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Windows 7 Network Location Prompt appears after installation

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Ok, I used to think this is normal, but when customers started asking how to remove this annoying “Set Network Location” prompt that appears upon completion of Windows 7 installation through Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), I had to research.

To suppress the display of the Network Location prompt, Microsoft released a hotfix for this — and is relatively new (this post is 15 June, the article was last reviewed 12 June)

Article ID: 2028749 – Last Review: June 12, 2010 – Revision: 5.0
A “Set Network Location” dialog box appears when you first log on to a domain-joined Windows 7-based client computer

The hotfix can be implemented in a couple of ways, all pertaining to the fact that it shuld be in the source WIM file

  1. Inject the hotfix into the WIM file using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)
  2. Import the hotfix into MDT
  3. Implement the hotix into the Windows 7 Reference Machine then acquire the image.

As of the time of writing I am testing this hotfix into MDT and also in the reference machine. Will post updates once available.

UPDATE 2010 Aug 12: Hotfix works in my labs

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Written by jpaloma

January 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Posted in Microsoft

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