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Questions tagged [windows-pe]

Windows PE (Pre-installation Environment) is a lightweight version of Microsoft Windows, used for deploying, installing and repairing Windows operating systems.

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WDS install modifying BCD

Situation I am currently using WDS on a Windows Server 2012 R2 to deploy a Windows to Go disk. The idea is to make it possible to deploy a W2G disk from any workstations, including computers with ...
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Is there a work around authenticating Windows PE 10 v1803 version for a Samba share?

We're seeing the problem in Samba bug 12136 with an older version of Samba (4.5.3), where we see "system error 58", and a failure to authenticate. Previously, I believe this worked once the Windows ...
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How to “Offline” a Disk using Windows PE/Recovery Enviroment?

The Disk Management MMC snapin has a "Offline" function: Once used, a disk shows as Offline, with hover text "This disk is offline because of policy set by an administrator". However, if the OS does ...
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Create IBW Disk for Windows 10

I am currently changing our OS from Windows 7 Embedded to Windows 10 IoT LTSB Enterprise 1607. In Windows 7 Embedded we created a IBW disk using Windows Embedded Standard 7 Image configuration editor ...
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add package to WinPE using DISM failes

I'm having trouble with adding a package to a custom WinPe file. I try to add a package (using: dism /image:c:\temp\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\x86\...
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Disable Network connection in Windows PE

I am generating a WindowsPE boot stick with the Microsoft Automation Installation Kit 10 (host is Windows 10) for a amd64 target platform. Because i dont need network connections from within the ...
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Windows - multiple concurrent unattended installations

Distribution Server and Software: Debian 8 TFTP Server SAMBA Server DHCP Server Right now we use following way for windows (2012) distribution to our servers: installation task inkomming edit dhcp ...
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Run PowerShell-Script from Server in unattend.xml

Currently we are Deploying our Windows 10 Machines with Windows Deployment Services(WDS) with a unattend.xml file for basic settings. From time to time there are machines which won't activate windows ...
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Windows 10 PE Unable to map network drive anonymously

I'm trying to set up a imaging environment. The idea is to use DISM to apply WIM images (Windows 10 Pro) over the network. I am able to boot into Windows 10 PE. I have network connectivity via DHCP. ...
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Dell E7470 Imaging in Windows PE and Acronis

Our India office has received a shipment of Dell Latitude E7470 laptops. Our technician there is having issues imaging this laptop when attempting to use Acronis True Image (2015) as well in Win PE (...
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Does WinPE have a default Administrator password?

If so, what is it? And if it does not, how can I set it when configuring my WIM?
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WDS boot image doesnt want to start

I'am using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2. I Have virtual machine of generation 2. My goal is to boot Windows PE boot image from WDS server using PXE. PXE boot seems OK. WDS starts its ...
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How to distribute a custom WinPE disk

I'm looking into creating a WinPE disk that runs a custom cleanup utility that can be distributed to clients. I'm hoping to get some clarity on how companies legally distribute custom WinPE disks ...
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WinPE 10 WIM shows 0x80004005 setup error (cannot determine language)

I have created a basic WinPE 10 boot.wim, which is deployed by PXE through WDS. Unfortunately, when it attempts to launch setup.exe the error: Windows could not determine the language to use for ...
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PXE boot windows PE from Linux

I'm attempting to get a Windows Preinstallation Environment to boot over PXE from a Linux server. The end goal will be to install Windows but that's pretty easy once I can get WinPE to start up (I've ...
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How do I troubleshoot “Failed to get staged packages for package” error when attempting to remove a provisioned app from an offline Windows 8.1 image?

When I attempt to remove provisioned apps from an offline Windows 8.1 image, most of the apps I want to remove cause no problem, but attempting to remove Microsoft.Office.OneNote causes an error. The ...
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Windows PE: Powershell is not installed & error 0x80070002

Trying to run a task sequence. In the last step, I'm trying to run a powershell-script to install various IIS-features. At this step the task sequence terminates with an error (can't remember error ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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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 blank.....
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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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UFD with Windows PE requires HDD Drivers to see local drives

hi I'm attempting to image a machine, but after following the instuctions listed on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx I have hit a problem. The reference computer ...
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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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Error loading my BCD when trying to PXE boot to Windows PE

I'm trying to set up an ubuntu server with pxelinux, so I can boot Windows PE using PXE. On the client machine, I can see that pxelinux itself works, but the next screen is this: Here is what I did: ...
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Utilise Netsh Wlan in WIn PE 4.0

We have been working with unattended domain joins using SCCM 2012. We used to use a command line step in the OSD to join the machine to the local wireless network prior to domain join. The syntax used ...
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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 Windows Deployment Services (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 ...
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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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Device imaging process Won't work first time

I'm having an issue regarding a disk imaging process. To get the machine into it's initial state, I first run a simple DISKPART CLEAN, and then restart the machine. . Diskpart sel disk 0 ...
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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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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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ImageX in Windows PE is complaining that the subsystem is not present

I'm trying to use ImageX from the Windows PE command line. When I run a capture command from the console cmd> e:\imagex.exe /capture <whatever> I get a nasty error like the subsystem ...
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Why won't my Windows PE RAM Disk (CD-ROM) boot?

I created a Windows PE RAM disk (CD-ROM) from the instructions on technet. I'm on a Windows 7 x64 system and my "reference" system is the same. I changed the boot priority to CD-ROM first on the ...
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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 C:...
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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 client) ...
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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?