The Rules tab is essentially a shortcut to edit the CustomSettings. Build the Windows 10 reference image Once you have created your task sequence, you are ready to create the Windows 10 reference image. Once you have removed any unwanted software, you might install any software that you want to add to the image. May 2, 2017 at 12:28 pm I feel that more discussion of using powershell to remove pre-intalled modern apps is warranted. The more powerful, the better.
Double-click Apply the default user logon picture to all users, and enable this setting. For Internet Explorer 11 default, also no available under image customizations, this should be related with new user profile initialization, which would force to reset Microsoft Edge to default browser. Put a check mark in the Default Automatic Approval Rule and click on Run Rule. Ripping them out anyway has been reported to break things. It should automatically be detected.
But sometimes you have a special configuration or application setup that is too time-consuming to automate. Select to Install a single application and click Browse. Click that to kick off the backup wizard. This piece will discuss creating a Windows install for distribution. As the built-in admin, configure the Windows environment they way you want the end users to have it. The trick is when to apply this, during capture, or during deployment? This is absolute, and a little bit more difficult for end users to change on their own, especially if they are not local admins.
For some components, you may need to check for updates in Device Manager or download an update utility from the computer's manufacturer. Customize things the way you want them, and add any desired applications. How are you building the reference image? I am at a loss if I should just do the images and then join the systems to the Windows server 2012 R2 domain afterwards and hope for the best or wonder if I might be courting a potential future network communication or security issue down the road. Configures the task sequence not to create the extra partition for BitLocker. You might need to modify the path to the source folder to reflect your current environment. When you import the startmenu, the Google icon is not shown on the tile.
Skips the initial Windows Deployment Wizard summary pane. Be sure to mount it with read-write access, of course! We've tried uninstalling them after the fact, but they show up again for any new users logging in, which isn't acceptable. Enable the Windows Update Post-Application Installation action. Uninstalling unwanted packages is relatively easy. Here is how to change default lock screen image in Windows 10. On the next page, we get to choose the Products that we want patches synced for.
I'm going crazy over here. But we recommend that you use the Office Customization Tool as described in the following steps, as it provides a much richer way of controlling Office 2013 settings. The whole process for Windows 7-10 should be 20-30 minutes. I need to find the windows 10 image with the Anniversary update included or I will try to build the image with the previous build then push the Anniversary update across the network. I have googled it too much but I found applications that's 3rd party and may harm my laptop. By this point, we have a basic working install of Windows which is moderately useful and could probably be distributed to end users.
Skips the pane for user state migration. Skips the pane for setting the time zone. When creating the image, I return Windows to an unlicensed state, same with Office, and remove the keys. Copy the source media filer to e. Wait for the installation to complete, which is rather quick. On the Summary page, click Next. It also changes the ability to change the diagnostic and usage settings from full to basic or enhanced.
There will be a day when I'm on vacation or no longer working for my company, and someone else will need to set up a Windows computer. Priority determines the order in which different sections are read. If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment below. You must then place your corporate logo into this folder. I boot my machine into audit mode, change the desktop and add some items to the taskbar, then sysprep with the copyprofile.
It is mostly written in powershell, so might be easier to read and maintain than the more common batch files you get in forums. I've never done that, but imagine you could. If that is not the issue, confirm that when you are prompted for a location to save the image during the capture process that you selected a location on the C: drive. The Windows Deployment Wizard for the Windows 10 reference image. In Windows 10, the lock screen image is shown in a number of cases. As always, you should exercise care when editing the registry since making a mistake can destroy Windows.
Windows Update isn't entirely fool proof, though it does work 90% of the time. When I look in boot options, my external drive is not there. WayneHoo wrote: I have several Lenovo x1 Yoga Think Pads running Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bit. Document everything and have a plan when things go bad This is something I need to get better at. Rely on Windows Update The other piece that lets me just use one installation image is how great Windows Update has become over the years. Sysprep will just strip that out in the end. Clean out the user profile, you are using in audit mode, and sysprep the install with an unattended.