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So I thought I knew how it worked, but apparently not.

What I have been doing for last months was installing from original media, booting into audit mode, customizing whatever I wanted, generalizing and capturing, and using that image as the new one. After some problems yesterday I realized how confused I was.

Do I need to use copyprofile=true setting on the ORIGINAL image I am customizing? The thing is I thought that by generalizing in audit mode the builtin admin account was saved and I didn't have to worry abouut anything else. I simply put copyprofile=true in autounattend.xml and let it install. Now I don't know if I wasn't doing something wrong. It's not that it doesn't work, I am just confused because some changes to the profile seem to be saved....

What is the proper way of doing this then? Installing from original media, and going sysprep /oobe /generalize /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xml, where the .xml is the most basic thing with copyprofile parameter in it?

Edited by TheWalrus, 15 December 2011 - 12:03 AM.



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From what I can tell its suppose to transfer the customizations from the admin profile to all future profiles. I am not sure why it is not working for you. One thing I do not do though is install in audit mode. I just use another answer file that makes the admin account, install what I need and then run sysprep from there not in audit mode. I cant see why audit mode would not work though.

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I use this copyprofile from Microsofts technet web sight.

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I guess I was superconfused about several things at once.

What I do is install from original media without any answer file at all, enter audit mode, generalize, capture.

What I found out is that Action center settings (the notifications) are NOT saved at all no matter what you do. That's one thing that confused the hell out of me. then I forgot to add copyprofile parameter in the autounattend.xml thinking it was enough to capture the original customized image with short answer file which only had copyprofile setting in it. What a mess.



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Here is an article that explains how copyprofile in Windows 7 really works, unfortunately the Microsoft documentation is incorrect

How CopyProfile really works in Windows 7 Deployments
http://www.deploymen...eployments.aspx

/ Johan
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Ha! So I was doing it right! Thank you very much.



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I know this thread is old.  Posting this for Googler's like myself.

I am also trying to figure out if copyProfile should be put in the Autounattend.xml file which is used to automate the install from the w7 disk.

According to this site: (search down for autounattend.xml)
http://blogs.technet...opyprofile.aspx

It says to not include copyProfile in the autounattend.xml file but instead to stick it in/at

c:\windows\system32\sysprep\unattend.xml

On the reference computer which is the default location SysPrep looks for an answer file.


Edited by Joshua5526, Yesterday, 08:12 AM.





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