none
Odd Behavior with OSD - Prompted With a Dialog I Did Not Create

    Question

  • I've created a MDT task sequence.  It has been working during our initial testing.  I just ran this task sequence and it starts up, prompts me for the Password that is set on the Boot.wim.  I enter this password and it then prompts me with the following dialog.

    Ready to start

    Remove the CD and do not boot from CD

    Corp Windows 7 Build (this is the name of the task sequence)

    Click Finish to start the task sequence

    I have no idea what this dialog is or where it came from.   What causes this?   I'm running this on a VMWare workstation and when I look at the Edit Settings on my VM no CD/DVD is connected.

    What causes this and how do you get rid of it?


    mqh7

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:02 PM

Answers

  • Update the boot image that you want it to use. The last one updated becomes the one WDS serves up.

    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by mqh7 Monday, March 24, 2014 5:45 PM
    Friday, March 21, 2014 6:02 PM

All replies

  • You get that message when the boot image assigned to the task sequence is not the boot image you booted up to. It then downloaded and cached the correct boot image and will reboot to that, when you reboot the VM.

    Daniel Ratliff | http://www.PotentEngineer.com

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:05 PM
  • how do you fix this?   And if I have 1 boot image assigned to a task sequence how does it get confused and boot up with a different boot.wim?


    mqh7

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:11 PM
  • It depends on how your environment is setup. Are you booting from CD or PXE? The boot media (not image) you boot up to has to be the same boot image assigned to the task sequence. If you are booting to CD, burn an iso of the correct boot image and you wont have this issue. If you are booting to PXE, make sure you assign the proper boot image to your WDS server (or whatever you are using for PXE boot).

    Daniel Ratliff | http://www.PotentEngineer.com

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:26 PM
  • I'm using PXE and I don't see how this happened.   I've assigned a boot image to my task sequence yet it still tries to boot up with a different boot.wim.   Does PXE/WDS use an assigned boot.wim?   This is all new, since last week this was not happening.  So I'm not sure what caused but I really need to know how to make it go away :-)


    mqh7

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:49 PM
  • Have you tried hitting F8 and then looking for the smsts.log? This should give you more detailed information if command line support is enabled.
    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:53 PM
  • I agree, check the logs and also make sure the revision of the boot image has not changed. If so, update your WDS server.

    Daniel Ratliff | http://www.PotentEngineer.com

    Friday, March 21, 2014 4:57 PM
  • Update the boot image that you want it to use. The last one updated becomes the one WDS serves up.

    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by mqh7 Monday, March 24, 2014 5:45 PM
    Friday, March 21, 2014 6:02 PM