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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk


lesscro

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Nice, i think since beginning Windows can't remove audit mode... then you confirm this.. awesome work on this tutorial.

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Maltesespace

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Hey Kari, just want to confirm this method works on Windows 8.1 as of now in 2015 for relocating the user profiles. Have done it successfully on my system in Windows 7 and I love it! Just want to make sure I can still do this in Windows 8.1 as I will be setting up a computer for a family member soon with it and he would like to have this done.
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Yes, it works. However, if you also moved the ProgramData in Windows 7 you should note that in Windows 8.1 ProgramData cannot be relocated. Only move the Users folder as told in this tutorial.
 

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Okay, thanks Kari. So using the Win7 steps should be fine just don't move ProgramData, correct?
 

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Hi Kari
I've done a few Windows images the past little bit, a couple on 8.1 and a couple on 7. Each have been for clients and i am customising their computers for them. But even though I use an answer file and have "copyprofile" set to true, the profile doesn't copy. Everything is installed but the customised desktop etc doesn't. Could the issue possibly be that I don't generalize the system when I sysprep? Since the image is specific to that one machine I didn't think it was necessary. I ran the commands:

cd sysprep
sysprep /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\MyAnswerFile.xml
Then booted with Macrium and imaged.
Then realised i was using C: as the answer file location and your tutorial said not to do that so tried from an external drive that was not the install USB. (I don't have another partition other than C: to use as I don't move user profiles etc on a 120GB SSD :D) So then changed the commands to run sysprep /oobe /shutdown /unattend:D:\MyAnswerFile.xml

I also set OEM information and computer names and product keys in these answer files and those were not copied. Its as if the answer file just doesn't work.

Also tried using an answer file with just the copyprofile thing set to true and nothing else changed, that didn't work

Am lost as to what to do, also tried downloading fresh ISO, converted ESD to WIM using winreducer wim converter, opened WIM with windows SIM, created new .clg files to use, that didn't work.
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The CopyProfile=True setting can only be used together with the /GENERALIZE switch. It has none whatsoever effect if the /GENERALIZE switch is not used. It does not cause any errors, the answer file validates OK, but if the answer file has CopyProfile=True and the /GENERALIZE switch is not used when sysprepped, it will simply be ignored.

The main purpose of the /GENERALIZE is of course to prepare a hardware independent image and the fact that the CopyProfile requires it to be used is somewhat illogical, but that's the case. No desktop, theme, folder options and other customizations will be copied to default user profile without the /GENERALIZE switch.

The OEM settings do not require CopyProfile and /GENERALIZE switch. You need to add OEM info component to Pass 4 Specialize. Click to enlarge the screenshot:
2015-05-25_17h59_59.png
Complete customization walkthrough tutorial at our sister site the Seven Forums: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 7 Help Forums. The tutorial applies to Windows 8 & 8.1, too.

Kari
 
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Ah OK, thanks Kari. Completely illogical on MS' part but I thought that might be the case. Out of curiosity, if you install drivers while you are customising your image, those usually come with software, ex. Intel WiDi, AMD Catalyst Control Centre, AMD Gaming Evolved, etc etc. What happens to those softwares and your drivers when you generalise your image? Do the drivers 'reactivate' when you go through OOBE, or do you have to reinstall them? If the latter, can you reinstall your drivers by booting to OOBE on your image, going to audit mode, installing the drivers again, sysprepping with just a sysprep /oobe /shutdown, and the settings from the first time you sysprepped (sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\MyAnswerFile.xml) will still carry over? Or are you forced to go through OOBE, then install your drivers. I was hoping to be able to copy profiles and also have drivers installed on a 'virgin' no user profiles system image.

Thanks
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Using Sysprep, you have to select: you can either customize the default user profile, or add drivers. You cannot have both. An additional Sysprep run after generalizing in the first run, then doing it again this time without the /generalize switch and installing drivers might, just might theoretically thinking work but I have never tested it.

The proper way is to use the /generalize switch to copy the default user profile, then capture the image with DISM and add the drivers. See this TechNet support article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825070.aspx.

Worth to remember when customizing the Windows 8 or 8.1 default user profile is that if the end user signs in with an MS Account, all MS Account sync settings override the default user profile settings. If for instance the end user has synced the theme, this MS Account theme will be used instead of the default user profile theme. Therefore, if it is quite sure that the end user will use an MS Account instead of a local account, customizing the default user profile is irrelevant and does not need to be done.
 

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OK, I read again your posts and realized you might not want to create an hardware independent image, which I for some odd reason assumed was the case.

