what's the correct way to customize an offline image default user settings?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by biatche, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. biatche

    biatche MDL Senior Member

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    changes that i intend to make:

    1. order of shortcut links
    2. registry settings
    3. a initial-startup batch script that basically mklink /j $userprofile\documents elsewhere
    4. overall desktop feel
    5. is it possible to disable system notifications too such as firewall, smartscreen?

    i do not want to be installing any hardware onto the image itself
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I would use an $OEM$ folder to do stuff like that.

    1 - Not sure what you mean "order of shortcut links" - I do know how to make new shortcuts, I use a nice simple .vbs to make new shortcuts on my desktop at a fresh install.

    2 - Quite simple to add reg edits

    3 - ? Never thought about that, I just keep my Docs where Windows like to.

    4 - It is possible to load a new Theme at a fresh install. I have done this in the past. You have to make the Theme, save it then again using $OEM" file structure to have this implemented.

    5 - Possibly. never tried.

    I will have a quick scan round and see if there are any threads on OEM ...

    Hope this helps.
     
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    biatche MDL Senior Member

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    That's not what I wanna accomplish, I have a much better setup than $OEM$ for initial user setups. What I wish to tweak is the default user so that every new user added at anytime will have the same setup.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Go on then, tell me what's your much better setup than $oem$.

    on all the PC's I have worked on they have all been single user machines. Sorry, don't know how to tweak new user setups ? Be interesting to see if you can.