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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #630


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    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/.../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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  2. #631


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesespace View Post
    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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  3. #632


    London
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I sit possible to share the same %USERPROFILE% directory, with its contained HKCU registry hive files, with more than one Windows partition/installation?
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  4. #633


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jason404 View Post
    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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  5. #634


    London
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jason404 View Post
    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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  6. #635


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


    You are welcome .
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  7. #636


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32bit and 64 bit


    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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  8. #637


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


    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: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  9. #638


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32bit and 64 bit


    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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  10. #639


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32bit and 64 bit

    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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