Administrator account is required for sysprep to process, you will not be able to change the account name before Windows processes your .xml file. Windows 7 by default disables the Administrator account when it is done using it in sysprep unless you specifically tell it other wise. Best practices would be to keep your Administrator account disabled and create a new account with sysprep with the name "Client" and add that user to the Administrators group.
Adding local accounts in sysprep is easy via amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral > UserAccounts
as for your 2nd question,
if you want to assign a specific letter to a drive, you should use Diskpart, Im not even sure you can assign a letter via Disk Defrag, but again you will want to assign the letters in the actual OS, not in WinPE, you can do this again through sysprep via amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral > FirstLogonCommands or amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Deployment_neutral > RunSynchronous
you can then do a diskpart /s %pathtoscript%\diskpart.txt
diskpart.txt would contain:
select disk 0
select volume 0
assign letter = Z
Thanks a lot for your supporting,To change the driver letter where i have to place this"amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral > FirstLogonCommands or amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Deployment_neutral > RunSynchronous" under Generalize or Specilazie or Oobe ?
which path I have to place the diskpart.txt? and that file itself delete automatically... How can I do this?
Thanks and Regards
genralize or oobe will work, im not sure about specialize, i never use that. generalize will run the script before the first reboot in sysprep, oobe will run during the first logon of the system. your preference, as the same for where your put the diskpart.txt. it doesnt matter where you put it, as long as you call it from where it is.
example, you can place it on c:\windows\temp\diskpart.txt
so just call it like this, diskpart /s c:\windows\temp\diskpart.txt
if you want to delete that file, just add a 2nd command to delete it. just use del or delete command.
Thanks a Lot once again.....I will try this and let you know.....
And one morething I want to "Unpin" the "Windows Explorer and Media Player" from Taskbar..if I manually unpin those Icons its again coming after deployed the image for who ever login, How can i remove those icons permanently from taskbar ?....I need only IE icon in Taskbar....other than IE I don't want anything in Taskbar...How can I do this?
Help me please.....
You should be do all these in sysprep as well,
refer to amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral > TaskbarLinks
and you can manually specify the 3 taskbar links during deployment.
Thats fine....i want to unpin or remove the "Windows Explorer" from Task bar...how can i do this in answer file?
1. When I was using this "diskpart /s c:\windows\temp\diskpart.txt" command line under generalize mode as per your guidance, It was working fine...The thing is Whatever machines have the Inbuilt DVD drive its automatically renaming from default DVD driver letter D: to Z: and I was getting only one partition like C: Drive as per my expectation.
2. Whatever Machines doesnt have the Inbuilt DVD drives,(In those machines we will be using USB DVD drives), It's automatically separate the C drive into C drive as OS files Partition and System reserved partition was assigned into drive letter Z:, It was giving the two partitions instead of Single partition like C: Drive Alone and it was assigning the some other drive letter for External DVD drive.
Clarification and How to do this for Procedure 2?
In this Case I need whenever we are using the External DVD drive it should assign that drive letter into Z: for that Particular External DVD drive... and I shouldnot get the two separate partitions in that same machine like C drive as OS files Partition and System reserved partition as Z:, In this case also I need Single Partition as C Drive alone, But the External DVD Drive Letter should be assigned to letter Z: whenever we are pluging into those machines.
Can you please help me in this regards,
Thanks and Regards,