Admin Portal Home: https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home
Under that, the different Admin Centers’ URL naming convention is in a quite mess.
Exchange is https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/?rfr=Admin_o365&exsvurl=1&mkt=en-US&Realm=yourcompanyname.onmicrosoft.com
Skype for Business is https://adminca1.online.lync.com/lscp/?language=en-US&tenantID=yourtenaneid
SharePoint is https://yourcompanyname-admin.sharepoint.com/
Under SharePoint, there is an OneDrive document repository for every user: https://yourcompanyname-my.sharepoint.com, it actually resolves to https://yourcompanyname-my.sharepoint.com/personal/yourname_yourcompanyname_onmicrosoft_com/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx. Other than that, there are sites and teams, and the new stuff – groups.
Default site collection: https://yourcompanyname.sharepoint.com/
Video Portal: https://yourcompanyname.sharepoint.com/portals/hub
Compliance Policy Center: https://yourcompanyname.sharepoint.com/sites/CompliancePolicyCenter
OneDrive is https://admin.onedrive.com/
PowerApps is https://admin.powerapps.com/
Flow is https://admin.flow.microsoft.com/
Security & Compliance is https://protection.office.com/
Azure AD is https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=849449
I was just trying to make a few Windows 10 VM images, so I started to use the same old tool: Sysprep. To my surprise, it didn’t work, while there’s no problem a few days ago on Windows Server 2012 and 2008. This time on Windows 10, it gave this pop up after I ran the same command (in my previous blog).
The log stopped after showing these lines:
SYSPRP Entering SysprepGeneralizeValidate (Appx) – validating whether all apps are also provisioned.
SYSPRP Package Windows.MiracastView_184.108.40.206_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image.
SYSPRP Failed to remove apps for the current user: 0x80073cf2.
SYSPRP Exit code of RemoveAllApps thread was 0x3cf2.
SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Failure occurred while executing ‘SysprepGeneralizeValidate’ from C:\Windows\System32\AppxSysprep.dll; dwRet = 0x3cf2
SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Error in validating actions from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Generalize.xml; dwRet = 0x3cf2
SYSPRP RunPlatformActions:Failed while validating Sysprep session actions; dwRet = 0x3cf2
SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 0x3cf2
SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while pre-validate sysprep generalize internal providers; hr = 0x80073cf2
SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log
So I did a little research, found the thread in this forum is quite interesting.
and this as well
Anyway, after tried a few easy steps, I gave up. I don’t really need to clone a bunch of Windows 10 machines, besides install a new Windows 10 client is pretty easy and quick after the evolution of so many generations of Windows.
This issue seems to me a bug in the recent creator update. Microsoft has been trying to unify all its platforms – desktop, surface, phone, even server, but it is still far from there, this time these are a few dev leftover in a public release.