There's nothing to do, sysprep changes the internal environment variables and that's it. No access rights must be edited / added. Everything works automatically, all rights as if the Users would be on C:.
folders into users has rights added by sysprep, that's ok... rights for users folder aren't copied... i created the users folder (empy) by myself using fastcopy just before ctrl+shift+f3... rights are ok now, they match the original folder
I really have no idea what you are talking about. The sysprep method as told in this tutorial requires no manual copying of files or folders, no registry editing, no access rights editing, nothing. Run one simple command once, then forget the whole thing.
You should absolutely not create a Users folder manually, not before the CTRL + SHIFT + F3, not after it. Sysprep and answer file take care of that. In fact, if the drive you are relocating Users to already contains a folder called Users, it should be deleted before sysprepping.
Please start a new thread if you have issues using another method.
Thanks, Kari, for your clear and illustrated guides. I've used the Win 7 version of this tutorial many times.
At the moment, however, I'm in the process of installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise, step 2.2.1, and Sysprep alerts me to the following:
Windows could not parse or process unattended answer file... The error was detected at line 10 column 1...
I've checked and rechecked spelling, etc but I think it has to do with the windows type. Enterprise isn't one of the options you listed.
Will you help me get past this?
No, your issue is not because you are using Enterprise edition. Every edition can be sysprepped exactly the same way, here a screenshot of a sysprepped 8.1 Enterprise with Users relocated to D:
Line 10 apparently has a typo or contextual error. It should read:
- X:/sources/install.wim = Path to install.wim file, in this example located in Sources folder in Windows install media which is located in drive X:Code:<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
- Windows 8.1 ENTERPRISE = Windows version and edition
- The path and Windows version & edition within quotes: "wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 ENTERPRISE"
You're the man!
It was a syntax error. I was over confident in my copy/paste skills.
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I'm all installed now.
That's good news!
That worked as you said it would but - I am now trying to upgrade to windows 8.1 and I get a message that says "Sorry it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be because the Users or Program Files Folder is being redirected to another partition." (the code is 0xc1900102). I only redirected Users (as you recommended).
Any thought on how I can upgrade to 8.1?