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Windows 7 Thread, How do "you" set up your windows 7 machines? in Technical; Originally Posted by machin05 Cheers for that link. Very useful... No problem, it does suck tho how you have to ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    Cheers for that link. Very useful...
    No problem, it does suck tho how you have to sysprep the entire machine now to make a default user tho Why they couldn't include a tool to do it without is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    No problem, it does suck tho how you have to sysprep the entire machine now to make a default user tho Why they couldn't include a tool to do it without is beyond me.
    I agree, 1 step forward, 2 steps back...

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    Best Default user method I have found..

    You guys might want to give this a try.. It works great..

    Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine ? Start to Finish V2 - Blog.BrianLeeJackson.com

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    It's a local profile and I've setup the following path
    C:\Users\tech\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\Acrobat\9.0

    The folders in red didn't exist.

    Is there anything else I can check?
    Permissions on the new directories you created to ensure that the students and members of staff will have full control or relevant permissions on those directories

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I'm probably being blind here, but I can't seem to extract/export the bmp file out of the authui.dll using Resedit. I can't seem to find the command to do this... Any pointers?
    resource hacker

    Resource Hacker

    Not sure if it works with *.dll file though ??
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 4th February 2010 at 05:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    Latest little irksome problem I've run in to is the Default User Account picture that displays at the login screen.

    I've created an 128x128 user.bmp file and copied it into c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\
    I've enabled the correct option in GPO - Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > User Accounts - "Apply the default logon picture to all users"

    I've checked the corresponding registry entry on the Windows 7 machine, which indicates that the setting is being pulled down. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\Explorer - "UseDefaultTile=1"

    Now, whomever I log on as, has the correct icon at the top of the start menu


    but (and more importantly for me) there is a blank frame at the logon screen


    Am I asking too much for the default user.bmp to be used here too?

    On another note, can anyone tell me the name of the MMC snap-in that lets you see what settings from Group Policy are applied to your PC?
    Did you ever managae to fix this macine05? We are trying to do the exact same thing

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    Personally I install all programs required one 1 machine, they tend to be...

    MS Office - Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word
    Open Office - As above (except publisher) as our netbooks run linux and need to have cross platform access.

    Magix Music Maker Basic - I obtained a licence to use in educational establishments
    Scratch
    Pivot
    GIMP
    Paint.Net
    Audacity
    Movie Maker 2.6
    Firefox
    VLC Player
    Kompozer (Poor mans dreamweaver)

    Then when installed, I make 1 image and put it onto 6 external HDD's.

    Then I install W7 on each machine, and have the image blitz out over 6 machines at a time. I got fed up with Acronis / Ghost / FOG as it occassionally caused errors. If I do it this way, I can eliminate errors before I make the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post

    Then when installed, I make 1 image and put it onto 6 external HDD's.

    Then I install W7 on each machine, and have the image blitz out over 6 machines at a time. I got fed up with Acronis / Ghost / FOG as it occassionally caused errors. If I do it this way, I can eliminate errors before I make the image.
    You could deploy that image easily with WDS mate...

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    • Create the Gold image in VMWare, install all software and back up with Veeam each night (in case of any oopsies along the way)
    • Snapshot \ duplicate before capturing to SCCM
    • Deploy via SCCM with WMI-based driver packs for each machine type
    • Revert snapshot \ use duplicate VM, run sysprep with copyprofile to get mandatory profile
    • Manually copy profile to share and test


    By using the VM I can run capture \ profile changes as many times as I want and not care about the image going wobbly from too many attempts at sysprep. SCCM does all the legwork pushing out the image

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