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Enable build-in Administrator account in Windows 7 after sysprep in Deployment Solution 6.9


Article ID: 156926


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Deployment Solution


If a customer has enabled the default Window's Administrator account, the account will be disabled after running the "Create Disk Image" using the  [Prepare using Sysprep]


This is not an issue unique to DS. By default, Microsoft disables the built-in administrator account because it is a potential security hole. All DS does is supply a sysprep file to Windows 7 that returns the built-in Administrator to the default state which is 'disabled'


You can modify a sample copy which is located under \Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\Sysprep\standardwes7.xml
You may download the updated 'unattend.xml' attached to this article.
To use a custom unattend.xml, in the Distribute Disk Image task, under [Prepared using Sysprep], there is a [advanced settings], select [use the following answer file].


Applies To

All versions of Deployment Solution 6.9


custom7.xml get_app