Setup default profile in Windows 10 from an existing user profile

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How to setup a new user profile in Windows 10 from an existing user profile?

Assume: You are in a small company with about 10 people and you have to setup 10 new notebooks with Windows 10. And as a Linux user, you do not have a deep knowledge of Windows 10 setups. Windows provides some automatic configuration tools, but they seem rather complicated.

I setup the notebooks the followiing way:

  1. Configure one user, in my case the user "Admin"
    1. Install software
    2. Configure Windows 10 start menu
  2. Run the following script to copy the configured user profile to the default user profile of Windows. (Newly created user get initially a copy of the default user profile.)
    1. Copies Desktop icons
    2. Copies Windows 10 start menu
    3. Copies Documents
    4. Copies .folders
    5. Copies additional SentTo destinations

Without any parameters the user profile is copied to D:\tmp\TestUser. With parameter -d, the profile is copied to C:\Users\Default.

The script uses robocopy of Windows.

@echo off

REM Copy Admin profile data to destination folder, e.g. Default user (so that newly created users start with the Admin profile data which has been configured).
REM 15.10.2016

SET SRC=C:\Users\Admin\
SET DEST=D:\tmp\TestUser
SET WIN10_MENU_FILE=C:\IT\config\Win10Menu\Win10MenuDefaultLayoutModification.xml
SET COPY_CMD=ROBOCOPY /NFL /NDL /NJH /NJS /NC /NS /NP
REM SET COPY_CMD=ROBOCOPY

IF "%1"=="-d" SET DEST=C:\Users\Default

REM Copy important ROBOCOPY
IF NOT EXIST %DEST% MKDIR %DEST%

SET ITEMS=.keystore .bash_history
ECHO Copy %ITEMS% to %DEST%
%COPY_CMD% "%SRC%" "%DEST%" %ITEMS%

SET ITEM=.VirtualBox
ECHO Copy %ITEM% to %DEST%
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% /MIR "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%"

SET ITEM=Desktop
ECHO Copy %ITEM% to %DEST%
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%"

SET ITEM=Documents
ECHO Copy %ITEM% to %DEST%
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%"

SET ITEM=.squirrel-sql
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% /MIR "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%"

SET ITEM=AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
ECHO Copy %ITEM% to %DEST%
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% /E "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
REM "VM_Win10Pro_64bit_en_dev.lnk" "STS.lnk" "Eclipse.lnk" "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.lnk" "Startup" "SQuirreL SQL Client" "grepWin" "WinDirStat"

SET ITEM=AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
ECHO Copy %ITEM% to %DEST%
IF NOT EXIST "%DEST%\%ITEM%" MKDIR "%DEST%\%ITEM%"
%COPY_CMD% /E "%SRC%%ITEM%" "%DEST%\%ITEM%" tmp*.lnk

REM Copy Win10 Start menu

REM http://www.patsblog.de/2015/08/26/windows-10-deployment-start-menu-powershell-xml-import/
REM http://www.patsblog.de/2016/05/11/windows-10-startmenue-sichern-und-wiederherstellen/
REM C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

powershell -NonInteractive -Command "& {&'Export-StartLayout' -Path %WIN10_MENU_FILE%}"
powershell -NonInteractive -Command "& {&'Import-StartLayout' -LayoutPath %WIN10_MENU_FILE% -MountPath $env:SystemDrive\}"