Administrator account has hijacked the Default User account RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to setup a sysprep host to deploy onto a bunch of other computers using a partition imaging program.

    OS Environment.
    Windows XP Professional SP3


    I've setup a user account (called temp) to install software and make configuration settings (setup desktop ect).
    Reboot computer
    Log in as Administrator
    Copy temp account to default user account
    Delete temp user account
    login as Administrator and remove general program icons from the desktop
    sysprep system
    create partition image files
    deploy partition image files to bare metal systems
    On boot up I login as Administrator (its the only account) and create a new account called test
    reboot system
    login as test account, and.... my desktop is blank, just like the administrator account, I check the default user account at c:\documents and settings\default user\desktop and its empty of all icons as well.
    It seems that the administrator account has taken over the job of default user profile.

    Is there a way to force the system to use default user to create new profiles for windows xp pro sp3 ?

    NOTE: I am working on a computer that I did not install from scratch, I believe it was deployed via sysprep by the people who donated it to me. Perhaps it has inherited some exotic settings causing my problems ?

    Monday, August 20, 2012 1:58 AM