Help! I tried to test provisioning packages, but it crashed. How I undo my attempt at provisioning?

little_admin 21 Reputation points
2021-05-20T04:49:39.673+00:00

I need some help because I am not 100% sure what I did wrong. I was on a test computer trying to test the provisioning package to use to mass install simple software (Microsoft office, PowerBI, etc.) and something went horribly wrong while I was following the directions.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/provisioning-packages/provisioning-packages?source=docs
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/provisioning-packages/provisioning-script-to-install-app

Now when I start up the test computer I am having trouble logging in, and there seem to be two admin user account each with a set of system images and system restore points that are unique to them. (My observations: What I observe is like two admin accounts, two systems restore points, two advanced image restores. The computer name is also changed... so I am wondering if there are now two computer names...?)

I really don't know much about the provisioning package as part of my testing was figuring out the functionality of how it worked. Then report about the advantages/disadvantages of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10.

Can anyone with experience provisioning packages help me understand what is going on?

From A System Admin Intern

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  1. Teemo Tang 11,311 Reputation points
    2021-05-20T07:04:32.723+00:00

    In general, after a stand-alone provisioning package is applied to the device, the package is persisted in the %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Provisioning folder on the device. Provisioning packages can be removed by an administrator by using the Add or remove a provisioning package available under Settings > Accounts > Access work or school.
    Now, if you couldn’t login system, you need to restore system to a previous timepoint in WinRE. In fact, since this is a test machine, you could Reset this PC in WinRE to make computer become a clean system, then do what you want to test, this time I believe you know the right way.
    Reference:
    How provisioning works in Windows 10 (Windows 10) - Configure Windows | Microsoft Learn
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/provisioning-packages/provisioning-how-it-works

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