I've been evaluating Smart Deploy and have run into a persistent issue with any Windows 10 image I've created from version 1703 (Creators update). Everything works fine in the VM I use to capture the image, including a CopyProfile unattend.xml, but whenever I deploy the image to a new VM or machine, any user receives multiple notifications indicating "an app default has been reset." I am using the current version of Smart Deploy: 2.0.2050.
This issue would cause a problem for us, help desk calls will probably increase and deploying an image with these problems doesn't look well for the organization.
The latest process I used to try fixing this problem is as follows:
Installed Windows 10 x64 Pro to a Generation 1 Hyper-V VM
Disabled the network connection for the VM
After installation, entered audit mode
Customized the default profile
Used group policy to turn off Microsoft consumer experiences (candy crush etc)
Used Powershell to remove some UWP apps (ran both remove-appxpackage and remove-appxprovisionedpackage commands)
Ran sysprep with an answer file that had the CopyProfile directive
Booted into OOBE and created a default user
Shut down the VM and captured an image
Created offline install media on a USB drive
Deployed the image and platform pack to a test machine
The user created in the reference VM receives the notifications
A new user account was created, that account does not receive the notifications
We may be able to deal with the notification issue if it only occurs for the account created on the reference image, but it may still be a problem depending on how we create images to deploy to our users.
I will update this thread if I figure out a solution to the issue, if anyone else has this issue I would appreciate any advice.