Sysprep Ignoring ProfilesDir Option

I have a Windows XP SP 2 image created using Sysprep (Use Mini-Setup, Reseal), where the base image has the Profiles directory set to d:\ profiles.  Within the Sysprep.inf, there is an entry in GuiUnattended for ProfilesDir=D:\Profiles - although reading around, that functionality may only exist for Unattended.txt, I'm not positive.  There are 3 folders within D:\profiles - Admin, All Users, and Default User.  I have also copied the Admin profile to the Default User profile to persist changes made to the base image.

The problem is, once Mini-Setup runs, Windows reverts to C:\Documents and Settings for all profile folders - except the Admin profile, which continues to use d:\profiles\admin

Has anyone seen this behavior before and do you know of a way to fix it?
rosshoodAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
stehardy88Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Before running sysprep change the profile key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\ProfilesDirectory

from: %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings

to: D:\profiles

This should solve your problem.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.