set default profile in windows 7

Jeff Geiselman
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I am building a laptop with Windows 7 and I have put the machine into audit mode using sysprep /audit.  I have then set all my settings that I want to be in the default profile.  Once i have done this I run sysprep /oobe to get the machine ready for imaging.  when i then take an image of the machien and push it out to another box the settings are not there.  What am i doing wrong.  I have been able to do this successfully before on a different model, but this time i am having trouble. Please help me to understand what I need to do to correct this issue.
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Our capabilities regarding default user profile configurations while preparing a Windows 7 image fall within a very specific range of functions.  This TechNet blog provides a very good summary:

Configuring Default User Settings – Full Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Additionally, this great Experts Exchange article (and the ensuring comments) by Ivanoviola provides some terrific information about the Sysprep process in Windows 7, including the CopyProfile function:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/A_3095-Windows-7-Sysprep.html
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Thanks, your post helped me to remember what I was missing and I found my unattend.xml that was previously created and that fixed my issue.
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Glad to hear it!

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