Have a profile that I set up that I later manually copy over the default profile. After running sysprep my startmenu has been scrambled and a few new items have been added that I tracked down to the All users folder. These shortcuts are not present in my master image on any profile.

Yes I could easily run a post install task to fix my start menu, but I don't want to. I'd prefer it be right the first time so I can fix this problem in the future.
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Are you installing other applications as post-install tasks?

I wonder if these are writing to all the all users folder.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: dchristian
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No all applications have already been installed, its a rather specific lab image, and no post-install tasks are in use. The problem seems to be with sysprep and not the imaging.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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In sysprep try going into audit mode and testing to see if the icons are there.

If they are you should be able to delete them from the image, and reseal like normal.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: dchristian
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ORIGINAL: cserrins

By default sysprep will add back items to your start menu, the only way to remove them would be a post installation task.

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How disappointing. I don't really feel like making a post install task to alter all the images I have because each start menu is generally unique. However if I could put it in as a setup script on the image itself like you can do with Win 7 @ "C:\Windows\setup\scripts\" that would be ideal. Does XP have a setup\scripts folder? I'll need to look into that.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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I take it you are building your image from an installation of Windows XP Service Pack 3? MSFT changed the way the default user profile was applied between SP2 and SP3. You used to be able to configure your default user provide and overwrite the existing default user profile, but even if this is done now all of those settings are wiped out.

You need to use the UpdateServerProfileDirectory=1 entry in Sysprep under the [UNATTENDED] section. This ensures that any settings configured from the administrator account are used as the default user profile settings. The following article provides more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753
Answered 07/11/2011 by: danr29
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I found an easier solution. I also ran into the problem of google chrome not staying configured when a new profile was created and a working profile was correctly copied onto Default User. It seems that using system properties' copy profile did not copy the hidden folder Local settings which has a second Application Data folder. It is this folder that has data for such things as how Chrome is configured and how the start menu looks. I simply manually copied this folder into Default User and now all is right with the world.
Answered 07/11/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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Yep, I had the very same problem with Chrome... It did not copy the hidden folder local settings when a new profile was created... Any ideas what the best solution would be as I don't want to have to manually copy the folder each time...
Answered 09/23/2011 by: bobbysmith42
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