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    Vista SP1, Sysprep & UserLock...

    OK just created a Vista Image.. Sysprep'd it and captured the image to WDS
    Then overnight I deployed it to 15 PC's

    Problem 1
    Forgot to create an unattended file... D'Oh!

    Problem 2
    Vista's sysprep strips out all drivers not included within Vista (in my case the Intel Q965/Q963 Express Graphics drivers..

    Problem 3
    Ok this one seriously screwed things up..
    When I logged on as any user I was greeted with the users [i]Documents] Folder which i closed.. only for it to appear again, then another, and another and anouther... until my screen ws fileld with them - it took 20 mins for task manager to appear which then told me i had about 700+ "Documents" Processes!!

    Eventually I managed to get RegEdit open (about 30 mins!)

    Drilled down a few and eventually came to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\ to find that the USERINIT was set to C:\Windows\System32\ULAgent.exe

    Checked this out and its the UserLock Agent.. Now In XP the USERINIT variable is userinit.exe - set Vista to this and rebooted and all ok - till i sysprep'd again.. problems 2 and 3 came back!!

    Argh!!

    So, how do i get Sysprep to not remove the drivers?
    And, short of ditching UserLock - how do i get Vista's userinit value to remain as userinit.exe after sysprep?

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    Err off the top of my re the drivers are you using the generalize switch?

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    yeah - shouldn't i be? (first time using Vista's Sysprep)

    EDIT

    Ok fixed the drier issue - injected the drivers via BDD when deploying the install image
    What does "generalize" do?
    If i dont include it will it strip out the PC name, etc

    trying to find a workaround for the userinit bug - thinking a regedit patch on first boot up..
    Last edited by Gatt; 7th March 2008 at 02:45 PM. Reason: update



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