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    Is there a way to avoid the installing of apps every time a new user logs in?

    Is there a way to avoid the installing of apps every time a user logs in?

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    What apps are you using? And what's making them install, are you using a log on script? Are they doing a full install or just setting up the user profile? If it's something like MS Office, not really but if your roaming profiles are set up right they need only go through the set up once no matter how many computers they use. Unless of course you reset their profile.

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    roaming profile. it should only install apps if they are sysprepped in and they arnt installed in that users profile so logging onto the same pc again shouldn't require a reinstall unless you have mandatory profiles

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    It doesn't say what it is installing. It just says installing apps the first time a user logs into a computer and gives some sort of tutorial on how to use win8

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    You can shorten the time by removing the apps before Sysprep and imaging, or by running the following powershell commands after installation.

    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingFinance_2013.809.632.3676_neutral_~_ 8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_2013.820.258.2561_neutr al_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_2013.813.243.3760_n eutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingMaps_2013.809.2206.5385_neutral_~_8w ekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingNews_2013.809.636.2800_neutral_~_8we kyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingSports_2013.809.637.2803_neutral_~_8 wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingTravel_2013.1010.223.1706_neutral_~_ 8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.BingTravel_2013.809.639.25_neutral_~_8we kyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.HelpAndTips_2013.822.1026.1520_neutral_~ _8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.SkypeApp_2013.805.1159.2246_neutral_~_kz f8qxf38zg5c
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_2013.822.1053.2868_ne utral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_2013.808.1749.4769_neutral _~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    This is my script for removing the ones I don't want. To see the full list, use get-AppxProvisionedPackage

    This won't remove the apps that have already been provisioned, for that you need to use Remove-AppxPackage, but it will stop further automatic provisioning, and reduce the initial login time.
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 29th January 2014 at 02:05 PM.

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    Ok thanks Mr.Ben, I will give it a try.

    I found this for windows 8.1

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymen...lications.aspx

    Slightly easier to manage.
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    Remove metro apps

    Hello,

    We use this powershell script on Windows 8/8.1 to remove the metro apps we don't intend on using (All of them!)

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online
    Small, simple and does the job!

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    we removed them however found the first time a user logs on you still get the "setting up your apps" message and it takes about 3-4 min even though it is doing nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjduk View Post
    we removed them however found the first time a user logs on you still get the "setting up your apps" message and it takes about 3-4 min even though it is doing nothing!
    How do you set up your user profiles? We use the method described here Howto create a Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 Mandatory Profile | Jeroen Tielen and our logon time is 20-40 seconds. We have profile saved on the local computer and use GPO to point to it

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    ah we have roaming profiles so it creates it upon first install. Im going 8.1 soon so may just move over to a set homescreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjduk View Post
    ...Im going 8.1 soon so may just move over to a set homescreen.
    I don't think that will help with logon times. You might need to look at your roaming profiles as this will be downloaded onto the local computer when they log in (first time only). We did have roaming profiles for staff but moved to mandatory profiles and use folder redirection.

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    Hi,

    Have you tried this:

    First Sign-in Animation - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    It basically stops the first sign-in animation of setting up apps and getting your account ready etc. Just put it on your master image and then when a user
    logs in you no longer get the long login. I also use a regedit trick to disable the Charm hints as well

    How to Disable Charms Bar Hint in Windows 8? - AskVG

    , along with the XML start screen layout in group policy.

    Works really well.

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