- Skype Preview
- Paid WiFi & Mobile
- Get Office
- Microsoft Solitaire Collection
- Groove Music
- Adobe Photoshop Express
- 3D Builder
What is very annoying is Microsoft believes these applications are required "by default" even in Windows 10 Enterprise Edition which is targeted at corporations.
If a user removes these applications, they automatically reinstall by default making it more frustrating.
So - you want to build your corporate image but and remove all Windows 10 Bloatware and modern applications which Microsoft deem necessary for all users? Here what we needed to do on our Windows 10 Enterprise anniversary update 1607.
First of all don't join your Windows 10 image to the domain. If you join the Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 image to an Active Directory domain (even if you isolate the computer so it does not receive policy), sysprep fails with the following.
Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation.
2017-02-07 16:45:40, Error SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Error in validating actions from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Generalize.xml; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2017-02-07 16:45:40, Error SYSPRP RunPlatformActions:Failed while validating SysprepSession actions; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2017-02-07 16:45:40, Error[0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 0x3cf2
2017-02-07 16:45:40, Error[0x0f00d8] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while pre-validate sysprep generalize internal providers; hr = 0x80073cf2
2017-02-07 16:46:54, Info [0x0f0052] SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log
2017-02-07 16:46:54, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2017-02-07 16:46:54