After sysprep, no SteadyState shortcut on desktop or in Start Menu RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just created a reference computer from a system running SteadyState.  I followed the exact instructions from the Windows SteadyState handbook.  Prior to running sysprep.exe, I turned off Windows Disk Protection (WDP) and unlocked the only non-admin user account on the system.  I have imaged another machine from the reference image.  There is no SteadyState icon on the desktop of the new machine, nor is there any entry in the Start Menu/All Programs.  Yet there is a folder in Program Files for Windows SteadyState, and it has files in it.

    Why has this happened and what (if anything) can be done to fix it?


    Tim David
    Senior Computer Tech
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
    Monday, June 23, 2008 2:46 PM



    Hi Tim, have you checked other Administrator account? SteadyState shortcut and the item in Add/Remove Program only appears on the user which used to install SteadyState.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 6:49 AM