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Windows Image Deployment - WinPE - Execute Command After Server Image Deployment but Before WinPE Reboot

Simplified version: Execute command in WinPE after server image deployment but before WinPE reboots. Previous title: Windows Image Deployment - WinPE - Move Dynamically Generated XML via HTA to ...
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SCCM 2012 Windows PE issues

Just got some lenovo X240, i7 with touch screen.. I got two issues when trying to enter Windows PE. (PE enviroment is 8.1) 1: First of all I don't get anything in the 'image selection: .. its ...
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Error in Office 2010 when deploying as part of .wim?

We're deploying Windows onto PCs with a very simple VM image setup, capture, and deploy using WinPE and imagex to create a single .wim with no network dependencies or capabilities involved in the ...
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Deploying iSCSI Diskless Clients via WDS

I am trying to install Windows 7 to iSCSI targets that will be booted by diskless clients via iPXE. To do this, I need to setup .wim boot and install images in WDS. Is there a way to create standard ...
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Is there a way in winPE to continue booting from local hdd?

In a lot of linux distro installers or livecd there is an option to continue booting from local or another media device without rebooting the system. I can not find anything like that for winpe 5.1. ...
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Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard Edition and have set up an iSCSI target, which I'm wanting a client to be able to: Connect to in such a way that I can install Windows 7. Allow client to ...
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SCCM Task Sequence Error 0x8007000E

Booted up a VM into the SCCM OSD WinPE, entered password, and selected a task sequence. Before any packages were downloaded, I was hit with error 8007000E. The smsts.log file reports this error, and ...
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VM freezing during WinPE boot up

Got SCVMM 2012 R2 up and running, created a single VM w/ dynamic memory (512MB-4096MB) and a 40GB dynamic disk. The host is configured for NIC Teaming using switch independent configuration. I setup ...
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Best imaging practices (specifically sysprep to a .wim & network deployment)?

Note: As you may have seen in my other question regarding the data integrity of a .wim, I know this is a very "rigged" method of doing things. I've been the one heading up that whole area for our ...
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SCCM Reboot at beginning of task sequence

For legacy purposes, we don't pxe boot directly from sccm but have a separate wds server that we pxe boot from, and upload sccm's boot wim (among others, again for legacy purposes) to that server. ...
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Why is my WinPE 4 image growing and growing after every commit?

I am currently building a WinPE 4 ISO and I am wondering why the ISO file keeps growing after every commit and iso build. All i am changing is some lines of powershell code, which for sure are not as ...
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UltraVNC intigration with MDT

I'm trying to get UltraVNC integrated with WinPE to allow remote control over deployments in MDT 2012. These are the steps I've taken so far. Extracted winvnc.exe, vnchooks.dll to a directory ...
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strange routing table after PXE boot WinPE

I have a pxe boot WinPE using iPXE, iPXE config file as follow: sanhook iscsi:10.86.13.52::::iqn.2003-01.org.linux-iscsi.htpc.x8664:sn.d2a44be19814 cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set ...
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How can I run a powershell script during the specialize pass of a WDS deploy

I'm setting up WDS for windows server 2012 unattended deployments using the default boot.wim file found on the install media. I have a powershell script that performs automated customisations for our ...
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Finding correct driver for winPE

I need to find a network driver that will work in WinPE for a HP8300 SFF desktop deployment. The network device is an intel 82579LM. I don't need someone to find a driver for me - I can handle that. ...
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WDS Unattended File (Language and WDS Authentication)

I want to be able to automate the initial language selection and WDS auth credentials. I am guessing I can't set that in an answer file to be provided by WDS? How can I achieve this?
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Security of BitLocker with no PIN from WinPE?

Say you have a computer with the system drive encrypted by BitLocker and you're not using a PIN so the computer will boot up unattended. What happens if an attacker boots the system up into the ...
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existing O/S detection before HDD wipe from Windows PE

I created a recovery DVD that boots to Windows PE and automatically DiskPart the needed partitions and then installs the syspreped O/S found in a WIM image. The recovery disk works great, everything ...
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Make a bootable WinPE

My question is not exactly what the subject suggests.. I got a couple of files that I believe are WinPE files + a .WIM image.. Here is the folder tree: The OS12.wim file is 5-GB in size. Inside ...
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Can I determine which network driver was used when booting to WinPE from Ghost?

