Windows 10: Sysprep - Custom Taskbar/Start-Menu XML Not Applying

Discus and support Sysprep - Custom Taskbar/Start-Menu XML Not Applying in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey everyone! For the past couple days, I've been trying to create a (new) custom Windows 10 Image. Everything's been going great so far, with using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by edmonddantes182, May 27, 2021.

  1. Sysprep - Custom Taskbar/Start-Menu XML Not Applying


    Hey everyone! For the past couple days, I've been trying to create a (new) custom Windows 10 Image. Everything's been going great so far, with using Audit Mode, installing all the applications, creating the WinPE ISO and deploying the .WIM file. Everything applies without any issues, with the custom taskbar I setup while in Audit Mode being the only thing that's not applying. While creating the image, after pinning the apps I wanted to the taskbar (Google Chrome, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook), I ran the "Export-StartLayout 'Path To Location'" command and than opened the file in Notepad++ and added the required Taskbar lines of code, as I got from Microsoft's site - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ows-10-taskbar, including the "-DesktopApplicationLinkPath" to the taskbar links. I than copied the XML file to "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell" as I saw in a video that having the XML file in the default profile will copy the taskbar settings (Link - Customize the Win10 Start Menu - YouTube) However, when I create a new user profile (i.e.; "Test") and I sign into that account, the taskbar icons are still the default Windows ones, not my custom one. I've also attached my XML file below just in-case it helps, although I had to change it to .txt to upload it, with the "Taskbar Layout" section being at the very bottom If anyone has any advice/tips, please feel free to respond Sysprep - Custom Taskbar/Start-Menu XML Not Applying :) Thanks! Windows Version: 2004 (Windows 10 Pro)

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    edmonddantes182, May 27, 2021
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  2. Janothin Win User

    Start Menu and Taskbar customization

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone have recommendations on how to customize the start menu and taskbar for a deployment image? I've tried customizing the start menu and taskbar, then exporting the configuration into a XML, but the start menu appears in two columns when I want it half way along with the taskbar settings not sticking.

    Any suggestions will be great!
     
    Janothin, May 27, 2021
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  3. bro67 Win User
    Start Menu and Taskbar customization

    Start10 is not Freeware, Classicshell code has been released so that others can continue to develop it on their own. Suggest looking on microsoft.com for how to modify the layout xml file. You can either develop a solution on your own using the Classicshell code, pay for Start10 or use the info at microsoft.com to do the xml coding for the layout.
     
    bro67, May 27, 2021
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  4. nugen Win User

    Sysprep - Custom Taskbar/Start-Menu XML Not Applying

    Customize Windows 10 Image in Audit Mode with Sysprep  


    Thank you! *Biggrin
     
    nugen, May 27, 2021
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