Windows 10: Windows 11 22H2 Issues in Audit Mode After Generalize

Discus and support Windows 11 22H2 Issues in Audit Mode After Generalize in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; In Win 11 22H2, if we use Sysprep to reseal to Audit Mode and choose the Generalize option, after the reseal, we encounter multiple Store App related... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by jfontenot, Dec 9, 2022.

  1. jfontenot Win User

    Windows 11 22H2 Issues in Audit Mode After Generalize


    In Win 11 22H2, if we use Sysprep to reseal to Audit Mode and choose the Generalize option, after the reseal, we encounter multiple Store App related error messages. The system is not connected to the internet and no apps have been installed. These errors appear to be related to built-in apps, like Cortana and Notepad. Also, script files will not run. We have several .bat scripts that are set to run upon first boot into Audit that no longer trigger and cannot even be manually run.If you then reseal to OOBE, the new user does not have these issues. No app errors, and scripts run fine.Also,

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    jfontenot, Dec 9, 2022
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  2. Audit mode

    Hi Diane,

    Windows boots into Windows Welcome Mode and Audit Mode. Windows Welcome Mode
    is the first user experience while the Audit mode is used to add customization to Windows images. Sometimes, Windows keeps running in Audit Mode and user has no idea about it, just like in your case. While your machine is running Audit
    Mode when upgrading or reinstalling Windows 10, the upgrade won’t progress.

    Here's how to exit from Audit mode to reinstall Windows 10:

    • Open the administrative or elevated Command Prompt. Type cmd in the
      Search
      field at the taskbar.
    • Type the following command and press Enter key: sysprep /oobe /generalize
      DISCLAIMER: Running sysprep command each time resets Windows licensing state to default. So if your Windows is activated and you run this command, you’ll need to reactivate Windows after executing this command.

    • Once the command IS successfully executed, you’ll be out of Audit Mode. Now you can re-try to upgrade to Windows 10 and it should work.

    Let us know if the steps above worked for you.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Dec 9, 2022
    #2
  3. what is audit mode

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues with Audit Mode on your PC.



    Usually, Audit mode is used to add customization to Windows images. Sometimes, Windows keeps running in Audit Mode and user has no idea about it, just like in your case. While your machine is running Audit Mode when upgrading
    or reinstalling Windows 10, the upgrade won’t progress.



    Kindly follow the steps mentioned below to exit Audit mode:



    1. Now press Windows +
      S key together to open Search.
    2. Now type CMD and select Run as administrator.
    3. Accept the UAC prompts.
    4. Type in the following commands one by one and hit
      Enter
      :

      sysprep /oobe /generalize
    5. Close the command prompt window.


    DISCLAIMER: Running sysprep command each time resets Windows licensing state to default. So if your Windows is activated and you run this command, you’ll need to reactivate Windows after executing
    this command.




    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Dec 9, 2022
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Windows 11 22H2 Issues in Audit Mode After Generalize

    Updating Windows 10 in Audit Mode

    Thanks - I was unaware of the search issue as I rarely use it anyway, or I search from from file explorer (force of habit).
     
    cereberus, Dec 9, 2022
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