Modify Default User Profile Windows 2k8 Remote Desktop

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I need to modify the default user profile in a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server. The server is used as a Remote Desktop Service server or Terminal Server and need for new profiles to have a specific set of icons. I played around with sysprep to quite random results (failures, errors, etc): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289.

I hope someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks!!!
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Hi,

Kindly check the below blog link and section

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2009/06/02/user-profiles-on-windows-server-2008-r2-remote-desktop-services.aspx
Step-by-step best practices guide to deploying profiles on RD Session Host:

Hope this helps

Regards,
Navdeep
Place the icons you want here: C:\Users\Public\Desktop
Use group policy to lock down your users and keep them from deleting desktopo icons, etc.
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I have created a guide for Win7 previously. Following guide also work for Windows 2008. Please ignore activating Administrator account part as Windows Server editions comes with pre-activated Administrator account.


1-Download the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) and installed (Free) On different computer, preferably your tech computer.
2-Install  your laptop/desktop/server and  first, activate Administrator account (as default its disabled-Right click on Computer icon and manage, local users and groups) and remove the initial admin account the one that you have essentially created at the end of the setup! Now you logged in Administrator account, and install other softwares that you need. Customize desktop, gadgets and other softwares (Office especially-at first run it asking update settings which user will need administrator credentials, its better to do it know so no user will be asked this question)
3-Now go back to other computer and create a folder under C: and name it (say WAIK) and copy the Install.vim and Install_Windows 7.clg files which located under sources to the WAIK folder you just created and run the WAIK. You do not need rest of CD components!!!
4-After finish preparation you will create an answer file (please watch the tutorial how to do this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ff657745.aspx) Please use your answer file name as myunattend as I prepared the last command according to that. Most important part here is Copy Profile command which is under Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup (right click and Specialize) and Copy profile must be TRUE.
5-copy that answer file under the Windows\System32\Sysprep\
6-Now you look your desktop and make sure everything customized as you wish and type the following command via cmd!! (Not via GUI)
CD \Windows\System32\Sysprep  (Enter) then
sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /unattend:myunattend.xml  (Enter)

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Teomcam, what happens after step 6? When the computer reboots what will happen? Do you have to re-enter the windows license? Can you copy the user account that you modified to another computer or will it only work on this computer as a Default User?

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