JSI Tip 9483. SysPrep and RipRep behavior changes on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1?

When you deploy a SysPrep or RipRep image on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 with SP1, you may notice that customizations that you made to the default user account are missing AND/OR customization that you made to the Administrator account appear in new user accounts AND/OR modifications that you made to the default user by editing the register (Load Hive) at %SystemDrive%:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Ntuser.dat are missing.

These problems occur because Mini-Setup has been modified in SP1 so that the default behavior includes copying any customizations from the local Administrator account to the default user account.

NOTE: The default user account is used to create new user profiles when they first log on.

To workaround this behavior, open the Sysprep.inf file and add the following entry in the \[UNATTENDED\] section:


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