I am deploying Windows XP SP3 images in a stand-alone environment using SYSPREP. I am updating an existing image with patches, drivers, etc. Although my first images never launched Windows Security Center at first login, my new images are.
Symantec Corporate 10.1.6.6000 is installed prior to SYSPREP and has current virus definitions. The Security Center launches at login, seems to initially think that antivirus is disabled, but then goes "green" once Symantec loads. The Security Center remains open.
Since "end users" are applying the image onto hardware themselves, I would like to prevent Security Center from appearing at all.
I've tried to disable Security Center by modifying the registry prior to SYSPREP, and via CMDLINES.TXT that runs at the end of mini-setup. I have used the following registry key/value combinations:
;Override Antivirus Monitoring [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center] "AntiVirusOverride"=dword:00000001 ; Setting persists across SYSPREP - no effect. ;Disable Anti-virus Notifications [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center] "AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword:00000001 ; Setting persists across SYSPREP - no effect. ;Disable Security Center Service [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc] "Start"=dword:00000004 ; Setting does not persist across SYSPREP.
These registry keys have had no effect.
How would I go about hiding Security Center or preventing it from loading?
EDIT: Added actual observed results under each registry setting.