I am trying to install Windows Nano server CTP5 following the guide MS posted here.

And I get the following error.

PS E:\Nano\NanoServerImageGenerator> New-NanoServerImage -Edition Standard -DeploymentType Guest -MediaPath F:\ -BasePat h e:\Nano\Base -TargetPath e:\Nano\NanoServerIIS.vhd -ComputerName NanoServerIIS -Packages Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Pack age,Microsoft-NanoServer-DSC-Package

cmdlet New-NanoServerImage at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: AdministratorPassword: ********

Windows(R) Image to Virtual Hard Disk Converter for Windows(R) 10 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Version 10.0.14300.1000.amd64fre.rs1_release_svc.160324-1723

INFO : Looking for the requested Windows image in the WIM file INFO : Image 1 selected (ServerStandardNano)... INFO : Creating sparse disk... INFO : Mounting VHD... INFO : Initializing disk... INFO : Creating single partition... INFO : Formatting windows volume... Format-Volume : Invalid Parameter Activity ID: {e5829a32-da8d-41b5-9596-9a5d74620c46} At E:\Nano\NanoServerImageGenerator\Convert-WindowsImage.ps1:1908 char:22 + ... temVolume = Format-Volume -Partition $systemPartition -FileSystem NTF ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (StorageWMI:ROOT/Microsoft/...age/MSFT_Volume) [Format-Volume], CimExce ption + FullyQualifiedErrorId : StorageWMI 5,Format-Volume

ERROR : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Volume'. The argument is null. Provide a valid value for the argument, a nd then try running the command again. INFO : Log folder is C:\Users\cdjambov\AppData\Local\Temp\Convert-WindowsImage\97ee34bd-35f1-4151-b35e-252be2a483e1 INFO : Closing Windows image... INFO : Done. WARNING: Terminating due to an error. See log file at: C:\Users\cdjambov\AppData\Local\Temp\NanoServerImageGenerator.log The requested image could not be created. Please consult the command output for additional information. At E:\Nano\NanoServerImageGenerator\NanoServerImageGenerator.psm1:1502 char:9 + Throw $Strings.ERR_IMAGE_WAS_NOT_PRODUCED + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (The requested i...al information.:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : The requested image could not be created. Please consult the command output for addition al information.

PS E:\Nano\NanoServerImageGenerator>

I tried to investigate whats wrong but without success.

Host OS is Windows 10

PS E:\Nano\NanoServerImageGenerator> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value
----                           -----
PSVersion                      5.0.10586.122
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
BuildVersion                   10.0.10586.122
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000
WSManStackVersion              3.0
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3

So it says it can't find the volume. but the partition variable in the Convert machine file is not null.

What might be the problem ?


EDIT: Some powershell code

switch ($DiskLayout)
                    Write-W2VInfo "Initializing disk..."
                    Initialize-Disk -Number $disk.Number -PartitionStyle MBR

                    # Create the Windows/system partition
                    Write-W2VInfo "Creating single partition..."
                    $systemPartition = New-Partition -DiskNumber $disk.Number -UseMaximumSize -MbrType IFS -IsActive
                    $windowsPartition = $systemPartition

                    Write-W2VInfo "Formatting windows volume..."
                    **$systemVolume = Format-Volume -Partition $systemPartition -FileSystem NTFS -Force -Confirm:$false**
                    $windowsVolume = $systemVolume

The output shows error on the bold line.


I don't have a reason, but the only work around I found was to copy the files to a Windows 8.1 VM I had running and run the script from there. I could not get this script to run on Windows 10 v1511.

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