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Apply Administrator Setup to All Local Accounts?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Apply Administrator Setup to All Local Accounts?


    Hello all,

    I have created an administrator account with a setup (apps & settings) that I would like to use as the default for all local standard users - is this possible?

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to receiving your advice and guidance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi lmparchitects,

    The supported way is to:
    1. Use sysprep to generalize the OS
    2. Capture the image
    3. Use the captured image instead of the default install.wim and the answer file with the CopyProfile parameter that copies the administrator profile to the default user account during the installation.


    Copying profiles to the default profile after the installation is not supported since Windows 7. See this: Configuring Default User Settings

    If you want to transfer files and settings after the installation, create a profile and use Easy Transfer.
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Apply Administrator Setup to All Local Accounts?
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