If the image does not have to be hardware independent, you have a way to both use CopyProfile=True and /GENERALIZE switch, and keep the drivers installed in Audit Mode. The setting you need to use in that case in the answer file is called PersistAllDeviceInstalls and it must be set to TRUE. See this TechNet support article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff716298.aspx

Notice that you should only use PersistAllDeviceInstalls if the reference computer (its hardware) you are using to create the image is completely identical than the computer this image will be deployed to. If there are any whatsoever differences in the hardware, use the DISM method to add drivers as told in my previous post.
PersistAllDeviceInstalls component can be found in WIndows System Image Manager under the Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep and must be added to Pass 3 Generalize.
2015-05-25_23h15_05.png
Click the screenshot twice to enlarge it.
 
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Laptop
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    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
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    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
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    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
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OK, I read again your posts and realized you might not want to create an hardware independent image, which I for some odd reason assumed was the case.

If the image does not have to be hardware independent, you have a way to both use CopyProfile=True and /GENERALIZE switch, and keep the drivers installed in Audit Mode. The setting you need to use in that case in the answer file is called PersistAllDeviceInstalls and it must be set to TRUE. See this TechNet support article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff716298.aspx

Notice that you should only use PersistAllDeviceInstalls if the reference computer (its hardware) you are using to create the image is completely identical than the computer this image will be deployed to. If there are any whatsoever differences in the hardware, use the DISM method to add drivers as told in my previous post.
PersistAllDeviceInstalls component can be found in WIndows System Image Manager under the Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep and must be added to Pass 3 Generalize.Click the screenshot twice to enlarge it.
Yes! This is it. Thank you Kari! Yes it is a customised image for only one computer. I have clients that come to me with computers that need setting up and they need specific software and default settings, so I start with a base image that i've created (a normal generalized image) with basic software on it and updates and such, then image it onto their machines, add their dedicated settings and hardware drivers and I like to keep that image hardware specific in case they ever need to restore it with macrium all their drivers are there.
Cheers
 

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    Intel Core i5 4690k (Desktop) / Intel Core i7 5500u (Laptop)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z97 (Desktop) / Dell (Laptop)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 (Desktop) / 16GB DDR3L (laptop)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (Desktop) / AMD R7 M270 (Laptop)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Pavilion 27bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (Desktop) / 3840x2160 (Laptop)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB
    WD Black 500GB
    WD Blue 1TB
    (Desktop)
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (Laptop)
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Yes! This is it. Thank you Kari!
Just be careful here; using PersistAllDeviceInstalls requires that both the reference computer (the one you are creating the image with) and the production computer (the one you will deploy the image to) are exactly identical.
 

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    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
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    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
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    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
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I sit possible to share the same %USERPROFILE% directory, with its contained HKCU registry hive files, with more than one Windows partition/installation?
Check this post at our sister site the Ten Forums: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

Scroll down a bit until you find a new paragraph starting with "
What happens if Sysprep finds an existing Users folder", and read from there to the end of that post.

That should answer your question.

Kari
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Laptop
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    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
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    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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I sit possible to share the same %USERPROFILE% directory, with its contained HKCU registry hive files, with more than one Windows partition/installation?
Check this post at our sister site the Ten Forums: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

Scroll down a bit until you find a new paragraph starting with "
What happens if Sysprep finds an existing Users folder", and read from there to the end of that post.

That should answer your question.

Kari
Thanks for your help!
 

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You are welcome :).
 

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    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
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    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

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Hi All
I followed Kari tutorials and step for relocate User folders during new installation Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit (profiles to a different Drive) but These error appears on the screen in audit mode.
OS is Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit PC Dell Optiplex 9020.
System Preparation Tool 3.14
A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine.

Tried all the steps which was posted by Kari and others from different sites. But still stuck at the beginning itself from past 1 week.
Please help me in solving this problem.........
 

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Hi Potency, welcome to the Eight Forums.

After the Sysprep fails, open the Explorer, browse to folder C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther to find a file called setupact.log, and upload & attach it in a post here. It is a log file containing information which might help us to find the cause for your error.

Here's a tutorial to show how to upload files here at the Eight Forums: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html
 

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    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
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    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
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    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

POTENCY

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Hi Kari

I will upload the file setupact.log from my office. Before sending also I will try once again and send you.

Once again thank you for your help.
 

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A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Hi Kari

Now I tried again by changing the location of relocate.xml file to D drive also but found the same error. Kindly find the uploaded the log file setupact.log
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32bit and 64 bit

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