProgramData, you will sleep much better at night.


    Now run sysprep with copyprofile "true". Tons of stuff will work. Including your start menu with your customized tiles.

    Kari said: View Post
    You need to use the CopyProfile component in settings pass Specialize in your answer file, setting its value to True:
    Code:
    <settings pass="specialize">
    <component ... (here the long list w. language, processor architecture and so on) ... >
    <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    <component/>
    </settings
    Tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Notice that as has been discussed in the above mentioned tutorial thread, the CopyProfile component has a minor bug and we are waiting Microsoft to fix it. At the moment it also copies the recent files of the built-in administrator in Audit Mode to default user profile, and adds the built-in admin's desktop to end user's Quick Access. Workaround is to completely emtpy the built-in admin desktop and recent files in Audit Mode before sysprepping, and removing the Desktop shortcut from the File Explorer Quick Access.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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