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I am having trouble deploying Windows Server 2008 64-bit using Lite-Touch on a Dell R720.

All goes well until Lite-Touch attempts to partition the hard drive. It then fails indicating that it cannot locate the C:\ drive for writing. I use F8 to bring up a command prompt, run diskpart, list disk, the virtual drive I created is not shown.

Is this a driver issue? If so, how can I inject the drivers into the Lite-Touch boot process?

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You add drivers to a Windows WIM image using the Advanced Installation Toolkit in the Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE step. See this page for more info about where the drivers are added during the installation process.

I'd be a little bit concerned though, as on our R710's we have no additional drivers were needed, although obviously I don't know what your exact configuration is.

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Sorry for all the revisions on this, I don't know if you saw earlier ones, my memory on the subject was very hazy and I've just had to refresh it. –  Mark Henderson Oct 1 '12 at 23:47
    
No problem, thanks for the advice. R720 is the next generation (G12) and there is a different driver set. I do not have ownership over the image. Is there another way I can load the drivers? –  JSK NS Oct 1 '12 at 23:57
    
@JSKNS - if this is "light touch", then there should a button on the screen for selecting the installation destination where you add drivers on the fly –  Mark Henderson Oct 2 '12 at 0:17
    
Still no-go. I think my Lite Touch may be a one-off customization. Ill upvote you for the solid help though. –  JSK NS Oct 2 '12 at 1:26

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