Windows Image Problems
Posted on 2014-04-11
I have a new Dell OptiPlex which we're wiped clean and put a new Windows 7 Pro install onto. This licensed Windows 8 machine downgraded to Windows 7 for our environment.
After the new install we place the necessary drivers and apps onto it, sysprep, oobe and normalize it.
This image is then rolled out to other machines.
New machines are named and joined to the Server 2008 R2 domain. Users login and create profile and all is good.
Next day or two days later the user attempts to log in and get the corrupt $Recycle.bin and their profile can't be loaded and a temp profile is used. Because of the profile issue lots of things don't work right. Users are just normal Domain users without admin rights on the box.
Because its a Windows 8 box activating the windows is not necessary and it doesn't prompt us.
We've reimaged the box with the same problem again. This is affecting all of the imaged machines. After reimaging and before joining the domain the old AD account for the computer is removed to add a new on join.
If I log in as the domain admin all is good without errors.
Any thoughts on where to go with this ??????
Thanks a million