Windows 10 IoT – Enable local profil with UWF

Hi, Today I wanted to share a small tip if you want to enable local write for the HCU / HKEY_USERS registry hive with UWF enabled.

By default UWF does not allow to exclude the HCU/ HKEY_USERS, you will got error if you try to exclude those registry path.

The tip seem small, but it’s not intuitive to do it with UWF. The tip is to exclude the NTUSER.DAT folder where those settings are wrote.  c:\users\ if you want to exclude all user profile, or just c:\users\userx\ntdata.* where you want to exclude the registry.

With such exclusion it would be mandatory to exclude that registry hive;

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

That exclusion would make sure Windows will remember each profile created inside the computer.

Thanks everyone