Sysprep/FOG Setting



  • We have been building images for several Windows machines all PRO, some x86 some x64. But regardless of machine or order of install… After a sysprep and a deploy the Machine is set to use checkboxes to select items… this is not a setting we are enabling… and how can we stop it??? it seems to be somehow embedded… I just imaged another machine with our most recent image… Setup the admin account the way It needs to be… including getting rid of checkboxes for selection… and made the user account… logged in and low and behold it was setup to use checkboxes for selection… I am going slightly crazy at this point, and after reading countless hours of sysprep stuff I can’t seem to find where it says it does that…

    Thanks,
    James



  • [quote=“Jaymes Driver, post: 14260, member: 3582”]That’s insane!!! Well I’m glad you found it. We are still running office 2007, and I am pretty sure the SMART boards we use are the 400 model, but don’t quote me on that :)[/quote]

    We Run 620’s pretty much everywhere… BUt i don’t think the software is any different between models… I am not sure what caused it… but for all but one of our sites its an unfixable problem…


  • Developer

    That’s insane!!! Well I’m glad you found it. We are still running office 2007, and I am pretty sure the SMART boards we use are the 400 model, but don’t quote me on that :)



  • [quote=“Jaymes Driver, post: 14248, member: 3582”]Umm What verision of the software are you using, because we use the SMART board system and I deploy my image with the software and drivers already installed.

    Try pushing an image with the smart software ommited on a test machine, if it works that way, try to install the software after it is imaged and see if the issue still arises.[/quote]

    Thats what was done. One of our sites doesn’t use smartboards so when i deployed the image to custom tailor it for the new site i pulled the smartboard stuff off and after a sysprep and deployment the checkboxes problem went away. the only other change really was downgrading office 2010 to 2007 and i can’t imagine office doing. as we have several of each type of image and they all do it but the one school without smartboards.


  • Developer

    Umm What verision of the software are you using, because we use the SMART board system and I deploy my image with the software and drivers already installed.

    Try pushing an image with the smart software ommited on a test machine, if it works that way, try to install the software after it is imaged and see if the issue still arises.



  • I believe I found the issue… SMART BOard Smart Software is causing the issues… It was uninstalled for one of the sites we are doing and the deployed image didn’t have the Checkboxes for select. So Eureka i guess. sad part is we need the smart software on all the pcs… ohh well



  • [quote=“Timelord83, post: 14152, member: 10119”]I don’t know where the unattend file is… we’ve used this process for three years this is the first year its ever acted horrible. To build an image we install Windows 7 Pro 64bit or 32bit to a target model machine… Install device drivers… run windows update till its done. Add our apps. update again to update the microsoft apps. and run sysprep with OOBE and generalize and reboot selected. thats it… :( no idea why its being Evil this year.[/quote]

    Have you thought about bundling your updates instead of deploying them fully up to date? Try a sysprep with everything but the updates and see if that caused the issue. Also, is there any special software being installed like CAD or maybe a odd ball antivirus?

    This is the guide I typically use to SYSPREP Windows 7 PCs in FOG.

    [url="/_imported_xf_attachments/0/361_WINDOWS 7 SYSPREP with FOG.pdf?:"]WINDOWS 7 SYSPREP with FOG.pdf[/url]



  • [quote=“Jaymes Driver, post: 14149, member: 3582”]I’m with smshahan I have made 12+ images of windwos 7 and imaged with fog and I have NEVER experienced this. I have however ran into issues with my user accounts in my early sysprep stages, but since then I have gotten a better grasp.

    I would first start with a blank image on a virtual server, sysprep it with your CURRENT unattend file. If you don’t encounter the issue, then it is not with the Sysprep process. This is only to troubleshoot your unattend file. IMHO the unattend file is the most daunting task of the sysprep process.

    If your sysprep files isn’t the issue, I would say it is a rogue program or a setting in the AD or Group Policy Settings. Again I’ve not encountered this issue so I can’t tell you exactly what it is. I would give that Link above a shot on one of your units, if it solves the issue then push out the Regfile as a log in script.[/quote]

    I don’t know where the unattend file is… we’ve used this process for three years this is the first year its ever acted horrible. To build an image we install Windows 7 Pro 64bit or 32bit to a target model machine… Install device drivers… run windows update till its done. Add our apps. update again to update the microsoft apps. and run sysprep with OOBE and generalize and reboot selected. thats it… :( no idea why its being Evil this year.


  • Developer

    I’m with smshahan I have made 12+ images of windwos 7 and imaged with fog and I have NEVER experienced this. I have however ran into issues with my user accounts in my early sysprep stages, but since then I have gotten a better grasp.

    I would first start with a blank image on a virtual server, sysprep it with your CURRENT unattend file. If you don’t encounter the issue, then it is not with the Sysprep process. This is only to troubleshoot your unattend file. IMHO the unattend file is the most daunting task of the sysprep process.

    If your sysprep files isn’t the issue, I would say it is a rogue program or a setting in the AD or Group Policy Settings. Again I’ve not encountered this issue so I can’t tell you exactly what it is. I would give that Link above a shot on one of your units, if it solves the issue then push out the Regfile as a log in script.



  • [quote=“Timelord83, post: 14146, member: 10119”]Yes this is exactly what I am referring to. Sysprep is doing it… or something in the default FOG post scripting is doing it… Neither of which I can determine to be the cause.[/quote]

    I’ve never had an issue with FOG in this area of deployment. There maybe either a problem in the sysprep unattended.xml file or possibly an installed program that’s conflicting with the configuration in some way. This might be a possible workaround for you. It involves adding a registry file to disable this feature ( see link below). Otherwise you may have to try SYSPREP without any programs installed and try it again. Then if it doesn’t reoccur your problem is most likely some rogue program.

    [url]http://www.sevenforums.com/software/100758-program-enables-use-check-boxes-all-users.html[/url]



  • [quote=“smshahan, post: 14132, member: 2574”]Is this what you are referring to?

    [url]http://lifehacker.com/5432923/enable-check-box-selection-in-windows-7[/url][/quote]

    Yes this is exactly what I am referring to. Sysprep is doing it… or something in the default FOG post scripting is doing it… Neither of which I can determine to be the cause.



  • [quote=“Timelord83, post: 14102, member: 10119”]We have been building images for several Windows machines all PRO, some x86 some x64. But regardless of machine or order of install… After a sysprep and a deploy the Machine is set to use checkboxes to select items… this is not a setting we are enabling… and how can we stop it??? it seems to be somehow embedded… I just imaged another machine with our most recent image… Setup the admin account the way It needs to be… including getting rid of checkboxes for selection… and made the user account… logged in and low and behold it was setup to use checkboxes for selection… I am going slightly crazy at this point, and after reading countless hours of sysprep stuff I can’t seem to find where it says it does that…

    Thanks,
    James[/quote]

    Is this what you are referring to?

    [url]http://lifehacker.com/5432923/enable-check-box-selection-in-windows-7[/url]



  • has no one else encountered this??


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