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Make Ghost Image of Windows 7 to have all users with same settings that i configure in profile

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I want to make a ghost image and i am customizing everything under the local admin account then i create a new account log in with that one and copy all of the admin profile to the default profile (hidden and OS files too) shouldnt this make any user that logs in with domain account see and have all the pre configured settings that i did under the local admin account ? Like installed screen saver, desktop icons, office 2010 language preferneces? everything? Plese help..i need to make a windows 7 image to send out to branch offices with my preconfigured settings. Thank you.
Question by:IATA-techops

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Okay i was able to create a good image but the image never picks up the added languages i define in office 2010 and also the screen saver .scr that i install and place in the windows/system32 folder. Please help. Again i copy all files from the admin profile that i use to configure the settings into the default folder (i unhide all files and OS file) What do i need to do different? again its just the Office 2010 added languages and the installed screen saver .src that i place in system32 folder. thank you.
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Ivano Viola earned 2000 total points
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If you want to configure a default profile for a Windows 7 image then you'll need to create an unattend.xml answer file. There is a setting in there that will copy the configured profile to the default profile. Windows 7 is different from XP as you cannot copy the files/folders from the configured profile to the default profile.

Here is a good article regarding Windows 7 sysprep. It should put you on the right track. I hope this helps.



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