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    Aero - System Rating

    Hi

    We are deploying Windows 7 and the hardware is capable of running Aero, but the only way we can get it to work is to manual run the system performance tests from the computer properites window.

    Does anybody know of a way to automate this on the first boot?

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    Is that with MDT?

    If you deploy with CopyProfile = True I have seen a couple of instances where a Windows Basic theme would be applied in the default profile causing each new user to get basic rather than aero.

    You can set Windows 7 Aero Theme Not Enabled After Deployment - AutoIt Consulting in group policy or I have just not used the CopyProfile setup.

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    There's also a scheduled task that runs WinSAT every weekend (as log as someone is logged in at the time)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Is that with MDT?
    No its not with MDT we use SCCM2012....


    I cant see that task on my machine... is there a reason why it has to be run with a user logged on?

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    MDT / SCCM use the same backend, are you using copyprofile in unattend.xml?

    You can run WinSAT as part of the task sequence if you want, but it won't apply an areo theme to the default profile if basic has been applied by copyprofile.


    You would either need to specify in Group Policy or edit the default profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobsonl View Post
    I cant see that task on my machine...
    Task Scheduler Task Scheduler Library Microsoft Windows Maintenance WinSAT. It's also listed under 'Active Tasks'.

    Quote Originally Posted by dobsonl View Post
    is there a reason why it has to be run with a user logged on?
    The settings are stored in the users profile.

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    You can invoke it by the command line. I have the following two lines in my SCCM task sequence:

    c:\windows\system32\winsat.exe d3d
    c:\windows\system32\winsat.exe dwm

    That usually gets Aero going.

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    You don't need to run winSAT, just set this GP:
    Administrative templates > Control panel > Personalization > force a specific visual style or force windows classic

    Set that to enabled with this as the path to the visual style: %windir%\resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles
    I've also got "load a specific theme" set as: %windir%\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\basic.theme

    Works a treat

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