MSMG ToolKit

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  1. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #21601 MSMG, Nov 24, 2021
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    ToolKitHelper method cleans deeper and can remove components which can't be removed using DISM.
     
  2. MSMG

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    The Toolkit is not yet fully updated to support LTSC 2021, just wait for the next release to remove Edge.


    F46D4000-FD22-4DB4-AC8E-4E1DDDE828FE - Add Suggested Folders to Library
    E2A4F912-2574-4A75-9BB0-0D023378592B - Open With Dialog for Appx
    1527c705-839a-4832-9118-54d4Bd6a0c89 - File open/save dialog for Appx
    MicrosoftWindows.UndockedDevKit - May be required for Start menu and Taskbar functions in latest versions of Windows 10
     
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    @DennyAmaro it worked for me too. There are two NSudo executables though, NSudoLC and NSudoLG. Which is the right one to use? What's the difference?
     
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    #21604 (\_/)^(\_/), Nov 24, 2021
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    Use the NSudoLG, that's the one which is used in Toolkit and renamed as NSudo.exe
     
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    #21607 bababafasdfggg, Nov 24, 2021
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    ok so i made some progress with ltsc 2021 and:

    to remove annoing Search bar near start button i removed:

    packages :
    Microsoft-Windows-SearchEngine-Client-Package (all of them)
    WindowsSearchEngineSKU-Group-Package (all of them)

    appx :
    Microsoft.Windows.Search_1.14.2.19041_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

    those changes made sfc/scan no problems on online system.
    and process Search aka Cortana is not running :D
    EDIT:
    it breaks explorer file search so if u need searching for files u need to keep that 100mb app in memory :D
     
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    FYI: Search & Cortana are splitted by M$ itself. They are not the same a pretty long time.
    Btw, I'm also don't need M$ Search and have trimmed them both ;)
    A small disadvantage - search over Settings menues will not work (no alternatives for this as far I know).
     
  9. bababafasdfggg

    bababafasdfggg MDL Novice

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    i have enabled only those menus what i need so no problem:D
     
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    About KB4052623. It´s a platform update of Windows Defender. In which folder do I copy it to be integrated to Windows 11?

    Is KB4052623 compatible for Win 10 and Win 11?
     
  11. mhussain

    mhussain MDL Member

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    @ingviowarr
    apart from msmg toolkit,
    what other applications doo you use for removal of other packages?
    such as on a online system etc?
    Majid
     
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    #21614 sakatgg, Nov 24, 2021
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    Packages are not removed .. AutoSettingsPS (from westlife) use it in an already deployed system for configuration, including Win11 22000.346 In principle, it is not difficult and understandable there.
    Packages are removed only by RepackWIM (by westlife) and only for Win10 LTSC and LTSB, the author did not develop above
     
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    #21615 ingviowarr, Nov 24, 2021
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    @sakatgg
    1) The question was about online system operations (Yes, about deployed OS. I named it "Live OS" for better understanding)

    2) I know westlife working on improving W11 support (the rest previous editions are fully supported as well).
    He (and me) are very unhappy of W11, because it's ugly constructed due to unnecessarily more restrictive dependecies among OS components (hidden M$ policy, that getting worse and worse with every next OS generation).
    So we have much, much more harden and complicated methods for removal / fixing UI. Things now breaks easely. Many classic components are moved to UWP now, incuding Explorer.
    For example, he works on changing even some single bytes inside the code and scenario must do it in automatic mode. Just imagine, for a minute.
    W11 just been released and do you want it all at once?

    3) I don't use RepackWIM because I'm sticked to use MSMG Toolkit. For now, at least.

    4) @mhussain is blind.
    Try blindfold yourself and click Start menu, at least.
     
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    With Microsoft making the LTSC 2021 19041.1288 as the base version it has also made the Toolkit's component removal to do extra work to clean up the WinSxS files for LTSC 2021.

    This makes more difficult to adapt to instant changes if there are more package changes with subsequent CU's since many packages have different Image Service Pack Build as there base versions.
     
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    Hello,

    is this now Part of the new toolkit Version?

    Where is the sstart.dat stored?

    zacc
     
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    It's for live systems, for offline the specified file or folder doesn't exist in the image.

    I have added a tweak to remove all pinned items from Start for Windows 11 in the upcoming version of Toolkit, do use it when it's released.
     
  20. mhussain

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    @ingviowarr
    i'll be very carefull when using this tool.
    will run a windows vm for testing and make a snapshot before tweaking :)
    my thanks for the resources and links :)
    you are a good man sir :)
    Majid