Solved

Creating Windows default profile - homepage redirects to msn.com (Dell Factory Image)

Posted on 2010-09-21
4
1,303 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hey guys
I am creating a sysprep image for laptop deployments.  I was able to customize almost everything I needed too, by creating an answer file and allowing copy profile = 1

The only thing that doest change is the default home page.. it always reverets back to http://g.msn.com/usrel/23  which then redirects to msn.com or .ca which ever you select after the pop up box comes up.
but
The default search engine settings stayed on google.com and not bing.. :)

I have tried searching for "http://g.msn.com/usrel/23" with in the Regedit but I can only find it in the Hkey_users; which will not carry over when new users get created..

I also looked under GPedit settings with no success

0
Comment
Question by:neptuneit
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:epochasset
Comment Utility
Try gpedit.msc again, go to User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> URLs, click 'Customize Home page URL' and enter the address there.  Then sysprep again.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Geisrud
Comment Utility
Check in Internet Explorer.  I think there's a BHO that does the redirect.
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
ivanoviola earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Did you try specifying IE home page in the unattend.xml file or in the profile you copied? I use the unattend.xml file to specify IE home page, which works fine:


Capture2.png
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:neptuneit
Comment Utility
I got it to work with the answer files Thanks ivanoviola!
0

Featured Post

Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

Join & Write a Comment

In our personal lives, we have well-designed consumer apps to delight us and make even the most complex transactions simple. Many enterprise applications, however, are a bit behind the times. For an enterprise app to be successful in today's tech wo…
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now