Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Hello,

Does anyone know the registry keys to include or how to stop the profile "Personalised Settings" from running every time a user logs in when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Thanks

Paul

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psnovar1
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Remove all "stubpath" regedit entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ActiveSetup\Installed Components

See the Microsoft KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238441/en-us

dbolton
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

You may want to leave some in though - Like the themes stubpath.

Dan.

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PatrickRAtDell
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

When I build a new VM Template or Terminal Server I search this key for any stubpath values and delete them (the values, not the keys). This knocks about 10-15 seconds off of the logon.

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Michel Roth
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Right. It does make it a lot faster but be careful removing it without checking. Windows sometimes uses it to update certain Windows settings. For example if you have a profile for a windows desktop and used WMP11. if the VM or TS then gets updated to WMP12, the next time the user logs in Active Setup would update certain settings to WMP12. I think...

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dbolton
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Another alternative would be to allow it to run once for each user and use the User Profiles section in vWorkspace to capture the Active Setup components.
HKCU\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup
One thing I have noticed doing this is that on subsequent logins the Windows 7 theme reverts to classic!
I’ve tried to capture the following with vWorkspace but with no joy at present.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes
Not sure what else needs to be captured. I’ve not had a lot of time to play around with this yet. Feel free to shed some light on this if you have already done it
What is odd is that disconnecting the session and resuming will revert to the basic theme and not classic! I've tried setting the logon process type to both Synchronous and Asynchronous but it doesn't make a difference.
Dan.

RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Daniel,

I had tried saving HKCU\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup following Paulo response and it did stop most of the personalized running except I think IE.  I suspect however that once you log into a different RDS or Win7 image that it runs again.  I may also have the theme issue you pointed out.  I'll let you know when I have spent more time on it again.

Cheers

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dbolton
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Cool.

I found that I could roam from VDI VM to VDI VM without the active setup components configuring again... It was just the theme issue letting me down.

I've tried using RegShot to capture the change when done manually but it didn't really help.

I don't want to use GPO to force the theme as we want the users to be able to choose.

Cheers,

Dan

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DELL-Ian S
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

You can assign mandatory profile to users. The only downside of this - difference between XP and Vista/Win7 profiles.

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DELL-Jon Ro
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RE: Personalsied Settings always runs when Meta Profiles is enabled?

Here's a helpful TechNet article on the Themes issue:

http://blogs.technet.com/richard_macdonald/archive/2007/08/17/1769692.aspx

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