Editing group policy settings in a Windows ISO

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Zaphain, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Zaphain

    Zaphain MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to add group policy settings to a windows ISO? I have certain settings that I like to set through group policy after I install Windows (like disabling automatic updates and drivers for instance), but I would like to be able to set these beforehand so I can easily just install Windows normally and not have to mess with a bunch of the settings everytime.
     
  2. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

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    I think it's possible by modifying registry hive.
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    My opinion is this - use normal .iso and after everything is done, run for example powershell script. It's much more sensible to do this after you start Windows, maybe even after some start-up, then all the processes are already more or less stabilized.
    But this is my opinion and you can and may make changes as you wish.
     
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  4. d3adconnection

    d3adconnection MDL Novice

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    I haven't tried adding it to an ISO, but when I'm creating images for my work I set up local group policies and replicate them by copying the "GroupPolicy" and "GroupPolicyUsers" folders from System32.
     
  5. testtest322

    testtest322 MDL Senior Member

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    Edit NTUser file on the WIM and replace it.