Deploying from Sysprepped image using Sysprep Creator - defaults are resetting

I've built an image for Windows 10 1909 and sysprepped with an unattend built with the itninja sysprep creator. I think I know why my defaults are resetting; it must have to do with using the setting to copy the defaults from the logged-in user to the default profile. I'm just not sure how to resolve the issue. I am logged in as the system administrator and want to copyprofile settings like system default apps (and whatever else happens to come with it) to any new (networked) users that log in. This reset even happens for the local system administrator.


Also, possibly related, the desktop icons created for "all users" are shown with the double blue compression arrows, and I'm not sure if this happened as part of the deployment or not, but it gets clients asking, and it's just generally confusing.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Be well!

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Posted by: egholm52 2 years ago
Senior White Belt

Why use sysprep? Create a KBE boot environment, upload a source media to SDA. The SDA will deploy the correct image to any device and any application added to the scripted installation.

Posted by: Channeler 2 years ago
Red Belt

This is a known issue with Microsotf's Sysprep and Windows  10 1903, not related to the Imaging Tool being used:

You might want to read:



(LTSC 2019 is based on 1903)



This one explains the process to reproduce this:
It seems to be worse when CopyProfile switch is enabled in your Answer File

I would see what happens when disabling that switch, or try with Windows 10 1909 and see if the same thing happens.

(There a mix of people using SCCM, MDT, Norton Ghost, KACE , Foglight etc, to deploy their Windows Images,  same issue).

Remember that KACE's Sysprep Creator, is just providing a front-end or GUI to the built-in Microsoft's Sysprep Tool.(a coomand line tool)

  • We have had the issue with 1903 for a while. Just built up a 1909 image and still have the same issue. - jpnps 2 years ago

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