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bcdedit doesn't work in Windows PE when Applying/Deploying/Restoring an Image?

I captured an image and I'm trying to restore it to a different VM without using Sysprep since I'm actively using the vm server I want to clone and I don't want to have to set it back up again, I ...
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MDT messed up BCD file settings/location when PXE booting, error 0xc000000f

I have a MDT setup here which worked fine until I updated the Windows image to 1903 recently and made some other changes. Now the PXE boot on clients fails with error "0xc000000f", missing boot ...
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Reading BCD entries with PowerShell

I have to scan the BCD for a given entry in order to extract its properties. The problem is that PowerShell doesn't have any build-it Cmdlet to work with BCD. Given a sample output like this: ...
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Windows Application Log: Persistent errors BINLSVC 1284

This is WSE 2016 with the Client Restore Service enabled. We're getting persistent errors in our single DC's event log: I found this related documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-...
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Getting data from BCEDIT with Powershell

I have to get some data from a specify BCD entry. The entry I want is the one identified by the {bootmgr} identifer. From that entry, I would like to get the "G:". See the screenshot. How do I ...
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bcdedit /export fails with "The system cannot find the file specified."

On Windows 10.0.15063 Build 15063 when I run bcdedit /export testing.bcd I get:- E:\>bcdedit /export testing.bcd The store export operation has failed. The system cannot find the file specified. ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

We're setting up some systems to PXEboot via iPXE and, depending on a master server state, either boot normally or reimage via wimboot and MDT. The systems are configured to boot from the network ...
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Is it possible to script rebooting to another OS once?

In Server 2012 R2 you can hold Shift when you choose to reboot from the start menu it brings you to a screen that lets you choose which OS you want to boot to if you have multi-boot set up. This ...
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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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'Boot' folder was accidentally deleted from WinServer 2008 R1

Unfortunately, the 'Boot' folder in Windows Server 2008 R1 (not R2!) has been erroneously deleted. Now I'm seeng a message that Windows can't be started. Fortunately, I have a copy of the whole disk ...
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What is the default value of IncreaseUserVa on Windows Server 2008 and how to show it?

I'm on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 machine with 24 Gb of RAM. For a 32 bit app I would like to use the /LARGEADDRESSAWARE linker option. For this, if I'm not mistaken (and please correct me if I am) ...
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All BCD edits lost after reboot

I'm trying to create a system that will use native boot VHDs, as described on Technet. I followed that entire whitepaper throughout, making modifications for my system (I have three VHDs to boot from)...
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How do I move the bootmgr folder to a different drive?

I'd like to delete a FAT16 partition that only has boot information on it. I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2. I've used BCDEdit to examine the boot configuration(output below). I'm just unclear ...
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How can I automatically boot into the Advanced Boot menu in Windows 7

Rather than playing the F8 game on startup, is there a way (command line etc.) of configuring windows so that shutting down Window and rebooting will always come up with the advanced boot menu or ...
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How can I edit the boot configuration data (BCD) store of another disk?

BCDEdit allows for editing the bcd store of the current system drive (C: drive). Is there also a way to create and edit the bcd store of a secondary drive, so the system can boot from it later on? (...
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Adding bcd store entry to add in legacy win 2003 dual boot option

What settings to you use to add a legacy win 2003 config to the bcd store on win2008 server to enable the dual boot option. I tried to use easybcd, but I think it is a crock and it added a legacy boot....
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Access Windows Boot Manager selector when timeout is set to 0?

I've installed Wubi onto a Windows Vista computer. I've also set the boot timeout to 0: bcdedit /timeout 0 However, now I can't figure out how to get the menu to come up at all! I read on the ...
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