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I cannot create a new SCVMM VM from a template. The creation fails with:

Error (10644) Virtual Machine Manager cannot access the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) Image Manager DLLs. Recommended Action Install WAIK and ensure that the Image Manager DLLs are installed in the GAC (Global Assembly Cache).

I was getting this error so I reinstalled on a new box and I still get there error. I have created templates from 2 different hosts to be sure that wasn't the problem. I've uninstalled and reinstalled WAIK several times. Has anyone fixed this problem? I've seen it on a couple forums and reinstalling SCVMM seemed to be the only answer...but that didn't work for me.

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Did you uninstall the waik then install or did you run the waik install over the top of the existing install? – tony roth Jul 16 '10 at 15:24
Uninstalled and reinstalled – Adam Driscoll Jul 16 '10 at 17:11
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Copied the files right from the WAIK installation folder for the Image Manager (C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Image Manager by default) into the SCVMM R2 installation folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\bin by default).

This got er' workin again.

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