Sysprep messing up my default user settings
Posted on 2004-10-15
I'm building an XP pro image. I'm not very familiar with sysprep, but I know I need it to get my image working the way I want.
What is happening is that I'm setting up my system exactly as it needs to be set up, I'm creating my sysprep.inf file using the setupmgr program, and then running sysprep.exe. I run a reseal with PnP, MiniSetup and Pre-activated checked.
Everything on the image is working great except the changes I made to the ntuser.dat file in the Default User profile. Sysprep is completely killing them and giving everyone who logs in default settings. I'd turned off the language bar, deleted icons, specially arranged the icons on the desktop and in the start menu, as well as run office once to get rid of the annoying "finishing installation" stuff. Before I sysprepped it, anyone who logged in had the correct desktop settings and was not prompted for name and initials when opening office programs. Now after sysprepping those settings are all back.
How can I make sysprep leave my settings alone?