"Cloning" User Settings from a Prototype User Account - (Win 10)


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    Windows 10
       #1

    "Cloning" User Settings from a Prototype User Account - (Win 10)


    I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

    1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
    2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
    3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
    4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
    a. PC name
    b. Windows Key #
    c. MAC addresses

    I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
    1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
    2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
    3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

    I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
    1. The Registry in
    a. HK Current User
    b. HK Users
    2. Each User's AppData

    To do this, are there:
    1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
    2. Commercial/Open Source tools
    to do this?

    Thanks!
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  2. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,113
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    The best way to do this is to install software and customize the default user profile in Audit Mode, then sysprep the image and deploy it. This procedure does everything you listed.

    See this tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
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