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