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    No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for all users

    During the installation ofWindows 7 SP1, I wentimmediately in Audit mode.

    So, after Icustomized Windows removing the default icons and links from the taskbar and the Start menu,I wrote thisUnattend.xml file


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    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    
        <settings pass="generalize" wasPassProcessed="true">
            
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC" 
    processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
            </component>
           <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
              <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
           
    </component>
        
    </settings>
        
    <settings pass="specialize" wasPassProcessed="true">
            
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
            </component>
        </settings>
    
    </unattend>
    and I put it in the %WINDIR%\Panther directory.

    Then, I wrote the sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot command in a Command Promptwindow.

    Now, I've noticed that new users still have the default icons and linkon the taskbar and the Start menu. How come?

    How do I prevent this?Thanks

    Bye

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    It always puts Media Player back on the taskbar and the default pinned Start Menu items, really dumb design imo.

    Check out my blog under the Windows category, there's a post there about scripts etc you can use as a workaround.

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    Yup scripts are the only workaround here, its a complete mare that MS didn't include this kind of customisation for enterprise and we are sent back to the days of VBS scripts to get simple customisations!

    Still the scripts mentioned do work we have them deployed on our network along with a custom powershell script which deals with people resetting libraries to show C: drive locations.

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    Which version of the script I need to download to reach my goal?

    This script must be run directly in Audit mode or be put in the file SetupComplete.cmd?

    Thanks

    Bye

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