Hi everyone, does anyone know if the K2000 is capable of deploying a post installation task for Windows 7 to create custom shortcuts on the desktop for every user that logs in along with a custom desktop background?

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Hey mannyone,

Thats a good one!

To change the default background you need to replace this file in "C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\img0.jpg".

Problem is that it can't be done while windows is running, you'll need to do it as a K2000 Boot Environment (Windows) post-install task (instead of windows).

To make links, you might want to look at a program called XXMKLINK.

Hope this helps
Answered 04/25/2011 by: dchristian
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Thanks for the response [:)] . So under the k2000 pre-installations tasks, would I choose a bat script task and rename any file in the folder to img0.jpg? Sorry, kind of new to the k2000.

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Answered 04/25/2011 by: mannyone
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Sorry, just found the post install task in the K2000 boot environment. I will give this a try. If you have a known bat script that works, I would appreciate it. I will post my findings here. Thanks again for the help.
Answered 04/25/2011 by: mannyone
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OK, so I was able to upload the picture I want into the same folder where img0.jpg exists as a post install task. I tried running the post install task in the K2000 boot environment, but ran too early and failed. I was trying to rename the files within the \Windows\ folder. Am I missing a step?

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Answered 04/25/2011 by: mannyone
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Here' maybe this would help:

You file name does need to match.



Answered 04/26/2011 by: dchristian
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  • I tried the exact same code but it is not working! I am using vs 3.6.98680, and I read about some bugs with uploading files. Can someone clarify?
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Oh ok, I see what I was doing wrong now. I'll give this a try.
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Answered 04/26/2011 by: mannyone
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It worked! Thank you.
Answered 04/27/2011 by: mannyone
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Here's what I do, I copy my new custom theme, background, login background (various image sizes), user picture, favorites, shortcuts, etc. Then I apply it to the default user hive

reg load HKU\DefaultUser "C:\Users\Default\ntuser.dat"
REG ADD "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\General" /v ShownOptIn /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOnceLastShown /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOncePerInstallCompleted /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v HideFileExt /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v HideSCAHealth /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel" /v StartupPage /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel" /v AllItemsIconView /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f
reg add "HKU\DefaultUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v Themefile /d "%systemroot%\Resources\Themes\COGDefault.theme" /t REG_SZ /f
reg unload HKU\DefaultUser

Steps taken

1. Load Default user hive
2. Add computer and network Icons to Default User
3. Turn off internet explorer 8 first run
4. Show extensions of known file types
5. Disable action center icon
6. Set control panel to classic view
7. Set default theme
8. Unload default user registry hive

I also use some computer based registry settings:

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences" /v AcceptedEULA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences" /v FirstTime /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer" /v GroupPrivacyAcceptance /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background" /v OEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v NoDriveTypeAutoRun /t REG_DWORD /d 255 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy" /v EnableJavaUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Steps taken

1. Turn off windows media player run once
2. C$ hidden share added (pre group policy)
3. Custom welcome screen background
4. Turn off autoplay
5. Java Update Disable


Hopefully that'll help you get going a little faster :)
Answered 04/29/2011 by: ngbrown24
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