I have been researching the business of customizing the default user profile in 2008 R2 and found the following notes from Microsoft - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289
Create an Unattend.xml file that contains the Copy Profile parameter. By using this Copy Profile parameter, the settings of the user who is currently logged on are copied to the default user profile. This parameter must be set to "true" in the specialize pass.
Use the Windows System Image Manager tool to create the Unattend.xml file. The Windows System Image Manager tool is included as part of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). For more information about Windows AIK, visit the following Microsoft website:
For more information about how to create an answer file, see the Help information that is included with Windows AIK, and then visit the following Microsoft website:
I am stuck at this line: "Use the Windows System Image Manager tool to create the Unattend.xml file"
I've read the various links but none of them describe to me with any amount of useful detail on just how I am supposed to do this. So has anybody out there done this and can you give me a bit more a of a step-by-step. Or point me to a step-by-step - one that uses an example would be helpful.