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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #450


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by pietro View Post
    yes, difficult was exagerated btw, one thing missing in your method are the original acl on moved users folder...have you tried creating the folder before moving?! is it possible?!
    I do not understand you? What is missing, what do mean with "original acl on moved users folder"?

    Nothing is missing, nothing needs to be manually created before moving.

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  2. #451


    Posts : 6
    windows 7/8


    i mean folder access rights on new users folder
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  3. #452


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    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:.
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  4. #453


    Posts : 6
    windows 7/8


    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
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  5. #454


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    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.
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  6. #455


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    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?
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  7. #456


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by BANKIE View Post
    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?
    Hi Bankie, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    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:

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    Line 10 apparently has a typo or contextual error. It should read:
    Code:
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    - 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:
    - 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"

    Kari
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  8. #457


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    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.
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  9. #458


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    That's good news!
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  10. #459


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    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?
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