I'm trying WinPE pre OS to boot laptops for ghost 11.5, and I need to set the NIC to 100_full for compatibility with the switch. I've found how to do this by modifying the inf files but there are ...
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Run batch files as administrator user

I have a segment with 100 computers. I am booting each machne from WinPE OS located on a CD. After the OS has finished loading, I want to automatically run a batch file that will copy the CD to the ...
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Lightweight File Manager for use in a Windows Preinstallation Environment [closed]

I need a free (preferabally open source) lightweight file manager for Windows that can run in a stripped down Windows Preinstallation Environment. It doesn't matter if it is text-based or GUI but must ...
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Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image

I create automated deployment scripts for universal workstation images and I've found something I can't work through. I'm hoping someone else has come across this before and I'm just not searching ...
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Configure HP RAID in Pre-OS environment

I need to set the RAID configurations of a HP machine during the provisioning process of OS deployment. I have come across a tool named Praid.exe but having read the documentation I get the impression ...
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Am I allowed to add RDC to a WinPE boot Image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am trying to emulate what a user has suggested here: Use WDS to provide a WinPE image (that contains a RDC ...
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WinPE diskpart can't attach vdisk

I created WinPE 3.0 and didn't modify it in any way. I want to attach a vdisk (.vhd file) while running WinPE but I can't attach it, no error is shown, no indication that diskpart didn't attach it, it ...
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How can I use Task Scheduler from WinPE?

I need to run an exe at midnight each day. Problem is that Task Scheduler doesn't exist on WinPE. What can I do?
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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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Question about Installing Windows 7 - Unspported Device requires a Driver Disk

In a Windows 7 DVD I see two big files: boot.wim and install.wim. My assumption is that I can modify boot.wim to affect the Windows Preinstallation Environment itself. Is this assumption correct? To ...
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Installing drivers on a Windows system using WinPE Preinstallation Environment

How can I install an INF driver to WinPE 3.0 when it is mounted with DISM? Once WinPE 3.0 is running, how can I install drivers, using their INF, to an offline system? The offline system can be ...
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How can I mount an ISO Image in Windows 7 WinPE?

I have a 16GB USB flash drive that I want to set up like this: It boots WinPE It has useful diagnostic and system maintenance tools There are several .ISO files of operating system install DVDs on ...
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Windows 7 64-bit machine won't shutdown after installing and uninstalling WAIK to create WinPE disc

I can shut it down by not logging in which suggests a profile issue, but I'm wondering if there is a known issue. -TIA
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Creating WINPE boot disc for IA64 architecture

Following the steps in the Windows Deployment Services getting started guide to create bootable media. After running Copype.cmd ia64 c:\winpe there is no equivalent of etfsboot.com in the ...
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Live WIM image capture?

Is there a tool that can capture a live Server WIM image? Without having to boot the server into WinPE and use imageX. A free or commercial tool would be OK. Thanks!
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Dell Power Edge Diags and Firmware Updates from a WinPE environment

I am looking for a way to upgrade all firmware on Dell PE servers from within a WinPe environment. We are a reseller and I already have an environment set up to transfer ownership of the servers to ...
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SCCM 2007 R2 Win 7 Deployment client restarting after WinPE boot

I have tried to deploy windows 7 through SCCM, I have it all setup. On the first deployment the PC boots into PXE gets an IP then loads the WinPE. It then shows a starting windows box. The box then ...
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WDS updating raid drivers in an already existing image WIM

Here is my current setup. WDS installed on Server 2008 R2 for the new driverstore and multicast features. A Windows Server 2003 32bit Standard image built to support previous DL360 models. A new HP ...
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automatic script execution in WinPE

I'm trying to instruct my image of WinPE to directly execute a script when it finishes loading. How can I do that? Do I have to modify Winpeshl.ini or Startnet.cmd or Unattend.xml? I have tried all of ...
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Using spanned images (.swm) with ImageX /ref switch

I can't seem to find any working examples of usage of the /ref switch with ImageX. Can anyone provide known working syntax?
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Windows Server 2008 install: wpeinit -unattend:unattend.xml does nothing

I'm trying to set up automated installations of Windows Server 2008 x64. I have it working using a DVD and autounattend.xml on a USB key, but now I want to make it work over PXE so I don't have to ...
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Remotely Installing Windows 2008 on SunBlade 6000/6250… any gotchas?

I'm preparing to remotely install Windows 2008 Standard onto a 6250 blade module mounted in a SunBlade 6000 chassis rack. Are there any gotchas (aside from the predictable issues related to bandwidth ...
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WinPE slow dhcp crashes LTI

Is there a good way to make a LTI installation wait for an ip address before its trying to start the installation wizard? I currently get errors when i boot my PEimg that only says the network path ...