2 issues: Windows not activating - Default apps are being reset after first login
Recently created a VM in VMware, brought it into Audit mode, created an answer file using Sysprep Creator that also had Copy Profile and my KMS server in it. Sysprepped fine, Uploaded to the K2 fine.
1st Problem I'm seeing is when I load it on other systems, Windows is not activating because of "hardware changes" (Windows reported that the hardware of your device has changed. Error code: 0xC004F211)
2nd issue is upon initial logon Windows resets a bunch of apps back to defaults for no reason.
Thoughts on either issue?
A known O.S. issue , it started to happen with 1903 and Sysprep.
Using an XML to assign default apps could fix this.
See the answers in this post:
In regards the hardware changes error, Do you see the same when imaging a VM?
That error code, is related to an activation error, the device failed to reach your KMS, maybe network drivers are missing or not compatible?