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protectyourpc unattend.xml

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  • Hi, 

    We are using mdt 2012 U1 to deploy win7 and I was wondering what setting to use for ProtectYouPc in the unattend.xml file? Is this deprecated because we have Skipoobe set to true? 

    Thanks,

    Bob

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 4:33 AM

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  • I disagree with Frank.  While MDT does handle most of it for you, there are times when it is useful and necessary to modify the Unattend.xml, that's part of why every Task Sequence has it's own, so that you can customize it to fit your exact deployment needs.  Most of what is needed can be done simply with additional steps in the Task Sequence or through CustomSettings.ini, but sometimes making the change to Unattend.xml just works better.

    The TechNet reference for ProtectYourPC (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ff716385.aspx) says there is no default, but the template for Windows 7 in MDT 2012 U1 sets it to 1 (which is best practice).  If you use SkipMachineOOBE (technically deprecated), then whatever setting is in ProtectYourPC is ignored (per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765947(v=ws.10).aspx).  Note that by default, MDT doesn't use the Skip options for OOBE, it uses the Hide options (such as HideEULAPage, HideLocalAccountScreen, etc).  This is so the value is used, but the OOBE is still not shown (but is technically not 'skipped').


    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    • Marked as answer by Bobby98 Saturday, July 20, 2013 4:50 PM
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:53 PM
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  • If you are using MDT than there is no need to make changes to the unattend.xml file. Use MDT to customize the deployment and let MDT handle the unattend.xml file. The only time I have had to make changes to the unattend.xml was to copy the admin profile.


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    Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:19 AM
  • I disagree with Frank.  While MDT does handle most of it for you, there are times when it is useful and necessary to modify the Unattend.xml, that's part of why every Task Sequence has it's own, so that you can customize it to fit your exact deployment needs.  Most of what is needed can be done simply with additional steps in the Task Sequence or through CustomSettings.ini, but sometimes making the change to Unattend.xml just works better.

    The TechNet reference for ProtectYourPC (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ff716385.aspx) says there is no default, but the template for Windows 7 in MDT 2012 U1 sets it to 1 (which is best practice).  If you use SkipMachineOOBE (technically deprecated), then whatever setting is in ProtectYourPC is ignored (per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765947(v=ws.10).aspx).  Note that by default, MDT doesn't use the Skip options for OOBE, it uses the Hide options (such as HideEULAPage, HideLocalAccountScreen, etc).  This is so the value is used, but the OOBE is still not shown (but is technically not 'skipped').


    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    • Marked as answer by Bobby98 Saturday, July 20, 2013 4:50 PM
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:53 PM
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