so we can install all the required software from our file servers
I would challenge you, that you don’t “need” to connect to the domain to map a drive to your file server to install software. If there are applications that require AD credentials to install, then those should be installed post imaging via a snapin or some other software deployment tool like PDQ Deploy.
The only software that I “must” install after imaging is our antivirus software because that application creates a unique GUID when its installed to identify the machine to the AV console. its not possible to clone a system after AV is installed because of this. But most all other applications can be installed before imaging without AD rights.
@loosus456 Yea, I have no objection to that. But I can’t get the Taskbar Customization to work (even after fixing the .xml file that is generated), so I gave that part up. It resets the taskbar to just Edge and Explorer, and allows users to customize it how they wish.
you need to apply taskbar customs via group policy, if so the user has change rights:
If you use a provisioning package to configure the taskbar, your configuration will be reapplied each time the explorer.exe >process restarts. If your configuration pins an app and the user unpins that app, the user’s change will be overwritten the >next time the configuration is applied. To apply a taskbar configuration and allow users to make changes that will >persist, apply your configuration by using Group Policy.