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  1. That's it NoelC, thanks alot. I'm pleased to see that it's easier than I thought.
  2. Hi, I want to "declutter" the File Explorer default view a bit, reducing as many recent Windows 8.1 disimprovements as possible. As long as it could be done via Registry or tools like WENPCFG, I already did it. What's still bugging me is one entry (yellow border) for the current user. How could I remove it? Thanks in advance, Mikka
  3. I did a test in a vm, this line --called unattendedly or not-- gives me a bluepurple screen ... Seems to be yet buggy. Applying some settings (via .reg import) would be okay, though. @Tihiy: I acquired 2 licenses for SIB+, all I miss is a working unattended setup procedure (progpath & most important settings to keep things silently).
  4. Tihiy: Firstly, thank you very much for an awesome tool. I'm currently checking it out, but I guess StartIsBack+ 1.5.1 seems to be the one tool I need. I've got 2 fresh client systems here for unattended Windows 8.1 installations. The icing on the cake would be an additional unattended switch for the SIB+ installer. (I don't mind writing a little script either, featuring stuff like 7z x -o"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\StartIsBack+\" SIB+.7z, regsvr32 /s StartIsBack64.dll ...) That would be really great and an asset compared to similar tools! Thanks for considering my suggestion. B)
  5. Unfortunately, I doesn't work any more, I don't know why. I ran it with all F and, in a second step, tried to apply a random value. Using all F, it's something like FF1BFF70-FF24-FF22-5FFF-6CFFFFFFFFFF what I get. Maybe AMIDEWINx64 isn't appropriate for UEFI...?
  6. puntoMX you're right, such an effort isn't usually worth it. Tripredacus, I was looking for system properties to change to their "default" state. In case I've got a run-of-the-mill PC, using wmic CsProduct Get /all /format:tableI get a few properties which are set to "To be filled by O.E.M." (except for [the Mainboard] "Vendor") that might be customized accordingly.And there's the UUID. Which I expected to be changeable, too, and with the additional tool AMIDEWIN[x64].exe AMIDEWINx64.exe /su 00000000000000000000000000000000I changed it. But it seems the assigned UUID isn't permanent (not "reboot proof")...
  7. It puzzles me a bit that with wbemtest you can set a "UUID" value like this. However, it has no effect. Checking with wmic or a vbscript, the UUID remains the same. I would like to set mine to f only (as not set). It seems the UUID is also named SMBIOS GUID, which leads to Gigabyte's/AMI UEFI. Seems to be no simple way, unfortunately...
  8. Enter the following command in cmd: wmic CsProduct Get UUID you'll receive the system's UUID value, usually different from: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Well, I seek a possibility to simply change my UUID to this very value (33 times F meaning "none"). How do I do that, or is there a simple way of doing this? (I'm on quite recent Desktop PC with a Gigabyte UEFI motherboard, just in case.) Thanks in advance!
  9. Just for the record: It worked like that. Basically what I did was taking the pattern above (minus the last 2 lines), saving it to somefile.inf. Then, (un)attendedly running the command secedit /configure /db secedit.sdb /cfg somefile.inf will import the setting and the new machine is updated. That's all.
  10. Thanks, Tripredacus. There is quite some stuff in sceregvl.inf, but I can't find any reference to symbolic links or user assignment in it. I might be looking at the wrong place (the original poster at TechNet is talking about a different setting). Peeking into Microsoft's SCM, the particular setting lies under Microsoft Baselines > Windows 7 > Win7-EC-Desktop 1.0 Easiest way would be to filter out the relevant registry(?) setting, dump that to a file and deploy it on a fresh machine. Just in case this won't work (if the setting is saved somewhere else), how could I track down this option? Edit: All right, just managed to dump a GptTmpl.inf for a start. There's a plethora of settings in it (much more than the tiny bit I'm looking for), but it seems that the line SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege=*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545 is what I'm aiming at (in the section [Privilege Rights]). Now, the question is if one could simply cut the inf down to keep just this information, and deleting the rest. So hopefully, what I'll get is something like: [unicode] Unicode=yes [Version] signature=$CHICAGO$ Revision=1 [Privilege Rights] SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege=*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545 [Registry Values] [system Access] (dunno if the last 2 lines are needed) Now I have to find out how to import that .inf during an unattended setup...
  11. Okay, it's centralized and all, but if you like to e.g. automatically change one simple setting (like allowing group Users to create symbolic links), how would you do it? Maybe there's a command to be called in SetupComplete.cmd which imports that setting, just which one? I merely know the "attended way" via secpol: Local Security Policy > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment: Create symbolic links Any ideas, tips...?
  12. johnhc, would you mind telling me which (dism) commands you used for injection? I did a quick install in a VM (Windows 7 SP1 x64), afterwards there are these new installer entries: Windows Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 10 de-DE Language Package Microsoft Windows English Spelling Package Microsoft Windows German Spelling Package Microsoft Windows English Hyphenation Package Microsoft Windows German Hyphenation Package Plus: KB2670838 KB2533623 KB2729094 KB2731771 I'm not so familiar with dism-ology, so any tip is appreciated...
  13. Interesting approach, maxXPsoft. I found another one that's working for me. In fact, it's rather simple: A user profile must be accomplished before messing with shortcuts... Also, tidying up the system partition is reasonably done then, too.
  14. It's odd, but obviously RunOnceEx behaves differently in Windows 7 compared to Windows XP. In short: It didn't work with cmd /c start /wait %SystemDrive%\Install\rm_extra_fonts.cmd. After removing the start /wait part, finally the cmd instance auto-closed. (Combined with hidec.exe /w an output may be completely hidden.) Checking the test installation I noticed that several changes of the cmd scripts weren't carried out properly. I had to execute rm_views.cmd and shortcuts.cmd again manually, that's annoying. I assume that it has to do with the moment when the Windows graphics (theme) is loaded, all my cmd scripts run before. In Windows XP I sorted shortcuts with a VBS script at one of the last RunOnceEx entries (and I remember that at first it didn't work as expected). Registry files are also not fully applied (e.g. via reg import HKCU.reg) yet. Addendum: In some thread I saw an example of a cmd script (copying stuff to a virgin installation) with several Timeout /t 1 in it. Do you use this command and if so, under which circumstances?