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  1. Hi, New to Smart Deploy - so hoping somebody has a simple answer to this one! We are deploying Windows 10 Professional via SmartDeploy from original MS media - no bloatware in theory. When Windows 10 is deployed, it insists on displaying various entertainment Apps in the tiles section of the Start Menu - Candy Crush seems particularly determined and tenacious. We have tried uninstalling apps before imaging, and have seen discussions about creating a custom XML file. However, this does not stop items reinstalling the first time the machine starts. We would like an easy way to customise the Start Menu so it displays business apps (office and a LOB) and a small amount of content e.g weather, news. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions. Richard
  2. I'm looking to deploy Windows 10 Pro machines with Office 2019 Standard included on the master image. Has anyone tried this? Any issue? I have no problem with doing this with Office 2016, but thought I'd ask since Microsft had changed thing around a bit with Office 2019 deployment method. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hello New to using SmartDeploy but also new to deploying Windows 10. How do I copy a default profile in Windows 10? We are a Novell environment so I need to be able to copy the default profile on my master image. I used to use a tool in Windows 7 called Windows Enabler. Any suggestions are appreciated, besides saying move to an Active Directory environment. ? Thank you
  4. Senario: My company is looking to replace Ghost with SmartDeploy. I have been testing and imaged 4 computers with Windows 10 1803. Question: How would you recommend handling the new 1809 update that is coming out in October? 1. Update the VM and then the Image? 2. Let each PC get the update (if we allow it) on its own? Thoughts?
  5. The unattended deployment/migration of Windows 10 was successful except for the user accounts. I asked the system to copy the c:\Users folder and it did. It also presented the login page of the admin account as was specified in the answer file/deployment package. It did not however setup the student's user account. The C:\Users folder was copied and all data is there. I will be using Smart Deploy to constantly update my student's machines in our school. I would like them to be presented with the Windows login page of their own account. For now it is just presenting our ADMIN account page and no other account is preserved/created. 1) Can I have the student user account created? 2) How can I have the initial login page be that of the student's (if the above is true)? Thank you.
  6. Am I just missing something here? SDE v 2.0.2097 VirtualBox based image of Windows 10 Enterprise updated to 1709 no snapshots Deploying Image using WDS When I deploy the image it all goes OK but when I check the version of Windows it is at 1607? I've tried re-imaging about 5 times, have captured the image with the VM powered up and down to no avail.
  7. Hi all, Hoping someone can help me out here. Whenever I deploy an image, it is applying the United States system locale, even though my template machine is set to United Kingdom. There isn't a system locale setting when creating the image, so I have tried to replace the regional settings in the .xml file from the following: <regional_settings skip="0"> <time_zone>(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London</time_zone> <input_locale>English (United Kingdom)</input_locale> </regional_settings> to this: <regional_settings> <time_zone>(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London</time_zone> <input_locale> <ui_language>en-GB</ui_language> <system_locale>en-GB</system_locale> <user_locale>en-GB</user_locale> <input_locale>en-GB</input_locale> </input_locale> </regional_settings> Has anyone come across this issue and managed to resolve it? My computer template is Windows 10 Pro. Please help. Thanks, Stephen
  8. So, odd one here. Testing cloud deployment. Created deployment package, uploaded files to OneDrive, went back to Smartdeploy and vooom, Cloud Deployment Package has vanished. All the files are still there where they should be. Have done it five times now and each time exactly the same. Oh, as an aside, your help link in the application links to very old instructions, nothing on Cloud at all.
  9. After installing Windows 10 Creators update about 10 new icons show up at Start after deployment. This does not occur in virtual golden image machine, only at the newly deployed comuters. When clicking them no apps are opened, and one can just right click and delete them one by one, but that's a pain in the *ss. Pls see image attached.
  10. Hello, I captured an image from a Windows 10 1703 64-bit reference computer. When I deploy (through WDS) I get the message "SMARTPE (32-bit) is required to deploy a 32-bit image". I know for sure that the reference computer is 64-bit, I created a Smartdeploy 64-bit media to boot and I use the latest version of Smartdeploy. I have no problem to deploy a Windows 10 1607 64-bit image. Can anyone help? Thank youi! Maarten.
  11. Why are there no platform packs for so many modern machines? For example, I have many Intel NUC5i5RY models with 16GB RAM and SSD drives, that will happily run Windows 10 and are supported however,I cannot use Smartdeploy to deploy to these because the only platform packs are for Windows 7 (so with no platform back, after network deployment starts and the machine loads SmartPM it has no network and thus cannot deploy). This is just one example of the limits we are running into with this software. Support is frequently not helpful and seem like they are just in a hurry to get you off their back. Anybody else having similar issues?
  12. To my knowledge a Hyper-V UEFI VM can only be made with the generation 2 VM, which I've read is not supported by SmartDeploy. Is there some workaround to make a UEFI image that I don't know about? Or is it just not possible with Hyper-V?
  13. Today I started attempting to draft my first Windows 10 Creator's Update image. I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. I usually create my VM in Hyper-V 1st generation. I decided to start as simple as possible with my image just to make sure I could deploy the literal basic install of the new version of Windows 10. So I left the VM disconnected from any network and simply installed Windows 10 Creator's Update successfully. Everything was fine. I then booted my VM to the SmartDeploy .ISO capture/deploy environment and successfully captured the .WIM to a network drive. After the .WIM was captured I stayed in the SmartDeploy .ISO capture/deploy environment and began to deploy the image I had just captured from the VM to the VM. The deployment finishes and the VM restarts to begin Sysprep but fails with the message I am attaching as an image to this post. (I will also attach the log the Sysprep error message refers to) After closing that message the VM restarts into Windows and I can see the login screen- then suddenly the screen just goes black and stays that way indefinitely. I can CTRL+ALT+DEL and that functions, but basically Windows is just broken and not going to work for real. TLDR has anyone else tried to make a Windows 10 Creator's Update image yet? I would love any tips to make this work. OR is there something actually happening here to prevent me from making an image of the new update? setupact.log
  14. Dear SD Team, I currently having an issue when capturing the windows 10 image. It is showing that "there is not enough space on the disk" however the destination drive of the image is still over 500 Gb of free space. Kindly Advice on how to resolve the capturing image Issue. Please check the attached file.
  15. I am having a problem capturing a brand new Windows 10 x86 image. When I attempt to capture it an error pops up stating that the VM appears to have been upgraded. I am confused as this was hand built from scratch as a new VM/Image from Windows 10 media/ISOs. I am not sure why I am receiving this error since the version of windows in the image is 10.0.10586. Any thoughts? Below is the error received: Thanks! Ron
  16. This is just a inquiry for some information or a video if possible. I know that Smart-deploy can deploy windows 10 to any platform in Bios/Legacy mode and there are numerous videos on this process. Is there a video out there that shows deploying an image in UEFI Native Mode? If there is please share the link/site with me. I have tried everything possible to deploy to a HP 1040 G1 with UEFI Native with secure boot enable. No issues with deploying to Bios/Legacy Mode. This process works like a charm.
  17. Hello, Has anyone figured out how to deploy Win10 without it prompting for the product key during installation? I'm not using a volume license so I can't stick it in prior to installation. It looks like Win10 might support ei.cfg in the sources folder, but I'm not sure of the format nor if it would work with SmartDeploy; my few attempts have failed miserably. -DJ
  18. Hello, Following a few captures and deploys of windows 10 to a couple machines, I've found that the base windows 10 apps aren't installed correctly. Here's how they show up: Any idea what's causing this or how to get it resolved?
  19. HI Any word on windows 10 Support, and when new SD version will be ready Alan
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