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Windows 8.1 MDT 2013 Deployment Issue

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  • Hello,

    I have been deploying Windows 8.1 via MDT by capturing a custom .WIM without any issues. However recently (last couple of weeks) I noticed the images I have captured of two new Windows 8.1 devices haven't been finishing completely. They aren't logging in after the deployment as they should, nor are they joining the domain. It also doesn't clean up the deployment files from the root of the C: (_SMSTaskSequence) which isn't there following a successful deployment. There are no failure messages.

    If I install Windows 8.1 and immediately take a capture of it, I can deploy it without any of the above issues. Therefore I either think it could be one of the more recent Windows updates. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

    Monday, May 12, 2014 3:20 PM

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  • As a rule you can only use images that have been *syspreped* for use in MDT.

    It is possible that although you may have ran Sysprep, it may not have finished successfully. One of the most common errors in Windows 8.x is that it fails due to some Modern Apps. Check your Panther Logs after running sysprep.

    If you don't see c:\_SMSTaskSequence it may be because you have multiple Disks. But it should still work.


    Keith Garner - keithga.wordpress.com

    Monday, May 12, 2014 9:48 PM
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  • What does your BDD.log say? you can find it in the C:\MININT\OSDLogs folder or in the C:\Windows\Temp\DeploymentLogs folder.


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    Monday, May 12, 2014 7:36 PM
  • As a rule you can only use images that have been *syspreped* for use in MDT.

    It is possible that although you may have ran Sysprep, it may not have finished successfully. One of the most common errors in Windows 8.x is that it fails due to some Modern Apps. Check your Panther Logs after running sysprep.

    If you don't see c:\_SMSTaskSequence it may be because you have multiple Disks. But it should still work.


    Keith Garner - keithga.wordpress.com

    Monday, May 12, 2014 9:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Here is some errors in the Panther logs:

    2014-05-12 14:48:05, Error                 SYSPRP SPPNP: Failed to secure driver file C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\AERTSr64.exe. Err = 0x2
    2014-05-12 14:48:05, Error                 SYSPRP SPPNP: Failed to secure driver file C:\windows\system32\RTSnMg64.cpl. Err = 0x2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP Package Microsoft.Internal.Media.PlayReadyClient_2.3.1678.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image.

    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP Failed to remove apps for the current user: 0x80073cf2.

    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP Exit code of RemoveAllApps thread was 0x3cf2.

    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error      [0x0f0082] SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Failure occurred while executing 'SysprepGeneralize' from C:\Windows\System32\AppxSysprep.dll; dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP ActionPlatform::ExecuteAction: Error in executing action; dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP ActionPlatform::ExecuteActionList: Error in execute actions; dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP SysprepSession::Execute: Error in executing actions from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Generalize.xml; dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error                 SYSPRP RunPlatformActions:Failed while executing SysprepSession actions; dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error      [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 0x3cf2
    2014-05-12 14:48:06, Error      [0x0f00a8] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep generalize internal providers; hr = 0x80073cf2
    2014-05-12 16:17:19, Error      [0x0f0073] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn't update the recorded state, dwRet = 0x1f
    2014-05-12 16:17:19, Error                 SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep re-specialize internal providers; hr = 0x8007001f

    Can you point me in the direction of resolving Sysprep issues with Windows 8.x?

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:37 AM