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I'm setting up a WIM to image a set of laptops. I have setup a computer which I have sysprep'ed and then captured the image to the WDS server. I have deleted all the local user accounts using the control panel. However when I image a computer from the WIM there are 3 or 4 local user accounts already on the system. How can I get rid of them, or ideally not include them in the image capture in the first place?

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Before you run your final sysprep to prep the image for capture, put the machine into audit mode with sysprep/audit and clean out the profiles you don't want in there. Then run your final sysprep and the machine will shut down and you can image it.

You can also do other administrative things in audit mode. You can read more about it here.

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